Sustainable Development

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An Anti-Capitalist Manifesto
Callinicos, Alex
Book
2003
An extended argument about what the anti-capitalist movement should stand for.
Asking The Earth: The Spread of Unsustainable Development
Pereira, Winin ; Seabrook, Jeremy
Book
1992
Periera and Seabrock, using examples from India, argue that Western colonialism destroyed sustainable development in the Third World.
The AT Reader: Theory and Practice in Appropriate Technology
Carr, Marilyn
Book
1985
An introduction to appropriate technology, both as an explanation of the concerpt and extensive examples and applications.
Beyond capitalist green economy: In defence of Mother Earth and the commons
Democratic Left Front
Article
2012
The Democratic Left Front calls for action against destructive corporate interests that are driving the commercialisation and commodification of the natural environment.
Blueprint for a Green Economy
Pearce, David; Markandya, Anil; Barbier, Edward B.
Book
1989
A set of practical proposals for financing a sustainable environment.
The Closing Circle: Man, Technology & the Environment
Commoner, Barry
Book
1971
Commoner argues that economic life must be structured to conform to the principles of ecology, as opposed to the goal of unlimited growth that underpins capitalist economies. ...
A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation
Park, Chris
Book
2008
Contains over 8500 entries on all aspects of the environment and conservation. Embraces a broad spectrum of environmental areas including sustainable development, biodiversity, conservation, environme...
The Everyday Activist: 365 Ways to Change the World
Horton, Michael
Book
2006
A positive, practical guide to healing the world - one day at a time. Packed with ideas and facts from leading campaign organizations, this handbook shows how the smallest actions can make a differenc...
Exploited Earth: Britain's Aid and the Environment
Hayter, Teresa
Book
1990
Hayter's book examines British aid policy and practice and how it effects the world's forests.
For Our Common Future
Taylor, Walt
Article
1989
Most Canadians seem brainwashed by two myths: (1) Work is scarce; not enough work for everyone; and (2) Money is scarce; Canada cannot afford full employment.
Global Thoughts, Local Actions
McConkey, David
Book
1984
A wealth of information for those seeking ways to link global problems to everyday life.
Life, Money & Illusion: Living on Earth as if We Want to Stay
Nickerson, Michael
Book
2006
The failure to reduce green house gas emissions, the success of efforts to curb ozone depletion, causes related to prosperity and social justice are just some the topics covered. By using the example ...
The No-Nonsense Guide to Fair Trade
Ransom, David
Book
2001
Ransom suggests that fair, environmentally-conscious trade is not only a viable alternative to unfair free trade, but that it is the way of the future.
Our Common Future: A Reader's Guide: The Brundtland Report Explained
Hinrichsen, Don
Book
1989
This beautifully illustrated work is a readable account of the world's development issues, as culled from the "Brundtland Report". The message that new sources of money must be found to support the pu...
Planning As Learning: The Education of Citizen Activists
Alexander, Donald Hayley Morrow
Book
1994
Phd thesis focusing on the learning undertaken by members of citizens' groups involved in land use planning.
The Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream
Duany, Andres; Plater-Zyberk; Elizabeth, Speck, Jeff
Book
2000
The choice is ours: either a society of homogeneous pieces, isolated from one another in often fortified enclaves, or a society of diverse and memorable neighbourhoods, organized into mutually support...
Toward Sustainable Communities: Resources for Citizens and their Governments
Roseland, Mark
Book
1992
The way our urban communities develop will largely determine our success or failure in overcoming environmental challenges and achieving sustainable development. Toward Sustainable Communities offer p...
What Do We Do Now? Building a Social Movement in the Aftermath of Free Trade
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1989
We have the potential to create a social movement in this country that goes beyond single-issue organizing to work toward an integrated vision of a more just and caring society.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Alternatives
To provide insightful environmental research and opinion from Canadian scholars, professionals and activists through publishing a quarterly environmental journal.
Ark II - The Animal Rights Kollective
To promote and protect the rights of all animals and foster their individual liberties through direct action, political action, and public awareness campaigns. Our goal is to abolish all forms of crue...
Canadian Cohousing Network
Resource for the cohousing movement which seeks to create and maintain neighbourhoods which emphasize a supportive, inter-generational community, common facilities and participation by all members usi...
Canadian Environmental Network
The Canadian Environmental Network is a neutral conduit for communications between 1500+ environmental groups in Canada. Nine regional networks also provide more regionally based networking services.
Canadian Peace Alliance
The Canadian Peace Alliance is the largest umbrella peace organization in Canada. Founded in 1985, the Canadian Peace Alliance has 150 groups and promotes concerted action towards disarmament, demil...
Canadian Society for International Health
To facilitate education and research in international health through the mobilization of Canadian resources.
Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade
COAT is a national network of individuals and organizations in Canada that began in late 1988 to organize opposition to ARMX '89, which was the country's largest weapons bazaar. COAT has continued to ...
Connexions Archive & Library
The Connexions Archive & Library is Toronto-based project dedicated to keeping alive the rich history of grassroots movements for social justice. Connexions preserves 'alternative' histories that r...
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Connexions provides information and services for advocacy groups, voluntary and non-profit organizations, and individuals, who are working for social and economic justice, environmental responsibility...
Ecologist, The
Online environmental affairs magazine covering a wide range of issues, ranging from the environmental costs of industrial agriculture, the health effects of toxins, the effects of economic globalizati...
Farm Radio Weekly
Campaigns against hunger and disease in Africa and elsewhere through informative, educational radio information broadcasts.
Friends of the Earth
A national voice for the environment, working with others to inspire the renewal of our communities and the earth, through research, education and advocacy.
Green Teacher
For teachers wishing to promote global and environmental awareness in kids from K-12: ideas from successful green educators, classroom activities, reviews of teaching resources and announcements of ev...
MATCH International
To promote the welfare of women in Canada and overseas, by funding projects, while ephasizing a feminist vision of development.
MiningWatch Canada
MiningWatch Canada is a pan-Canadian organization supported by environmental, social justice, aboriginal and labour organizations. It addresses the urgent need for a public interest response to irresp...
New Society Publishers
New Society Publishers' mission is to publish books that contribute in fundamental ways to building an ecologically sustainable and just society, and to do so with the least possible impact upon the e...
Ontario Coalition for Social Justice
A provincial network of organizations and local community based coalitions dedicated to development of a people-oriented society. Justice and jobs, we can have both.
Ontario Council for International Cooperation
OCIC is a coalition of seventy organizations involved in international development and global education in Ontario which are active in Asia, Africa and Latin America. OCIC assists its members to co-or...
Peace Magazine
Bimonthly publication focusing on peace and justice from a multi-partisan perspective.
Pueblito Canada
Community development projects in Latin America. Development education materials for children in Canada.
Quebec Public Interest Research Group - McGill
The Quebec Public Interest Research Group at McGill is a non-profit, student-run organization that conducts research, education, and action on environmental and social justice issues at McGill Univers...
SEEDS Canada Foundation
An education support organization for schools across Canada providing environmental education and sustainability education materials.
Social Investment Organization
Working to re-direct capital to socially beneficial economic activity.
UNICEF Canada
To raise funds to help ensure the survival, growth and long term development of the world's children.
WaterCan
WaterCan is a leading Canadian charity dedicated to fighting global poverty by helping the world's poorest people gain access to clean water, basic sanitation and hygiene education.

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States
The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) is an organization created by the Georgetown Agreement in 1975. It is composed of African, Caribbean and Pacific States signatories to the Georgetown Agreement or the Partne...
African Union
The African Union (abbreviated AU in English, and UA in its other official languages) is an intergovernmental organization consisting of 53 African states. Established on 9 July 2002, the AU was formed as a successor to the Organi...
Association of Caribbean States
The Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) was signed on 24 July 1994 in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, with the aim of promoting consultation, cooperation and concerted action among all the countries of...
Canadian Beverage Association
The Canadian Beverage Association represents beverage manufacturers, distributors, franchise houses and industry suppliers that manufacture and distribute more than 60 brands of juices/juice drinks, bottled waters, sports drinks, ...
Central American Integration System
Central American Integration System (Spanish: Sistema de la Integraci¢n Centroamericana; SICA) is an intergovernmental organization of Central American states. It has a standing invitation to participate as observer in the session...
Commonwealth Secretariat
The Commonwealth is an association of 53 independent states consulting and co-operating in the common interests of their peoples and in the promotion of international understanding
East African Community
The East African Community (EAC) is the regional intergovernmental organization of the Republics of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Republic of Burundi and Republic of Rwanda with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzan...
Economic Cooperation Organization
Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) is an intergovernmental regional organization established in 1985 by Iran, Pakistan and Turkey for the purpose of promoting economic, technical and cultural cooperation among the member stat...
Emmanuel International Canada
Emmanuel International Canada is one of seven affiliates of Emmanuel Relief and Rehabilitation International. An International NGO providing Emergency relief in time of disasters and ongoing projects in developing countries
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate a...
Inter-American Development Bank
The IDB provides solutions to development challenges in 26 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, partnering with governments, companies and civil society organizations. The IDB lends money and provides grants. It also off...
International Development Law Organization
IDLO is an international intergovernmental organization dedicated to promoting the rule of law and good governance in developing countries, countries in economic transition and in those emerging from armed conflict. We pursue ou...
International Forum on Globalization
An alliance of activists, scholars, economists, researchers and writers formed to stimulate new thinking, joint activity and public education in response to economic globalization.
International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) is an intergovernmental organization that supports sustainable democracy worldwide. Its objective is to strengthen democratic institutions and...
International Monetary Fund
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 185 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic...
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
OECD brings together the governments of countries committed to democracy and the market economy from around the world to: * Support sustainable economic growth * Boost employment * Raise living standards * Maintain financ...
Organization of American States
The Organization of American States (OAS) brings together the nations of the Western Hemisphere to strengthen cooperation on democratic values, defend common interests and debate the major issues facing the region and the world. T...
Professional Engineers Ontario
Through the Professional Engineers Act, PEO governs over 80,000 licence and certificate holders and regulates professional engineering in Ontario to serve and protect the public. Professional engineering safeguards life, he...
Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Saskatchewan Polytechnic serves 27,000 distinct students through applied learning opportunities at campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities. Programs serve ...
Southern African Development Community
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has been in existence since 1980, when it was formed as a loose alliance of nine majority-ruled States in Southern Africa known as the Southern African Development Coordination Con...
UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded on 16 November 1945. For this specialized United Nations agency, it is not enough to build classrooms in devastated countries or to publish ...
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) helps developing countries and economies in transition in their fight against marginalization UNIDO mobilizes knowledge, skills, information and technology to promote...
Universal Postal Union
Established in 1874, the Universal Postal Union (UPU) with its Headquarters in Berne (Switzerland) is the primary forum for cooperation between postal-sector players and helps to ensure a truly universal network of up-to-date prod...
World Bank
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the common sense. We are made up of two unique development institutions owned by 185 member coun...
World Tourism Organization
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO/OMT) is a specialized agency of the United Nations and the leading international organization in the field of tourism. It serves as a global forum for tourism policy issues and a practical sou...