TOPIC: ENVIRONMENT (87)

Global Forest Watch

http://www.globalforestwatch.org

Global Forest Watch (GFW) is a dynamic online forest monitoring and alert system that empowers people everywhere to better manage forests. For the first time, Global Forest Watch unites satellite technology, open data, and crowdsourcing to guarantee access to timely and reliable information about forests. GFW is free and follows an open data approach in putting decision-relevant information in the hands of governments, companies, NGOs, and the public. Global Forest Watch was created by the World Resources Institute with over 40 partners.

US Environmental Protection Agency

http://www.epa.gov

EPA's mission is to protect human health and the environment. EPA's Strategic Plan identifies the measurable environmental and human health outcomes the public can expect from EPA and describes how we intend to achieve those results. Learn more about the Strategic Plan.

Earth Policy Institute

http://www.earth-policy.org

EPI’s goals are (1) to provide a global plan (Plan B) for moving the world onto an environmentally and economically sustainable path, (2) to provide examples demonstrating how the plan would work, and (3) to keep the media, policymakers, academics, environmentalists, and other decision-makers focused on the process of building a Plan B economy.

Greenpeace

http://www.greenpeace.org

Greenpeace exists because this fragile earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs action. Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organization that acts to change attitudes and behavior, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace.

Urban Observatory

http://www.urbanobservatory.org

Richard Saul Wurman, Radical Media, and Esri bring you the Urban Observatory—a live museum with a data pulse. You'll have access to rich datasets for cities around the world that let you simultaneously view answers to the most important questions impacting today's global cities—and you. Compare and contrast visualized information for a greater understanding of life in the 21st century.

Reforest Patagonia

http://www.reforestemospatagonia.cl/?lang=en

Patagonia is one of the world’s greatest natural treasures—admired for both its ecological significance and its extraordinary beauty. However, in the last 100 years, forest fires and human intervention have destroyed more than 7.5 million acres of pristine wilderness. 
Reforest Patagonia is a nonprofit, public-private alliance that unites people of different backgrounds, cultures, and nationalities with a single objective: to recover one of the world’s most important ecosystems.
Patagonia matters to us all. Join this historic campaign by planting your own tree for only $4.
 


GBO Hawai’i

http://gbohawaii.com

GBO Hawai’i is the first sustainability themed board game for a mass market audience. Through private sector investment in sustainable businesses, (a field known as impact investing), players are able to help the state of Hawai’i meet its sustainability goals, reducing fossil fuel consumption, advancing the local and organic food movement, and reducing waste generation.

Open Source Beehives

http://www.opensourcebeehives.net

The Open Source Beehives project is a collaborative response to the threat faced by bee populations in industrialised nations around the world. The project proposes to design hives that can support bee colonies in a sustainable way, to monitor and track the health and behaviour of a colony as it develops. Each hive contains an open source sensory kit, The Smart Citizen Kit (SCK), which can transmit to an open data platform.

Friends of the Earth

http://www.foe.org

Friends of the Earth strives for a more healthy and just world. We understand that the challenges facing our planet call for more than half measures, so we push for the reforms that are needed, not merely the ones that are politically easy. Sometimes, this involves speaking uncomfortable truths to power and demanding more than people think is possible. It's hard work. But the pressures facing our planet and its people are too important for us to compromise.
Friends of the Earth, as an outspoken leader in the environmental and progressive communities, seeks to change the perception of the public, media and policy makers--and effect policy change--with hard-hitting, well-reasoned policy analysis and advocacy campaigns that describe what needs to be done, rather than what is seen as politically feasible or politically correct. This hard-hitting advocacy has been the key to our successful campaigns over our 42-year history.

Garden Plan Pro

http://www.gardenplanpro.com

High-tech meets gardening with a new iPad app that makes it simple to design the perfect vegetable plot. Garden Plan Pro is the easy way to draw vegetable beds, add plants and create the perfect layout for any space.

Nature Valley Trail View

http://naturevalleytrailview.com

Nature Valley is expanding its commitment to preserving the national parks through Nature Valley Trail View – a new digital platform that encourages outdoor exploration and education. Nature Valley Trail View offers 300-plus miles of immersive national parks content, through panoramic views and interactive guides to three of America’s most iconic national parks. A blend of boots-on-the-ground fieldwork and future-forward digital technology, Nature Valley Trail View offers views of trails at Grand Canyon, Great Smoky Mountains and Yellowstone National Parks.

Eco-Unesco

http://www.ecounesco.ie

ECO-UNESCO is Ireland's Environmental Education and Youth Organisation, affiliated to the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations (WFUCA). Our mission is to promote the personal development of young people and raise environmental awareness through practical environmental projects.

Seabin

http://www.seabinproject.com

The Seabin is an automated rubbish bin that catches floating rubbish, oil, fuel and detergents. It designed for floating docks in the water of marinas, private pontoons, inland waterways, residential lakes, harbours, water ways, ports and yacht clubs.

bobble

http://www.waterbobble.com/

Since bobble’s introduction in 2010, our retail network has grown furiously; the product is now available in all 50 states in the USA, from department and specialty stores and mass-market retailers to corner boutiques. We are in more than 35,000 stores, nearly three dozen countries and on five continents. Millions of bobbles have been sold worldwide. If each filter equates to 300 single-serve bottles, bobble’s collective success has helped to remove many millions of discarded plastic bottles from the environment.

Chicago Trees Initiative

http://www.chicagotrees.net

The Chicago Trees Initiative is a city-wide, public-private effort to plant, care for and advocate for trees. This means many more trees will be planted in our great city, which is already known for its green urban spaces. And more important, existing trees will have better care – the best strategy for meeting our urban forest canopy goal. Every Chicago resident – and indeed, anyone who cares about trees has an important role to play. The goal invites all of us to be involved in planting and caring for trees on public and private land throughout the city.