Environment and ICTs

The Story of Electronics: How e-waste is generated
The Story of Electronics: How e-waste is generated 10 November 2010 APC

The Story of Electronics an accessible and very smart eight minute film about e-waste, will be playing at www.storyofelectronics.org as of this Tuesday, November 9. The latest internet video release by Annie Leonard’s Story of Stuff Project employs a simple but never “dumbed-down” communication style. “The Story of Electronics” provides all consumers of electronics with an overview of the life-cycle of our electronic gadgetry and the environmental challenges pres...

eRecyclingCorps
eRecyclingCorps 05 November 2010

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. When wireless devices cannot be renewed and must be recycled, we strictly adhere to a zero landfill policy, ensuring e-waste does not enter landfills. The company deploys a web-based platform ...

Electronics TakeBack Coalition
Electronics TakeBack Coalition 05 November 2010

The Electronics TakeBack Coalition (ETBC), supported by over 30 organisations, promotes green design and responsible recycling in the electronics industry. The goal is to protect the health and well being of electronics users, workers, and the communities where electronics are produced and discarded by requiring consumer electronics manufacturers and brand owners to take full responsibility for...

What's Invasive! Community Data Collection
What's Invasive! Community Data Collection 04 November 2010

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! we...

Project BudBurst
Project BudBurst 04 November 2010

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. Project BudBurst participants take careful observations of the phenological events such as the first leafing, first flower, and first fruit ripening of a diversity of trees, shrubs...

Project Surya
Project Surya 04 November 2010

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. Project Surya employs innovative sensing technologies to measure the positive climate and health impacts by a means of a ...

imeasure
imeasure 22 October 2010

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. The imeasure data will help researchers investigating how the UK can reduce carbon emissions ...

Climate-X
Climate-X 22 October 2010

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. Climate-X map

Innovative ways of appropriating mobile telephony in Africa (September 2010)
Innovative ways of appropriating mobile telephony in Africa (September 2010) 14 October 2010

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. Development is thus happening ...

APC launches GreeningIT online directory
APC launches GreeningIT online directory 11 October 2010 Evgenia Tasheva

Forest of Electrons: Illustration image by Reilly Butler, published under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic licenseThe 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 initi...

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