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Beginner's Guide to Biogas an introduction to biogas by Paul Harris of the University of Adelaide, Australia. There are many pertinent references and links in this good summary.

The Biogas Forum. This Swiss web site, in English or German, presents information about biogas. It has many important links to other relevent web sites.

Bioneers. Founded in 1990, Bioneers is a non-profit organization that promotes practical environmental solutions and innovative social strategies for restoring the earth and communities.

The Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC) identifies, supports, evaluates and certifies sustainable environmental infrastructure projects through broad public participation, to improve the quality of life of the people of the U.S.-Mexico border region. This is a key organization for people on the border. The site can be viewed in English or Spanish.

Sustainable Communitite/ZERI-NM (SCZ) has trained seven BECC staff for ZERI Certification. Lynda Taylor, co-director of SCZ, also serves on the BECC Board of Directors.

Biomimicry is a new science that studies nature's models and then imitates or takes inspiration from these designs and processes to solve human problems, e.g., a solar cell inspired by a leaf.

Common Heritage Corporation Managing innovation for the benefit of Life on Earth. We're pioneering sustainable technologies that use the earth's most abundant natural resource - deep ocean water. Our innovations are bringing new life to people and lands caught in the grip of water, food, and energy shortages.

Common Heritage Corporation This is probably an older version of the web site above.

Eco Portal has a search engine, links to sustainability sites and news, a blog, an action alert, discussion groups and more.

Fritjof Capra and Ecoliteracy. Fritjof Capra, Ph.D., physicist and systems theorist, is a founding director of the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California, which promotes ecology and systems thinking in primary and secondary education.

Friends of Gaviotas, a nonprofit organization established to further an exchange of ideas, knowledge and resources with the community of Gaviotas. It also aims to stimulate creative thinking and action among people who want to capture the "spirit of Gaviotas" in their own lives, work and communities. Gaviotas was founded by Paolo Lugari.

Grassroots Recycling Network. Our mission is to eliminate the waste of natural and human resources -- to achieve Zero Waste. We utilize classic activist strategies to achieve corporate accountability for waste and public policies to eliminate waste, and to build sustainable communities.

Natural Capitalism. Most businesses still operate according to a world view that hasn't changed since the start of the Industrial Revolution. Then, natural resources were abundant and labor was the limiting factor of production. But now, there's a surplus of people, while natural capital - natural resources and the ecological systems that provide vital life-support services - is in decline and relatively expensive. This site has brief biographic information about Paul Hawken, Amory and L. Hunter Lovins.

Rocky Mountain Institute is an entrepreneurial nonprofit organization that fosters the efficient and restorative use of natural, human and other capital to make the world more secure, just, prosperous, and life sustaining. We do this by inspiring business, civil society, and government to design integrative solutions that create true wealth. Co-founded by Amory Lovins and L. Hunter Lovins.

Save Our Water Supply is a group of concerned citizens for clean water.

Shepherd's Lamb. Shepherd's certified organic grassfed lamb is available year round in limited quantities. We sell whole, half or individual cuts of lamb at Farmers Markets, to natural food stores, and to restaurants in New Mexico, and by mail order anywhere else. Orders can be placed by phone, fax or e-mail.

Shepherd's Lamb is produced on our family ranch in the mountains of Northern New Mexico. By maintaining control of our product, from raising the lambs to marketing them, we are able to offer lamb that many of our customers say is the best they have ever tasted.

Taos Sustainable Systems Council Their mission is to build an inclusive coalition of individuals and groups in Taos and Taos county to work enthusiastically together to implement a strategy for promoting socially, environmentally and economically responsible systems through offering educational and practical solutions that support a sustainable quality of life in Taos.

Tierra Wools is a spinning, hand dyeing, and hand weaving workshop and a retail store. We buy local wool, wash it, spin it, and weave the yarn into beautiful weavings which are sold from our workshop in Los Ojos, a small village in the Chama Valley of northern New Mexico. The enterprise is operated by Los Ojos Handweavers, LLC, a limited liability company owned by the growers, washers, spinners and hand weavers that produce its goods, as well as supporting investors.

Wool Traditions is a new non-profit formed to buy wool from local sheep growers to produce affordable wool yarn for weavers of the Southwest, and to create an educational center to maintain the connections between land, water, sustainable agriculture and the living cultural traditions of the Hispanic, Pueblo and Din´┐Ż (Navajo) communities. Wool Traditions has opened an office in Taos in the TaosNet Building behind Walmart, in partnership with Cultural Energy. Robin Collier, of Wool Traditions, is a member of the SCZ Leadership Council.

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