Links and Resources on Climate Change, Sustainability, and Psychology

PsySRBelow is an alphabetical listing of websites focused on environmental issues and ways that citizens can take action to address this urgent challenge.

1Sky: One Climate. One Future. One Chance.
A campaign dedicated to a nationwide movement communicating a positive vision and a coherent set of national policies that rise to the scale of the climate challenge before us.

Action Network: An Online Environmental Activism Community
Gives information on a variety of problems and provides e-mail alerts and free faxes.

American Psychological Association: Global Climate Change
This booklet in downloadable PDF form describes how psychological science can contribute to addressing the challenges of global climate change.

Basel Action Network: Turn Back the Toxic Tide
Seeks environmental justice by working to prevent toxic trade (toxic waste, toxic products, and toxic technology).

Center for Science in the Public Interest
Promotes safety and food quality, and works on problems associated with alcohol.

Community Based Social Marketing
A valuable resource for people designing strategies (based in psychology), for community interventions regarding composting, energy efficiency, waste, recycling, reuse, transportation, waste reduction, and water efficiency.

Co-op America: Economic Action for a Just Planet
Gives practical steps for using consumer and investor power to promote environmental responsibility and social justice; includes Green Pages, information about boycotts, investments, sweatshops, and sustainable wood products.

Outlines what a sustainable society looks like by with information about 57 qualities for a conservation economy (including renewable energy, community planning, sustainable agriculture, etc.); comprehensively integrates Social, Natural, and Economic Capital to demonstrate that a sustainable society is both desirable and achievable.

Conservation Psychology
This site is intended to serve as a central location for research and practice associated with Conservation Psychology, the scientific study of the reciprocal relationships between humans and the rest of nature, with a particular focus on how to encourage conservation of the natural world.

Defenders of Wildlife
Works to protect native wild animals and plants in their natural communities through new approaches to habitat conservation and leadership on endangered species issues.

Earth Circles
An online workbook, organized around seven small-group sessions, that provides guidance for how to move from feelings of despair and denial about environmental crises to positive personal and community action that creates a more sustainable way of life.

Earth Island Institute: Conservation, Preservation, Restoration
Posts selected articles from its widely read Earth Island Journal, and provides action opportunities on a wide range of environmental problems.

EnviroLink: The Online Environmental Community
Provides access to thousands of online environmental resources.

Environmental Citizens Action Committee: Make A Positive Impact on Your World
Dedicated to educating, training, and organizing a diverse, national network of young leaders (especially college students) to protect the environment.

Environmental Defense Fund: Finding the Ways that Work
A leading national organization that links science, economics and law to create solutions to environmental problems.

Environmental Research Foundation: Just and Sustainable Prosperity for All
Provides understandable scientific information about human health and environmental justice.
Visitors to the site make a free donation (funds come from sponsors) that goes toward reducing CO2 emissions. No personal information is required for a visitor to make the donation. Sponsors send payments to fund donations that go directly to the Alliance to Save Energy. These donations support energy efficiency projects which reduce or avoid greenhouse gas emissions.

Fair Trade Certified
Maintains an up to date list on merchants who sell fair trade coffee (coffee grown sustainably and sold at a fair price).

Friends of the Earth: We Champion a Healthy and Just World
International organization with local chapters working on high-profile (often legal) efforts to create a more healthy, just world.

Green House Network: Take Action to Stop Global Warming
Works to educate and unite business, government, students, civic organizations, community leaders, and citizens in the effort to stabilize the climate.

Greenpeace USA
Uses non-violent direct action to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions.

Grist: Environmental News and Commentary
“Gloom and doom with a sense of humor!” Online environmental magazine that doesn’t pull punches or accept advertising.

League of Conservation Voters
Devoted full-time to shaping a pro-environment Congress. Through their National Environmental Scorecard, LCV holds Congress accountable for environmental decisions. They also run regional offices to build coalitions, promote grassroots power, and train the next generation of environmental leaders.

National Audubon Society
A national network of community-based chapters dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and their habitat. Promotes environmental education programs and advocacy.

National Wildlife Federation
Educates and assists individuals and organizations of diverse cultures to conserve wildlife and other natural resources.

Nature Conservancy
Works to preserve plants, animals and natural communities, promoting biodiversity and protection of habitat.

Natural Resources Defense Council
NRDC advocates environmentally responsible policies, using law and lobbying to promote wildlife and wild places.

Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides
Works to protect people and the environment by advancing healthy solutions to pest problems.

Physicians for Social Responsibility
PSR is the medical and public health voice for policies to stop nuclear war and proliferation and to slow, stop and reverse global warming and toxic degradation of the environment.

Population Connection: Education and Action for a Better World
Formerly known as Zero Population Growth (ZPG), Population Connection works to slow population growth and achieve a sustainable balance between the Earth’s people and its resources.

Population Reference Bureau
Provides timely and objective information on U.S. and international population trends and their implications for policymakers, educators, the media, and concerned citizens.

Redefining Progress: How Big is Your Ecological Footprint?
How many acres does it take to support your lifestyle? How does your footprint compare with that of most Americans? Take the quiz on-line and find out.

Responsible Shopper: Global Research and Action to Stop Corporate Abuse
Organized by Co-Op America, Responsible Shopper gives information about records of environmental and social responsibility for thousands of products, companies, and brands.

SaveOurEnvironment.Org: A National Coalition for the Environment
A collaborative web site of the nation’s most influential environmental advocacy organizations, organized to increase public awareness and activism.

Second Nature: Education for Sustainability
Dedicated to transforming higher education by assisting colleges and universities to integrate sustainability as a core component of education.

Sierra Club
Organizes a wide range of environmental action issues to promote responsible use. Keeps a useful updated log of legislative actions and ways to express your opinions about them.

PsySRTeaching Psychology for Sustainability: A Manual of Resources
On this website sponsored by PsySR, resources are organized according to traditional subdisciplines of psychology, but many of the topics, activities, and multimedia resources have application in a variety of classes, so instructors are encouraged to explore the site.

Worldwatch Institute
Offers interdisciplinary research with a global focus and accessible writing about building a sustainable world.

World Wildlife Fund
The largest privately supported international conservation organization in the world, WWF is dedicated to protecting the world’s wildlife and wild lands.

Union of Concerned Scientists
Provides a collected voice on policies regarding automobiles, food, environment, energy, and security; writes readable public policy statements that are widely circulated and highly regarded.

2020 Vision: Energy + Security Solutions
Promotes environmental restoration and elimination of weapons of mass destruction; each month picks a different issues and organizes mechanisms for your opinions to be transmitted to political leaders.

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