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Environment & ICTs

Developed by: 
Tides Center
Description: 

The Electronics TakeBack Coalition (ETBC), supported by over 30 organisations, promotes green design and responsible recycling in the electronics industry.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.electronicstakeback.com/index.htm
Contact person: 
n/a
Contact email: 
info@etakeback.org
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
information and tools on e-waste legislation, statistics, guide to e-waste recycling for consumers, green design for producers
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
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: 
Type of information available online: 
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: 
Cabinet Office
Description: 

The Cabinet Office made recommendations in the report aimed at making the energy consumption of government ICT carbon-neutral within four years. The report claims the UK government is the first in the world to make such an effort.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/media/66177/greening_government_ict.pdf
Contact person: 
Contact email: 
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
.pdf document

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