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Shiply.com is an UK based eco-friendly transport marketplace that is making a major contribution to CO2 emissions in the UK and the rest of western Europe.

They dreamed up a win-win solution for shippers and trucking firms. Noting that a significant number of trucks on the roads are returning empty, they devised a plan to link up people, goods to be shipped, and empty space on trucks. As of late summer 2010, they have saved over 12 million truck miles and reduced CO2 emissions by over 6 million kg (10.5 million pounds).

Shiply has been awarded a number of green business awards including Shell Springboard 2009, Startup Awards Green Business Of The Year 2009, The Observer Ethical Awards 2009, and The Northwest Business Environment Awards. They have been actively supporting the UK government's ACT ON CO2 campaign.

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Other groups actively involved:

bullet The Centre for Science and Environment is a public interest research and advocacy organisation based in New Delhi. CSE researches into, lobbies for, and communicates the urgency of development that is both sustainable and equitable. Their five main programs are communication for awareness, research & advocacy, education & training, knowledge portal, and polution monitoring.
 
bulletCarbon Insider is a source of information on U.S. carbon emission regulations, technologies, and other topics relating to climate change.
 
bulletClimate Action Program is a part of the Sustainable Development division of Henley Media Group has been providing senior decision makers in the public, private and intergovernmental sectors with sustainable development and corporate social responsibility reference resources since 1998. See: http://www.climateactionprogramme.org/  You can subscribe to their newsletter at: http://www.climateactionprogramme.org/newsletter
 
bulletThe Club of Rome is a global think tank linking high-level scientists, economists, businessmen,  civil servants, heads of state, and former heads of state.
 
bulletDo No Harm is an interesting web site with a novel and simple message: "... to make better choices and treat each other, the other creatures who share this planet with us, and this planet we call home with greater respect and compassion."
 
bulletEarth Platform: In addition to the very useful search engines mentioned above, they have a listing of current environmental news from National Geographic, About.com's Environmental issues section, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and EarthWire UK. See:  http://www.earthplatform.com/
 
bulletThe Global Issues web-site by Anup Shah looks into biodiversity, global environmental issues, and provides links to external web sites, articles, reports, and analyses.
 
bulletGood Tree "...is the Web portal that makes a difference in the world every time you use it. Here you get a personal homepage that can be your control panel for your life online, allowing you to navigate the Web in a way that reflects your beliefs and values. You can join causes, surround yourself with people who care about the same things you do, and share information with them about how to make a difference." They have a section on the environment.
 
bullet Interfaith Ceter for Sustainable Development (ICSD) accesses the collective wisdom of the world’s religions to promote co-existence, peace, and sustainability through education and activism.
 
bulletMediaChannel.org provides a critical look at how environmental issues are covered (or not covered) by the media around the world.
 
bulletNational Environmental Education Week (E.E. Week) "... is the largest organized environmental education event in the United States. Made possible by Canon, it increases the educational impact of Earth Day by creating a full week of educational preparation, learning, and activities in K-12 classrooms, nature centers, zoos, museums, and aquariums." They distribute a free newsletter.
 
bulletOneWorld.net brings together more than 1,500 organizations from across the globe that promote human rights awareness and fighting poverty worldwide.
 
bullet Religion, Science and the Environment is a movement founded in 1988. They have convened a series of symposia to study the fate of the world's main bodies of water. It is under the auspices of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Patriarch of the Orthodox Christian Church.
 
bulletSimply Green Choices for Life is a South African response to environmental threats. You can subscribe to their weekly newsletter or order a subscription to their Simply Green magazine at: http://www.simplygreen.co.za/
 
bulletStop Climate Chaos in the UK is a diverse and broadly-based coalition of many types of groups that are concerned with the environment, including environment and development groups, faith groups, humanitarian organizations, women's groups, trade unions, etc. We wonder what would result if every nation in the world had a coalition as extensive as that under Stop Climate Chaos. Their coalition includes:
bulletActionAid, an anti-poverty group.
bulletAirport Watch, an umbrella group opposing aviation and airport expansion.
bulletACTSA works with the people of Southern Africa to build a better future, working for peace, democracy and development across the region.
bulletA Rocha is a Christian group with environmental projects in 16 countries.
bulletBMS World Mission is an international Christian charity working with developing nations.
bulletCAFOD is the Roman Catholic Agency for Overseas Development.
bulletCambridge Carbon Footprint is a local group attempting to reduce CO2emissions.
bullet Campaign against Climate Change works in the UK and globally.
bullet Campaign for Better Transport is concerned with sustainable transport, looking for answers to transport problems and aiming to reduce the environmental and social impact of transport. (Previously Transport 2000).
bulletCampaign to Protect Rural England encourages sustainable land use and other natural resources
bulletCap and Share promotes equal sharing of emission entitlements to all
bulletCarplus promotes responsible car use in the UK.
bulletChristian Aid helps poor communities worldwide.
bulletClimate Outreach and Information Network communicates climate change concerns to the public.
bulletCome Off It promotes freedom from the electrical grid and carbon dependency one day a month.
bulletCTC promotes cycling in the UK.
bulletEarth Restoration Service promotes repair of ecosystems globally.
bulletEthical Consumer helps people and groups to act ethically in the market place.
bulletEthical Jobs helps people choose ethical employment.
bulletFriends of the Earth inspires solutions to environmental problems.
bulletFrom Greenhouse to Green House works to reduce direct emissions of CO2.
bulletGarden Organic promotes organic gardening, farming and food.
bulletGlasgow Eco-Renovation Project promotes sustainability of homes by sharing information & buying in bulk.
bulletGlobal Student Forum helps students to consider spiritual and global moral issues.
bulletGreenpeace promotes positive change through action.
bulletgreen.tv is a TV channel broadcasting environmental films.
bulletIFEES, the Islamic Foundation for Ecology & Environmental Sciences, is a worldwide network.
bulletIslamic Relief is a disaster relief group and promotes sustainable development.
bulletJustice and Peace Scotland advises the Scottish Bishops Conference on social justice matters, etc.
bulletMedact promotes health globally.
bulletMethodist Relief and Development Fund aids needy communities globally.
bulletNational Trust for Scotland protects and promotes Scotland's natural and cultural heritage.
bullet Operation Noah is a Christian climate change campaign.
bullet Oxfam works worldwide to provide emergency relief, long-term development, etc.
bulletPeople & Planet is a student network working on world poverty, human rights & the environment.
bulletPlan B works to terminate international aid funding spent on oil companies.
bulletPortsmouth Climate Action Network is a local group promoting CO2 reduction.
bulletPractical Action helps poor communities in the world choose and use technology.
bulletRamblers Association promotes walking in England, Scotland and Wales.
bulletRoad Block opposes road building and growth in transport traffic.
bulletRSPB works to secure a healthy environment for birds and wildlife.
The RSPB is the UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and wildlife, helping to create a better world for us all.
bullet Scottish Action on Climate Change promotes education on the problem of global warming and climate change
bulletSave our World presents professionally acted workshops and roadshows on averting climate change.
bullet SCIAF supports over 80 long term development projects helping people affected by issues such as HIV/AIDS, conflict and hunger. In the UK, SCIAF analyses the causes of poverty, encouraging action for change.
bulletShared Energy is a small group of people who work locally and beyond to reduce carbon emissions.
bulletSPEAK connects students and young adults to pray and campaign on issues of global injustice.
bulletSurfers Against Sewage (SAS) promotes clean, safe recreational waters.
bulletSustrans is the sustainable transport charity behind the National Cycle Network. Our vision is a world in which people choose to travel in ways that benefit their health and the environment.
bulletTake Global Warming Seriously believes that Global Warming should be at the top of the National Agenda - and provide a mechanism for supporters to spread this message nationally by personal networking action.
bulletTearfund is an evangelical Christian relief and development agency addressing the underlying causes of poverty.
bulletThe Wildlife Trusts work together with local communities to protect wildlife in all habitats across the UK.
bulletTRANSform Scotland is the national sustainable transport alliance, campaigning for a more sustainable and socially-just transport system.
bullet UNA-UK is an independent policy authority on the United Nations and a vibrant grassroots membership organization campaigning in support of a strong, effective and credible UN.
bulletUNISON is Britain's biggest trade union and is committed to greening the workplace and the public services.
bullet WaterAid's mission is to overcome poverty by enabling the world's poorest people to gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education.
bulletWomen's Institute is the largest women's organization in the UK.
bulletWomen's Environmental Network promotes on environmental and health issues from a women's perspective.
bulletWoodland Trust is the UK's largest conservation charity concerned with protecting, restoring and expanding native woodland
bulletWorld Development Movement (WDM) tackles the root causes of poverty in cooperation with movements around the world.
bulletWWF-UK's mission to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.
bulletYouth Against Climate Chang provides information, ideas and resources for schools and colleges to raise awareness of climate change and promote practical solutions.
 
bulletThe Third World Network (TWN) has many articles providing a very critical look at the role of big business and of such countries as the US.
 
bulletUnited Nations programs:
bulletInternational Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) analyzes a broad range of data related to climate change. It incorporates:
bulletThe World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), and
bulletUnited Nations Environment Program (UNEP).
bulletUN-backed biodiversity related treaties: CBD, CITES, CMS, Ramsar, and WHC.
 
bulletThe World Conferences on Climate Change and Global Warming have staged the Conferences of the Parties to the Convention (COP): COP1 in Berlin, COP2 in Geneva, COP3 in Kyoto (conference and protocol), COP4 in Buenos Ayres, COP5 in Geneva, COP6 in The Hague/Bonn, COP7 in Marrakech, COP8 in Delhi, COP9 in Milan, COP10 in Buenos Ayres, and COP11 in Montreal. The best known is the Kyoto conference and protocol, which produced the Kyoto Protocol (an international treaty on climate change setting targets for industrial countries to cut their green-house gas emissions)
 
The US, Australia, China, India, Japan, and South Korea created, as an alternative to COP3 Kyoto, the Asia-Pacific climate pact aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions through technology and voluntary partnership. The pact is toothless, not considering any mandatory reduction targets in order to avoid any risk of economic pain.

Suppliers of devices that might be of interest to environmentalists:

bulletFortePromo manufactures drinkwear, tote bags, bags, backpacks, etc. for promotional use. See: http://www.fortepromo.com/

An apparent stealth group in the U.S.:

The Council of Republicans for Environmental Advocacy (CREA) states that it:

"... is committed to preserving America's natural resources, air, water, and scenic beauty for future generations. CREA's mission is to foster environmental protection by promoting fair, community-based solutions to environmental challenges, highlighting Republican environmental accomplishments and building on our Republican tradition of conservation."

Unfortunately, their main goals appear to be to:

bulletRidicule what they refer to as "excessive and intolerant" environmental groups who are critical of the Republican party's efforts on the environment, and
bulletAdvertise the efforts made by Republicans to help the environment.
bulletGive priority to the short-term preservation of jobs at the expense of long term protection of the environment.

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Copyright 2006 to 2014 by Vladimir Tomek
Originally posted: 2006-JUN-25
Latest update: 2014-SEP-15
Author: Vladimir Tomek, used by permission, with various additions by B.A. Robinson


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