“Founded in 1977, the Alliance to Save Energy is a non-profit coalition of business, government, environmental and consumer leaders. [It] supports energy efficiency as a cost-effective energy resource under existing market conditions and advocates energy-efficiency policies that minimize costs to society and individual consumers, and that lessen greenhouse gas emissions and their impact on the global climate. To carry out its mission, the Alliance to Save Energy undertakes research, educationa
“The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of promoting economic prosperity, energy security, and environmental protection.” The site features a “Consumer Resources” page, which offers a condensed version of the organization’s Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings.
"AASHE is an association of colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada working to create a sustainable future. It was founded in 2006 with a mission to promote sustainability in all sectors of higher education - from governance and operations to curriculum and outreach - through education, communication, research and professional development. Businesses, NGO's, and government agencies can participate as AASHE partner members....AASHE defines sustainability in an inclusive way, encompassing
"A nonprofit organization advocating for sustainability leadership by mobilizing a powerful network of investors, companies and public intrerest groups to accelerate and expand the adoption of sustainable business practices and solutions to build a healthy global economy"
The Climate Institute aims “to inform key decision-makers, heighten international awareness of climate change, and identify practical ways of achieving significant emissions reductions. This has been done through several different media including symposia, conferences, roundtables, and special briefings.”
“The Climate Project, a nonprofit organization based in Nashville, TN, began operations in June 2006 with the mission of increasing public awareness of the climate crisis at a grassroots level in the United States and abroad. By April 2007, a diverse group of 1,200 volunteers from throughout the U.S. had been trained by Al Gore himself to present a version of the slide show featured in the Academy Award-winning film An Inconvenient Truth.”
“UNDP focuses on six thematic practice areas, selected because of developing country demand: poverty reduction, democratic governance, sustainable energy and the environment, crisis management, ICT, and HIV/AIDS. Sustainable energy is thus placed as one of the thematic pillars of UNDP for achieving poverty reduction and sustainable development goals as set by the Millennium Declaration.”
“Environmental Defense Fund, a leading national nonprofit organization, represents more than 500,000 members. Since 1967, Environmental Defense Fund has linked science, economics, law and innovative private-sector partnerships to create breakthrough solutions to the most serious environmental problems.” This site provides information about the “dangers” and “science” of global warming and also features a “Calculate Your Impact” mechanism, through which individuals or households m
Global Green USA is the American arm of the Green Cross International (http://gci.ch), an organization founded by Mikhail Gorbachev to be an immediate response team to environmental issues and crises. The Global Green site offers solutions for climate change and sustainability, as well as news about environmental issues around the world.
The NRDC aims to use “law, science and the support of 1.2 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things.” This site provides numerous NRDC features on global warming.
“The Union of Concerned Scientists is the leading science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer world. UCS combines independent scientific research and citizen action to develop innovative, practical solutions and to secure responsible changes in government policy, corporate practices, and consumer choices.” This site provides information on global warming, including such features as “Global Warming 101,” “Global Warming Science and Impacts,” “Global Warming
“Green Empowerment was born in 1997 from several interrelated communities in Portland, Oregon: social justice activists, environmentalists, and internationalists. These roots led naturally to the mission of Green Empowerment: To partner with rural communities in the developing world to implement renewable energy and water systems that alleviate poverty and preserve the environment.”
“The Green Pages Directory for Environmental Technology is an online information resource that lists international businesses and organizations that supply products and services which can remedy environmental problems – for example, any aspect of water treatment, air pollution, waste handling & recycling, and renewable energy. This free and self-supporting service connects consumers with 7000 suppliers from around 150 countries, presenting a forum to explore clean and sustainable technologie
“The IPCC was established to provide the decision-makers and others interested in climate change with an objective source of information about climate change. The IPCC does not conduct any research nor does it monitor climate related data or parameters. Its role is to assess on a comprehensive, objective, open and transparent basis the latest scientific, technical and socio-economic literature produced worldwide relevant to the understanding of the risk of human-induced climate change, its obs
“The International Energy Agency (IEA) is an intergovernmental organisation which acts as energy policy advisor to 28 member countries in their effort to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for their citizens. Founded during the oil crisis of 1973-74, the IEA’s initial role was to co-ordinate measures in times of oil supply emergencies….Its mandate has broadened to incorporate the ‘Three E’s’ of balanced energy policy making: energy security, economic development and environ
“In 1994, a broad coalition of public-interest organizations and energy companies created the Renewable Northwest Project (RNP) to actively promote development of the region's untapped renewable resources. RNP has proven to be a forceful advocate for expanding solar, wind and geothermal energy in the Northwest.”
"Resources for the Future (RFF), a nonprofit organization located in Washington, DC, 'conducts independent research--rooted primarily in economics and other social sciences--on environmental, energy, natural resource and environmental health issues.'"
“The Save Our Environment Action Center is a collaborative effort of the nation's most influential environmental advocacy organizations harnessing the power of the internet to increase public awareness and activism on today's most important environmental issues.”
“Since 1892, the Sierra Club has been working to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself.” The Sierra Club describes itself as “the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States.” Sections of the site provide information on the club’s main goals: “Curbing Carbon,” “Move Beyond Coal,” “Clean Energy Solutions,” “Green Transportation,” “Resilient Habitats,” and “Safeguarding Communities.”
“Weathervane is sponsored by Resources for the Future [RFF], a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that conducts independent research on environmental, energy, and natural resources issues.” In particular, RFF scholars focus on “research on the environmental and economic aspects of climate change. Weathervane provides direct, online access to the most up-to-date findings from this work. Weathervane signals developments and directions in climate policy in the United States and around the
“Worldchanging is a 501(c)3 media organization that comprises a global network of independent journalists, designers and thinkers covering the world's most intelligent solutions to today's problems. [Worldchanging aims to] inspire readers around the world with stories of the most important and innovative new tools, models and ideas for building a bright green future.”
“As part of a global unrest with the status quo, and a world-wide call from every corner of the world for better solutions, the World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE) has been established to defend, develop, and promote policies on the multinational, governmental, regional and individual levels in favour of the wise and prudent use of natural and renewable forms of energy.”
The World Energy Council (WEC) is an international “multi-energy organization” with “Member Committees in nearly 100 countries, including most of the largest energy-producing and energy consuming countries. Established in 1923; the organisation covers all types of energy, including coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear, hydro, and renewables….WEC's Mission is 'To promote the sustainable supply and use of energy for the greatest benefit of all people.’”
“Established in 1992 during the second World Renewable Energy Congress in Reading, UK, WREN [focuses on] supporting and enhancing the utilisation and implementation of renewable energy sources that are both environmentally safe and economically sustainable. This is done through a worldwide network of agencies, laboratories, institutions, companies and individuals, all working together towards the international diffusion of renewable energy technologies and applications. Representing most count