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The Homestead, 330°

West Central Wisconsin, United States

Updated in November 2008

In December of 2006 my husband and I purchased an old homestead built in the 1930's. As DIYers our goal is to up-date the old house and make it as energy efficient as possible using environmentally-friendly construction and renovation techniques. We are working on natural farming (permaculture) techniques to ...

Project about Agriculture & Food, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Consumerism, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Health, Recycling, Water

RecyclingPins, 140°

Braga, Portugal

Updated in July 2008

Because of the large amount of trash that everyone produces every day it is very important to start thinking in our Planet's health! The basic idea is to "wear" in your page one of these RecyclingPins to remember all visitors the responsibility to Waste Recycling, Separation and Reutilization! You ...

Project about Climate Change, Computing, Education, Recycling

Ricoh Power Cycle, 140°

A Ricoh New Zealand project in Auckland, New Zealand

Updated in July 2008

Ricoh Eco Action Day, June 5 2008 Ricoh’s Eco Action Day is an annual practice across all our operations around the world, coinciding with World Environment Day. This year it was the perfect opportunity to launch an idea Ricoh New Zealand is aiming to spread across its branches – a ...

Premium project about Energy Saving, Events

Hotel Diaries A Story of a Green Hotel, 128°

Toronto, Canada

Updated in November 2009

A derelict building in downtown Toronto is being converted into a hotel. This will be no ordinary hotel, however - the goal is to build a cutting-edge 'green' hotel, one that uses roughly 80% less carbon than business-as-usual. I am a software entrepreneur turned green venture capitalist. This project is my ...

Project about Architecture, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Economics, Emissions, Energy Saving, Finance & Money

Community Reefs, 119°

Opotiki, New Zealand

Updated in April 2012

The eco benefits of forming fish growing reefs close to boat launching areas are many: Fishermen use significantly less petrol getting to where fish are. Simpler near shore fishing boats can be used. The fishing is action packed, fun and produces a great diversity of species. Smaller catches can be ...

Project about Agriculture & Food, Education, Energy Saving, Health, Poverty & Development, Transition Towns, Water

Intersect - Young professionals networking for sustainability, 112°

Wellington, New Zealand

Updated in July 2008

We are a group of young professionals with a passion for sustainability and we want to intersect with other passionate people. Intersect is focussed on nurturing our leadership capabilities. We believe that leaders are the doers not just the talkers, so we are looking for practical solutions to the problems ...

Project about Consumerism, Industry & Business, Philosophy & Religion, Recycling

Blog-A-Tree Campaign!, 111°

Florida, United States

Updated in December 2011

Blog-A-Tree aims to plant a tree for each blog that pledges to take our initiative with a blog post about our campaign that showcases our revolutionary green product that is the first of its kind. Coming in August 2011 is a hair care product that contains not only wonderfully natural ...

Project about Action, Protest, & Activism, Air Quality, Carbon Sequestration, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Consumerism, Emissions, Green energy, Health, Lifestyle & Behavior, Organic, Recycling

Ricoh - Trees For Schools, 96°

A Ricoh New Zealand project in National, New Zealand

Updated in July 2008

Launched in May, Trees for Schools is a Ricoh New Zealand programme where we work with schools around the country to establish schemes for community fundraising selling native plants, in place of other options often high in sugar and fat. We are sourcing New Zealand native seedlings, and subsidising the ...

Premium project about Education, Environment & Wildlife

Green Bonds - A Victory Bond for the Environment, 90°

Canada, Canada

Updated in July 2008

Canada could be a renewable energy superpower. What's holding us back? Renewable energy is more expensive to produce than fossil-based. Over time, with high cost to carbon, this will change. We cannot wait, however: and we have an answer. "Green Bonds" is a policy proposal designed to accelerate Canada ...

Project about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Carbon Trading, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Economics, Emissions, Finance & Money, Politics & Government

No Plastic Bags in New Zealand, 89°

New Zealand

Updated in October 2008

www.noplasticbags.org.nz is a new grass roots website dedicated to a New Zealand free from plastic carry bags. Around the world more and more countries are banning or taxing plastic bags and it is time for New Zealand to wake up and do the same. This is about ...

Project about Consumerism, Recycling

Green Humans, 84°

Irvine, California, United States

Updated in January 2009

Combat Global Warming by helping the less fortunate! We help preserve the environment by improving energy efficiency for low income homes. Why? Global Warming is happening now and we, humans, have the power to take actions in order to stop the devastating effects. The only way we can achieve this ...

Project about Carbon Trading, Children and Families, Climate Change, Emissions, Energy Saving, Green energy

Produce Some of Your Electricity, 76°

Everywhere, Canada

Updated in September 2008

Build a small wind turbine to use at the cottage, cabin, farm or your home. Or install a small Photovoltaic system. You'll not only reduce your power bill (just a little) but you'll also learn lots about saving electricity in the process.

Project about Education, Energy Saving

Carbon Neutral Supermarket Sections, 68°

(a good idea here, is a good idea anywhere), New Zealand

Updated in July 2009

We have been trying to drum up support for the concept of carbon neutral supermarket sections. This would then give organisations a market imperative to measure, offset and reduce their carbon emissions. It is part of a bigger picture of in regards to a concept of carbon accounting that we ...

Project about Agriculture & Food, Carbon Trading, Climate Change, Consumerism, Emissions, Food, Lifestyle & Behavior

Local Farm Link, 67°

Black Creek, Canada

Updated in May 2008

By improving the convenience of finding locally grown foods we will reduce the amount of carbon emissions required by the monster food machine. This dynamic, farmer-driven website, allows shoppers to find locally grown foods as easily as looking through a grocery store flier. In many regions the small farms have ...

Project about Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Consumerism, Education

Queen Charlotte Wilderness Park, 66°

Marlborough, New Zealand

Updated in April 2008

Queen Charlotte Wilderness Park is an isolated peninsula in the Marlborough Sounds. Originally a large sheep station the property is now dedicated to “the business of saving our environment”. Ron Marriott of Queen Charlotte Wilderness Park says, “We have two goals – the first is to work with landowners to encourage ...

Project about Agriculture & Food, Carbon Sequestration, Consumerism, Environment & Wildlife

Eco-friendly take-out at Restaurants, 66°

Orlando, Fl, United States

Updated in October 2009

I am working on putting together a thorough business proposal to send to restaurants in an effort to get them to switch to compostable, renewable, and/or materials made from recycled content. At this beginning stage, I am focusing on just the take-out containers. I feel it is the one ...

Project about Food, Industry & Business, Recycling

Help the Earth, Don't use plastic bags!!, 62°

United States

Updated in August 2008

My 8 year old son is doing a Cub Scout conservation porject to teach people how dangerous plastic bags are for the enviornment and to encourage them to use reusable shopping bags. He would like to hand out reusable bags and informational flyers. At the end of the project he ...

Project about Children and Families, Education, Environment & Wildlife, Pollution, Recycling, Water

Ride to Sustain - 4000 miles of Sustainable Solutions, 60°

Boston Massachusetts, United States

Updated in February 2008

Beginning June 2007, three young men climbed on their bikes in San Francisco, CA. Their goal, to understand not only the grave issue of global warming, but what difference they could make a difference beyond buying fluorescent light-bulbs and hybrid cars. From that point Ride to Sustain crossed the US ...

Project about Celebrities, Climate Change, Consumerism, Health

Sustainable Rehabilitation of New Orleans Low Income Housing Pilot Program, 58°

New Orleans, United States

Updated in March 2008

Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent levee failures caused unprecedented devastation in New Orleans. The level of destruction in America's eighth-poorest large city revealed to the world that socioeconomic and environmental injustice make communities vulnerable to climate related disasters. Months after the worst disaster in U.S. history, tens of ...

Project about Architecture, Carbon Trading, Climate Change, Population

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