Websites

MULTI-ISSUE SITES:

New American Dream
From personal choices to activism, you’ll find great ideas and information here.

Co-op America
An excellent resource for learning about many of the issues related to humane and sustainable living.

Global Issues
Shows the interconnection of global issues, everything from trade, geopolitics, and the environment. This site has links to many articles and reports and a handy search feature.

World Watch
Get information and analysis on critical global issues, such as people, nature, economy and energy, and learn how to live a more sustainable and socially just life.

ANIMAL PROTECTION SITES:

Animal Concerns Community
This community serves as a clearinghouse for information on the Internet related to animal rights and welfare.

Animal Legal & Historical Information Center
Get your U.S. animal law info here! Includes statutes, full-text cases, articles, topic explorations & more. Searchable by state, subject and species. Also includes selected animal laws for twelve other countries.

Animals Voice
Find an endless amount of news, information and resources on animal protection issues. Note: Since so much of the information offered is linked from other groups, be sure to verify accuracy.

Farm Sanctuary
Farm Sanctuary operates farm animal sanctuaries and wages campaigns to stop the exploitation of animals for food.

Humane Society of the United States
Learn about the issues related to animal protection from the largest animal protection organization in the nation. Also includes coverage of international issues.

In Defense of Animals
“Working to protect the rights, welfare and habitats of animals.” Find information and resources about a variety of animal protection issues.

International Fund for Animal Welfare
Keep abreast of animal protection campaigns and issues worldwide.

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Examine the scientific and ethical issues surrounding animal experimentation, and find information about “preventative medicine and good nutrition.”

Try Veg
Interested in vegetarianism? Find out about the connections to your food choices here.

Vegan Outreach
Excellent information about adopting a healthy, compassionate lifestyle through your food choices.

FOOD AND DIET SITES:

Center for Food Safety
What you need to know about food safety and how you can take action to ensure safe food.

Farm Sanctuary
Farm Sanctuary operates farm animal sanctuaries and wages campaigns to stop the exploitation of animals for food.

Farm to School
This program “connects schools with local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, providing health and nutrition education opportunities that will last a lifetime, and supporting local small farmers.” Includes resources, networks & more.

Farmers Markets
Find a farmers’ market near you.

Global Resource Action Center for the Environment (GRACE)
A great source of information on critical environmental issues with actions you can take.

Organic Consumers Association
“Campaigning for food safety, organic agriculture, fair trade and sustainability.”

Pesticide Action Network
Details on pesticides – what you should know and what you can do.

True Food Shoppers Guide
Learn about which products and brands are genetically engineered.

Try Veg
Interested in vegetarianism? Find out about the connections to your food choices here.

Vegan Outreach
Excellent information about adopting a healthy, compassionate lifestyle through your food choices.

ENVIRONMENTAL PRESERVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY SITES:

David Suzuki Foundation
This is a solutions-oriented site for environmental sustainability.

Earth Island Institute
Learn about a variety of environmental issues, subscribe to Earth Island Journal, get involved, and find out about the Brower Youth awards.

Ecological Footprint Quiz
Take the ecological footprint quiz and find out how you can reduce your footprint.

EnviroLink
Get access to thousands of environmental resources.

Environmental News Network
ENN collects “the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week.”

Environmental Working Group
Get credible information on a variety of environmental issues, from pesticides to food safety to pollution to transportation.

Global Resource Action Center for the Environment (GRACE)
A great source of information on critical environmental issues with actions you can take.

Greenpeace International
Find news, information, campaigns and tips for living a greener lifestyle.

Grist Magazine
An online environmental magazine with news, commentary and advice.

The Green Guide
A green living newsletter. Get free sample articles on their website.

Population Action International
Provides information and resources on population issues and the connection between population and the environment, economics, gender equity, reproductive health & more.

Population Connection
Information, resources and teaching tools for achieving a sustainable and stable world population.

The Population Institute
Get information and resources about the impact of global overpopulation and what’s being done to create a sustainable population.

United Nations Population Fund
Lots of information and resources about world population issues.

HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES SITES:

Amnesty International
“Working to protect human rights worldwide,” AI strives to provide information and take action regarding human rights abuses and issues.

Anti-Slavery International
Provides information and action opportunities on modern slavery and forced labor issues.

Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)
An international organization working for gender equality, sustainable development and women’s human rights. Includes a variety of information and resources.

Child Labor Coalition
Find out what’s happening to children around the globe and learn about campaigns to stop child labor.

Childtrafficking.com Digital Library
An online library of information, photos and film sources regarding issues of child labor, slavery, sex trade, child marriage and more.

Free the Children
Find out about issues affecting children, such as slavery, poverty and sex trafficking, and what children are doing to help other children.

Free the Slaves
A treasure trove of information and resources on modern slavery.

Global Exchange
Find everything from getting involved in human rights work, to travel that helps, to a fair trade store.

Human Rights Watch
Anything and everything about human rights can be found here. Information is organized by continent with many articles, statistics and current global issues addressed.

Human Trafficking.org
Get reports, news and information about human trafficking from all over the world.

National Labor Committee
“Putting a human face on the global economy.” Get personal accounts, photos, news & information about worker conditions around the world.

One World
Extensive information on human rights issues, including campaigns of different organizations.

Oxfam
An international coalition of organizations working to find lasting solutions to poverty, suffering and injustice.

Sweatshop Watch
Get information and resources about issues related to sweatshops and a shopping guide to products made under fair labor conditions.

Tolerance.org
Information and resources for people interested in “dismantling bigotry” and creating communities that value diversity. Includes resources for teachers, parents and youth.

UN Women Watch: United Nations Inter-Agency Network on Women & Gender Equality
“Information and resources on gender equality and empowerment of women.”

University of Minnesota Human Rights Library
Thousands of documents and links to human rights resources and issues. Includes U.S. and international. Also includes resources for teachers.

ONLINE COMMUNITIES:

Care 2.com
As their byline says, “over 8 million members who care 2 make a difference – Environment, Health, Human Welfare, Animals, Education, Women & More….” Get information and find out what you can do.

SITES ESPECIALLY FOR YOUTH:

Taking It Global
Empowers young people to learn about issues in the global community and to take positive action.

Yes!
“Educates, inspires and empowers young people to join forces for social justice and environmental sanity.”

YouthNoise
YouthNoise gives youth a place to connect, get inspired and take action for a better world. It’s a for youth/by youth site devoted to a variety of humane issues.

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