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Basel Action Network
Basel Action Network 11 December 2010

The Basel Action Network (BAN) is a non-governmental organisation which focuses on the devastating impacts of toxic trade from an environmental justice perspective, advocates for banning waste trade, and for promoting green and democratic design of consumer products. Initiator of the e-Stewards programme for certifying responsible electronic recyclers, working on green shipbreaking, zero mercury and Basel Ban ratification campaigns. BAN provides key information on international toxic waste tr...

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 the life cycle of their products, through effective public policy requirements or enforceable agree...

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 l...

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...

10 Tactics film screening inspires ideas for Drumbeat San Diego
10 Tactics film screening inspires ideas for Drumbeat San Diego 01 November 2010 Mera Szendro Bok- New Media Rights

The film 10 Tactics was screened for the first time in San Diego, California on October 25th, 2010. New Media Rights hosted the event at the local Joyce Beers Center. 10 Tactics is a film about how rights advocates have used digital technologies to turn information into action.

Global CO2 savings from the use of IT services instead of flying and commuting
Global CO2 savings from the use of IT services instead of flying and commuting 05 October 2010

An online calculator and map visualising outcomes of four scenarios in terms of global CO2 savings from the use of IT services instead of flying and commuting. Possible selection of IT services, regions, scenarios and years for which potential savings are calculated. Covers USA, Europe, India, China and Japan.Global CO2 savings from using IT services

e-Stewards: the globally responsible way to recycle your electronics
e-Stewards: the globally responsible way to recycle your electronics 13 August 2010

The e-Stewards Initiative is a project of the Basel Action Network (BAN), which runs the e-Stewards certification program for electronics recyclers. The certification program is designed to provide market incentives that drive the certification of the entire recycling chain that is managing the toxic materials. Contains a searchable database and map of certified e-Steward recylcers and enterpri...

Texas Campaign for the Environment
Texas Campaign for the Environment 04 August 2010

A non-profit organization campaigning for Texans to tackle e-waste and other issues. TCE is related to the TCE Fund, which also focuses on e-waste, providing detailed information, research and suggestions for individual action.

Research into sustainable planning and operation methods for greener networks
Research into sustainable planning and operation methods for greener networks 04 August 2010

Profiling Internet equipment from different vendors in terms of consumption, efficiency and other factors and we are using that data to tackle different operational and planning problems. The research group investigates the relationship between network robustness and consumption.

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