Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption (GRF)

The Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption is comprised of a network of academics and professionals working in a diverse selection of fields. GRF draws its membership from more than 25 countries around the world from all continents.

One Earth

One Earth is a nonprofit ‘think and do’ tank based in Vancouver, Canada. Our mission is to transform production and consumption patterns locally, nationally and internationally to be sustainable, healthy, and just within the limits of living systems. Our passion is bringing people, ideas and activities together to accelerate the transition towards sustainability - we catalyze networking and action on the issues we care about. One Earth adopts a systems approach to identify high-impact solutions, and engages the arts and citizens to create compelling visions of life in sustainable futures.

One Montgomery Green

One Montgomery Green (OMG) fosters partnerships to support environmental sustainability and promote the development of a green economy. OMG acts as a catalyst for environmental responsibility among businesses, residents and government to improve the quality of life for all of Montgomery County. We do this by:

  • Modeling and promoting sustainability in our county;
  • Educating citizens and the business community about new sustainable initiatives from all sectors of society as well as government programs;
  • Documenting and measuring the county’s progress in greening the economy;
  • Sponsoring and supporting sustainable initiatives that will support a green economy.

One of the initial exciting new projects is a mapping effort. OMG will map green assets that already exist and identify new and under-served opportunities to develop green solutions. OMG has begun to identify sustainable and green-oriented companies, other organizations countywide and resources in specific sectors with an emphasis on Silver Spring and Wheaton.

United Nations Environment Programme North America Office (UNEP RONA)

UN Environment’s North America Office is building cooperation in the region to address complex environmental challenges. The region has been a global leader in policy innovation and action on the environment. But North America is facing new environmental challenges – such as climate change, chemical contamination and environmental damage in the Arctic.

We work with partners to respond to some of North America’s most urgent challenges.

Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

The aim of IGES is to achieve a new paradigm for civilization and conduct innovative policy development and strategic research for environmental measures, reflecting the results of research into political decisions for realising sustainable development both in the Asia-Pacific region and globally. I

IGES tackles fundamental challenges to human society, which exists thanks to the bounty of the global environment, and to redefine the values and value systems of our present societies that have resulted in the global environmental crisis, in order to create new ways of conducting activities and a new paradigm for civilization. Based on the principles of this new paradigm, new social and economic systems will be built, so that a new era of the global environment can begin. IGES also recognises that the realisation of sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region is a vital issue for the international community, as the region is home to more than half of the world's population and is experiencing rapid economic growth. Thus the region plays a critical role in the protection of the global environment.

By recognising these crucial issues, IGES will promote research cooperation with international organisations, governments, local governments, research institutions, business sectors, non-governmental organisations (NGO) and citizens. As well as conducting research, the Institute will share its research results and also host international conferences and study workshops.

Montgomery County Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions (MC-FACS)

Montgomery County Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions (MC-FACS) unites people of faith to help solve the climate emergency that is disrupting and threatening life on Earth. We pursue four goals in our work:

  1. sound a moral and urgent call to address climate change;
  2. plan and implement ethical- and spiritual-based climate policies and actions on a scale appropriate to the emergency from a nonpartisan perspective;
  3. embolden and build the capacity within congregations and denominations to do good works that protect our planet and its people; and
  4. encourage congregations and denominations to become champions of transformation to address climate change.

We work primarily on the local level—Montgomery County, the most populous jurisdiction in Maryland—and occasionally on state, national, and international levels, wherever we can have the greatest impact.

MC-FACS represents a diverse community of faiths, whose voices are valuable in the conversation on climate change, and whose faith-based actions draw on a deep well of love for each other and the planet we share.

Our network is inclusive and open to all faith and spiritual groups, ethnicities, and nationalities.