Keeping connected is important as we all work towards global solutions! Worldwide there are many active local environmental organizations dedicated to their own ecological and social mission statements. Ecology International intends to work with and assist many of these organizations see the “bigger picture” and share their data and resources more effectively in addressing the broader based global issues as well as their own more site-specific interests.
EI is developing an interactive web site and will be providing physical meeting sites for sharing of essential data and ideas. It will also use its scientific and political contacts to lobby for a much more stable and larger funding base so that participating organizations can more effectively plan and implement longer term objectives.
The following links provide examples of other ecologically oriented groups and companies committed to identifying and resolving the Earth's ecological issues and promoting new innovative and sustainable "Green" technologies:
International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) - established by scientists from around the world whose aim is saving the Earth and all life on it. IPSO's unique consortium of scientists and other Ocean experts — including those from the legal, communications and political arenas — identify the current problems, project the future outcomes of these problems and develop workable solutions to alter the trajectory of degradation.
Global Footprint Network - established in 2003 to enable a sustainable future where all people have the opportunity to live satisfying lives within the means of one planet. GFN has standardized the use of the Ecological Footprint to monitor how close we are to the goal of sustainable living. Footprint accounts work like bank statements, documenting whether we are living within our ecological budget or consuming nature’s resources faster than the planet can renew them.
350.org - an international campaign dedicated to building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis - the solutions that science and justice demand. Their focus is on the number 350 - as in parts per million, the level scientists have identified as the safe upper limit for CO2 in our atmosphere.
David Suzuki Foundation - a science-based Canadian environmental organization, working to protect the balance of nature and our quality of life.
Peninsula EcoVision - a grass roots Canadian ecological organization that is involved in local, provincial, national and worldwide initiatives.
Basement Guide on Water Pollution - includes facts on the harms of water pollution, such as how more people die from unsafe drinking water each year than from any form of violence, as well as ways that we may be contributing to the problem at home. Submitted by GreenTeensClub to help spread awareness of this issue and encourage protection of our planet's most precious resource in honor of Earth Day.
Gardening with Native Plants - an introduction to some basic Concepts of landscaping with native plants, referred to by many as "naturescaping.
Attracting Native Pollinators - by designing a habitat with a diverse array of the right plants, planted in the right places, you can support and attract bees and other native pollinators.
Renewable Energy, created from wind, rain, waves, tides, geothermal heat, biomass energy, and the sun can power anything fossil fuels do, including the heating and cooling of air and the use of vehicles. While fossil fuels are found in limited amounts around the world, renewable resources offer a much larger supply that's easier to obtain. Renewable energy is growing in efficiency and viability. In many countries, at least 20 percent of their energy comes from renewable sources. Click on the included links here to learn more about each type of renewable energy and how they are being applied!
All About Renewable Energy for Kids - Using renewable energy sources has many benefits. Energy sources that don't harm the environment can give us power without producing pollution. These energy sources also continually renew themselves, so we don't have to worry about using them all up to get the energy we need. Click here to learn lots more!
10 Reasons Why We Should Not Waste Water - from Green Planet Plumbing. At least 55% of our bodies are made of water. The surface of the Earth, on the other hand, is 71% water. With water being so necessary, yet at the same time, a common substance in our ecosystem, do we need to conserve it? Here are 10 reasons why you should care about it.
8 Water-Saving Home Renovations - from HomeAdvisor.com. Whether you’re renovating to fix an existing water problem or looking to save money with increased sustainability, here are seven of the top water-conserving renovations to consider.