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A national charity which supports sustainable rural community development.
Agriculture related news, books and web resources
An independent research institute which promotes research on economic and social issues from a progressive point of view.
Comparing and Supporting Endogenous Development and Bio-cultural Diversity. Provides support to local organisations, which are enhancing biological and cultural diversity and sustainable management of natural resources by building on Indigenous Knowledge Systems and local leadership.
A public interest organisation committed to the health and sustainability of ecosystems and their inhabitants. Engaging in projects that foster respect for and protection of the rights and health of all communities and dedicated to education about the environment, technology and intellectual property rights.
Alternative consumer organisation which looks at the social and environmental records of the companies behind the brand names.
An ethical trading centre with a directory of hundreds of ethical organisations and businesses.
An innovative programme for former prisoners which offers on the job training in gardening and tree care, counselling, and assistance in continuing education. The project is a non-profit programme of the San Francisco Sheriff's Department.
An online ethical shopping project from The Big Issue and Red Pepper magazines, where proceeds go to supporting social justice campaigns and issues. Ezine on ethical shopping, environment and human rights issues.
Offers the chance to work with communities who are responding practically and with integrity to the challenges of the 21st Century.
Brings together activists, academics, policy makers, business people, economists, writers and opinion formers in order to educate and exchange information and ideas and to provide the tools for beneficial change to occur. Supporting research into Green Economics issues in order to facilitate change in the way people are affected by the economy.
Comprehensive searchable database of eco-friendly products and organisations.
Publishes a wide range of UK-based research reports on development issues. Around 20 of the 'latest and best' reports added each month.
A non-profit research and education organisation working to create environmentally and economically sustainable communities and regions through sound agriculture and trade policy.Institute for Local Self-Reliance
A research and educational organisation providing technical assistance and information on environmentally sound economic development strategies.
An alliance of sixty leading activists, scholars, economists, researchers and writers formed to stimulate new thinking, joint activity, and public education in response to economic globalization.
An independent organisation promoting sustainable patterns of world development through collaborative research, policy studies, networking and knowledge dissemination. Addressing global issues such as mining, the paper industry and food systems.
Provides analysis, news and data on international debt and finance. A forum for debate and campaigns on debt and globalisation. Jubilee Plus is a successor organisation to Jubilee 2000 and a programme of the New Economics Foundation.
A co-operative network of local people who exchange goods and services of all kinds without the need for money. Background information on local currencies and the future of money, practical advice and example of LETS systems, UK and international contacts.
London Southbank University provide research and consultancy to both organisations and businesses in thesocial policy and built environment sector, LEPU is committed to engaging the practitioner community to foster effective local economic development through regular seminar and Masterclass events.
Set up in memory of a pioneer of fair trade in the UK, is a charity that supports marginalised small-scale farmers in Africa, Asia and Latin America to develop marketing skills, build business capacity and add value to their products.
Works to explore and promote an alternative vision of ideas and practical schemes based on the needs of people and the environment.
Promotes the creation and restoration of diverse, walkable, compact, vibrant, mixed-use communities composed of the same components as conventional development, but assembled in a more integrated fashion, in the form of complete communities. These contain housing, work places, shops, entertainment, schools, parks, and civic facilities essential to the daily lives of the residents, all within easy walking distance of each other. New Urbanism promotes the increased use of trains and light rail, instead of more highways and roads. Urban living is rapidly becoming the new hip and modern way to live for people of all ages. Currently, there are over 500 New Urbanist projects.
An international network of co-operative centres, broadcasting special reports and campaigns from around the world. Focus on social, environmental and development issues.
Working with partners worldwide to stimulate informed public and policy debate and build media capacities on developing country issues.
Envisions human societies in which the values of justice, inclusiveness and sustainability serve as the organising principles of public policy. The Forum works with other and through other civil society organisations through alliance.
A non-profit organisation dedicated to creating and sustaining public spaces that build communities. Providing technical assistance, education, and research through programmes in parks, plazas and central squares, buildings and civic architecture, transportation and public markets.
Founded in Dehra Dun, (India) by Vandana Shiva. It works on biodiversity conservation and protecting people's rights from threats to their livelihoods and environment by centralised systems of monoculture in forestry, agriculture and fisheries.
Founded in Italy in reaction to the growth of fast food culture, currently has over 60,000 members in all five continents. Local rootedness and decentralisation are the central characteristics of the movement.
A loose affiliation of individuals and organisations that are concerned about the social and ecological consequences of economics, which aims to create a humane, sustainable and culturally appropriate economic system in South Africa.
A worldwide organisation supporting tribal peoples - helping to protect their lives, lands and human rights.
The alliance for better food and farming. Advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, promote equity, enrich society and culture. Representing around 100 national public interest organisations.
A research and consultancy organisation which aims to develop and promote sustainable approaches to urban living. Working with partners from the local to the global - informing policy making and the public.
Connecting citizens with the resources needed to implement innovative processes and programmes to restore the economic, environmental and social health and vitality of their communities.
Developing indicators that measure progress towards a sustainable economy, society and environment. Working with communities, companies, regional organisations and government agencies at all levels.
An independent, non-profit, international network of organistions and individuals involved in issues relating to development, the Third World and North-South issues. Conducts research, publishes books and magazines and provides a platform for representing Third World interests and perspectives.
Is an emerging global network, communicating working examples of best practice role models and sustainable solutions from around the world.
Voluntary Work Information Service: An international networking service for volunteers, workers and travellers.
Campaigns to tackle the root causes of poverty. Joining movements around the world, we win justice for the world's poorest people. We believe in change not charity. We mobilise public pressure on governments and companies to change the policies that keep people poor.