Mapping the Urban Forests
Created 7/28/2010 9:20:04 AM 
Mapping is an application to which the crowds are eminently well-suited, geographically dispersed as they tend to be. Not only are the masses contributing to maps of hot music gigs and filming locations, but now they're helping to create a map of San Francisco's urban forest too.
Get Money for broken IPods... and abandoned GameCubes
Created 10/14/2009 8:31:32 AM 
With Apple selling hundreds of million iPods worldwide, the potential for Ewaste in huge. They don't last forever, and tempting new models are always just around the corner. There are alternatives: used or broken iPods could be sold on eBay, where hundreds of Apple's music players are listed for sale for parts or refurbishing. But many consumers can't be bothered with finding out how to list a product, and don't want to deal with potential customers.
Discover the Socially Conscious Shops
Created 3/30/2009 9:03:48 AM 
Eco-friendy now has a broader meaning. It now embraces socially conscious products, ranging from art and clothing to food and music instruments. They can be products produced by fair trade, or recycled material. The products are classified as either People Positive, Eco Positive, Animal Friendly or Supports a Right Cause. According to the Natural Marketing Institute, the USA market for these types of goods was $209 billion dlls in 2005, and the group projects that will rise to $420 billion in 2010. As more users take responsibility for their shopping habits.
Music to Our Green Ears
Created 3/4/2008 7:31:52 AM 
Music festivals are extremely popular entertainment events across the planet and since the days of Woodstock, they have taken a large toll on the environment. Mountains of waste, car parks, food from afar, diesel generators for electricity, massive amounts of plastic and human waste, flying in international artists. In an effort to do less harm, several music festivals around the world have started putting 'carbon neutral' practices into place, offsetting the carbon dioxide they've caused to enter the atmosphere.
Eco-bankers
Created 11/5/2007 7:17:33 AM 
AP Bank is a nonprofit financial organization (NPO) that lends money at low interests for various environmental projects such as a natural energy research, eco-constructions, etc. Because it is not a one time charity, the activities can keep on going into the future. This bank was launched in 2003 by three stars of Japan's pop-music industry and is garnering attention for the contribution it is making to tackle environmental problems. Are you listening Bono?
Don't trash it; trade it.
Created 9/6/2007 8:00:07 AM 
What do you do with your books when you finish reading them? Or your video games, DVDs, or CDs that you're tired of? Don't make a run to the used book or music store, sell what you can for pennies, and take the rest to Goodwill. Wouldn't be great if you could extract more value from these items without the hassle of selling them on eBay or at a garage sale?

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