External resources

Campaigns, organizations, networks:

  • European Sustainable Development Network (ESDN) is an informal network of public administrators and other experts dealing with sustainable development strategies in Europe.
  • FIAN is an international human rights organization that has advocated for the realization of the right to food for more than 20 years, it has members in over 50 countries around the world.
  • Nature and youth is an environmentalist youth organization in Norway.
  • Global action plan is the UK’s leading environmental behaviour change organization.
  • Peace brigades is an international NGO that promotes nonviolence and protects human rights.
  • Changemaker is an international non-governmental youth movement that was initiated by Norwegian Church Aid in Norway. It works with Human Rights and sustainable development within the north/south relationship.
  • Future in our hands is an international movement committed to safeguarding the environment for future generations and a fair distribution of wealth globally. It was established in Norway.
  • Change the world is an organization that provides local communities in northern and southern countries with information about how to live in a more sustainable way, for example using new technologies to heat water without polluting, etc. They are located in Norway but they have a strong cooperation with Latin America.
  • Kolibrí is a norwegian foundation workin with children at risk in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The foundation has 4 centers in the brazilian favelas where they teach street children on how to overcome problems and express themselves through art.

Background information

  • The education for sustainable development section in Unesco’s webpage contains free access documents with information on several areas of sustainable development.
  • Happy planet index is a tool to measure ecological efficiency with which, country by country, people live long and happy lives.
  • The Ecological Footprint is a data-driven metric that tells us how close we are to the goal of sustainable living.
  • If you are looking for material to put in your workshops such as videos or facts about the story of things and the way market works, you should check out the mainpage of the story of stuff.
  • A webpage on how to get started with sustainable development. 
  • Electronic journal of sustainable development: a journal with several articles on the issue of sustainable development and how it can be achieved.
  • Educating for a culture of social and ecological peace: book by Annita Wenden that intends to understand why peace education and environmental education respond to the social and environmental crisis that earth community faces. (This link has limited view, we recommend you to look for the whole book in your closest library!)
  • Emagazine: an electronic magazine with date to date articles on the environment, links to other blogs and tips on how to achieve a sustainable lifestyle.
Video material
  • Climate justice: lecture that explains the need of a global climate agreement delivering economic justice for the global south.
  • Jonathon Porrit (founder of the Forum for the Future, and Chairman of the UK Sustainable Development Commission) lecture on how to address the challenge of sustainable development.
  • A contrarian view of sustainability: is it possible that the most sustainable thing human society can do is to continue to grow, to innovate and to trade?
  • Green gold: prospecting for algae oil.
  • Coal: its not all black: lecture from Paul Younger (Director, newcastle institute for research on sustainability).
  • Shale gas and how to deal with associated risks in two good videos.

International projects

  • The Water Tank Project: Artists transform NYC’s rooftop water towers to raise awareness about conservation.