Some Useful Websites

350.org
https://350.org
350.org strive to create a safe climate and a better future – a just, prosperous, and equitable world built with the power of ordinary people.
A Rocha
www.arocha.org
A Rocha responds to the global crisis of biodiversity loss through community-based conservation projects. Via residential field study centres, site-based projects and wider advocacy, A Rocha:

  • Carries out ecological monitoring and research in areas of high value for wildlife
  • Spearheads practical measures for conserving and restoring habitats and their fauna and flora
  • Encourages appreciation of nature and participation in its conservation, through environmental education and community outreach
  • Provides a forum for understanding the relevance of the Christian faith to environmental issues
Anglican Church of Southern Africa’s Environmental Network (ACSA-EN)
www.greenanglicans.org
Anglicans have long been concerned with environmental issues. The Anglican Communion states that the fifth mark of mission is ‘ to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the earth’.

The Anglican Church of Southern Africa’s Environmental Network (ACSA-EN) aims to support churches and Dioceses to fulfil God’s call to be Earthkeepers and to care for Creation

Anglican Communion Environmental Network
http://acen.anglicancommunion.org
Anglican Communion Environmental Network is a network for those who care for God’s creation.  Anglicans and Episcopalians worldwide have long been concerned with environmental issues. From extreme weather to food shortages all of us are affected. Guided by the fifth Mark of Mission members of the Anglican Communion Environment Network strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the earth
Birdlife South Africa
www.birdlife.org.za
The mission of BirdLife South Africa is to promote the enjoyment, conservation, study and understanding of wild birds and their habitats
Botanical Society of South Africa
www.botanicalsociety.org.za  
The Botanical Society of South Africa (BotSoc) championes the cause of wildflower protection and conservation, outside the gardens, through conservation and education programmes and extends assistance and support to the other eight National Botanical Gardens around the country.
Carbon Footprint
www.carbonfootprint.com
A Carbon Footprint is a measure of the impact human activities have on the environment in terms of the amount of greenhouse gases produced, measured in units of carbon dioxide
Christian Ecology Link
www.christian-ecology.org 
Christian Ecology Link offers insights into ecology and the environment to Christian people and churches & Christian insights to the Green movement
Clean Up the World
www.cleanuptheworld.org
Clean Up the World is a community based environmental campaign that inspires and empowers communities from every corner of the globe to clean up, fix up and conserve their environment.
Department of Environmental Affairs
www.environment.gov.za
As a result of the increased national awareness of the risks and threats to development in South Africa of the many environmental threats, environmental considerations are being mainstreamed in development policies across the economy. The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa empowers us as a sector and the Department of Environmental Affairs continue to endeavour for the full realisation of the right to an environment that is not harmful to the health and well-being of South Africans and all those who live in our country.
Earth Hour
www.earthhour.org
Earth Hour is a charitable organisation based out of Singapore. Their mission is uniting people to protect the planet. Earth Hour is an open source movement organised by WWF and volunteer organisations worldwide.
Eco-Justice Ministries
www.eco-justice.org
Eco-Justice Ministries is an independent, ecumenical agency that helps churches answer the call to care for all of God’s creation, and develop ministries that are faithful, relevant and effective in working toward social justice and environmental sustainability
Ecumenical Water Network
https://water.oikoumene.org
The EWN is a network of churches and Christian organizations promoting people’s access to water around the world
Endangered Wildlife Trust
www.ewt.org.za
The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) aims to:

1. Identify human-induced threats and the affected species in order to halt or reverse species decline.
2. Ensure that the viability of threatened habitats and ecosystems is maintained.
3. Develop innovative, economically viable alternatives to address harmful impacts to the benefit of people and biodiversity.
4. Increase awareness and mainstream environmental considerations into the daily lives of people and decision makers.
5. Explore and develop opportunities for mentorship and capacity building within the conservation sector.
6. Provide a leadership role in ensuring efficient and adequate implementation, compliance and enforcement of conservation legislation

Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN)
www.creationcare.org
The Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN) is a ministry that educates, inspires, and mobilizes Christians in their effort to care for God’s creation, to be faithful stewards of God’s provision, to get involved in regions of the United States and the World impacted by pollution, and to advocate for actions and policies that honor God and protect the environment
Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nation
www.fao.org
Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO’s efforts – to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives
Gauteng & Northern Regions Bat Interest Group, South Africa
www.batsgauteng.org.za
GNoR BIG aims to publicize bats as fascinating and important animals, dispel harmful myths and recruit enthusiastic supporters who can play a critical role in the eco-system
Green Christian
http://www.greenchristian.org.uk
Green Christian is a community of ordinary Christians who seek to:

  • let loose hope in this damaged, exploited and unjust world
  • pioneer practical discipleship in shared prayer, struggle and action
  • equip prophetic witness through our campaigns and resources
  • empower agents of change in churches and the green movement
GreenFaith
www.greenfaith.org
GreenFaith was founded in 1992 under the name Partners for Environmental Quality by Jewish and Christian leaders who believed that New Jersey ’s religious community needed an organization to connect diverse religious traditions with the environment. One of our earliest accomplishments was to convene a conference at Drew University, which brought together stakeholders from the religious, academic, governmental and business sectors to explore common interests in relation to environmental protection
Invasive Species South Africa
www.invasives.org.za
Invasive Species supplies information on the massive problem of alien invasive species and how to eradicate them
Johannesburg Anglican Environmental Initiative (JAEI)
www.jaie.org.za 
Johannesburg Anglican Environmental Initiative (JAEI) is the Environmental Department of the Johannesburg Diocese whose aim is to be “Anchored in the love of Christ, committed to God’s Mission, transformed by the Holy Spirit, JAEI seeks to develop a vibrant community who are committed to achieving a sustainable environment.”
Laudato Si
https://laudatosi.com
Download Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment and human ecology
Plant With Purpose
www.plantwithpurpose.org
Plant With Purpose is a Christian development organization that transforms lives in rural areas around the world where poverty and environmental degradation intersect. We equip impoverished farming families to change their circumstances, provide for their children, and live with God-given hope and dignity. We do this through sustainable agriculture training, land restoration, savings-led microfinance, church mobilization, and local leadership development.
Praying Nature
www.praying-nature.com
Praying Nature is inspired by the life and spirituality of St. Francis of Assisi.
Season of Creation
www.seasonofcreation.com
Season of Creation commits to a ministry of healing Earth, with Christ and creation as our partners
Shrinking the Footprint
www.shrinkingthefootprint.cofe.anglican.org  
The Church of England’s National Environmental Campaign
South African Faith Communities’ Environmental Institute (SAFCI)
www.safcei.org.za 
South African Faith Communities’ Environmental Institute is an institute of people of many faiths, united in our diversity through our common commitment to earth keeping.  Our aim is to support the faith communities in fulfilling their environmental & socio-economic responsibility
Southern African Reptile Conservation Assessment (SARCA)
http://sarca.adu.org.za
The SARCA project’s aim is to improve our understanding of the diversity and distribution of reptiles in South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland, and thereby make possible an improvement in the conservation status of these animals.
Spider Club of Southern Africa
www.spiderclub.co.za
The Spider Club of Southern Africa is a non-profit environmental interest group providing a fun, responsible, social learning experience, centred on spiders, their relatives and nature in general. Our aim is to encourage and develop an interest in arachnids, including spiders, scorpions, solifuges, whip-spiders, harvestmen and pseudo-scorpions, and to promote this interest and the study of these animals by all suitable means.
Story of Stuff

http://storyofstuff.org

Story of Stuff inspires and encourages the civic engagement of the more than one million members of their global Community into honest conversation about the unnecessary consumption-crazed culture.
Sustainable Development Goals – United Nations www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainabledevelopmentgoals
Aug 17, 2016 – On September 25th 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years.
Tearfund
www.tearfund.org
Tearfund works with local churches to bring sustainable, lasting change to people like this, people in desperate need
The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
www.iucnredlist.org
The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species provides taxonomic, conservation status, and distribution information on taxa that are facing a high risk of global extinction
The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)
www.sanbi.org
The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) leads and coordinates research, and monitors and reports on the state of biodiversity in South Africa. The institute provides knowledge and information, gives planning and policy advice and pilots best-practice management models in partnership with stakeholders. SANBI engages in ecosystem restoration and rehabilitation, leads the human capital development strategy of the sector and manages the National Botanical Gardens as ‘windows’ to South Africa’s biodiversity for enjoyment and education.
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
www.unep.org
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is an agency of United Nations and coordinates its environmental activities, assisting developing countries in implementing environmentally sound policies and practices
Web of Creation
www.webofcreation.org
The Web of Creation was established to foster the movement for personal and social transformation to a just and sustainable world from religious perspectives. The Web of Creation has also been developed to provide information and connections for theology students interested in environmental ministry.
Wildlife and Environment Society (WESSA)
www.wessa.org.za
WESSA (the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa) is a South African environmental organisation which aims to initiate and support high impact environmental and conservation projects to promote public participation in caring for the Earth.
Working for Water
www.dwa.gov.za/wfw
Working for Water currently runs over 300 projects in all nine of South Africa’s provinces. Scientists and field workers use a range of methods to control invasive alien plants.
World Council of Churches
www.wcc-coe.org/wcc/what/jpc/ecology.html
The World Council of Churches brings together 340 denominations from over 100 different countries around the globe. In environmental work works on issues related to Globalization and ecology, and has given leadership through its program on Global Climate Change and its participation in the World Summit on Sustainable Development
WWF South Africa
www.wwf.org.za
World Wild Fund – WWF South Africa was founded in 1968. Throughout the past 40 years, this national office of the leading global conservation organization, is still committed to conserve the natural heritage of South Africa for future generations