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A ROCHA Christians in conservation.

Conservation Law Foundation (617) 350-0990


Earth Island Institute 300 Broadway, Suite 28, San Francisco, CA 94133
Tel: (415) 788-3666


Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. Government Agency)
401 M Street SW, Washington, D.C. 20460 Tel: (202) 382-2096

Environmental Policy Institute

/Friends of the Earth 218 D Street, SE, Washington, D.C. 20003 Tel: (202) 544-2600

Forest Service - National Tel: (202) 447-3760

Green Roundtable 38 Chauncy St., 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02111 Tel: 617-374-3740 Fax: 617-457-7839

National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration 

Tel: (202) 377-2985


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Tel: (202) 208-3171


United Nations Environment Programme 2 United Nations Plaza, New York City, NY 10017 Tel: (212) 963-8093 or (212) 963-8138

Environmental Defense Fund 

257 Part Ave. South, New York, NY 10010
(212)505-2100 Provides public education, litigation, and legislation.


Greenpeace International 1436 U St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 462-1177 Organizes nonviolent protests to protect endangered species monitoring of toxic waste, etc.


National Audubon Society 950 Third Ave. New York, NY 10022 Tel: (212) 832-3200 Offers research programs to aid endangered species camps and workshops for children and adults.

Natural Resources Defense Council 40 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10114-0466 Tel: (212) 727-2700. In California, call: (415) 777-0230 or (213) 892-1500. In Washington, D.C., call: (202) 783-7800. In Hawaii, call: (808) 533-1075.

Rocky Mountain Institute (970) 927-3851, Snowmass, CO; (303) 245-1003, Boulder, CO

Sierra Club 730 Polk St., San Francisco, CA 94109 Tel: (415) 776-2211 Promotes protection and conservation of natural resources; maintains library; attempts to influence public policy.

US Green Building Council US: 1-800-795-1747; Other Countries: 202-742-3792; Fax: 202-828-5110; U.S. Green Building Council 1800 Massachusetts Avenue NW Suite 300 Washington, DC 20036

Worldwatch Institute 

1776 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 452-1999 Facilitates global problem solving; sponsors research on global warming.



The Amicus Journal

(A publication of the Natural Resources Defense Council). Published quarterly of thought and opinion for the general public on environmental affairs, particularly those relating to policies of national and international significance. See address of NRDC above.

Bach, J.S. & Hall, L. (eds.). (1986). The Environmental Crisis: Opposing Viewpoints

. St. Paul, MN: Greenhaven Press. As part of the Opposing Viewpoint Series, this text for students is a good starting point for those who want to contrast different opinions about threats to our environment. This series fits well into the aim of the Youthworker’s Encyclopedia as it culls from newspapers, magazines, journals, and books a wide range of viewpoint from experts and organizations. After a brief introduction, each chapter raises a different issue: "Is There an Environmental Crisis? Should Corporations be Held Responsible for Environmental Disasters? Have Pollution Regulations Improved the Environment? Is Nuclear Power an Acceptable Risk? How Dangerous are Toxic Wastes? How Harmful is Acid Rain? Six answers are given in as many essays. Bibliographies, organizations to contact, and an index conclude this book.

Balchandran, S. (ed.). (1993). Encyclopedia of Environmental Information Sources

. Gale.

Cromartie, M. (ed.). (1995). Creation at Risk? Religion, Science, and Environmentalism

. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans. Ten scholars and activists "explore and clash" over the relationship of the position of the environmental movement to Judeo-Christian beliefs about humankind’s proper relationship to the natural world. There is substantive scholarly discussion here and strong differences of opinion.

Devall, W. (1988). Simple in Means: Rich Practicing Deep Ecology

. Salt Lake City: Gibbs, Smith.

Firestone, D.B. & Reed, F.C. (1983). Environmental Law for Non-Lawyers

. South Royalton, VT: SoRo Press.

Hardin, G. (1977). The Limits of Altruism. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

Hawken, Paul.  The Ecology of Commerce: A Declaration of Sustainability (New York: HarperBusiness, 1993).

Hawken, Paul, and Amory Lovins, L. Hunter Lovins.  

Natural Capitalism:
Creating the Next Industrial Revolution
(Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1999).

Lewis, M. (1992). Green Delusions : an Environmentalist Critique of Radical Environmentalism. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Lomborg, Bjorn.  The Skeptical Environmentalist (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2001).

McDonough, William and Michael Braungart. Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things (New York: North Point Press, 2002).  Thoughtful and very readable call for the next industrial revolution.

This is a helpful resource as well.

Myers, N. (ed.). (1984). Gaia: An Atlas of Planet Management. Anchor Press. An amazing amount of information packed into colorful and informative charts and maps.

Suzuki, David and Holly Dressel.  Good News for a Change: How Everyday People are Helping the Planet (Vancouver: Greystone Books, 2002).

World Directory of Environmental Organizations

. (4th ed.). (1992). California Institute of Public Affairs. Lists organizations worldwide.

Worldwatch Institute. State of the world: A Worldwatch Institute Report on Progress Toward a Sustainable Society

. New York, London: Norton & Co. Published annually.

Worldwatch Institute.Vital Signs: The Trends That are Shaping Our Future

. New York, London: Norton & Co. Published annually.


Wright, N.G. & Kill, D. (1993). Ecological Healing: A Christian View. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books. The authors of this book draw on the global, ecumenical experience of Coordination in Development (CODEL). This network, a consortium of Christian agencies, supports people who have little chance of influencing economic and political decisions that greatly affect their lives. It is a call to hear the worldwide cries of the poor so that we might "live lovingly, joyfully, and peacefully on this Earth." The book concludes with strategies and tactics for attaining such goals.

Dean Borgman & Richard B. Kennelly cCYS