Links: Connections to Websites of Interest to Earthville Citizens

There’s so much going on in the world! Here, you’ll find our handpicked collection of recommended links to a variety of websites of interest to caring world citizens.

If you encounter broken links, or if you’d like to suggest a site for one of the sections below, please let us know by posting in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

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SECTIONS ORGANIZED BY TOPIC

Holistic/Multi-Issue Organizations

Ecology, Environment & Sustainable Living

Education (Experiential, Holistic, Alternative, & Reforming the System)

Human Rights

Peace & Conflict Resolution

Volunteering & Service-Learning

Holistic/Multi-issue Organizations

Bioneers – A nonprofit organization of social and scientific innovators, providing a forum and social hub for education about solutions to global challenges

Buckminster Fuller Institute – Nonprofit dedicated to accelerating the development and deployment of solutions that radically advance human well being and the health of our planet’s ecosystems

Earth Charter – A global initiative developing and promoting a declaration of fundamental ethical principles for building a just, sustainable and peaceful global society in the 21st century

Earthville Network – A global community of local initiatives to create a more compassionate and sustainable world

The Fetzer Institute – A charitable foundation engaging with people and projects around the world to help bring the power of love, forgiveness, and compassion to the center of individual and community life

Global Exchange – A membership-based international human rights organization dedicated to promoting social, economic and environmental justice around the world

Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) – Advancing the science of consciousness and human experience to serve individual and collective transformation

ONE – A grassroots campaign of two million people committed to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable diseases

Social Venture Network – Inspiring a community of business and social leaders to build a just economy and sustainable planet

TED – A nonprofit devoted to “ideas worth spreading,” organizing conferences internationally

The Threshold Foundation – A philanthropic foundation and community of individuals who mobilize money, people and power to create a more just, joyful and sustainable world

The Tides Foundation – Partnering with philanthropists, activists, and organizations across the globe to promote economic justice, robust democratic processes and the opportunity to live in a healthy and sustainable environment where human rights are preserved and protected

United Nations – Maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights

Ecology, Environment & Sustainable Living

Barefoot College – Nonprofit institute providing education, training, basic services and solutions to problems in rural communities, with the objective of making them self-sufficient and sustainable (India)

Development Alternatives – NGO promoting sustainable livelihoods on a large scale, mobilizing widespread action to eradicate poverty and regenerate the environment (India)

Dharmalaya – NGO (co-founded by Earthville) promoting sustainable and compassionate living in the Himalayas and the South Asian Subcontinent (India)

Earthship Biotechture – Promoting “radically sustainable” homes made from recycled materials (US, international)

Greenpeace – A global campaigning organisation that acts to change attitudes and behavior, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace

Navdanya – NGO devoted to ecological and sustainable development issues, founded by Vandana Shiva (India)

Real Goods – The pioneering solar energy provider in the US, with great resources for off-the-grid living

Sierra Club – One of the world’s first environmental organizations (USA)

Education (Experiential, Holistic, Alternative, & Reforming the System)

Barefoot College – Nonprofit institute providing education, training, basic services and solutions to problems in rural communities, with the objective of making them self-sufficient and sustainable (India)

Center for Courage and Renewal – Nonprofit institute supporting participants “to reconnect who you are with what you do,” fostering personal and professional renewal through retreats that offer the time and space to reflect on life and work (USA)

Challenge Day – Providing youth and their communities with experiential programs that demonstrate the possibility of love and connection through the celebration of diversity, truth, and full expression (USA and Canada)

Coalition of Essential Schools – Creating and sustaining personalized, equitable, and intellectually challenging schools. Essential schools are places of powerful learning where all students have the chance to reach their fullest potential (USA)

Colorado Harmony Project – Working to establish integrated arts programs in underserved schools by providing professional artists as partners with classroom teachers. The Harmony Project creates learning environments that engage students’ minds and bring joy to the educational experience. (USA)

Community College Survey of Student Engagement – Supporting US community colleges to better understand their diverse student populations in order to serve their students and communities more effectively (USA)

Deer Park Institute – A center for study of classical Indian wisdom traditions, arts, and ecology (India)

Essential Education – Helping children, youth and adults to develop their innate capacity to be kind and wise, and contribute to peace in the world (Internaional, guided by the Dalai Lama)

The Freire International Project for Critical Pedagogy – Promotes social justice and the global development of Critical Pedagogy, highlighting its relevance with marginalized and indigenous peoples (International, based on the work of Paolo Freire)

Jefferson County Open School – Providing a viable, vibrant, and life changing alternative to conventional schooling since 1970, emphasizing personal, social, and intellectual development to prepare students for an ever-changing world (USA)

PeaceJam – Working to create young leaders committed to positive change in themselves, their communities and the world through the inspiration of Nobel Peace Laureates who pass on the spirit, skills, and wisdom they embody (International)

Human Rights

Amnesty International – The leading international human rights organization

Human Rights in China – A nonprofit organization monitoring human rights in China

Human Rights USA – A nonprofit organization monitoring human rights in the United States of America

Human Rights Watch – A major nonprofit organization monitoring human rights internationally

International Campaign for Tibet – NGO promoting human rights and democratic freedoms for the people of Tibet

Physicians for Human Rights – Investigating health consequences of human rights violations and working to stop them

Rights International – A rights organization with an emphasis on human rights law

Stop Arms to Sudan – A Human Rights First campaign to restore peace and human rights in Darfur and elsewhere in Sudan

UN Human Rights Commission – International body defining, promoting and protecting human rights worldwide

US Campaign for Burma – NGO dedicated to human rights and democracy in Burma

Peace & Conflict Resolution

Beyond Intractability – An online encyclopedia with easy-to-understand essays explaining the many dynamics that determine the course of conflict along with available options for promoting more constructive approaches

Buddhist Peace Fellowship – Supporting compassionate social justice and dharma-based organizations for social change

Center for Nonviolent Communication – Global organization helping people compassionately connect with one another through Nonviolent Communication

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation – Nonprofit working to eliminate the nuclear weapons threat to all life, to foster the global rule of law, and to build an enduring legacy of peace through education and advocacy

PeaceJam – Working to create young leaders committed to positive change in themselves, their communities and the world through the inspiration of Nobel Peace Laureates who pass on the spirit, skills, and wisdom they embody

Seeds of Peace – Empowering young leaders from regions of conflict with the leadership skills required to advance reconciliation and coexistence

The Sulha Way – A nonprofit organization leading a grassroots peace movement in the “Holy Land” (Israel/Palestine)

Tamera – A center for international training and an experimental model for “Peace Research Villages” promoting nonviolent co-existence of people and between people and nature (Portugal)

The University for Peace – UN-mandated graduate school in Peace and Conflict Studies (Costa Rica)

Volunteering & Service-Learning

Dharmalaya – NGO promoting sustainable development, compassionate living, and preservation of traditional wisdom, offering volunteer, cultural exchange, and service-learning opportunities in the Himalayas and South Asia (India & Nepal)

Global Routes – Summer teen community service programs and gap-year/collegeinternships (Africa, Asia, Latin America)

iVolunteer.in – Volunteer placement program offering a wide variety of positions and opportunities (India)

LEAPNOW – Promoting transformation and positive change on the planet through international volunteer, study, cultural exchange and service-learning opportunities (International)

SanghaSeva – Organizing “meditation in action” retreats that integrate quiet meditation with volunteer service work (India, Israel, UK)

 

If you encounter broken links, or if you’d like to suggest a site for one of the categories above, please let us know by posting in the comments section below.

 

Disclaimer: We have included the links above as a resource. Most of the organizations and sites listed below are not affiliated with the Earthville Network (though some of them are our friends and partners). The Earthville Network can’t be responsible for the content of any external websites, and their inclusion here doesn’t necessarily indicate that Earthville endorses all of the views and activities that may be presented on these various sites (though we wouldn’t have listed them if there weren’t something that we really like about them).

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