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Third World Network, 228 Macalister Rd, Penang, Malaysia Tel: 60 4 373 511, Fax: 60 4 368 106 Email: [email protected] Web:
Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy, A-60 Haus Khas, New Delhi, India 110016 Tel: 91 11 665 003, Fax: 91 11 685 6795 Web:
Brazilian Institute for Socio-Economic Analysis (IBASE), Rua Vicente de Souza, 12 - Botafogo, 22251-070 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Tel: 55 21 286 6161, Fax: 55 21 286 0541

Gaia Foundation, 18 Well Walk, Hampstead, London NW3 1LD. Tel: 0171 435 5000, Fax: 0171 431 0551 Email: [email protected]
New Economics Foundation, 1st Floor, Vine Court, 112-116 Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1JE. Tel: 0171 377 5696, Fax: 0171 377 5720
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Action Canada Network, 804-251 Laurier St. West Ottawa, ON K1P 5J6 Canada Tel: (613) 233-1764 Fax: (613) 233-1458 Email: [email protected]
Greenpeace, 185 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON M6G 4A2 Tel: 416 597 8408, Fax: 416 597 8422 Web:

Redefining Progress, 1 Kearny St, 4th floor, San Francisco, CA 94108 Tel: 415 781 1191, Fax: 415 781 1198 Email: [email protected]
Foundation for Deep Ecology, Bldg.1062 Fort Cronkhite Sausalito, CA 94965 Tel: (1) 415 229 9339 Fax: (1) 415 229 9340 Email: [email protected] Web:
Institute for Local Self-Reliance, 1313 5th St, Minneapolis, MN 55414 Tel: 612 379 3815, Fax: 612 379 3920 Email: [email protected] Web:


Permaculture International Ltd.,. PO Box 219, Nimbin. NSW. 2480 Australia Tel: (61) 066 22 0020, Fax: (61) 066 22 0579 E-mail: [email protected] Web:
Social Alternatives Collective, c/o Dept of Government, University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072 Tel: 07 365 2324, Fax: 07 365 1388

Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand, 1st Floor, 16-20 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington PO Box 11-652, Wellington, New Zealand. Tel: (64) 4 801 5102 Fax: (64) 4 801 5104 Email: [email protected] Web:
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There is a vast, expanding growing library of academic and popular writing on green economics. A definite growth area (pardon the pun). This is a partial list of the most approachable and useful introductory texts. The Ecology of Commerce by Paul Hawken (HarperCollins, New York, NY 1993) is justly revered as a classic. Written in an elegant yet conversational style with a mixture of penetrating analysis and common sense. For the Common Good by Herman Daly and John Cobb (Beacon Press, Boston, MA 1989) is an exhaustive, groundbreaking study and one of the most important books in the field. Part philosophy and part economics it is both visionary and practical. Wealth Beyond Measure: An Atlas of New Economics, (GAIA Books, London, Britain 1992) is a wide-ranging primer divided into readable bits and chock full of graphics. For green economics with a new-age twist try Barbara Brandt's Wholelife Economics: Revaluing Daily Life (New Society, Gabriola Island, BC, 1995). And the Worldwatch Institute's yearly State of the World report (Lester Brown et al, WW Norton, New York and London, yearly) on our progress towards a sustainable society is a reliable, colourful and sobering collection of data and analysis on major environmental trends.

There are also a handful of excellent magazines worth perusing if you want to keep up on green-economics issues on a regular basis. These four are worth a look:

Alternatives, c/o Environmental Studies, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON Canada N2L 3G1
In Context, PO Box 11470, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, USA
Resurgence, Ford House, Hartland, Bideford, Devon EX39 6EE, Britain. Website
Earth Island Journal, 300 Broadway, Ste 28, San Francisco, CA94133, USA

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