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* [http://www.ensight.com.au/ Ensight] -- is a multi-award winning environmental engineering consultancy specialising in Ecologically Sustainable Development projects that dramatically reduce both energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions. * [http://www.ensight.com.au/ Ensight] -- is a multi-award winning environmental engineering consultancy specialising in Ecologically Sustainable Development projects that dramatically reduce both energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions.
* [http://www.lgp.qld.gov.au/?id=2293 Sustainable Living QLD] -- ''Queensland Government'' information on sustainable living and building. * [http://www.lgp.qld.gov.au/?id=2293 Sustainable Living QLD] -- ''Queensland Government'' information on sustainable living and building.
 +* [http://www.homebuildersaustralia.com.au/queensland-builders.html Home Builders Australia] --Building Resource with a list of QLD builders using green and eco friendly building practices. Useful eco building tips.
* [http://www.salahomes.com.au/about.html SALA Homes] -- specialises in the supply of affordable and sustainable housing in pre-packaged format anywhere in the world. * [http://www.salahomes.com.au/about.html SALA Homes] -- specialises in the supply of affordable and sustainable housing in pre-packaged format anywhere in the world.
* [http://www.livingsmart.net.au/ Living Smart] -- linking Sunshine Coast consumers with eco businesses and providing information and resources on how to be a bit 'greener'. This is a partnership between Noosa Shire Council, the Regional Futures Network (RFN), and the Community Sector Board for the Environment. * [http://www.livingsmart.net.au/ Living Smart] -- linking Sunshine Coast consumers with eco businesses and providing information and resources on how to be a bit 'greener'. This is a partnership between Noosa Shire Council, the Regional Futures Network (RFN), and the Community Sector Board for the Environment.

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This directory contains information sources on various topics and businesses related to sustainable living. Please add either external links or links to relevant Greenlivingpedia articles.

See Community action for information on local community action groups.

Contents

Global

  • C40 Cities - Climate Leadership Group C40 is a group of the world's largest cities committed to tackling climate change. The website provides news and updates on current C40 programmes, information about each of the cities involved, and useful links. Best practice examples covering buildings, energy, lighting, ports, renewables, transport, waste and water have been provided by city governments to the Clinton Climate Initiative.
  • Earth Day Network - Founded by the organizers of the first Earth Day in 1970, Earth Day Network (EDN) promotes environmental citizenship and year round progressive action worldwide.
  • Earth Hour - Seeks to inspire people to take action on climate change. Many major global cities are joining Earth Hour in 2008, turning a symbolic event into a global movement. All lights and energy are turned off for a designated hour to demonstrate reduced energy consumption.

Information and businesses by country

Australia

  • Advanced Eco Technologies is an Australian owned company, manufacturers of the EcoVerta® water saving product range.
  • Australian Biofuel Users Promoting and supporting the use of Biofuels in Australia.
  • Alternative Fuels and Energy develops and promotes renewable energy solutions. They welcome partnerships with individuals, companies, educational and government bodies with the same vision. AFE’s core technology is the the Sun Lizard suite of products for heating and cooling buildings.
  • Apricus is a manufacturer of solar water heaters (solar collectors) using evacuated tube and heat pipe technology, solar controllers and a wide range of accessories for solar thermal installations. Apricus products are designed for use in both domestic and commercial applications providing hot water, space heating and even air-conditioning (cooling).
  • Cundall provide ESD sustainability consulting and green building services engineering. Driven by the consideration of people, design, environment and technology, Cundall have proven that "going green" and commercial pragmatism can happily coexist.
  • The EcoShop online eco shop with links to information resources
  • Earth Garden magazine is Australia's original magazine about sustainable living with country and city alternatives, now in its 33rd year
  • Earth garden favourite Links -- renewable energy, RAP installers, owner building, earth and straw building, permaculture and organic gardening, waste management, ethical investment, green organisations, ecoproperty, eco products
  • Ecospecifier is a knowledge base of well over 3000 environmentally preferable products, materials, technologies and resources. Designed to help designers, builders, consultants and those looking to deliver a best practice design, ecospecifier can help reduce environmental impacts and create healthier and more productive living and working environments
  • ECO-Buy is a program that supports local government and businesses in purchasing environmentally friendly products.
  • Energy Matters -- is as a web-based retail store for renewable energy products. They also offer design, consulting and installation services. The business is operated by a team of experienced renewable energy installers and technology based professionals.
  • GreenHome is a program from the Australian Conservation Foundation that helps people help the environment by making simple changes to the way we live. Identify ways that you can green your home and lifestyle, from saving energy and water to cutting down on waste.
  • Green Building Council of Australia's mission is to develop a sustainable property industry for Australia and drive the adoption of green building practices through market-based solutions.
  • Green Makeover provides services such as a Green Makeover Home Assessment, and can arrange the installation of solar electricity, solar water heaters, rainwater tanks, grey water recycling and other products at competitive prices.
  • National Sustainable House Day - Visit hundreds of open houses across Australia and New Zealand and find out how to make your house cheaper to run, more comfortable to live in and better for the environment.
  • Sustainable Gardening Australia offers free sustainable gardening advice. Their principle purpose is:
    • the protection and enhancement of the natural environment to ensure its sustainability
    • the provision of information or education, or the carrying on of research about the national environment and the practices of Sustainable Gardening.
    • Statement of Purpose - Sustainable Gardening Australia
    • The core business of SGA is to focus on garden businesses with face-to-face contact with the home gardener and those involved in decision-making relating to private or public gardens.
  • Simplygreen Salary Packaging is an Australian owned company, specialising in outsourced salary packaging services designed to increase your salary and reduce your carbon footprint.
  • Research Institute for Sustainable Energy Assisting the development of the Australian sustainable energy industry.
  • Trinature eco safe cleaning products
  • Waterwise Systems Pty Ltd is an Australian owned company with the head office located in Melbourne and branches in Sydney and Brisbane. Waterwise Systems specialises in the design, supply and installation of greywater diversion systems and also provide Australians with domestic water saving technologies, community education and information.
  • Your Building is the key online Australian resource about sustainable commercial buildings. The objective of the portal is to change behaviours towards more sustainable outcomes right across the commercial buildings industry.
  • Metricon Over the past 30 years, Metricon has grown to become one of the largest home builders in Australia. Metricon EcoHome Brochure
  • Home Builders Australia A detailed resource of builders in Australia promoting eco friendly building practices and builders.

Non government organisations (NGOs)

  • Alternative Technology Association - Australia’s leading not-for-profit organisation, promoting sustainable technology and practice to protect the environment. Publishers of Rewew and Sanctuary magazines.
  • Australian Conservation Foundation is committed to inspiring people to achieve a healthy environment for all Australians. For over 40 years ACF has been a strong voice for the environment, promoting solutions through research, consultation, education and partnerships.
  • Sustainable Living Foundation is a community based not-for-profit organisation committed to promoting, celebrating and practicing principles of sustainable living.
  • Victoria Naturally Alliance is made up of eight environment groups led by the Victorian National Parks Association, has been formed to work with government and the community to solve the biodiversity crisis due to land clearing and climate change that confronts Victoria. They are working with scientists to ensure approaches are based on good, strong science.
  • Green living, Greenpeace Australia.
  • Green Building Council of Australia, launched in 2002, the GBCA is a national, not-for-profit organisation that is committed to developing a sustainable property industry for Australia by encouraging the adoption of green building practices through market-based solutions.

Government organisations and websites

Victoria

  • Accredited photovoltaic installers, Sustainability Victoria.
  • Advanced Eco Technologies is an Australian owned company that has a Melbourne-based production facility where it designs and manufactures the EcoVerta® range of water saving products.
  • Eco Toys Provide a wide range of safe, natural and educational wooden and organic cotton toys for babies and children that are kind to the planet.
  • Greenlink Box Hill -- Local plants for local places.
  • Building Biology Australia -- Green & Healthy Building Inspections & Consultations since 1999.
  • Bulleen Art and Garden -- Landscape supplies, plant nursery, greywater/rainwater, gallery and art. Information and advice on environmental sustainability, community information, local attractions and gardening with kids. Certified sustainable garden centre (SGA).
  • Environment Victoria -- Victoria's peak non-government environment organisation, campaigning across Victoria for more than 30 years.
  • Anne McCauley eco safe cleaning products (Trinature)
  • Going Solar -- provides innovative solutions for integrating PV solar power modules into buildings.
  • Building and renovating sustainably -- Sustainability Victoria, Victorian Government, how you can be energy and water efficient in all aspects of your project.
  • The Environment Shop -- Australian owned and operated business specializing in the sale of products that provide an environmental benefit.
  • Peter Bennetts Photographer -- featuring photographs of many spectacular commercial and residential sustainable buildings.
  • PJT Green Plumbing -- environmental plumbing solutions ""Providing Water Saving Solutions"
  • Permaculture Melbourne -- promotes the application of Permaculture principles in the design of communities and the landscapes that support them and support its members in the pursuit of these goals
  • Sustainable Plumbing Solutions Pty Ltd -- was established as one of the first companies to specialise in greenplumbing. The specific aim of the company is to fulfill the need for high quality and professional green plumbing services.
  • Selectronic Australia Pty Ltd -- is a wholly Australian owned company that has a Melbourne-based production facility where it designs and manufactures a range of high quality sine wave power inverters for Australian and overseas markets.
  • RJM Sunpower -- specialists in designing, supplying and installing renewable energy systems for rural and urban locations.
  • Solar Charge -- Renewable energy solutions provider.
  • VEILmap -- VEIL food map is an online, urban food production map of Melbourne. It is a project of the Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab (VEIL): http://www.ecoinnovationlab.com.
  • Scarab Solutions -- Provides advice on environmentally sustainable technology to suit your home and budget.
  • Shiver Me Timbers is Australia’s highest volume processor of recycled timbers. They mill demolition hardwoods from wharves, woolstores and factories across Australia into wide and narrow board flooring, decking, cladding, stair components and dressed boards. The provide an expert joinery service that produces spectacular solid timber tops for kitchen benches, tables or commercial counters etc. Large section posts and beams are also available.
  • Simplygreen Salary Packaging is an Australian owned company, specialising in outsourced salary packaging services designed to increase your salary and reduce your carbon footprint.
  • Solar Hydronics Pty Ltd provides innovative and energy efficient heating and hot water solutions.
  • Solar Systems -- is a world leader in high concentration solar photovoltaic applications.
  • Sunpower Design - over 25 years experience specialising in integrated sustainable building design of homes that exceed the 5 star energy performance rating.
  • Solazone -- solar specialists in renewable energy, including retail sales & installation.
  • sustainable IT is a consulting firm providing environmental and IT management services to organisations, specialising in information technology but also provide environmental services outside of IT.
  • Sustainability Victoria, Victorian Government. Sustainability Victoria's purpose is to show the way to using our resources more efficiently and reducing our everyday environmental impacts.
  • Water Pro's - are dedicated to saving water and provide advice on all your garden water needs. Their philosophy is simply to supply the best quality irrigation equipment and technical advice at reasonable prices.
  • Wendy van Dok is a landscape designer and greywater irrigation specialist.
  • Wren Industries -- makes of concertina foil bats and Renshade aluminium foil holland blinds for windows.
  • Yarra Timber -- suppliers of Durable Class Timbers sourced from wharf and plantation timbers.
  • Zen Architects
  • Water Smart Home, Museum Victoria, Australia -- 'water smart' homes from across metropolitan Melbourne, with case studies of the extraordinary ways in which individuals and families are leading by example in reusing, reducing consumption and revaluing this precious resource.
  • Waterwise Systems Pty Ltd is an Australian owned company with the head office located in Melbourne and branches in Sydney and Brisbane. Waterwise Systems® specialises in the design, supply and installation of water management systems and also provide Australians with domestic water saving technologies, community education and information.
  • Home Builders Australia A detailed resource of builders in Victoria Australia promoting eco friendly building practices and builders.

Western Australia

  • Solar Dwellings -- passive solar energy efficient homes designer in Perth.
  • Sustainable Consulting -- Perth-based consulting firm established in 2001 to help progress the sustainability agenda in Western Australia and beyond.
  • Act Now WA -- provides information from Western Australian Government agencies and other sources on sustainable living in Western Australia.

Queensland

  • Ensight -- is a multi-award winning environmental engineering consultancy specialising in Ecologically Sustainable Development projects that dramatically reduce both energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Sustainable Living QLD -- Queensland Government information on sustainable living and building.
  • Home Builders Australia --Building Resource with a list of QLD builders using green and eco friendly building practices. Useful eco building tips.
  • SALA Homes -- specialises in the supply of affordable and sustainable housing in pre-packaged format anywhere in the world.
  • Living Smart -- linking Sunshine Coast consumers with eco businesses and providing information and resources on how to be a bit 'greener'. This is a partnership between Noosa Shire Council, the Regional Futures Network (RFN), and the Community Sector Board for the Environment.

New South Wales and ACT

  • Beyond Building Energy is a division of Beyond Building Systems Pty Ltd. The company mission is to build affordable, high quality, energy efficient housing and infrastructure, fully equipped to meet the global challenges of an ecologically and economically sustainable future.
  • The Institute for Sustainable Futures -- Based in Sydney, Australia
  • Michael Mobbs Sustainable Projects -- design, consulting and speaking services.
  • Geo Air Services -- Sydney-based company dedicated to helping home owners cool and heat their homes efficiently, and with less power than conventional air conditioning
  • Solartec Electrical Services --Phillip May and Sophia Moody of Solartec Electrical Services utilise 10 years experience living on solar to provide a friendly and quality service for supply, design, installation, maintenance, and all electrical work in Canberra, ACT Region, NSW South Coast, Snowy Mountains, Southern & Central NSW.
  • Home Builders Australia --Building Resource with NSW and ACT builders using green and eco friendly building practices. Useful eco building tips
  • Solar Technology Australia is one of Australia's leading providers of high quality Solar & Renewable Energy Systems & Products, Energy Cost Analysis & Reduction Strategies, Electrical Contracting Services, Remote Telemetry Systems and Marine Navigation Aids, Products & Services
  • Planetec Electrical Pty Ltd can supply and install a 1 kw 6 panel solar system for only $7300.00. Planetec is fully accredited with the Australian Business Council for Sustainable Energy and is responsible for the installation of over 100 solar systems in NSW.
  • Comparison Plastics Pty Ltd - Manurfacturers and suppliers of plastic/polyethylene rain water tanks, grey water tanks and water storage & saving systems. 22 Cullen Place, Smithfield NSW 2164.

Northern Territory

South Australia

Tasmania

  • Sustainable Living Tasmania -- community resource and education centre to provide a for the protection and restoration of the natural environment and the development of homes and cities for a sustainable future.
  • Core Collective -- is committed to the production of innovative architecture grounded in a sensitivity for its environmental, social, cultural and economic context.

Canada

United States

  • Green Home Building
  • Building Living Neighborhoods
  • TheGreenerHome -- Sustainable Living Resource for Western North Carolina
  • LA Green Living
  • Co-op America -- Economic Action for a Just Planet
  • Architecture for humanity -- charitable organisation promoting architectural and design solutions to global, social and humanitarian crises.
  • BuildingGreen.com is an independent company committed to providing accurate, unbiased, and timely information designed to help building-industry professionals and policy makers improve the environmental performance, and reduce the adverse impacts of buildings.
  • Greenopia is The Urban Dweller's Guide to Green Living, a one-stop guide for living green locally, focussing on Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. Listings of high-quality goods and services to suit your lifestyle and offer tips for you to green your life
  • think green building believe that good buildings unite specific people with a specific spot on the planet to the benefit of both. Through teaching, writing, consulting, designing, trouble shooting, and building, they dedicated to helping create good buildings.
  • New England Clean Energy Council's mission is to accelerate New England’s clean energy economy to global leadership by building an active community of stakeholders and a world-class cluster of clean energy companies.

Germany

  • SCHOTT AG -- is one of the leading solar industry companies worldwide, offering a wide range of future-oriented products and solutions for almost all photovoltaic and solar thermal applications.

Great Britain

  • GreenLiving Techniques and Technologies for Sustainable Living. A website about positive lifestyle choices.
  • The BRE Group is a world leading research, consultancy, training, testing and certification organisation delivering sustainability and innovation across the built environment and beyond.
  • Lake Renewable Energy Store is a Online Retail Store supplying a wide range of Solar,Wind ,Energy Saving and Eco Products.

General information and topics

Directories, portals and magazines

  • BeGreen.com.au is an Australian site that aims to be Australia's most comprehensive "Green" resource.
  • Eco Portal has been created by a group of promoting sustainability. Their vision is to create a community where indivduals, organisations and businesses connect to actively promote sustainability.
  • Ecodirectory environmental directory
  • Green magazine is an online and print magazine on sustainable architecture and landscape design.
  • Green Builder Magazine is a US publication of Green Builder Media, that is focused exclusively on residential sustainable development. Green Builder is the authoritative voice on green building and sustainable development.
  • Environmental Jobs Network, Australia -- online resource for environmental careers.
  • Green Home Makeover - Video clips, environment articles, organic products
  • Google Directory - Sustainable Living
  • Going Green, National Geographic - green living, going green, eco-friendly living
  • Green Yahoo
  • The Greendirectory - Australian online eco directory.
  • G Magazine - The Green Lifestyle Magazine.
  • Lighter Footstep is a web-based magazine dedicated to sustainable living: learning to thrive in our personal and business lives by making wiser choices.
  • Sprinkla Magazine -- has been created out of a desire to have a positive impact on our planet, and our communities. The content is intended to inspire you, and offer you solutions that you can use in your own life, bringing an eco-perspective to how you connect, grow, eat, explore and invest.
  • Yahoo Directory - Enviroment

Books

Community groups

See Community action.

News and blogs

Green technologies, products and buildings.
Green technologies, products and buildings.
Dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream.
Dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream.
Tools, models and ideas for building a better future.
Tools, models and ideas for building a better future.
 Work and live smarter and more efficiently.
Work and live smarter and more efficiently.
  • BeGreen NEWSlog - The news at BeGreen
  • The Green Room - BBC enviroment site
  • Earthbeat Radio Netherlands enviroment programme
  • Worldchanging.com -- is a popular information source and forum working on the simple premise that the tools, models and ideas for building a better future lie all around us, and that another world is not just possible, it's here.
  • Greencarcongress.com's mission is to provide timely, high-quality editorial about the full spectrum of energy options, technologies, products, issues and policies related to sustainable mobility.
  • Green Roofs for Healthy Australian Cities is a membership organisation with an elected committee that draws together the various governmental, organisational and businesses groups and individuals interested in being kept informed about green roof science. technology, practice, regulations, specifications.
  • Green tech powers forward | CNET News.com the latest advances in energy technology, from solar-powered Wi-Fi to robots fueled by bacteria
  • Lifehacker -- tips, shortcuts, and downloads that help you work and live smarter and more efficiently.
  • Home Energy Analysis blog -- musings on the Home Energy Analysis System and Home Environment Issues
  • MetaEfficient Green Technologies and Products
  • Guardian Unlimited: Environment news & advice on ethical living
  • Larvatus Prodeo is an Australian group blog which discusses politics, sociology, culture, life, religion and science from a left of centre perspective.
  • The Oil Drum Discussions about energy and our future, including peak oil.
  • We're Green! - Find the latest news from around the world on green, alternative and renewable energy.
  • Nigel's Eco Blog - explore all things environmentally friendly.
  • Great Green Gadgets - find interesting articles on the web about gadgets, big and small, that promote environmental concerns.
  • Green Daily
  • EcoGeek: Technology for the Environment Innovations that are saving the planet.
  • Greengeezer - information on reducing energy consumption through green building and zero energy homes, and by helping others in mid-life find a place to live green.
  • Inhabitat.com- a weblog devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter and more sustainable future.
  • ClimateChangeZone.com - a lively discussion forum for all things green. From climate change to composting and sustainable living.
  • New York EcoSpaces - News & information on green and sustainable living in New York City"

Climate change links

See Climate change.

Superannuation and ethical investment

  • Make your super choice a Green Choice, Switch your superannuation to a socially responsible investment (SRI) fund
  • Responsible Investment Association Australasia - a membership organisation for professionals working in the area of Sustainable Responsible Investment (SRI) in Australia and New Zealand. The RIAA also helps individuals and organisations to learn more about how they can become socially responsible investors.
  • Ethical Investment Services - a financial planning firm that advises clients who wish to invest ethically based in Kew, Melbourne

Wikis

Please add any wikis to this list in alphabetic order

  • Appropedia is focused reducing poverty through international development and increasing sustainability through the use of appropriate technology
Note: Village Earth's Appropriate Technology Wiki Project has merged with Appropedia .
  • The Coastal Portal wiki
  • Climate and Conservation wiki
  • Green Architecture on the Grand Rapids Public Library wiki
  • Envirowiki is an Australian enviromentalism and social justice wiki
  • Global Warming Art provides graphic images and information about climate change. It is the result of a dream that the public and educators should have easy access to the same data and results that have framed the scientific discussion of global warming and climate change.
  • Technology and Social Action Wiki was established to foster dialogue and collaboration between activists in social movements, voluntary and community organisations and technology designers.
  • Howtopedia is a collaborative platform for practical knowledge and simple technologies that are easily explainable and usable by individuals or small communities for a sustainable and ecological future.
  • TipThePlanet is a green wiki website that encourages discussion and the generation of tips that benefit you and the planet - from tips for individuals to tips for multi-national companies on how to limit their carbon footprints.
  • PermaWiki is a free permaculture designers manual that anyone can edit
  • Playgreen.org is a wiki with the central premise that large groups of people can, and should, make a fantastic resource site to foster responsible consumption habits in our daily life, economy, industries.
  • Snowpedia is Freeskier's wiki-based encyclodpedia of all things skiing.
  • SolaRoof Open Eco Wiki's goal is to transform our homes and communities through an Open Source initiative for Sustainable Living
  • Sustainable Community Action - a wiki for anyone interested in sustainability or any aspect of it, but especially ordinary people and community groups. We seek to link up community and personal action for sustainability worldwide. SCA WikiNode (reciprocal link under 'Sustainable Housing', also put link on our Australia page)
  • Wikigoodglobe is an enviroment and social justice wiki
  • WikiIndex is a wiki of wikis, wiki people and wiki ideas. We are striving to help build community between people who use wiki by being a place to help new wiki folk find wiki communities they are interested in.
  • Wikiski is in an attempt to harness the wealth of knowledge about snowsports around the world that the general public have tucked away in their heads. By sharing this information with others everyone can benefit from the wealth of knowledge of others and make your snow sport experiences so much better. An initiative of ski.com.au.
  • Your Building is a wiki for sustainable commercial buildings. The portal provides information for all those involved across the building life cycle - from investors, owners, and occupiers to developers, builders, designers, and facility managers. It also encourages knowledge sharing in the industry by allowing users to comment on existing articles and contribute new articles and case studies on any aspects of sustainable commercial properties.

Energy

  • Climate Positive: Beyond carbon neutral Measure, reduce and offset your greenhouse emissions with Australia's premium carbon offset provider
  • CleanEnergyConnect.com Provide a resource centre and virtual meeting place for people interested in, already involved in, or who want to become involved in the clean energy industry. Their current focus is the Australasian region, however anyone from anywhere is welcome to register as a member and contribute as many of the issues are global.
  • Oil Depletion Protocol is an international agreement that will enable nations of the world to cooperatively reduce their dependence on oil.
  • Futureenergy.org -- information about clean power, polluting power, energy efficiency, climate change, oil peak, politics, energy efficient homes and transport solutions.
  • Renew News -- is a community-based resource about Renewable Energy
  • Sustainable Buildings -- The Climate Group: Low Carbon Solutions. Details of efforts and case studies by both by businesses and governments to increase/optimise the energy efficiency or reduce the energy use of buildings so that greenhouse gas emissions through building-lifetime are decreased.
  • Wind-Works -- sn on-line archive of articles and commentary primarily--but not solely--on wind energy, Feed-in Tariffs, and Advanced Renewable Tariffs.

Wikipedia articles

Products

See the Products page for information on renewable energy and sustainable building products.

Personal tools