Principles Resources


Here you will find water and sustainability specific links on the internet that correlate to the CREST Sustainability Program. These will be used in various capacities such as research, reference, calculations and so on. Below you will find the title of the websites, the corresponding link and a description of the websites purpose. These websites are not affiliated with the Sustainability program but are to be used as points of reference for the students and visitors. It is an ever growing collection of links to the vast array of information available on the internet in regards to sustainability.


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A most glorious collection of all things Earth. This is a FANTASTIC informational site that is peer-reviewed that covers all things that this class is going over. Read it and love it.  Feb 4, 2013, 2:58 PM Unknown user
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The government entity Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approach to the concept of sustainability.  Feb 4, 2013, 2:58 PM Unknown user
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Global Stewards provides environmental tips for sustainable living and information about exciting sustainable solutions that are speeding the shift toward a sustainable way of life.  Feb 4, 2013, 3:02 PM Unknown user
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This is the website that most of the internet connected world will go to find out more about the concept of sustainability.  Feb 4, 2013, 2:58 PM Unknown user
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Size up your impact by taking the quiz.  Feb 4, 2013, 2:58 PM Unknown user
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From Carnegie Mellon University: Systems Approach: It is helpful to think of the environment and environmental problems in terms of systems. The word system comes from the Greek word "synhistanai," from which we also get "synthesize," meaning "to place together."  Feb 25, 2013, 9:48 AM Unknown user
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Global Footprint Network is an international think tank working to advance sustainability through use of the Ecological Footprint, a resource accounting tool that measures how much nature we have, how much we use and who uses what.  Feb 4, 2013, 2:58 PM Unknown user
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UN Documents Gathering a body of global agreements  Feb 4, 2013, 3:02 PM Unknown user
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"The Tragedy of the Commons," Garrett Hardin, Science, 162(1968):1243-1248.  Feb 4, 2013, 2:58 PM Unknown user
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At its core, the language of sustainability is a way of referring to the long-term dependence of human and non-human well-being on the natural world, in the face of evidence that human activities are altering, damaging, and disrupting the natural systems on which we and other species fundamentally rely.  Feb 15, 2013, 8:49 AM Unknown user
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Worldmapper is a collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest. There are now nearly 700 maps.  Feb 4, 2013, 3:01 PM Unknown user
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The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona was established in 1952 to provide a united voice for tribal governments located in the State of Arizona to address common issues of concerns.  Feb 14, 2013, 11:20 AM Unknown user
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Mine, Mine, Mine from the Disney film, Pocahontas, 1995. Copyright Disney.  Feb 4, 2013, 2:58 PM Unknown user
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Humanity and life on planet Earth face extraordinary challenges. The time for choice is upon us: maintain business as usual or commit ourselves to a new path guided by a deeper understanding of what it means to be human. The voices of people indigenous to the places we live, work and play are vital if we are to choose the path of restoring balance in all our relations and continuously renewing the human story.  Feb 14, 2013, 11:20 AM Unknown user
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Big Picture TV is the largest online video information resource designed to help you understand the business impact of key environmental and social issues. With a catalogue of more than 400 videos and scores of new video added each month, Big Picture TV experts address the world's most urgent and complex questions.  Feb 4, 2013, 2:59 PM Unknown user
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Economists on Environmental and Natural Resources News, Opinion, Analysis  Feb 4, 2013, 2:58 PM Unknown user
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A quick video that describes the origins and principles of the progress indicator Gross National Happiness (GNH).  Feb 4, 2013, 2:58 PM Unknown user
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We are a non-profit organization representing a coalition of locally-owned businesses which form the backbone of the Arizona economy. We work to strengthen communities and local economies throughout the state of Arizona.  Feb 4, 2013, 2:58 PM Unknown user
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Coming from American Public Media, Marketplace is a radio show that focuses on economic stories. The sustainability page focuses on stories that tie together economics and ecological issues.   Feb 4, 2013, 2:58 PM Unknown user
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The terms “sustainability” and “economics” are often paired these days, in presidential speeches as well as Wall Street reports. But what does “sustainable economics” really mean? What–or whom–is to be “sustained”?  Feb 4, 2013, 2:58 PM Unknown user
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Sustainable Measures is a private consulting firm dedicated to promoting sustainable organizations and communities through the development, understanding and use of effective indicators and systems for measuring progress. Through services such as interactive workshops, consulting, lectures and publications, Sustainable Measures educates, activates and helps groups create effective indicators.  Feb 4, 2013, 3:00 PM Unknown user
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Triple Pundit is an innovative new-media company for the business community that cultivates awareness and understanding of the triple bottom line. We provide expert editorial coverage and group discussions on sustainable business in the 21st century.  Feb 4, 2013, 2:57 PM Unknown user
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The Aldo Leopold Foundation's mission is to weave a land ethic into the fabric of our society; to advance the understanding, stewardship and restoration of land health; and to cultivate leadership for conservation.  Mar 19, 2013, 11:56 AM Unknown user
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The Earth has never stood still. Change is built into the life of the planet, whether physical changes to the surface of the Earth — through the slow action of erosion or glaciation — or biological changes to the species that populate it.  Feb 4, 2013, 2:59 PM Unknown user
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The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities  Feb 4, 2013, 3:00 PM Unknown user
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Green Fire describes the formation of Leopold's idea, exploring how it changed one man and later permeated through all arenas of conservation. The film draws on Leopold's life and experiences to provide context and validity, then explores the deep impact of his thinking on conservation projects around the world today.  Mar 19, 2013, 11:56 AM Unknown user
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The Center's website offers hundreds of downloadable resource materials, including practical guides, essays by leading writers and experts, and inspiring stories of school communities and organizations across the country that are engaged in this vital work.  Feb 4, 2013, 2:59 PM Unknown user
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A scanned snip-it of Aldo's Leopold "A Sand County Almanac" introducing his concept of "The Land Ethic," a critical component of sustainability understanding.  597k v. 6 Mar 19, 2013, 11:56 AM Unknown user
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Interactive animation that demonstrates water's movement on Earth.  Mar 19, 2013, 11:11 AM Unknown user
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We are becoming increasingly aware of our impacts on nature, but unfortunately many of the things we do have become so ingrained in our way of life that it is hard to change.  Mar 19, 2013, 11:10 AM Unknown user
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Earth's water is always in movement, and the natural water cycle, also known as the hydrologic cycle, describes the continuous movement of water on, above, and below the surface of the Earth. Water is always changing states between liquid, vapor, and ice, with these processes happening in the blink of an eye and over millions of years.  Mar 19, 2013, 11:10 AM Unknown user
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interactive animation to help showcase the water cycle.  Mar 19, 2013, 11:10 AM Unknown user
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Japan is struggling with its worst-ever nuclear power disaster, following the magnitude-9 earthquake and massive tsunami that struck the country on 11 March. Nature brings you regular updates, analysis and comment on the crisis. Japanese Site  Feb 4, 2013, 3:00 PM Unknown user
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Phoenix demonstrates its commitment to environmental stewardship through sustainability programs that have helped us to thrive in our unique and beautiful desert environment.  Feb 4, 2013, 2:59 PM Unknown user
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When Annie Leonard and her friends at Free Range Studios set out in 2007 to share what she’d learned about the way we make, use and throw away Stuff, they thought 50,000 views would be a good result for her ‘20-minute cartoon about trash.’ Today, with over 15 million views and counting, The Story of Stuff is one of the most watched environmental-themed online movies of all time.  Feb 4, 2013, 2:56 PM Unknown user
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