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Submitted by tim on Monday, July 4, 2005 - 14:34

Links to organisations on Environment, emotional well-being, and democracy
I should first point out that www.ingentaconnect.com is an excellent database with references to all the up-to-date academic research on (I believe) all topics.
Environment
Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, World Wide Fund for Nature, the Women's Institute (!) and no less than 14 other groups have formed an alliance Stop Climate Chaos to impress on government and people the urgency of taking major steps to preserve our planet. If we don't radically cut greenhouse gas emissions soon, the Earth will be in a terrible state when the younger generation are middle-aged. Weather disasters will become more and more common. see www.stopclimatechaos.org
www.foe.co.uk/ Friends of the Earth campaigns to improve the environment and has local groups throughout the world. You can join yours and play your part in this vital struggle.
www.greenpeace.org.uk/ Greenpeace is an independent non-profit global campaigning organization that uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems and their causes. "We research the solutions and alternatives to help provide a path for a green and peaceful future."  
www.monbiot.com/ George Monbiot’s website contains many very good articles on protecting the environment, and related information.
www.theecologist.org  The Ecologist - environmental magazine:  

Emotional well-being, attachment and educationwww.antidote.org.uk works for the vision of an emotionally literate society where the facility to handle the complexities of emotional life is as widespread as the capacity to read, write and do arithmetic.The website includes a discussion forum.  
www.mentalhealth.org.uk/peer/forum.htm The Peer Support Forum has been created by a partnership between the Mental Health Foundation and Childline. The aims of the forum are to promote peer support as a process of enhancing and developing the social and emotional well-being of children and young people in schools and to contribute to improving the mental health of the nation.
www.tolerance.org/teach Teaching Tolerance is an organisation which provides educators with free educational materials that promote respect for differences and appreciation of diversity in the classroom and beyond.
www.le.ac.uk/education/centres/citizenship is a leading centre of excellence in teaching, research and curriculum development activities related to citizenship education and social inclusion, based upon the principles of freedom, equality, justice and peace.
www.citizenshipfoundation.org.uk The Citizenship Foundation focuses on developing young people’s citizenship skills, knowledge and understanding. The website has many resources for citizenship teachers.
www.napce.org.uk the website of the National Association for Pastoral Care in Education, is for all those who have an interest in pastoral care and Personal-Social-Health education.
www.ncb.org.uk/aba is the website of the Anti-Bullying Alliance, a coalition of 50 expert organisations that is seeking to get children, young people and adults working together to develop strategies that help both those being bullied and the bullies themselves.
www.tes.co.uk/ The Times Educational Supplement is a weekly magazine on all aspects of education. Its Staffroom section has discussion forums for teachers.
http://education.guardian.co.uk/ This site contains information on all aspects of education, and has discussion forums in its Talk section.
www.attachmentnetwork.org/ The International Attachment Network promotes knowledge of Attachment Theory, which has been defined as a way of understanding why human beings tend to form specific and long-lasting relationships with particular others, and why disruptions or conflicts in these relationships can result in psychological, psycho-somatic and psycho-social disturbance.
Democracy/Politics
www.industrialareasfoundation.org The Industrial Areas Foundation builds voluntary organisations of ordinary people to improve their areas, often challenging the power of vested interests to do so. The remarkable and effective work of its affiliate COPS in San Antonio, Texas, is also described in Citizen Power (see the page on this website which includes extracts from Love, Empowerment, and Social Justice).
www.makemyvotecount.org.uk is a coalition that campaigns for a referendum on a more representative voting system.
www.electoralreform.connectfree.co.uk/ The Labour Campaign for Electoral Reform (LCER) is a network of Labour Party members and supporters who campaign within the party for the introduction of fairer voting systems and to move democracy up the party's agenda.  

www.labourcommission.org.uk     This independent commission of inquiry into the state of the Labour Party is to be chaired by Michael Meacher, former environment minister and also includes Professor Keith Ewing, Tony Robinson (actor and former NEC member), Mary Turner, President of the GMB, and Mark Seddon. It could have a positive influence, and deserves our support. Please pledge a £5 donation towards its work at  http://www.pledgebank.com/labOURinquiry
www.compassonline.org.uk/ Compass is a new membership-based pressure group, whose goal is to debate, discuss and develop the ideas, vision and action needed to develop a more coherent and radical programme for a centre-left government.
www.savethelabourparty.org/ Save the Labour Party aims to promote genuine democratic participation and policy development between ordinary Labour party members, affiliated organisations and the Party leadership, together with maintenance and strengthening of the trades union link.
www.newstatesman.co.uk/ An excellent left of centre political and cultural magazine.
www.wdm.org   The World Development Movement campaigns against injustices suffered by developing countries. 
www.ksg.harvard.edu/saguaro/ This website is associated with Robert Putnam, and contains information about trust in society (social capital)  
www.opendemocracy.net OpenDemocracy.net  - UK-based forum for writing and discussion on global issues: is dedicated to opening up a democratic space - free thinking for the world.
www.tribweb.co.uk/ Tribune is a long-established socialist magazine.
www.chartist.org.uk The editorial policy of Chartist magazine is to promote debate amongst people active in radical politics about the contemporary relevance of democratic socialism across the spectrum of politics, economics, science, philosophy, art, and inter-personal relations.
www.fabian-society.org.uk The Fabian Society is the UK's only membership based left of centre think tank. Providing an arena for open-minded debate, the Society's programme aims to explore the political ideas and the policy reforms which will define progressive politics in the future.
www.catalystforum.org.uk/ Catalyst is an organisation of democratic socialists which promotes new, practical policies directed to the redistribution of power wealth and opportunity.


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