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Apps for sustainability[edit | edit source]

Apps for sustainability, USA part 1 (2011, not yet updated)

Biodiversity

Urban sustainability

  • SeeClickFix
  • Neighborland uses mobile technologies, along with other online and offline outreach activities, to engage residents and civic leaders in neighborhood development. Users can suggest development ideas and support ones that resonate with them. They can also discuss how to turn these ideas into tangible projects
  • Walk Score, a Walk Score for any address

Citizens data initiative[edit | edit source]

Data USA, "the most comprhensive visualization of US public data

Data.gov, home of the U.S. Government’s open data

Data & Society, NYC-based think/do tank focused on social, cultural, and ethical issues arising from data-centric technological development.

EcoWest, data, maps, graphics on environmental trends. Material published under creative commons license.

Infographic: How Green is Your State?, globalwarmingisreal.com

Pinterest: EarthShare: Environmental Data

Commons[edit | edit source]

  • On the Commons added 09:06, 6 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Great Lakes Commons, a grassroots effort to establish the Great Lakes as a thriving, living commons — shared and sacred waters that we all protect in perpetuity.

Community resources[edit | edit source]

EveryLibrary

News and comment

2018

Sep 11 Why 'Social Infrastructure' Is the Key to Renewing Civil Society [1]
Sep 8 To Restore Civil Society, Start With the Library [2]

Funding[edit | edit source]

ioby, " built on the belief that a simple and proven tool — crowdfunding — can be put in the hands of people and communities that need it, and the results can be transformative for people, for places, and for power structures." [3]

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see also: Colorado, Food activism

Legal resources[edit | edit source]

Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund

Sustainable Economies Law Center

Maps[edit | edit source]

Social inclusion: US Poverty trends, MapStory

Networks[edit | edit source]

EarthShare, national federation that supports American environmental and conservation charities. Its stated mission is to engage individuals and organizations in creating a healthy and sustainable environment, by promoting environmental awareness and raising funds primarily through employee workplace giving. W

Labor Network for Sustainability

The Next System Project

Other resources[edit | edit source]

Personal options[edit | edit source]

Energy saving: Project Laundry List, (Wikipedia) is a New Hampshire group that encourages the outdoor drying of clothes, "making air-drying laundry and cold-water washing acceptable and desirable as simple and effective ways to save energy," as quoted from their mission statement. It supports what is sometimes called the "right to dry". It provides information to those who working to change laws that prevent neighborhoods, private housing developments and apartment complexes from outlawing clothes lines because of aesthetic reasons, under the stated principle "All citizens nation-wide should have the legal right to hang out their laundry."

Video[edit | edit source]

Visions[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

local information can be found, or shared, via our many location pages


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References[edit | edit source]

  1. citylab.com
  2. The New York Times
  3. ioby.org, press release, September 19, 2016