Web Sites of Interest (Pt. 4)

This is probably the penultimate blog in the series of sharing some of my bookmarks.   The categories in this posting are political and various (although a couple of science bookmarks have made their way into the latter category).  Part one covered climate change, economics and science; part two covered energy and part three covered human rights and radio plus video.

Political Bookmarks

38 Degrees
Brings you together with other people to take action on the issues that matter to you and bring about real change in the UK.

BBC Democracy Live
Search, find and watch the politics that affects you.  Live and on demand coverage of the UK’s national political institutions and the European Parliament.

Campaign for Freedom of Information
Campaign for a effective Freedom of Information Act in the UK.

Early Day Motions
Details of formal motions submitted for debate in the House of Commons, however, very few are actually debated.  Instead, they are used for reasons such as publicising the views of individual MPs, drawing attention to specific events or campaigns, and demonstrating the extent of parliamentary support for a particular cause or point of view.

LGA – Sustainable Communities Act
The Sustainable Communities Act (SCA) 2007 aims to promote the sustainability of local communities.  It begins from the principle that local people know best what needs to be done to promote the sustainability of their area but that  sometimes they need central government to act to enable them to do so.

Local Works
A coalition of over 100 national organisations campaigning to promote the use of the radical and exciting new Sustainable Communities Act.

POWER 2010
A unique campaign to give everyone the chance to have a say in how our democracy works for us.

Sustainable Communities Trust
Aan online forum for discussion of the issues involved in achieving the sustainability of local communities.

Unlock Democracy
The UK’s leading campaign for democracy, rights and freedoms.

Various Bookmarks

Join with people around the world in taking action on pressing global issues.

Centre for Alternative Technology
Aims to ‘inspire, inform, and enable’ people to live more sustainably.

Culture Change
Culture Change demonstrates alternatives to sprawl and petroleum dependence while fighting new road construction.

An environment portal and search engine that promotes environmental sustainability public policy.

Ecological Internet
A complete source for environmental sustainability news and expert analysis.

Environmental Research
The latest news in environmental research.

Seeks to raise interest in and appreciation of wild lands and wildlife, while examining the impact of emerging trends in climate, technology, economics, and finance on conservation and development .

Country comparisons using graphs, maps – huge database of world statistics.

NationMaster - McDonald's Data

The UK is 4th out of 39 - we have too many McDonald's

Post Carbon Institute
Leading the transition to a more resilient, equitable and sustainable world.

SEARCH: Study of Environmental Arctic Change
A system-scale, cross-disciplinary, long-term Arctic research program (probably should have put this one under science, sorry!)

Union of Concerned Scientists
The leading science-based non-profit organisation working for a healthy environment and a safer world (another I should probably put under science – perhaps my filing system needs re-working).

Yale Environment 360
Opinion, analysis, reporting and debate – a publication of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.

David M. Davison


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