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Ricoh helps restore Motuihe Island, 190°

A Ricoh New Zealand project in Auckland, New Zealand

Updated in July 2008

On the morning of Sunday March 9, 2008, a team of over 100 Ricoh volunteers set out from downtown Auckland by ferry to Motuihe Island. Ricoh employees were joined by their families and friends for the day out, and even a couple of families from our Hamilton branch made the ...

Premium project about Deforestation, Environment & Wildlife

Ricoh - Trees For Schools, 113°

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

Conservation Volunteers - Action for Climate Change, 100°

A Conservation Volunteers Australia & New Zealand project in Nationwide in Australia & New Zealand, Australia

Updated in July 2008

This program is a new initiative managed by Conservation Volunteers to assist business and individuals to reduce their impact on the environment. We want to encourage every Australian to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions created in their daily lives and provide a genuine offset opportunity by the establishment ...

Premium project about Climate Change, Deforestation, Environment & Wildlife, Logging, Pollution, Recycling, Water

What's Your Crazy Green Idea? Video Contest, 84°

A X PRIZE Foundation project in Santa Monica, United States

Updated in September 2008

The X PRIZE Foundation is hosting a competition on YouTube to find out what the next X PRIZE in the Energy and Environment sector is going to be. We're looking for crazy green idea that can become a breakthrough, and we're willing to pay $25,000 to the ...

Premium project about Agriculture & Food, Air Quality, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Carbon Sequestration, Carbon Trading, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Deforestation, Education, Electric vehicles, Emissions, Energy Saving, Global Dimming, Green energy, Pollution, Recycling, Solar

WWF NZ Smart Investment in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions, 76°

A WWF New Zealand project in Wellington, New Zealand

Updated in April 2008

Smart meters, residential heat pumps, residential hot water cylinder wraps, solar hot water and passive solar design provide the best combination of energy/dollar savings and emission reduction. WWF New Zealand - http://www.wwf.org.nz/ - has published a report that determines the top five demand side actions that give ...

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WWF NZ Climate Change Witness, 76°

A WWF New Zealand project in Wellington, New Zealand

Updated in May 2008

Some of the most compelling stories come from those who are already affected by climate change. WWF New Zealand is supporting a nationwide WWF witness programme that captures the publics imagination by engaging community interest in climate change across New Zealand and the pacific island nations. The following movies show ...

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WWF NZ Tuvalu Climate Change, 65°

A WWF New Zealand project in Nationwide, Tuvalu

Updated in July 2008

At a recent awareness raising workshop on climate change, Tuvalu developed a draft Blueprint for Action on Climate Change. This was developed through an open and consultative process, and through the participation of the Prime Minister, Hon. Maatia Toafa, members of parliament, heads of government departments, other government officials including ...

Premium project about Climate Change, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Water, Weather

Letter From Antarctica, 391°

McMurdo Station, Antarctica

Updated in September 2008

This project is a voice for people who chose to live in the harshest climate on earth in order to understand, study and get an understanding of climate changes currently affecting the Arctic and Antarctic Circle. Guests are interviewed on the camp and allowed to give a synopsis of their ...

Project about Climate Change

The Homestead, 335°

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

Vetiver Project - Naac Baal, 163°

Sebikotane, Senegal

Updated in February 2010

The project is a promoter and supplier of Vetiver grass (see www.vetiver.com for more details of this plant)in Senegal, West Africa. Vetiver is a very effective way of sequestering carbon emissions and countering the effects and impact of global climate change which is currently having a devastating ...

Project about Agriculture & Food, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Carbon Sequestration, Deforestation, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Environmental Disasters, Permaculture, Water

Hotel Diaries A Story of a Green Hotel, 150°

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

RecyclingPins, 138°

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

Shoot Nations, 131°

Global, United Kingdom

Updated in July 2008

Shoot Nations 2008 is a free global photographic competition addressing the theme of ‘Young People in a Changing Climate’. We want to build a global picture of how climate change is affecting young people worldwide, how they can act now to slow the change and how they can adapt to ...

Project about Climate Change, Education, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Events, Logging, Water, Weather

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

Blog-A-Tree Campaign!, 108°

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

Intersect - Young professionals networking for sustainability, 103°

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

Green Bonds - A Victory Bond for the Environment, 91°

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, 88°

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

Bringing Back The Bees, 83°

North Carolina, United States

Updated in December 2007

Because it is becoming harder and harder to see honeybees and wild bees flying around our gardens where they once thrived and after reading a headline in the San Francisco Chronicle that stated BEES ON THEIR KNEES, GARDENERS TO THE RESCUE, we decided to take action. We are beekeepers, gardeners ...

Project about Climate Change, Environment & Wildlife

Film and Lecture Series, 81°

Toronto (but the tour is international), Canada

Updated in September 2011

Gemini Humanitarian Award winner Mark Terry has made two highly influential films on climate change: The Antarctica Challenge: A Global Warning and The Polar Explorer. His work with the world's scientific community in the polar regions has earned him the Canadian Chapter of The Explorer's Club's highest ...

Project about Action, Protest, & Activism, Art & Culture, Celebrities, Climate Change, Education, Environment & Wildlife, Events, Media, Politics & Government, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Transition Towns, Water, Weather

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