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Sustainability Journals - Scholarly
Online Resources - General Sustainability Websites
The Biomimicry Institute was founded in 2005 by science writer and consultant Janine Benyus, in response to overwhelming interest in the subject following the publication of her book, Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. The Biomimicry Institute does not conduct its own research; rather, it serves as a clearinghouse and resource for those who do.
The preeminent source for environmental news online, plus an added touch of humor to soften the tough-news edges. Top features include the Grist List of hot topics, a weekly podcast and a "greenwashing" crew keeping tabs on companies making "green" claims.
Breaking news headlines, feature articles and columns, blogs, discussion boards and handy tools for measuring your carbon footprint and building a greener home -- all backed by the resources and visibility of one of the Web's top destinations.
Leading commercial site for sustainability blogs, newsletters, videos and a weekly radio segment, usually with an optimistic edge. "Knowing that apocalyptic predictions tend to paralyze the masses instead of mobilizing them, we also prefer an enthusiastic, upbeat outlook."
A blog devoted to "street-level" green living -- topics range from cloth diapers and kid-friendly green products to heavy metal bands with an eco-friendly (and loud) message.
One of the oldest and most comprehensive sources for sustainability news, blog directories and online resources. Site features a database of thousands of environmental resources and also provides Web services to non-profits.
Open Access Journals
Open access journals are scholarly journals that are freely available to anyone online. You can find a listing of these journals in the Directory of Open Access at www.doaj.org. Here are a few related to sustainability topics:
Electronic Green Journal
"A professional peer-reviewed publication devoted to disseminating information concerning environmental protection, conservation, management of natural resources, and ecologically-balanced regional development."
Environmental Health Perspectives
"A forum for the discussion of the interrelationships between the environment and human health."
"Journal of environmental, cultural, economic and social sustainability of human beings."
Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy
"A forum for cross-disciplinary discussion of empirical science as well as practice and policy developments related to sustainability."