Environment & ICTs

Developed by: 
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Chicago Botanic Garden, and College of Forestry and Conservation at the University of Montana
Description: 

Project BudBurst is a national field campaign for citizen scientists designed to engage the public in the collection of important climate change data based on the timing of leafing and flowering of trees and flowers.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://budburst.ucar.edu/
Contact person: 
n/a
Contact email: 
budburstinfo@ucar.edu
Type of access: 
open, registration required to participate
Type of information available online: 
educational resources, plant identification guides, resources for children, reported data and results, information about phenology and climate change, mailing list
Developed by: 
Center for Clouds, Chemistry and Climate, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Description: 

Project Surya aims to mitigate the regional impacts of global warming by reducing atmospheric concentrations of black carbon, methane, and ozone. Project Surya will replace the highly polluting cookstoves traditionally employed in rural areas with clean-cooking technologies.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.projectsurya.org/
Contact person: 
N. Ramanathan
Contact email: 
Nithya@cs.ucla.edu
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
project information and updates, background information, press clippings
Developed by: 
Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University
Description: 

Imeasure is a home energy monitoring calculator. It is a simple online tool to help people cut energy use at home, save money and protect the environment by tracking their energy use at home and competing with others for the lowest carbon footprint, based on regular gas and electricity meter readings.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.imeasure.org.uk/
Contact person: 
Muriel
Contact email: 
muriel@imeasure.org.uk
Type of access: 
registration required to participate
Type of information available online: 
graphs, resources, user carbon rating, forum
Developed by: 
Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University
Description: 

Oxfordshire ClimateXChange is a climate change engagement and action project led by the Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University. It started in 2006 with the support of many partners across Oxfordshire, and now operates to engage and inspire action on climate change within specific sectors in Oxfordshire.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://climatex.org/
Contact person: 
Jo Hamilton
Contact email: 
info@climatex.org
Type of access: 
open, registration required to post
Type of information available online: 
tools, news, links, community map, forum, blogs, calendar
Developed by: 
the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). It was drawn up by Ms Annie Chéneau-Loquay, Research Director at the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), as part of a cooperation project between the Ministry and ITU.
Description: 

The democratization of mobile telephony in Africa, its availability, ease of use and, above all, the extent to which it has been appropriated by the public, have made it a major success story. Very low-income populations are not only actively demanding access to mobile telephone services but also innovating, by creating the functions and applications they can use.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/cyb/app/mob_app.html
Contact person: 
Contact email: 
Type of access: 
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Greening the internet and your life: Over 50 resources

SOFIA 11 October 2010 (Evgenia Tasheva for APC)

An online calculator of global CO2 savings from the use of IT services instead of flying and commuting; energy saving tips for your computer; websites on environmental activism, indicators and research. This is what you’ll find in APC’s new GreeningIT directory which has more than 100 links to existing sustainable information and communication technology (ICT) tools, practices and initiatives where ICTs, climate change and environmental sustainability meet.

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APC launches GreeningIT online directory

SOFIA 11 October 2010 (Evgenia Tasheva for APC)

The GreeningIT directory was officially launched today, marking the first open online database of resources that focuses on the intersection of ICTs and environmental sustainability. The directory aims to gather and present a comprehensive annotated list of initiatives, tools and online communities, featuring both innovative and traditional applications of ICTs to address climate change, environmental issues and the environmental impact of ICTs.

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Developed by: 
Green Spider, Hungary
Description: 

Green Spider is running a re-use programme called “Green PC.” It collects used computers from organisations and individuals, refurbishes and outfits them with FOSS operating systems, and then donates them to small grassroots organisations.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.ZPOK.hu
Contact person: 
Maxigas
Contact email: 
maxigas@anargeek.net
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
Project information in Hungarian
Developed by: 
WildlifeDirect
Description: 

Wildlife Trackers is an interactive Ushahidi-powered online map where people can submit reports of wildlife sightings, poaching or other wildlife-related incidents in Africa.Wildlife TrackersWildlife Trackers

Go to direct to resource: 
http://wildlifetrackers.wildlifedirect.org/
Contact person: 
Contact email: 
info@wildlifedirect.org
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
interactive map, incident reports
Developed by: 
European Environment Agency
Description: 

European Environment Agency (EEA) of the European Union aims to provide sound, independent information on the environment and is a major information source for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, and also the general public.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps
Contact person: 
contact form
Contact email: 
http://www.eea.europa.eu/help/infocentre/enquiries/portal_factory/Enquiry/enquiry.2010-10-05.3087548126/edit
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
datasets, maps, graphs, indicators, tools

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