North America

Developed by: 
eRecyclingCorps
Description: 

eRecyclingCorps offers a comprehensive solution to the growing issue of wireless device e-waste, by capturing these devices in large quantities, renewing them and offering them for reuse. This also facilitates affordable access to wireless technology to people around the world, often with limited means.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.erecyclingcorps.com/
Contact person: 
Contact form
Contact email: 
http://www.erecyclingcorps.com/contact.aspx
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
project description, e-waste statistics
Developed by: 
Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS) at the University of California, Los Angeles, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, EDDMapS
Description: 

Participants are invited to locate invasive species by making geo-tagged observations and taking photos to alert of the spread of habitat-destroying invasive plants and animals, using Android mobile phones or an online form. The identified species will be placed on public map and alert park rangers of the spread of these habitat-destroying invasives. The purpose of the What’s Invasive!

Go to direct to resource: 
http://whatsinvasive.com
Contact person: 
Contact form
Contact email: 
http://whatsinvasive.com/index.php/about/support
Type of access: 
open, registration required to participate
Type of information available online: 
invasive species, data, photos, maps
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

10 Tactics film screening inspires ideas for Drumbeat San Diego

San Diego, California

The film 10 Tactics was screened for the first time in San Diego, California on October 25th, 2010. New Media Rights hosted the event at the local Joyce Beers Center. 10 Tactics is a film about how rights advocates have used digital technologies to turn information into action.

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: 
Basel Action Network
Description: 

The e-Stewards Initiative is a project of the Basel Action Network (BAN), which runs the e-Stewards certification program for electronics recyclers. The certification program is designed to provide market incentives that drive the certification of the entire recycling chain that is managing the toxic materials.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://e-stewards.org/
Contact person: 
The Basel Action Network
Contact email: 
inform@ban.org
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
database, map, video, information resources, search tool
Developed by: 
Research Group in Decision Analysis (GERAD)
Description: 

Profiling Internet equipment from different vendors in terms of consumption, efficiency and other factors and we are using that data to tackle different operational and planning problems. The research group investigates the relationship between network robustness and consumption.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.polymtl.ca/recherche/rc/en/unites/details.php
Contact person: 
Contact email: 
Type of access: 
Open
Type of information available online: 
Website of Polytechnique Montréal, contacts
Developed by: 
Texas Campaign for the Environment
Description: 

A non-profit organization campaigning for Texans to tackle e-waste and other issues. TCE is related to the TCE Fund, which also focuses on e-waste, providing detailed information, research and suggestions for individual action.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.texasenvironment.org
Contact person: 
Contact email: 
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
information, reports, campaigns, links, video

Content filtering in US libraries is haphazard

NEW YORK 30 April 2010 (Sex Work Awareness for GenderIT.org)

Freedom of speech and its flipside, access to information, is guaranteed by the First Amendment of the US Constitution. However federally-funded libraries are required to prevent people under eighteen accessing “harmful” content. Kevicha Echols and Melissa Ditmore investigate the use of internet filters on public library computers and find that measures adopted by libraries range from installation of filtering software on all computers for child and adult use to no filters at all! The law is being implemented differently varying across city, county and state. Sectors of the society most likely to be affected by this ad hoc censorship are young people and the economically-disadvantaged who rely particularly on library computers to access online information. Photo: “FallWithMe”:http://www.flickr.com/people/fallwithme/

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Drupal … can it be used by non-developers?

singapore

If you enjoy tweaking the code that makes up the framework of a website, then Drupal is probably for you. This advanced content management system is more a developer platform than a traditional CMS. Its not to say that only developers can use the system though, but to say that they will feel more at home here than in the other two.

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