Environmental Studies

Environmental Links

Statewide Links

Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program
Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment
Michigan Environmental Council

Regional Links

Blandford Nature Center
Grand Rapids Community Sustainability Partnership
Grand Valley Metropolitan Council
Greater Grand Rapids Food Systems Council
Green Home Institute
Land Conservancy of West Michigan
Local First
Michigan Land Use Institute
Gardening in Michigan: Michigan State University Agricultural Extension
Rapid Growth GR
City of Grand Rapids Office of Sustainability and Energy
The Nature Conservancy in Michigan
West Michigan Environmental Action Council
West Michigan Strategic Alliance
West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum

National Links



Association for Environmental Studies and Science


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


U.S. Climate Change Science Program



U.S. Department of Agriculture


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Geological Survey
U.S. Green Building Council


International Links



Environmentalresearchweb is a unique site for the the entire environmental science community. It provides analysis and commentary on all areas of environmental research including policy and sustainable technology. News and editorials are integrated with research articles from our sister journal Environmental Research Letters.


Achieving food security for all is at the heart of the United Nations FAO's efforts – to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. 



The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a scientific intergovernmental body tasked with reviewing and assessing the most recent scientific, technical and socio-economic information produced worldwide relevant to the understanding of climate change. It provides the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic consequences, notably the risk of climate change caused by human activity.


Climate Cloud is a digital library with a collection of resources relating to the risks and impacts of climate change on land based businesses. It contains physical copies and links to reports, fact sheets and video, largely from New Zealand organizations.



The vision of IGBP is to provide scientific knowledge to improve the sustainability of the living Earth. IGBP studies the interactions between biological, chemical and physical processes and interactions with human systems and collaborates with other programmes to develop and impart the understanding necessary to respond to global change.



Human actions lie at the heart of current global environmental change. Societies define the boundaries and character of their environments, while affecting and reacting to their environment with only a limited and biased understanding of it. To understand and respond effectively to these current changes requires major inputs from the social sciences - the perspective of human behavior and actions. The IHDP Knowledge Transfer Database is a tool to archive and share the research and activities of the organization from its inception in 1996 to its closure in 2014. 



IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. It supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the world and brings governments, non-government organizations, United Nations agencies, companies and local communities together to develop and implement policy, laws and best practice.




To provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.



UNESCO’s mission is to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information. The Organization focuses, in particular, on two global priorities:  Africa and Gender equality.


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