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              Comprehensive Websites for ESE

The following websites provide a broad range of information, resources,
activities, and links for environmental and sustainability education.

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education OISE http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/ese/index.html
Resources for Rethinking from Learning for a Sustainable Future http://r4r.ca
Ontario Ministry of Education http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/teachers/enviroed/education.html
Ready, Set, Green http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/document/policy/readysetgreen.pdf
Environment Canada http://www.ec.gc.ca/education
Sharing Environmental Education Knowledge (Minnesota) http://www.seek.state.mn.us
US Environmental Protection Agency http://www2.epa.gov/education
North Carolina Office of Environmental Education http://www.eenorthcarolina.org/index.asp


Other Links

Here is a collection of links that are relevant to environmental and sustainability issues, action, education and literacy. Links relevant to a particular audience are grouped. Links listed as General have relevance to all audiences but may have special relevance to one or more specific audiences. Groups are Business/Industry, Education, Governments/Agencies, Medical/Public Health Professionals, Youth & Citizen Groups, and General. If you have a link you would like us to add or if you find a link that is broken, please let us know at admin “at” eeon.org.

Business/Industry

Canadian Centre for Environmental Education
http://www.ccee.ca

CCEE aims to enhance the education, training, professional development and mobility of environmental professionals within Canadian and international industry.

City of Chicago - Dept. of Environment - Center for Green Technology
http://www.chicagogreentech.org

The Chicago Green Tech campus was renovated to feature green technology. This site offers a tour of the building and grounds to help architects, builders and homeowners learn how green technology is good for the environment and better living. (Please allow time for files to load.)

Earth Policy Institute
http://www.earth-policy.org/

The Earth Policy Institute is dedicated to providing a vision of an environmentally sustainable economy—an eco-economy—as well as a roadmap of how to get from here to there. Earth indicators, updates, links.

ECO Canada Environmental Careers
http://www.eco.ca

The ECO Canada Environmental Careers Organization, established in 1992, provides services to all participants in the environmental sector.

Governor's Green Government Council
http://www.gggc.state.pa.us

A useful resource on American advances in the use of green ebergy, products and building design by government, business, schools, etc.

GreenEnterprise Ontario
http://greenenterprise.net.bridgelin.ca/page.php?id=1595

Ontario’s leading business association working to build a greener, more sustainable economy.

Green Pages
http://thegreenpages.ca/portal/ca

A web-based network for Canadian organizations and community groups.

International Society for Industrial Ecology
http://www.is4ie.org

ISIE promotes industrial ecology as a way of finding innovative solutions to complicated environmental problems and facilitates communication among scientists, engineers, policymakers, managers and advocates interested in how environmental concerns and economic activities can be better integrated.

Journal of Industrial Ecology
http://www.yale.edu/jie

The Journal of Industrial Ecology, published by Yale University, addresses topics relating industry, technology, design, planning and policy.

Natural Capitalism
http://www.natcap.org/

How innovative companies are adjusting to new environmental realities, making profits, gaining a competitive advantage, and feeling good about what they do. An important book and informative website.

Natural Step (Canada)
http://www.naturalstep.org

An international non-profit organization in ten countries that uses a science-based, systems framework to help organizations, individuals and communities take steps towards sustainability.

Next Step: Taking the Next Step Towards a Sustainable Future
http://www.nextstep.state.mn.us/

This site from the Minnesota Sustainable Communities Network models an integrated mix of resources on sustainability: education, ecosystems, energy, communities, business, buildings, agriculture, eco-municipalities, wind financing, growth management. Useful links.

Systems Thinking Primer for Natural Capitalism
http://www.sustainer.org/pubs/Seville.Nat.Cap.html

A primer to develop a common "systems language" for thinking, communicating and building shared knowledge for building environmentally sustainable enterprises and industries. Intended to be used as a complement to "Natural Capitalism" the 1999 book by Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins and Hunter Lovins.

Education – Elementary/Secondary

Canadian Biodiversity Institute - School Grounds Transformation
http://www.biodiversityonline.ca

The CBI website provide readers with valuable information, useful advice and a wide range of ideas for transforming school grounds. Tools for planning, developing and using green school grounds help create a sustainable transformation project that will benefit both the school and the broader community.

Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication
http://www.eecom.org

Canada’s only national, bilingual, network for environmental education and communication. Supports and develops competence in educators, communication, learners and consumers and builds capacity for environmental learning and sustainability.

Center for Ecoliteracy (US)
http://www.ecoliteracy.org/

The vision of the Center for Ecoliteracy is to discover, with educators, how to reconnect children to the natural world. Programs, profiles, publications, and articles.

Centre for Environmental Education
http://www.ceeonline.org

CEE's mission is to create greener K-12 schools and communities. The resource centre provides quality EE materials, curriculum and networking connections directly to teachers and students across the U.S. and Canada.

Connecting the Dots

http://lsf-lst.ca/en/projects/teacher-resources/dots

Connecting the Dots focuses on learning strategies and the ways of organizing learning experiences; the "how to" of learning. These learning strategies involve students as engaged learners, learning within the context of their communities and addressing relevant, local issues.

Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario
http://www.coeo.org

COEO is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization that promotes safe and high quality outdoor education experiences for people of all ages. Also a professional body for Ontario outdoor educators. Journal, conference, newsletter, workshops.

Durham Sustainability Stewardship Program DSSP

http://www.dssp.ca

Durham Region website for sustainability forums and EE resources and links.

EELinked Networks
http://eelinked.naaee.net

A resource provided for environmental educators by the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). Includes professional resources, class resources, organizations and projects, environmental information, job and grants, and events.

Environmental Literacy Council
http://www.enviroliteracy.org/

The Council gives teachers the tools to help students develop environmental literacy: a fundamental understanding of the systems of the world, both living and non-living, along with the analytical skills needed to weigh scientific evidence and policy choices.

Environmental Literacy Scope and Sequence - Minnesota
http://www.seek.state.mn.us/eemn_c.cfm

A tool for educators that provides a systems approach to EE in Minnesota for pre-K through adult learners. Key concepts about the interaction of natural and social systems and a sequence in which they are to be taught. It also discusses benchmarks, standards, and applications for using the Scope and Sequence.

Evergreen
http://www.evergreen.ca

A national non-profit environmental organization with a mandate to bring nature to Canadian cities through naturalization projects. Programs: Learning Grounds (for schools), Common Grounds (for communities) Home Grounds (for home landscapes.)

Foodshare

http://www.foodshare.net

Foodshare is an Ontario organization that provides information and programs to the public and to schools dealing with food issues, environmental issues, food security, eating locally, and suatainable agriculture.

Four Green Steps

http://www.fourgreensteps.com

Four Green Steps is a Canadian comprehensive, multipurpose organization that has created an interactive network comprised of four steps: school programs, community, info zone, and marketplace.

Governor's Green Government Council
http://www.gggc.state.pa.us

A useful resource on American advances in the use of green ebergy, products and building design by government, business, schools, etc.

Green Education Foundation

http://www.greeneducationfoundation.org

GEF offers free programs and activities for K-12.

Green Teacher Magazine
http://www.greenteacher.com/

A magazine by and for educators to enhance environmental and global education across the curriculum at all grade levels.

Green Thumbs Growing Kids

http://www.kidsgrowing.ca

Offers school-based, park-based and summer programs, workshops and consultations to work with urban children, youth and their families to learn about, grow and prepare fresh foods.

Learning for a Sustainable Future LSF

http://www.lsf-lst.ca

LSF was established to integrate sustainability education into Canada’s education system. Their innovative programs and partnerships include youth forums for elementary schools (EcoLeague) and secondary schools (Sustainable Communities), Resources for Rethinking (R4R), Project FLOW, Step Outside, ESD Schools, and The Sustainability and Education Academy SEdA.

North American Association for Environmental Education
http:www.naaee.net

A North American association for environmental education, non-formal and formal at all levels, government agencies and corporate settings. Programs, conference, publications, journal, activities, and advocacy.

Ontario Association for Geographic and Environmental Education
http://www.oagee.org

A professional association for educators in the field of geography and environmental education. Journal, conference, resources.

Ontario Ecoschools
http://www.ontarioecoschools.org

The Ontario EcoSchools program includes climate change education materials to help school boards “green” their facilities and operations practices. This holistic program uses a whole school context - its classrooms, offices, staff rooms, boiler rooms and playgrounds. Resources, guides, presentations.

Ontario Society for Environmental Education
http://home.osee.ca

OSEE is a professional organization whose members are elementary, secondary, and post-secondary teachers, people who teach in outdoor education centres or parks, and people who are involved directly or indirectly with environmental education. Classroom resources, journal, conference.

Ready, Set, Green
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/document/policy/environment.html

This guide is a collection of tips, techniques, and resources that have been used by Ontario educators to advance EE across theprovince.

Resources for Rethinking R4R

http://r4r.ca

ESE classroom resources at your fingertips - lesson plans, worksheets, and other teaching resources, reviewed and matched to current curricular outcomes for all provinces and territories.

Schools for a Living Planet

http://schools.wwf.ca

An educational program from WWF that provides educators with access to over 30 curriculum-linked, printable in-class activities for Grades 3 to 8. The materials relate to the science curriculum with opportunities for cross-curricular integration of social studies, language and art.

Science Teachers Association of Ontario
http://stao.ca/Home/

A professional association for science educators. Journal, conference, workshops. resources.

Tread Lightly

http://treadlightly.tigweb.org

A climate change program run by TakingITGlobal. Free, interactive online tools for educators, youth and parents. Lesson plans, virtual classroom, connect with other classes around the world.

Education – Post-secondary

Careers in Environmental Consulting

http://www.pmenv.com/Environmental-Consulting-Career-Advice

Information from successful professionals on career paths, advice on classes, starting positions and much more. 

Environmental Resource Engineering Studies

http://www.educations.com/environmental_resource_engineering___1708__.html

A guide to studying abroad for a career in environmental resource engineering, a field that uses science and technology to develop solutions to environmental problems and improve the natural environment.

Second Nature
http://www.secondnature.org/

Since 1993, Second Nature has been dedicated to assisting colleges and universities in their quest to integrate sustainability as a core component of all education and practice, and to help expand their efforts to make human activity sustainable. Profiles on institutions/education for sustainability/sustainable design.

Sustainable Development on Campus - Resource Links
http://www.iisd.org/educate/reslist.htm

This set of links produced by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) will provide you with in-depth advice, case studies and contacts with organizations and institutions which are actively pursuing sustainable development goals on campus.

Sustainable Development on Campus - Tools for Campus Decision-Makers
http://www.iisd.org/educate/

These tools will help administration, faculty and students learn more about sustainable development and its relevance to you and your institution. There are learning modules, case studies, action plans, environmental policies, resources, forums and contacts.

University Leaders for a Sustainable Future
http://www.ulsf.org/

An organization that assists colleges and universities in making sustainability an integral part of curriculum, research, operations and outreach. ULSF is also the secretariat for signatories of the Talloires Declaration (1990), signed by more than 300 university presidents and chancellors around the world.

University of Waterloo WATGreen Program
http://www.adm.uwaterloo.ca/infowast/watgreen/

WATGreen is about UW transforming itself into a showcase of sustainability, a true ecosystem in harmony with its environment. We refer to this process as "Greening the Campus." Students, staff, and faculty improve the quality of their environment, while decreasing overall operating costs of the University.

UTERN
http://utern.org

UTERN is the University of Toronto's Environmental Resource Network, an umbrella organization and the meeting point for everyone in the university community concerned about the health of our environment. Membership open to all students, staff, faculty and alumni of the U of T. Join the UTERN LISTSERV.

Governments/Agencies

Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Polichy (CIELAP)
http://www.cielap.org/

CIELAP is an independent, not-for-profit research and educational organization whose mission is to provide leadership in the research and development of environmental law and policy that promotes the public interest and sustainability. Issues and policy reports, sustainable policy solutions, citizens' guides, ecological footprint concept, info, quiz, and calculations, EcoBusiness links.

Canadian Environmental Law Association

http://www.cela.ca

CELA works to protect human health and environment by seeking justice for those harmed by pollution.

City of Chicago - Dept. of Environment - Center for Green Technology
http://www.chicagogreentech.org

The Chicago Green Tech campus was renovated to feature green technology. This site offers a tour of the building and grounds to help architects, builders and homeowners learn how green technology is good for the environment and better living. (Please allow time for files to load.)

Earth Policy Institute
http://www.earth-policy.org/

The Earth Policy Institute is dedicated to providing a vision of an environmentally sustainable economy—an eco-economy—as well as a roadmap of how to get from here to there. Earth indicators, updates, links.

Next Step: Taking the Next Step Towards a Sustainable Future
http://www.nextstep.state.mn.us/

This site from the Minnesota Sustainable Communities Network models an integrated mix of resources on sustainability: education, ecosystems, energy, communities, business, buildings, agriculture, eco-municipalities, wind financing, growth management. Useful links.

Resource Centre of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario
http://eco.on.ca/eng/index.php?page=resource-centre-library

This Resource Centre houses a unique collection of government documents (duplicated only at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario Library, which is closed to the public), books, and journals focusing on Ontario environmental information, law, and policy. The Resource Centre, located in Toronto at 1075 Bay St., Suite 605 (Bay and Bloor), is open to the public weekdays from 9:30am-5:00pm.

Medical/Public Health Professionals

Asbestos.com

http://www.asbestos.com

A comprehensive resource about mesothelioma, including information on asbestos exposure in jobsites and related to natural disasters.

Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE)
http://www.cape.ca/

CAPE is a group of physicians, allied health care practitioners and citizens committed to a healthy and sustainable environment. CAPE addresses issues of environmental degradation by educating health care professionals and the public, through advocacy and in close cooperation with partner groups.

Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care
http://www.greenhealthcare.ca

A coalition of member groups concerned with and dedicated to minimizing the adverse environmental and human health impact of Canada's health care system.

Ecosystem Health: Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario
http://www.schulich.uwo.ca/ecosystemhealth/curriculum

The Ecosystem Health Program is to encourage students and faculty to "look outside the box" of traditional medical training and consider the bi-directional interactions between human actions and the environment. Students are taught to consider not just the health of the patient, but the health of the community, the population, the biosphere and the earth.

Environmental Health Research Foundation

http://www.ehrf.info

The EHRF seeks to improve analysis and communication of health and environmental science.

Mesothelioma

http://www.mesothelioma.com

Information about mesothelioma and asbestos-related disease.

Mesothelioma Prognosis

http://www.mesotheliomaprognosis.org

This web site provides information about the disease and its causes, including the history of asbestos, current uses, and the impact on veterans.

Toronto Food Policy Council
http://tfpc.to

Toronto was one of the original signatories of the United Nations' Healthy Cities movement. In 1991, in the absence of federal and provincial leadership on food security, the City created the Toronto Food Policy Council. The TFPC works with business and community groups to develop policies and programs promoting food security, equitable food access, nutrition, community development and environmental health.

Youth and Citizen’s Groups

Canadian Environmental Law Association
http://www.cela.ca/

A non-profit, public interest organization established in 1970 to use existing laws to protect the environment and to advocate environmental law reforms. It is also a free legal advisory clinic for the public, and will act at hearings and in courts on behalf of citizens or citizens’ groups who are otherwise unable to afford legal assistance.

Canadian Environmental Network – Youth Caucus
http://rcen.ca/caucus/youth

RCEN Youth Caucus helps, supports and works with young Canadians engaged in environmental and sustainability initiatives.

Canadian Environmental Network

http://rcen.ca/home

RCEN facilitates networking among environmental organizations and works directly with concerned citizens and organizations striving to protect, preserve and restore the environment.

Otesha Project
http://www.otesha.ca

A national, youth-led charitable organization that uses experiential learning, theatre and bicycle tours to engage and empower Canadians of all ages to take action for a more equitable and sustainable world.

Sierra Youth Coalition
http://www.syc-cjs.org

Sierra Youth Coalition is an organization run by youth for youth, serving as the arm of Sierra Club Canada. Its mission is to empower young people to become active community leaders.

Transition Communities

http://citizenactionmonitor.wordpress.com/2010/09/23/canadas-transtion-communities

Local grasssroots networking for global sustainability. 500 communities world-wide, 44 in Canada and growing, creating plans and strategies covering fields ranging from food and transport to waste and energy.

Tread Lightly

http://www.treadlightly.me

A climate change program run by TakingITGlobal. Free, interactive online tools for educators, youth and parents. Lesson plans, virtual classroom, connect with other classes around the world.

Youth Environment Network of York Region
http://www.yenyr.com

A group of students working to raise awareness of environmental issues, encourage action, and develop communication.

General – relevant to all audiences

A Better Future
http://www.abetterfuture.org

This site offers a portal to information needed to understand the many connected issues in our world - and how the kinds of choices we make will affect the consequences of our actions (the 3 Cs). The purpose of this site is not to tell you how to live, but simply to provide you with enough information to make your own, well-informed decisions about how you conduct your life in relationship to sustainability.

Active and Safe Routes to School
http://www.saferoutestoschool.ca/

Help clear the air, create safer neighbourhood routes for children, increase physical activity levels and foster community spirit. If just nine families participate regularly in a Walking School Bus they can collectively prevent almost 1,000 kg of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere.

Alternatives Journal - Canadian Environmental Ideas and Action
http://www.alternativesjournal.ca/

Since 1971, Alternatives has provided a critical and informed analysis of environmental issues, stimulated dialogue and information exchange in the environmental community, and offered a publishing opportunity for Canadian scholars and professionals. Includes a comprehensive links page.

Association for Canadian Educational Resources (ACER)
http://www.acer-acre.org/

ACER is charitable organization with members who are leaders in education, media and business. They work to initiate and facilitate development, production and promotion of Canadian materials to meet the needs of to-day's learners. Current projects: Environmental restoration, monitoring and "citizen science."

Biodiversity Education and Awareness Network BEAN

http://www.biodiversityeducation.ca

BEAN is an Ontario collaborative network of groups and individuals representing industry, formal and non-formal education, government, the environment and conservation. BEAN was set up to implement Action Items 1 and 2 of Ontario's Biodiversity Strategy, calling for increased awareness and understanding of biodiversity, its benefits and threats, and what each of us can do to support it.

Canadian Environmental Law Association
http://www.cela.ca/

A non-profit, public interest organization established in 1970 to use existing laws to protect the environment and to advocate environmental law reforms. A free legal advisory clinic for the public, and will act at hearings and in courts for citizens or citizens’ groups otherwise unable to afford legal assistance.

Canadian Environmental Network
http://www.cen-rce.org

RCCN facilitates networking between environmental organizations and others who share its mandate – to protect the earth and promote ecologically sound ways of life.

Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy (CIELAP)
http://www.cielap.org/

CIELAP is an independent, not-for-profit research and educational organization whose mission is to provide leadership in the research and development of environmental law and policy that promotes the public interest and sustainability. Issues and policy reports, sustainable policy solutions, citizens' guides, ecological footprint concept, info, quiz, and calculations, EcoBusiness links.

Cathy's Crawly Composters
http://www.cathyscomposters.com

Reduce the garbage you haul to the curb. Visit my website to find out how. School presentations on Vermicomposting.

David Suzuki Foundation
http://www.davidsuzuki.org/

Nature resources for kids, "Sustainability Within a Generation," news and campaigns on climate change, wildlife, biotechnology. Publications, environmental action, email lists and good links.

Earth Policy Institute
http://www.earth-policy.org/

The Earth Policy Institute, dedicated to providing a vision of an environmentally sustainable economy—an eco-economy—as well as a roadmap of how to get from here to there. Earth indicators, updates, links.

Earth Portal
http://www.earthportal.org

The Earth Portal is an environmental search engine (a green "Google") that lets users access pre-screened, selected material on the Internet. Relevant for research on science, geography, environmental issues, nature, organizations, and education.

Ecoportal Canada
http://www.planetfriendly.net/ecoportal.html

A comprehensive guide to environmental directories, portals and networks in Ontario, Canada and beyond. A great starting point to find environmental groups, organizations, people, places, activities, news, information and opportunity.

Education Alliance for a Sustainable Ontario
http://www.sustainable-ontario.org/

EASO, one of several provincial/territorial working groups established or under development across Canada in response to the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, provides a forum for collaboration and leadership to advance education for thriving, diverse communities and ecosystems.

Education for Sustainable Development Canada
http://www.esdcanada.ca/

ESD Canada, made up of the ESD Canada National Council, Provincial/Territorial Working Groups and sustainability educators, brings together a broad range of stakeholders from across the country to support systemic change toward ESD within the formal, non-formal and informal education systems.

Environmental Research Foundation
http://www.rachel.org

This is a site dedicated to providing understandable scientific information about human health and the environment. Includes Rachel's Environment and Health News Newsletter (over 700 back issues), library, good organizational links (including Canadian environmental organizations).

Everdale Environmental Learning Centre
http://www.everdale.org

An educational centre near Hillsburgh, Ontario that teaches sustainable living by offering hands-on learning opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds. A fifty-acre site includes a working organic farm, demonstration renewable energy and sustainable building technologies. Class visits, sustainable technology workshops and summer camp programs.

Evergreen
http://www.evergreen.ca

A national non-profit environmental organization with a mandate to bring nature to Canadian cities through naturalization projects. Programs: Learning Grounds (for schools), Common Grounds (for communities) Home Grounds (for home landscapes.)

Foodshare

http://www.foodshare.net

Foodshare is an Ontario organization that provides information and programs to the public and to schools dealing with food issues, environmental issues, food security, eating locally, and suatainable agriculture.

Fragile Inheritance

http://www.fragileinheritance.org

NGO has a goal and mandate to encourage and facilitate keeping track of species and ecosystems as they change by collecting, storing and analysing data.

Framework for Environmental Learning and Sustainability in Canada
http://http://www.ec.gc.ca/education/default.asp?lang=En&n=44E5E9BB-1&offset=1&toc=show

Environment Canada's 2002 document that was based on cross-Canada consultations of individuals and organizations.

Green Pages
http://thegreenpages.ca/portal/ca

A Canadian network whose mission is to empower and support students, educators, and communities by connecting them to environmental information for the purpose of making meaningful contributions towards environmental sustainability. Also a resource directory of Canadian environmental websites.

Humber Arboretum, Toronto
http://www.humberarboretum.on.ca/

A center for urban ecology on the West Humber River in northwest Toronto It showcases woody and herbaceous plants, protects and restores habitat, and provides educational experiences in horticulture and environmental stewardship. New features include sustainable living and renewable energy.

Kinark Outdoor Centre

http://www.koc.on.ca

The Kinark Outdoor Centre and the Children and Nature Network offer interactive programs for families in Barrie, Peterborough, Oshawa and Richmond Hill.

Kortright Centre for Conservation, Woodbridge
http://www.kortright.org

A host of green activities, including nature walks, educational programs, kite-flying, alternative energy demonstrations, a sugar bush maple syrup festival, workshops and a visitor centre.

Learning for a Sustainable Future LSF

http://www.lsf-lst.ca

LSF was established to integrate sustainability education into Canada’s education system. Their innovative programs and partnerships include youth forums for elementary schools (EcoLeague) and secondary schools (Sustainable Communities), Resources for Rethinking (R4R), Project FLOW, Step Outside, ESD Schools, and The Sustainability and Education Academy SEdA.

National EE Advancement Project
http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr/neeap/

The National Environmental Education Advancement Project (NEEAP) supports the development and expansion of quality environmental education programs through a variety of state and local capacity building efforts. Programs, resources, publications, research,

National EE Foundation
http://www.neefusa.org/

The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) provides knowledge to trusted professionals who, with their credibility, amplify messages to national audiences to solve everyday environmental problems. Programs, grants, awards.

Natural Environmental Systems

http://www.naturalenviro.com

A global supplier of natural products and ecologically friendly solutions. Their website is a resource for information, articles, links, organizations and education.

NatureWatch
http://www.naturewatch.ca/

Environment Canada's volunteer monitoring program, that guides volunteers in gathering valuable ecological data. FrogWatch, IceWatch, PlantWatch, WormWatch and more programs in development - for schools, community groups, individuals, naturalists, backyard enthusiasts, Scouts and Guides.

Next Step: Taking the Next Step Towards a Sustainable Future
http://www.nextstep.state.mn.us/

This site from the Minnesota Sustainable Communities Network models an integrated mix of resources on sustainability: education, ecosystems, energy, communities, business, buildings, agriculture, eco-municipalities, wind financing, growth management. Useful links.

North Carolina Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs
http://www.eenorthcarolina.org

The Office of EE serves as North Carolina's clearinghouse, or central source, for all of the environmental education resources in the state. The office serves PreK-12 schools, colleges and universities, government agencies, non-profit organizations, environmental education centers, citizen groups, business and industry, libraries and the general public. It serves as a model of what an Office of EE can be.

Ontario Environment Network (OEN)
http://www.oen.ca/

A non-profit, non-governmental network serving Ontario's environmental non-profit, non-governmental community. Ontario has over 500 environmental groups that range from national to neighbourhood-based and focus on a wide range of issues. Events, publications (including the Ontario Environmental Directory - in print or at www.oen.ca/dir/), caucuses.

Ontario Nature (formerly Federation of Ontario Naturalists)
http://www.ontarionature.org

Ontario Nature protects and restores natural habitats through research, education and conservation, connecting thousands of individuals and communities with nature.

Otesha Project
http://www.otesha.ca/the+project/

The Otesha Project's education programs and bicycle tours use theatre, multi-media, puppetry, and story-telling to engage a wide range of audiences. They focus on re-evaluating daily choices to reflect the kind of future we'd like to see - rethinking what we really need, conserving resources, and voting with our dollars. They demonstrate the positive effects of everyday choices on living sustainably by having fun.

Planting the Seed: A Guide to Establishing Prairie and Meadow Communities in Ontario
http://www.on.ec.gc.ca/wildlife/docs/doc-planting-prairie-e.html

This introductory guide is designed to assist people interested in planting prairie and meadow, two of Ontario’s non-forested plant communities. The guide looks at the often confusing array of options and offers recommendations drawn from the experience of many practitioners working in Southern Ontario.

Resilience Alliance (Resalliance)
http://www.resalliance.org/ev_en.php

Resalliance is a multidisciplinary research group that explores the dynamics of complex adaptive systems in order to discover foundations for sustainability. Through an international program connecting regional case studies with theory development, the RA strives to provide novel solutions to managing resilience and coping with change, uncertainty, and surprise in complex social-ecological systems.

Resource Centre of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario
http://www.eco.on.ca/eng/index.php?page=resource-centre-library

The Resource Centre of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario houses a unique collection of government documents (duplicated only at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario Library, which is closed to the public), books, and journals focusing on Ontario environmental information, law, and policy. The Resource Centre, located in Toronto at 1075 Bay St., Suite 605 (Bay and Bloor), is open to the public weekdays from 9:30am-5:00pm.

Seeds of Diversity Canada
http://www.seeds.ca/en.htm

Canada's Heritage Seed Program - a non-profit group of gardeners from coast to coast who save seeds from rare and unusual garden plants for the purpose of preserving varieties. It is also a living gene bank.

Sharing Environmental Education Knowledge (SEEK) Minnesota
http://www.seek.state.mn.us/about.cfm

A good clearinghouse directory for all kinds of EE resources: lesson plans, performances, displays - from a variety of sources. State EE Plan, EE report card, partners, links. SEEK is a project of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

Sustainability Network

http://www.sustainabilitynetwork.ca

Our mission is to enrich Canadian environmental leaders and nonprofit organizations through programs, services and support that help them increase their capacity to lead, manage and strategize. The Sustainability Network works with environmental non-profits to make them more effective and efficient.

Toronto Environmental Volunteers
http://www.toronto.ca/environment/volunteer.htm

The Toronto Environmental Volunteers (TEV) are committed individuals who create environmentally sustainable projects in their own neighbourhoods and communities at the grassroots level. Training programs offered in preparation for activity in solid waste management, water efficiency, household hazardous waste, stormwater management, energy efficiency and air quality.

Toronto Food Policy Council
http://www.toronto.ca/health/tfpc_index.htm

Toronto was one of the original signatories of the United Nations' Healthy Cities movement. In 1991, in the absence of federal and provincial leadership on food security, the City created the Toronto Food Policy Council. The TFPC works with business and community groups to develop policies and programs promoting food security, equitable food access, nutrition, community development and environmental health.

Tread Lightly

http://www.treadlightly.me

A climate change program run by TakingITGlobal. Free, interactive online tools for educators, youth and parents. Lesson plans, virtual classroom, connect with other classes around the world.

UNESCO Education for Sustainable Development
http://www.unesco.org/en/esd/

The UN Decade of ESD (2005-2014), for which UNESCO is the lead agency, seeks to integrate the principles, values, and practices of sustainable development into all aspects of education and learning, in order to address the social, economic, cultural and environmental problems we face in the 21st century.

Wildlands League
http://www.wildlandsleague.org/

The Wildlands League is a chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society. Memberships and volunteer opportunities to protect Ontario wilderness, parklands, habitat and species. Email issue alert available.

Willow Park Ecology Centre, Norval
http://www.willowparkecology.com/

A butterfly garden, wetland, snake hibernaculum and tree trail are some of the ecological features. Freely open to the public for day use, and is accessible by wheelchairs and strollers. Educational programs.

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