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NASCA launches sustainable consumption and production database..

PRESS RELEASE
January 15, 2004

Integrative Strategies Forum has the pleasure of announcing the Internet launch of the North America Sustainable Consumption and Production (NASCP) Database at www.p2win.org/NASCA .

 

This Web-database is an initiative of the North American Sustainable Consumption Alliance (NASCA), a strategic partnership of people and organizations who are working to promote more sustainable consumption patterns in Mexico, the United States, and Canada. Working together as partners in the Alliance, the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), the Canadian Centre for Pollution Prevention, Environment Canada, the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, Integrative Strategies Forum, the University of Sonora, and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have created and are supporting this innovative resource.

 

The NASCP Database aims at facilitating cooperation among organizations in Canada, United Stated and Mexico that are interested in promoting sustainable consumption and production. For the first time, Internet users can access a single Website to find information about sustainable consumption and production initiatives and programmes throughout North America. The Database is also intended as a resource for citizens to learn about projects or initiatives that they can support, join, or replicate in their own community.

 

The Database currently contains approximately 200 entries for initiatives and programmes that address a wide range of important issues such as Advertising & Marketing, Children & Youth, Cleaner Production, Consumer Products, Lifestyle Choices, Organic Products, Poverty, Procurement, Tourism, Trade, Transport, and Waste. The broad diversity of initiatives, projects, and programmes featured in the Database highlights the willingness in North America to move toward sustainable consumption and production patterns.

 

If you have not yet registered your organization's sustainable consumption and production activities in the Database, there is still time!! You can submit your activity on our website at < http://www.p2win.org/main/ns/7/doc/89/lang/EN >

 

For more information about the North American Sustainable Consumption Alliance, visit<http://nasca.icspac.net/>.

 


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