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I’d like to draw your attention to two sites – one very big and one that has just started. They are both about ecology – and one has a broader social justice agenda as well as the ecology focus.
1. First the big one. This is WiserEarth.org. It was started by Paul Hawken and is basically a networking device for non-government organisations (NGO’s) and anyone interested in social justice and ecology (I don’t really think you can be interested in one and not the other).
Paul Hawken is quite a celebrity in the world of ecology. He is probably most famous for his book Natural Capitalism, which was about doing business in a way to save the planet. Reading this book was instrumental in the largest carpet manufacturer in the world deciding to operate in a way that meant zero emissions.
In his new book he is interested in organisations that have the agenda of making the world a better place. He points out that there is not one single thing that we need from large corporations. So the site WiserEarth is to help network those who aren’t part of the large corporates but who constitute the huge movement for making the world a better place. This movement is all over the place and so common that we often don’t see it.
It is a site well worth checking out and finding others with similar interests or from your locality.
2. Now the small and new one. Jess at sustainablesuburbia.com is a fairly new Australian blogger. I am fully in a agreement with her approach. Most people in our world live in suburbs and so saving the planet means making suburbs sustainable (happy to dialogue about this – please leave a comment).
The new part (new as in just started today) is that Jess has added a forum to her blog. At the moment it is so new that there are no posts, but I’m about to head over to it and introduce myself; so there should be some by the time you get to reading this.
So if you are interested in making suburbia sustainable and so contributing to saving our planet, head on over to the forum and start talking to others who care about this too.