Health, and Environment Resources
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheris Administration's Education Website
NOAA's many educational activities are distributed across the agency. This site has been designed to help students, teachers, librarians and the general public access the many educational activities, publications, and booklets that have been produced.
UNESCO Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future
UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) has
created this web-based professional development program as a way to educate
others about the concepts surrounding sustainable development for the
future. In addition to the health, consumer, and citizenship education
modules, there are eight curricular themes that are designed to be
interdisciplinary: culture and religion, indigenous knowledge, women, population
and development, world hunger, agriculture, tourism, and communities. The
website offers resources for teachers of all grades and of all levels of
the Future: People and Planet
Facing the Future: People and Planet is a non-profit organization providing
teachers, students, and the public with dynamic and successful global issues
education and action opportunities to shape our future. Our programs
address the interconnected issues of population, poverty, consumption, peace and
conflict, and the environment.
Population Reference Bureau
This site provides current worldwide population information.
The U.S. Census Bureau site provides a gateway to statistics from the 2000
census, as well as other statistical categories, such as income, poverty,
genealogy, and housing.
World Bank provides a wealth of data on various countries and regions for classroom
use. The above address leads to a learning portal designed to help
teachers and young people explore the extensive content and learning
opportunities available on the World Bank's main website. DEPweb,
another useful World Bank page, has classroom-ready teaching and learning
materials on social, economic, and environmental issues relating to sustainable
UN Fund for Population
UNFPA's three main areas of work are: to help ensure universal access to reproductive health,
to support population and development strategies that enable capacity-building in
population programming; to promote awareness of population and development issues and to advocate for
the mobilization of the resources and political will necessary to accomplish its areas of work.
World Bank provides a wealth of data on various countries and regions for classroom use.
United Nations Population Division
The website of the Economic and
Social Development Unit of the United Nations with links to African Development,
Environment Statistics, Human Rights, Population, Sustainable Development, and
the recent Johannesburg Summit on Sustainable Development.
World Health Organization Statistical Information
The mission of the International Food Policy Research Institute is to identify and analyze policies for
sustainably meeting the food needs of the developing world.
Food Policy Research Institute
The mission of the International Food Policy Research Institute is to identify and analyze policies for sustainably meeting the food needs of the developing world.
A portal to the most important social and health development
Earthwatch Institute promotes the sustainable conservation of our natural resources and cultural heritage by
creating partnerships among scientists, the general public, educators, and businesses.
In the "education" section of the website, it features "The Earthwatch Global Classroom"
which serves as a resource for teachers interested in bringing Earthwatch curriculum into their classrooms.
Worldwatch is a non-profit public policy research organization dedicated to informing policymakers and the public about emerging global
problems and trends and the complex links between the world economy and its environmental support systems.
Community, Our Earth
MyCOE will showcase projects by secondary school and university students
that use the methods and tools of geography to document how students'
communities are changing and to explore how they might be made more
sustainable. Extensive resource materials will be made available to
participating students and schools, both on-line and through resource kits which
will be shipped to participants who request them.
Footprints of Nations
This "Footprints of Nations" report compares the ecological impact of 52 large nations, inhabited by 80 percent of the world
population. It also shows to what extent their consumption can be supported by their local ecological capacity. One key finding is
that today, humanity as a whole uses over one third more resources and eco-services than what nature can regenerate. In 1992,
this ecological deficit was only one quarter.
Oxfam America's HungerBanquet.org
This innovative site invites a person to step into a world where access to food and other resources are often scarce. By "taking a seat" at the Hunger Banquet table, the user assumes the role of a person from a developing nation and is forced to make choices which will determine his or her future. The site also includes a Hunger Quiz, Recipes for Change, and other resources to help develop global awareness about hunger and other issues.
Death by Degrees: The Health Threats of Global Climate Change in North Carolina
This downloadable report is one of several state-wide accounts of the public health implications of climate change. The report was published in March 2001 by Physicians for Social Responsibility, and it discusses the impact of climate change on North Carolina in particular. Scroll down and click on North Carolina to access the PDF file.
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