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Center for Neighborhood Technology
Since 1978, the Center for Neighborhood Technology has been a leader in promoting urban sustainability — the more effective use of existing resources and community assets to improve the health of natural systems and the wealth of people, today and in the future. CNT is a creative think-and-do tank that combines rigorous research with effective solutions. CNT works across disciplines and issues, including transportation and community development, energy, water, and climate change.

Cohousing Association of the United States
Cohousing communities combine the advantages of private homes with the benefits of more sustainable living, including shared common facilities and ongoing connections with neighbors. These intentional neighborhoods, created and managed by residents, offer an innovative solution to today's environmental and social challenges.

European Partners for the Environment
Brings together international, european, national and local public authorities, companies, trade unions, environmental and other NGOs to improve the understanding of sustainable development and of what it means in practice.

Global Ecovillage Network
Global confederation of people and communities that meet and share their ideas, exchange technologies, develop cultural and educational exchanges, and are dedicated to restoring the land and living "sustainable plus" lives by putting more back into the environment than we take out. GEN Europe and Africa; GEN Oceania; The Ecovillage Network of the Americas.

ICLEI: Local Governments for Sustainability
International association of local governments and national and regional local government organizations that have made a commitment to sustainable development. More than 700 cities, towns, counties, and their associations worldwide comprise ICLEI's growing membership. ICLEI works with these and hundreds of other local governments through international performance-based, results-oriented campaigns and programs.

Industry Canada: Sustainability & Environment
Resources and information related to all aspects of the environment including eco-efficiency, sustainable development and corporate social responsibility.

Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Research and technical assistance on environmentally sound economic development strategies. Publishes a newsletter, "The Carbohydrate Economy". Some focus areas: tax shifting, waste reduction & recycling manufacturing.

International Institute for Sustainable Development
IISD champions sustainable development around the world through innovation, partnerships, research and communications.
State of Oregon website that promotes state sustainability policies and programs. Resources, events, news and a growing case study library.

Resource Renewal Institute/Green Plans
Green Plans are working models of sustainability in action. Countries around the world are proving that environmental sustainability and economic vitality are not mutually exclusive.

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