Population and Environment

Shallow Footprints

The alphabetically-listed Web sites below are some of the organizations and agencies working on reducing human impacts on the environment. They have sustainability information and offer a sampling of ideas for ways to make your own footprints shallower and reduce your consumption of the earth’s resources.

Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future

The Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (ULSF) works to strengthen the capacity of colleges and universities to make sustainability and environmental literacy a major focus of teaching, research, service, and operations.  ULSF is the secretariat for signatories of the Talloires Declaration (1990), which has been signed by over 350 university presidents and chancellors worldwide.

Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes

Launched in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes are the first global indexes tracking the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. Based on the cooperation of Dow Jones Indexes, STOXX Limited and SAM they provide asset managers with reliable and objective benchmarks to manage sustainability portfolios.

Low Impact Living

Low Impact Living wants to help you lower the environmental impact of your home and your daily life. To do that, they help you find the best green products, practices and service providers to help you achieve your environmental goals. They also help you understand the environmental benefits and economic trade-offs of your choices.

Smart Growth Online

A Web site on smart growth maintained by the Smart Growth Network, which is partially funded by the E.P.A., that addresses smart growth principles and issues.

U.S. EPA Sustainability Info

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agencies programs that address sustainability: what it is, what EPA is doing, how individuals can help.

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