Ecology and Society, (formerly the Journal of
Ecology) An online, peer-reviewed journal,
including many articles with a
broad systems view. Many papers are essentially industrial ecology from
the ecologist's perspective, filling a major gap in IE itself. Edited
C. S. Holling, noted systems ecologist who was director of
Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/
Zero Emissions Research Iniative http://www.zeri.org/
for general introduction to this initiative and a status report.
Zero Emissions Strategy Conference http://www.the-commons.org/zero-ems/z-site-map.html
An apparently aborted electronic conference, but the site does have
a good library of downloadable information, including several new
by Robert Ayres on industrial metabolism.
Rocky Mountain Institute has been applying
systems thinking to
energy and transporation issues for over two decades, including the
Hypercar concept for very high efficiency vehicles. In the 90s RMI has
added valuable work in community and real estate development. http://www.rmi.org/
Operating Systems Home Page Gil Friend and Associates's home page
for information on company eco-audits, community metabolism, and other
applications of IE.
Promotes and fosters Green Chemistry through information
dissemination, chemical research, and conferences and symposia. Green
chemistry = environmentally benighn chemical synthesis and processing.
See our page on GC for more links.
McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry http://www.mbdc.com
Architect William McDonough and chemist Michael Braungart apply a
proprietary Index of Sustainability to evaluate a product's
materials and processes in the categories of ecology, social equity,
Companies applying industrial ecology
Interface Inc. http://www.ifsia.com/ecosense/
Interface, Inc.'s "Journey to Sustainability by Practicing
Industrial Ecology. We accept our responsibility as a member of the
industrial world... if we can get it right (recycling), we might never
have to take another drop of oil from the earth."
This wholly owned subsidiary of Iscor Steel is responsible for
identifying uses and markets for all by-product materials from steel
Eco-industrial park and
industrial ecosystem sites
Proceedings of the Internet Conference on
Bio-Systems (1998) Editors: Eng-Leong Foo &
Tarcisio Della Senta: http://www.ias.unu.edu/proceedings/icibs/See
also the Resource Site on Integrated Bio-Systems link from this site
for case studies, links and other resources.
This e-conference that Jacky Foo coordinated
is a rich resource
of industrial ecology thinking related to closing loops in human
biological systems, particularly agriculture. Each paper has
commentaries from conference participants. (with the whole set for each
paper downloadable as a Word97 file or as html viewed separately)
Novartis Foundation for Sustainable
Novartis is the merger of Sandoz and Ciba-Giegy with major interest
in commercialization of biotechnology and genetic engineering in both
agriculture and pharmaceuticals.
See also the Monsanto link given above.
The African National Congress site includes
extensive links to
agencies, news sources, policy papers, and SA organizations. http://www.polity.org.za/