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Activism
BigTenU 9/7/2001 
BigTenU focuses on the broad mix of policy issues affecting higher education today through case studies, informed viewpoints, and a discussion forum. BigTenU also provides a growing list of domestic and foreign education policy resources. (9/7/2001)
 
Greenpeace International 7/17/1999 
This is the homepage for Greenpeace International with updates on current environmental issues.
 
The AutoAuditorium System for televising lectures  
I would like to make you aware of the AutoAuditorium System, a technology that could have a very positive impact on the availability of Distance Education. In a nut shell ... Create Auditorium and Classroom Videos Without a Crew! The AutoAuditorium System turns an ordinary auditorium, lecture hall or classroom into one that automatically makes broadcasts and recordings of lectures and talks. Permanently installed in the room, it uses cameras and microphones to be "aware" of what is happening on stage. It televises the most common auditorium talk: people speaking on stage, showing slides to a local audience. Because the system is completely automatic, the people on stage and in the local audience are not distracted. To remote audiences, an AutoAuditorium program is usually indistinguishable from one produced by a crew. Easy and economical to use, it is used often. Thus many more people can avoid traveling, or missing talks because of a schedule conflicts. Classes taught in one location can be telecast to other locations and/or recorded for later use. IBM TJ Watson Research has three systems in use. They published a paper in January 2001 saying that they were creating video for their e-Seminar service at the rate of 5 - 10 hours per week. Since then, their use has increased. They created 150 AutoAuditorium videos in 2002, which grew to 233 in 2003. Boeing also has a system, used to send presentations from Seattle around the country. Additional information is available from Foveal Systems 973 822-2085 http://www.AutoAuditorium.com See the video demonstration at http://www.AutoAuditorium.com/videos.html
 

Education
BigTenU 9/7/2001 
BigTenU focuses on the broad mix of policy issues affecting higher education today through case studies, informed viewpoints, and a discussion forum. BigTenU also provides a growing list of domestic and foreign education policy resources. (9/7/2001)
 
EE-Link: Environmental Education on the Internet 7/17/1999 
This is a resource for students, teachers and professionals that support K-12 environmental education, such as media specialists, inservice providers, nature center staff and curriculum developers.
 
Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) 7/17/1999 
Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) is a worldwide network of students, teachers, and scientists working together to study and understand the global environment.
 
Greenstar  
Greenstar is investing in self-contained, solar-powered community centers in remote communities around the world. Each center has Internet connections, health facilities, including telemedicine, a classroom complete with distance learning equipment, and a business center, through which we will operate ecommerce in native cultural products. The solar array powers the unit, preserves medicines and also purifies water. Ecommerce is the revenue stream that pays for the facilities and brings wealth into the community. The main line of product will be "digital culture," such as music and art, that can be duplicated and transported effortlessly, making the transaction completely green and highly efficient. The community will eventually own all these social services and an income source that preserves culture by giving it market value. Introduction http://www.greenstar.org/introduction.htm Presentations: http://www.e-greenstar.com/presentation/ Sweatshops and Butterflies http://www.greenstar.org/butterflies/index.htm Media samples: http://www.e-greenstar.com/media/ Greenstar people http://www.greenstar.org/pressroom/braintrust.htm http://www.greenstar.org/people.htm http://www.greenstar.org/bios.htm
 
National Geographic 7/17/1999 
This site provides access to interesting special features and has resources for K-12 teachers and parents.
 
New Horizons for Learning 8/7/2000 
New Horizons for Learning is a non profit international educational network. The focus of our work has been to identify, synthesize, communicate, and help to implement more effective ways of helping people to learn at every age and ability level in homes, schools, and communities. We believe that it is the right of every human being to discover his/her innate strengths, to develop new ones, and to use these strengths to learn, unlearn, and relearn in a rapidly changing world. Only through developing our fullest potential in mind, body, and spirit can we take an active part in helping to create communities of wiser, self-actualizing human beings who will facilitate the ongoing transformation of our world into a healthier, more peaceful, happier place to live. (8/7/2000)
 
The Environmental Education Network 7/17/1999 
The Environmental Education Network (EEN) is a collaborative effort among educators, the EnviroLink Network and the environmental community to bring environmental education on-line and into a multimedia format. The EEN will act as the clearinghouse for all environmental education information, materials and ideas on the Internet.
 
living values:an educational program 8/4/2000 
The purpose of Living Values:An Educational Program Inc., a nonprofit organization is to provide guiding principles and tools for the development of the whole person, recognizing that the individual is comprised of physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual dimensions. The aims of the educational program are to deepen, inspire, encourage, and help individuals choose there own personal, social, moral, and spiritual values and be aware of practical methods for developing and deepening them. (8/4/2000)
 

Internet Resources
BigTenU 9/7/2001 
BigTenU focuses on the broad mix of policy issues affecting higher education today through case studies, informed viewpoints, and a discussion forum. BigTenU also provides a growing list of domestic and foreign education policy resources. (9/7/2001)
 
EE-Link: Environmental Education on the Internet 7/17/1999 
This is a resource for students, teachers and professionals that support K-12 environmental education, such as media specialists, inservice providers, nature center staff and curriculum developers.
 
Greenstar  
Greenstar is investing in self-contained, solar-powered community centers in remote communities around the world. Each center has Internet connections, health facilities, including telemedicine, a classroom complete with distance learning equipment, and a business center, through which we will operate ecommerce in native cultural products. The solar array powers the unit, preserves medicines and also purifies water. Ecommerce is the revenue stream that pays for the facilities and brings wealth into the community. The main line of product will be "digital culture," such as music and art, that can be duplicated and transported effortlessly, making the transaction completely green and highly efficient. The community will eventually own all these social services and an income source that preserves culture by giving it market value. Introduction http://www.greenstar.org/introduction.htm Presentations: http://www.e-greenstar.com/presentation/ Sweatshops and Butterflies http://www.greenstar.org/butterflies/index.htm Media samples: http://www.e-greenstar.com/media/ Greenstar people http://www.greenstar.org/pressroom/braintrust.htm http://www.greenstar.org/people.htm http://www.greenstar.org/bios.htm
 
edHelper WebQuests, Lessons, Worksheets, and News 11/1/2000 
Over 1,000 Webquests Over 6,000 Lesson Plans Free Worksheets Educational News updated Daily Over 500 Educational Programs (11/1/2000)
 

Journals and Articles
BigTenU 9/7/2001 
BigTenU focuses on the broad mix of policy issues affecting higher education today through case studies, informed viewpoints, and a discussion forum. BigTenU also provides a growing list of domestic and foreign education policy resources. (9/7/2001)
 
Science and the Environment - A Learning Tool 7/17/1999 
This electronic magazine specializes in bringing you the most compelling environmental news from around the world. Articles are taken from over 500 magazines, specialized journals and newspapers and are summarized in a concise format - complete with colorful photographs, maps and graphics.
 
The Global Network of Environment and Technology 7/17/1999 
A useful collection of environment-related news and articles.
 

Listservs
List of Listservs 6/29/2000 
A list of listservs helpful in scanning the macro-environment. Compiled by the HORIZON staff. (6/29/2000)
 

Organizations
BigTenU 9/7/2001 
BigTenU focuses on the broad mix of policy issues affecting higher education today through case studies, informed viewpoints, and a discussion forum. BigTenU also provides a growing list of domestic and foreign education policy resources. (9/7/2001)
 
Greenpeace International 7/17/1999 
This is the homepage for Greenpeace International with updates on current environmental issues.
 
Greenstar  
Greenstar is investing in self-contained, solar-powered community centers in remote communities around the world. Each center has Internet connections, health facilities, including telemedicine, a classroom complete with distance learning equipment, and a business center, through which we will operate ecommerce in native cultural products. The solar array powers the unit, preserves medicines and also purifies water. Ecommerce is the revenue stream that pays for the facilities and brings wealth into the community. The main line of product will be "digital culture," such as music and art, that can be duplicated and transported effortlessly, making the transaction completely green and highly efficient. The community will eventually own all these social services and an income source that preserves culture by giving it market value. Introduction http://www.greenstar.org/introduction.htm Presentations: http://www.e-greenstar.com/presentation/ Sweatshops and Butterflies http://www.greenstar.org/butterflies/index.htm Media samples: http://www.e-greenstar.com/media/ Greenstar people http://www.greenstar.org/pressroom/braintrust.htm http://www.greenstar.org/people.htm http://www.greenstar.org/bios.htm
 
living values:an educational program 8/4/2000 
The purpose of Living Values:An Educational Program Inc., a nonprofit organization is to provide guiding principles and tools for the development of the whole person, recognizing that the individual is comprised of physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual dimensions. The aims of the educational program are to deepen, inspire, encourage, and help individuals choose there own personal, social, moral, and spiritual values and be aware of practical methods for developing and deepening them. (8/4/2000)
 

Sustainable Development
BigTenU 9/7/2001 
BigTenU focuses on the broad mix of policy issues affecting higher education today through case studies, informed viewpoints, and a discussion forum. BigTenU also provides a growing list of domestic and foreign education policy resources. (9/7/2001)
 
Context Institute's Sustainable Culture Information Service 7/17/1999 
This website provides access to In Context, the journal of sustainable culture, as well as other resources related to sustainability. (11/21/1998)
 
Ecological Economics 7/15/1999 
ISEE is a nonprofit organization that encourages the integration of economics and ecology into a transdiscipline aimed at developing a sustainable world.
 
Environmental Economics Research Group 7/17/1999 
The Environmental Economics Research Group's home page has details of current projects and text of publications from group members.
 
Greenstar  
Greenstar is investing in self-contained, solar-powered community centers in remote communities around the world. Each center has Internet connections, health facilities, including telemedicine, a classroom complete with distance learning equipment, and a business center, through which we will operate ecommerce in native cultural products. The solar array powers the unit, preserves medicines and also purifies water. Ecommerce is the revenue stream that pays for the facilities and brings wealth into the community. The main line of product will be "digital culture," such as music and art, that can be duplicated and transported effortlessly, making the transaction completely green and highly efficient. The community will eventually own all these social services and an income source that preserves culture by giving it market value. Introduction http://www.greenstar.org/introduction.htm Presentations: http://www.e-greenstar.com/presentation/ Sweatshops and Butterflies http://www.greenstar.org/butterflies/index.htm Media samples: http://www.e-greenstar.com/media/ Greenstar people http://www.greenstar.org/pressroom/braintrust.htm http://www.greenstar.org/people.htm http://www.greenstar.org/bios.htm
 
The People-Centered Development Forum 7/17/1999 
This site has a variety of articles and resources realted to sustainable development.
 
Wilding Heritage Farm 7/17/1999 
Wilding Heritage Farm is a conservation centre for rare breeds of farm animals. Located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, this is the only facility of its kind in Canada.
 

Tools
Environmental Organization WebDirectory 7/17/1999 
Search engine and directory for environmetal sites.
 
Greenstar  
Greenstar is investing in self-contained, solar-powered community centers in remote communities around the world. Each center has Internet connections, health facilities, including telemedicine, a classroom complete with distance learning equipment, and a business center, through which we will operate ecommerce in native cultural products. The solar array powers the unit, preserves medicines and also purifies water. Ecommerce is the revenue stream that pays for the facilities and brings wealth into the community. The main line of product will be "digital culture," such as music and art, that can be duplicated and transported effortlessly, making the transaction completely green and highly efficient. The community will eventually own all these social services and an income source that preserves culture by giving it market value. Introduction http://www.greenstar.org/introduction.htm Presentations: http://www.e-greenstar.com/presentation/ Sweatshops and Butterflies http://www.greenstar.org/butterflies/index.htm Media samples: http://www.e-greenstar.com/media/ Greenstar people http://www.greenstar.org/pressroom/braintrust.htm http://www.greenstar.org/people.htm http://www.greenstar.org/bios.htm
 
Policy Instruments Database 7/17/1999 
ENTRI is a fast, convenient, comprehensive online search service for finding information about environmental treaties and national resource indicators. The ENTRI system is unique in allowing you to construct queries that integrate these different types of data.
 
The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences 7/17/1999 
This service of Penn State offers resources for K-12 educators as well as research support for higher education.
 
The World-Wide Web Virtual Library: Environment 7/17/1999 
The WWW Virtual Library contains a comprehensive listing of environment-related Web resources.
 
Tufts' Multilateral Project 7/17/1999 
Information about multilateral conventions in a variety of areas, including: Atmosphere and Space, Flora and Fauna, Marine and Coastal, and Biodiversity.
 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 7/17/1999 
The EPA homepage has a wealth of resources including databases, projects, and special sections for educators, business, and scholars. (7/14/1999)
 
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) 7/17/1999 
UNEP provides an integrative and interactive mechanism through which a large number of separate efforts by intergovernmental, non-governmental, national and regional bodies in the service of the environment are reinforced and interrelated. Information provided includes date of signature and date of ratification of major UN environmental conventions.
 
World Resources 1996-97 7/17/1999 
World Resources 1996-97 is an authoritative primary reference volume on global environmental and natural resource conditions and trends for the United Nations, World Bank, and related international organizations. It is widely used by scientists, students, and nongovernmental organizations.
 
living values:an educational program 8/4/2000 
The purpose of Living Values:An Educational Program Inc., a nonprofit organization is to provide guiding principles and tools for the development of the whole person, recognizing that the individual is comprised of physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual dimensions. The aims of the educational program are to deepen, inspire, encourage, and help individuals choose there own personal, social, moral, and spiritual values and be aware of practical methods for developing and deepening them. (8/4/2000)
 

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