Eco Links

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ECO LINKS – linking up the world with common concerns

reaching out

reaching out to communities

 

 

 

 

List of all kinds of useful links: if you have any ‘green’ links or low tech solutions / inventions you would like to add, please contact me to add to this page.

Are you / your school / your group / involved in a project? Please let me know, I’d love to post it on this site.

Do you have a link to healthcare, natural remedies, herbs etc? Please contact me. (not just promoting someone’s product – but advice)

The idea behind this page & site is to link & educate the global community at all levels to all things green, eco-sustainable and renewable and to raise awareness. From the poor villager to the academic, it’s about reaching out to one and all, for one and all.

Some of the groups listed below may crossover from one subject to the next i.e. water & toilets may be in the same group/link/report.

I have no affiliation to any of these linksthey are just links I have gathered over the years; if you’re a newbie they should give you a kick-start into the world of ecosan res, green construction, permaculture, groups, NGO’s and more : )

If you found this to be useful, informative, interesting … please blast it out to all your contacts and Facebook, Twitter etc etc – thanks

Educating & pointing people towards a greener, cleaner world.

If you know something I don’t know then please let me know; the only thing I really know is that there’s a lot that I don’t know.

NGO’s & Organisations

http://www.unodc.org/ngo/list.jsp

UNODC: List of all NGO’s worldwide

http://www.insidengo.org/events.htm?3e3ea140

INSIDE NGO: a list of upcoming NGO events

http://theglobaljournal.net/article/view/585/

Global Journey: Top 100 NGO

http://www.susana.org/

SuSaNa Links, resources, blogs for sustainable sanitation. Great site.

http://www.intrac.org/

INTRAC providing training and consultancy for NGO’s

http://practicalaction.org/ PRACTICAL ACTION

http://globalcommonstrust.org/

The Commons

http://thewaterproject.org/poverty.asp

The Water Project: Water in Africa and poverty

http://join.actionagainsthunger.org.uk/aah/landing/landing_b?gclid=CM7g7JqQp7ECFUR76wodAUcAFA AAH Action Against Hunger

 

http://www.ri.org/ Relief International

http://www.habitat.org.sg/ Habitats for Humanity; Singapore

http://www.idepfoundation.org/ IDEP foundation Community Care & Seed Saving in Bali

http://www.gatesfoundation.org/agriculturaldevelopment/Pages/small-farmers-are-the-answer-challenge.aspx

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Small Farms

http://sustainableagriculturelondon.ning.com/

Sustainable Agriculture London

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2008/pr08/en/index.html WHO

On poor sanitation and health

http://www.un.org/en/documents/index.shtml UN subscription

http://www.wsp.org/sites/wsp.org/files/publications/WSP-ESI-Flier.pdf WSP

on the economics of poor sanitation

http://www.drytoilet.org/pdf/Guide_to_Sanitation_2010_final.pdf

Dry Toilet Association of Finland

http://wsscc-global-forum.org/ WSSCC

Global forum on sanitation and hygiene

http://www.sswm.info/category/implementation-tools/water-use/hardware/toilet-systems/uddt SSWM – UDDT toilet systems

http://www.wsp.org/sites/wsp.org/files/publications/WSP-ESI-Flier.pdf WSP

on a variety of UDDT’s and information

http://www.oursoil.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/1-SOIL-Guide-to-EcoSan-Introduction.pdf SOIL 1

http://www.oursoil.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/2-SOIL-Guide-to-EcoSan-Toilets.pdf SOIL 2

http://www.oursoil.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/3-SOIL-Guide-to-EcoSan-Compost.pdf SOIL 3

http://www.oursoil.org/what-we-do/toilets/models/ SOIL 4

http://sustain-ability-showcase.com/ Sustain Ability with Ken Hickson

http://www.ecosanres.org/index.htm ECOSANRES – eco toilet solutions

http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/toxics/electronics/the-e-waste-problem/where-does-e-waste-end-up/ GREENPEACE

On what happens to industrial waste

http://www.motherearthnews.com/ Mother Earth News Resources / web links – DIY: Renewable Energy, Green Homes, Organic Gardens, Sustainable Farms and more

www.care2.com Care 2 Care Resources / web links : Causes & News, Politics, Food, Global Development

http://www.firstpost.com/india/how-will-jairam-succeed-in-potty-training-half-a-billion-indians-357465.html First Post India Minister Jairam on potty training 600 million Indians

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/food/2012/09/hsus_vs_abolitionists_vs_the_meat_industry_why_the_infighting_should_stop_.html SLATE: News and Politics – Business, Arts, Health, Life

Sites in Singapore

http://practicalaction.org/

Practical Action

http://www.spring.gov.sg/Pages/homepage.aspx SPRING

www.seassociation.sg/ Social Enterprise Association

www.sicc.com.sg/ Sing-Ind Chamber Commerce

http://www.designsingapore.org/ Design Singapore Council

http://www.groundupinitiative.org/ Ground Up Initiative

http://www.lohasasiaforum.com/adam-horler/ LOHAS

http://www.elephantdesign.com/ Elephant Design

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1209934/1/.htmL NTU – eco san toilet

http://globalcommonstrust.org/

The Commons Trust

Please let me know if you wish to be added to this list:

UDDT – ECO SAN TOILETS (and other toilets)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urine_diversion#UD_Toilets_.28UDT.29.2C_and_UDD_Toilets_.28UDDT.29 What is a UDDT? Wiki

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5j1dndic5Dqbsz6wYq0Y5qEwRF0Dw 600 million in India without toilet : why the world needs UDDT or other ecosan solutions

http://www.ecosanres.org/pdf_files/ESR_Publications_2004/ESR1web.pdf

ECO SAN RES guidelines for the use of ecosanres

http://www.appropedia.org/Composting_Latrines COMPOSTING LATRINES

An informative guide to a variety of common composters

http://large.stanford.edu/courses/2010/ph240/cook2/ BIO REACTOR

A simple guide to bio reactors/toilets for human waste

http://www.toiletabcs.com/toilet-water-conservation.html

The ABC’s of flush toilets

Composting – faeces / urine

http://www.sswm.info/sites/default/files/reference_attachments/JOENSSON%202004%20Guidelines%20on%20the%20use%20of%20urine%20and%20faeces%20in%20crop%20production.pdf ECO SAN RES: guidelines on the use of urine and faeces in crop production – Jonnson & Stinzing

http://www.sswm.info/category/implementation-tools/wastewater-treatment/hardware/processes/drying-and-storage-faeces SSWM Drying and storage of faeces– tech data

http://www.wastenot-organics.wisc.edu/05composting/presentations/biologyofcompostpile.pdf composting process– simple & clear

http://www.scribd.com/doc/37758209/The-Practical-Handbook-of-Compost-Engineering – Tech data for composting

http://compost.css.cornell.edu/microorg.html All about the phases of composting

http://purpleslinky.com/trivia/science/eight-brilliant-uses-for-urine/

Eight fun things about urine

 

http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/urine-test Web MD – tests on urine

http://www.eawag.ch/medien/bulletin/20101014/index_EN

EAWAG – urine as a commercial fertiliser

http://humanurehandbook.com/manual.html

turning humanure into humus

http://www.compost-info-guide.com/make_better_compost.htm 1

0 tips for great compost

http://www.bionewsonline.com/v/what_is_nitrification.htm All about nitrification

http://www.biomedx.com/urine/ Urine therapy

http://www.greenlivingtips.com/eco-news/Your-pee-is-precious.html Your pee (NPK) is precious

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/composting-toilets-not-gross-at-all.html?page=2 composting toilets – not gross at all

http://www.biosystemsolutions.com/learn/thermophilic_composting.html Thermophillic Composting

http://www.unep.org/ietc/Portals/136/Other%20documents/Other%20projects/Ecological%20sanitation%20%20Philippines/Case%20studies%20from%20the%20Philipines/01%20PH_CAPS_Ecosan_San_Fernando_Project_Case_Study.pdf eco san project in the Philippines

http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/liquid-fertilizers-zm0z11zhun.aspx?newsletter=1&utm_content=05.04.12+FG&utm_campaign=2012+FG&utm_source=iPost&utm_medium=email Free Homemade Fertilisers

http://www.wired.com/science/planetearth/news/2005/07/68127 human faeces powers Rawanda prison

https://mail.google.com/mail/?shva=1#inbox/1384dc8ce81dcb56 pathogens in modern flush toilets – scary!

http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/03/temporary-toilets-threaten-permanent-damage-in-haiti-ndash-part-2/ What happens when you don’t involve and educate people.

http://www.ecosanres.org/pdf_files/Teaching_Ecosan_in_Schools/Teaching_Ecological_Sanitation_in_Schools_Morgan_&_Shangwa_%20SEI_2010.pdf Education in Eco San Res

 

Vermiculture (worms)

http://www.wormdigest.org/

http://www.redwormcomposting.com/worm-composting/human-waste-vermicomposting/

http://www.californiagreensolutions.com/cgi-bin/gt/tpl.h,content=1449

 

Gardening

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5Lu-7FIj_g

Mel Bartholemew’s Square Foot Gardening: must have guide to raised bed gardens

http://www.squarefootgardening.org/whatissfg#!__whatissfg

SFG: Square Foot Gardening with Mel Bartholemew

http://www.motherearthnews.com/plants-to-attract-beneficial-insects.aspx

Organic Pest Control

http://www.greenschool.org/community/green-farm/the-8-major-principles-of-bio-intensive-gardening/

Eight Major Principals of Bio-Intensive Farming

http://www.verticalhomegardens.com/

Vertical Gardens

http://www.twnside.org.sg/title/pir-ch.htm

The Amazing Neem Tree

http://deepgreenpermaculture.com/companion-planting/companion-planting-table/

Companion Planting

http://www.ehow.com/how_2184990_grow-plants-seeds.html

Growing Plants from Seeds

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIVJj_yajrU&feature=related

Vertical Garden Ideas (Google for more)

Water

http://www.sodis.ch/index_EN SODIS

safe drinking water in six hours

http://www.hometips.com/buying-guides/drip-irrigation-systems.html

Water Saving Devices

http://www.susana.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=767&Itemid=144 New water planning concepts – SuSaNa

http://www.pollution-control.co.uk/eco.htm

Submerged Bioreactor Technology

http://water.org/water-crisis/water-facts/water/ water resource links

http://greywater.sustainablesources.com/ greywater planning

http://www.greywaterreuse.com.au/ greywater planning

http://www.water.ca.gov/wateruseefficiency/docs/graywater_guide_book.pdf ditto

http://greywateraction.org/content/wetland-information greywater in wetlands

 

Permaculture

http://www.varzeavivapermaculture.com/permaculture-design-courses.html

Permaculture – I can feed myself thank you (give a man a fish …)

http://www.texasmonthly.com/preview/2009-07-01/thehorsesmouth

Living off the grid – Texas style

http://deepgreenpermaculture.com/

Deep Green Permaculture

http://deepgreenpermaculture.com/permaculture/permaculture-ethics/

Ethics of Permaculture

Alternative Energy

http://www.alternative-energy-news.info/technology/garbage-energy/

A load of old rubbish!

http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-your-Honda-Accord-to-run-on-trash/

Convert your car to run on trash!

http://making-biodiesel-books.com/algae-biodiesel/?ev=0781a74ad7

Make your own bio-diesel!

http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/converting-diesel-engines-to-run-on-vegetable-oil.html

convert cooking oil to diesel! (google)

http://www.overunity.com/

Over Unity – The Holy Grail

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_power `

Wiki in the wind

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stirling_engine

Wiki on Sterling

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternative_energy

Wiki on Alternative Energy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_energy

Wiki on Solar

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geothermal_energy

Wiki on GeoThermal (GoGeo)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biofuel

Wiki on Bio Fuels

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fresnel_lens

Wiki on Fresnel Lens

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydraulic_ram

Wiki on Ram Pumps (& potential stored energy)

Construction

http://www.greenhomebuilding.com/vernacular.htm

Vernaculture – adobe – Alternative Construction

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cob_%28material%29

COBB buildings

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straw-bale_construction

Straw Bale Buildings

https://www.google.com.sg/search?q=building+with+pallets&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=gSr&tbo=u&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ei=de2yUN30IMK8rAf0j4H4AQ&ved=0CEUQsAQ&biw=1067&bih=514

Building with Used Pallets – (I could build a house with this URL!)

Bamboo: if you have contact with, or you are, a trustworthy supplier of good quality bamboo please let me know. It would be great to establish a global list of suppliers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bamboo

Wiki on Bamboo

http://www.networkearth.org/naturalbuilding/bamboo.html

Bamboo construction with Oscar Hidalgo

http://www.midatlanticbamboo.com/bamboo-tuf/tuf.htm

Great useless facts about bamboo

http://www.calibamboo.com/whybamboo.html

Some more (serious) facts about bamboo

http://www.hemp-guide.com/bamboo-plant-facts.html

The hemp guide

http://www.factorydirectpromos.com/blog/10-amazing-facts-about-bamboo

10 facts about bamboo and links

http://abari.org/contact

Abari research centre for bamboo

http://www.emissionizero.net/Prospettive_-_Our_plans_for_the_future_-_%28ENG%29_BAMBOO_JOINTS.html

Bamboo research

http://www.bamboocraft.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=97

Bamboo forums

http://www.bambooliving.com/videos.html

Bamboo living – Bamboo homes

Bamboo furniture – just Google it (images) tons of stuff

http://ibuku.com/

Ibuku bamboo

http://www.lewisbamboo.com/favmoso.html

Moso – biggest bamboo in the world?

http://www.calfeedesign.com/products/bamboo/

bamboo bicycles – Google images for more

http://www.greenschool.org/ Greenest School

http://greenvillagebali.com/ Greenest Village

http://bigtreefarms.com/index.php/page/content/4/24 Greenest Chocolate Factory

Our Changing Planet

http://www.care2.com/causes/44-million-british-birds-lost-since-1966.html

44 million British birds have vanished since 1966

More links added in time – if you have some …. : )

Healthcare

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/11-must-have-healing-remedies.html?page=2

11 must have healing remedies

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/6-easy-ways-to-have-a-greener-kitchen.html

6 easy ways to a greener kitchen

http://www.autho-rity.info/2009/01/28/making-milk-kefir-howto-singapore/

Making Milk Kefir

http://carolinapetsupply.com/chia_pets.htm

Growing Chia Seeds

Please add … a link to your favourite healthcare site would be great

Commons – waiting to be (re) discovered

http://www.commonsactionfortheunitednations.org/

commons action for the world

http://onthecommons.org/magazine/elinor-ostroms-8-principles-managing-commmons Elinor Ostrom 8 Principals

http://globalcommons.posterous.com/pages/creative-commons

Global Commons

http://www.commonslawproject.org/

Commons Law Project: Green Governance

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Village_pump

Commons action – village pump

http://globalcommonstrust.org/?page_id=15

About commons trusts

MORE COMMONS TRUSTS

Global Atmosphere Trust
• The Pacific Forest Trust
• Rio Atlantic Forest Trust
• The Old Growth Forest Project
• Allegheny Land Trust
• Vermont Land Trust
• North Carolina Coastal Land Trust
• Edwards Aquifer Authority
• Colorado Water Trust
• Indigenous Knowledge Commons
• Music Performance Trust Fund
• Creative Commons

 

Other

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tadelakt: Tadelakt

Traditional polishing method of lime plaster – beautiful

http://www.thermoguarduk.com/

Intumescent paint – fire security for bamboo and wood homes

http://www.oralchelation.com/ingred/phosphorus.htm

All about phosphorous

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