National and International Organizations and Institutes
Beyond Sustainability: This organization has the goal to create a community of leadership based on reference. A main activity is a 2010 gathering in Hawai'i in order to fundamentally re-image humankind's relationship to the Earth. See Beyond Sustainability.
ISC: Institute for Sustainable Communities, see http://www.iscvt.org/: Quote from the web page: "At the Institute for Sustainable Communities, we give passionate, committed people around the world the tools, skills, and resources they need to make their communities better places to live."
IGES (USA): Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, see http://www.strategies.org/: Quotes from the web page: "Located near Washington, D.C., IGES was established August 5, 1994, and is a 501c3 nonprofit organization supported by public and private entities." "IGES not only develops and implements activities and programs for students, teachers, and the broad Earth and space science education community, but also works with leaders from government, the private sector, academia, and with decision-makers throughout the world to promote the importance and benefits of Earth observations."
IGES (Japan): Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan, see http://www.iges.or.jp/en/index.html: Quote from the web page: "The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), established by an initiative of the Japanese Government in 1998, is a research institute that conducts pragmatic and innovative strategic policy research to support sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region." See also the article about the amazing IGES Headquarters building at BSJonline.