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  • Baltic Sustainable Cities Programme (BSCP) - The Commission on Environment developed a programme of cooperation between the member cities entitled THE BALTIC SUSTAINABLE CITIES PROGRAMME (BSCP). This lists and describes sustainable Baltic Cities projects.
  • Civitas2004 - features a weekly edition of the latest news, events, links and resources-- all focusing on urban sustainbility issues. THe site is available in three languages--English, Spanish, and Catalan.
  • Counterpart Foundation/FSP - Established 30 years ago as the Foundation for the Peoples of the South Pacific, Counterpart Foundation is an international, multi-sector humanitarian development agency. Counterpart works with national and regional local partners to promote integrated socio-economic development, NGO institutional building, basic health care, sustainable environmental and natural resources management.
  • Institute for Global Communications (IGC) - The Institute for Global Communications (IGC) is a nonprofit organization that provides alternative sources of information as well as online access and comprehensive Internet services for progressive individuals and organizations.
  • International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) - The International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) is the international environmental agency for local governments. Its mission is to build and serve a worldwide movement of local governments to achieve tangible improvements in global environmental and sustainable development conditions through cumulative local actions. Building a worldwide movement requires that ICLEI functions as a democratic, international association of local governments. Serving a worldwide movement requires that ICLEI operates as an international environmental agency for local governments.
  • CUED On-Line - The National Council for Urban Economic Development is a membership organization committed to the economic revitalization of our nation's cities. Achieving this goal is a complex task that requires innovative strategies, tools and techniques and new institutional arrangements for implementing them.
  • EarthAction - EarthAction is an ever-expanding global network of over 1,500 campaigning organizations in almost 150 countries. They work to protect the environment, promote peace and to ensure that development all over the world is sustainable and combined with social justice. Every month they produce a campaign pack focused in a particular issue, making it fast, simple and worthwhile for everybody to do their bit.
  • Earth Pledge Foundation - is a non-profit organization promoting Sustainable Development.
  • EDA Trust - EDA Trust is committed to redressing the imbalances of poverty and inequality in our society and working to improve the quality of life in rural areas. To this end EDA Trust works with rural communities fostering integrated development processes.
  • Halifax EcoCity Project - Urban Ecology Australia is an NGO committed to the evolution of ecologically sustaining human settlements.
  • Mercy Corps International (MCI) - Mercy Corps International is a non-profit humanitarian organization which exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.
  • Movement for Beloved Community - This site will give many examples of multi-faith social action efforts and will give examples of some spiritually-based community movements. Secular community building efforts are covered as well.

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