Environment & ICTs
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.
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.
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.
An online calculator and map visualising outcomes of four scenarios in terms of global CO2 savings from the use of IT services instead of flying and commuting. Possible selection of IT services, regions, scenarios and years for which potential savings are calculated.
See how much carbon you can save by driving less, biking to work, eating organic beef, using recycled paper, driving more slowly, buying less alcohol, using an electric lawnmower, offsetting your air travel, installing a water heater blanket.
Google PowerMeter is a free energy monitoring tool that helps you save energy and money. Using energy information provided by utility smart meters and energy monitoring devices, Google PowerMeter enables you to view your home’s energy consumption from anywhere online.
Enables and optimizes your computer’s power management settings to help save the world energy. Requires Google Desktop 5 or above.
An online interactive platform for sharing water-related information for India: water sources, water bodies, water consumption, water usage, water harvesting, and water shorateges and needs. Currently the platform is in its beta-phase and data is being populated using available information with GRWHC.
Médiaterre is a French network of information on sustainable development, aiming to facilitate the dissemination of the international agenda for sustainable development in French.
Strengthening Climate Resilience (SCR) is a new DFID funded programme that aims to enhance the ability of governments and civil society organisations in developing countries to build the resilience of communities to disasters and climate change as part of their development work.