An initiative of the Environmental Defense Fund, EDF+Business seeks to accelerate environmental innovation by challenging companies of all sizes to make green business the new business as usual. Projects include streamlining of shipping, improvement of vehicle fleets, and increasing the energy efficiency of large organizations.
Energy Central is a hub on the Internet for electric power professionals searching for information, products and services related to the energy industry. By teaming with companies that service the energy industry, Energy Central provides a broad base of information products - news, directories, events, databases, books, periodicals, reports - all focused on a single industry and all accessible from a single site on the World Wide Web.
"Our mission is to provide clear, concise, accurate, and balanced information, resources, and learning opportunities to help companies of all sizes and sectors integrate environmental responsibility into their operations in a manner that supports profitable business practices."
SmartPlanet is the premier destination for savvy advice, thought-provoking analysis and expert discussion on the intersection of technology, business and life. Covering decisions that reach from the boardroom to the living room, SmartPlanet is the place to go for innovative insight and ideas that impact the world around you.
Triple Pundit is an innovative new-media company for the business community that cultivates awareness and understanding of the triple bottom line. We provide expert editorial coverage and group discussions on sustainable business in the 21st century.
"COTE works to advance, disseminate, and advocate—to the profession, the building industry, the academy, and the public—design practices that integrate built and natural systems and enhance both the design quality and environmental performance of the built environment. COTE serves as the community and voice on behalf of AIA architects regarding sustainable design and building science and performance."
As an internationally recognized mark of excellence, LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
The U.S. Green Building Council is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. Our community of leaders is working to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation.
ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.
The Greendex is the result of a quantitative consumer study of consumers in countries around the world who were asked about such behavior as energy use and conservation, transportation choices, food sources, the relative use of green products versus traditional products, attitudes towards the environment and sustainability, and knowledge of environmental issues.
GreenerChoices.org, launched in 2005 by the publisher of Consumer Reports, is a Web-based initiative to inform, engage, and empower consumers about environmentally-friendly products and practices. GreenerChoices.org offers an accessible, reliable, and practical source of information on buying “greener” products that have minimal environmental impact and meet personal needs.
Information on green business practices for small business owners from the Small Business Association. this page includes information about green certifications, marketing regulations, product development, and marketing among other subjects.
"These web pages connect to FTC resources on energy labeling for consumer products, retail sales of electricity, environmental marketing claims, insulation and home energy issues, and fuel and automotive products"
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is a network-based global organization working to increase the transparency and accountability of business sustainability performance through its Sustainability Reporting Framework.
IISD champions global sustainable development through innovation, research and relationships that span the entire world. It is devoted to the ongoing communication of its findings as it engages decision-makers in business, government, non-government organizations and other sectors.
"For three decades, IREC, a non-profit corporation with tax-exempt status, has worked with industry, government, educators and other stakeholders to ensure that the broader use of renewable energies is possible, safe, affordable and practical for us all."
"The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the scientific basis for environmental decisionmaking. NCSE specializes in programs that foster collaboration between the diverse institutions and individuals creating and using environmental knowledge, including research, education, environmental, and business organizations as well as governmental bodies at all levels."
The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.
An independent nonprofit organization with a staff of more than 100 scientists, economists, policy experts, business analysts, statistical analysts, mapmakers, and communicators working to protect the Earth and improve people's lives.
The Sustainable Communities Resource Center is intended to provide the public with a comprehensive set of information that supports local and regional strategies, with a particular emphasis on sustainable housing and planning. The Resource Center provides ready access to best practices, cutting edge research, new reports and resources, and spotlights innovation in the field.
GLRPPR is a professional organization dedicated to promoting information exchange and networking to P2 professionals in the Great Lakes regions of the United States and Canada. The GLRPPR compiles listings of news, organizations, and other resources on environmental policy and management.
Sustainable Communities Online is the newly revised, updated, and redesigned website formerly known as the Sustainable Communities Network. The intent of SCO is to pool information on sustainability to make it more readily accessible to the public.