Environment & ICTs

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
Developed by: 
WWF
Description: 

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.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.worldwildlife.org/carbonprojector/
Contact person: 
contact form
Contact email: 
http://worldwildlife.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/worldwildlife.cfg/php/enduser/ask.php
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
calculator, map, scenario
Developed by: 
TreeHugger.com
Description: 

Climate Culture CalculatorsClimate Culture CalculatorsSee 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.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.treehugger.com/calculators/index.php
Contact person: 
TreeHugger.com
Contact email: 
ccfeedback@treehugger.com
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
carbon calculator
Developed by: 
Google Inc.
Description: 

Google PowerMeterGoogle PowerMeterGoogle 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.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.google.com/powermeter/about/about.html
Contact person: 
Google Inc.
Contact email: 
Type of access: 
open, requires registration
Type of information available online: 
downloadable software
Developed by: 
Google Inc.
Description: 

Enables and optimizes your computer’s power management settings to help save the world energy. Requires Google Desktop 5 or above.Energy Saver: Google gadgetsEnergy Saver: Google gadgets

Go to direct to resource: 
http://desktop.google.com/plugins/i/energysaver.html
Contact person: 
Google Inc.
Contact email: 
Type of access: 
open, requires Google Desktop 5 or above
Type of information available online: 
downloadable software
Developed by: 
Global Rainwater Harvesting Collective (GRWHC) and Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF)
Description: 

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.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.neerjaal.org/
Contact person: 
Contact form
Contact email: 
http://www.neerjaal.org/ContactUs.aspx
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
water statistics, stories, documents
Developed by: 
Partnerships For Sustainable Development
Description: 

Médiaterre is a French network of information on sustainable development, aiming to facilitate the dissemination of the international agenda for sustainable development in French.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.mediaterre.org
Contact person: 
Contact form
Contact email: 
http://www.mediaterre.org/contacts.html
Type of access: 
open, registration required to post
Type of information available online: 
newsfeed, calendar, only in French

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