ENGL111/Been

Websites on Sustainability

 

 

Below is some introductory material to give you an overview of sustainability if you are still struggling with the basic concept.

 

Introductory definitions/explanations of sustainability

           http://www.epa.gov/Sustainability/

 

Online environmental journals

        http://www.grist.org/

        Poke around, read, and comment.

 

 

Topic-specific sites on sustainability and…

 

Biodiversity

http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/07062007/megadiversity.html

 

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/greenspace/2009/01/more-trees-are.html

Built Environment

http://maven.gtri.gatech.edu/sfi/bes/index.html

 

National Research Council of Canada

http://irc.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/sbe/index_e.html

 

Carbon Offsets

http://www.alternet.org/story/43095

 

 

Climate Change and Religion

http://www.pbs.org/moyers/moyersonamerica/green/documents.html

 

 

College Campuses

http://www.ecofoot.msu.edu/index.htm

 

Ecological Footprints/Carbon Footprints

http://www.footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/GFN/page/footprint_basics_overview/

 

Economics

http://www.sustainability-index.com/

 

http://www.uvm.edu/giee/

 

 

Microloans

Microloans: Providing Sustainability

http://www.collectivelens.com/blog/2008/02/14/microloans-providing-sustainability/

 

Micro-loan programs

http://www.micro-developmentmissions.com/documents/What-is-micro-lending.pdf

 

 

Fair Trade

http://www.maketradefair.com/en/index.php?file=issues_freetrade.htm

 

Sustainability and Fair Trade

http://www.uwosh.edu/sustainability/fairtrade

 

Energy

 

 

Engineering

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

http://www.epa.gov/oppt/greenengineering/

 

Food/Agriculture

From the Michigan Land Use Institute

http://www.mlui.org/downloads/newag.pdf

 

http://www.sustainabletable.org/home.php

 

 

Global Warming

http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/06272008/watch.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/02/science/earth/02arct.html?_r=2&oref=slogi &pagewanted=print

 

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=99888903

 

Oceans

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/greenspace/2009/01/unchecked-globa.html

 

 

Water

http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-93309295.html

This link just provides the opening paragraph. If you want more on these issues, you’ll need to get the whole article on one of our college news databases.