Environment and ICTs

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! website and software is to provide scientific data for research and environmental management and also ...

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, flowers and grasses, including weeds and ornamentals, and especially targeting native species. The...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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

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, envir...

Green PC
Green PC 11 October 2010

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.

Greening the internet and your life: Over 50 resources
Greening the internet and your life: Over 50 resources 11 October 2010 Evgenia Tasheva

An online calculator of global CO2 savings from the use of IT services instead of flying and commuting; energy saving tips for your computer; websites on environmental activism, indicators and research. This is what you’ll find in APC’s new GreeningIT directory which has more than 100 links to existing sustainable information and communication technology (ICT) tools, practices and i...

Energy Saver
Energy Saver 05 October 2010

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