Climate Leaders Learn How to Measure and Lower GHG Emissions Throughout an Organization's Supply Chain » EPA's Center for Corporate Climate Leadership serves as a resource center for all organizations looking to expand their work in the area of greenhouse gas (GHG) measurement and management. The Center was launched in 2012 to establish norms of climate leadership by encouraging organizations with emerging climate objectives to identify and achieve cost-effective GHG emission reductions, while helping more advanced organizations drive innovations in reducing their greenhouse gas impacts in their supply chains and beyond.
Home-made Sun Jar AdWords We use AdWords to deploy digital advertising on sites supported by AdWords. Ads are based on both AdWords data and behavioral data that we collect while you’re on our sites. The data we collect may include pages you’ve visited, trials you’ve initiated, videos you’ve played, purchases you’ve made, and your IP address or device ID. This information may be combined with data that AdWords has collected from you. Location Aware App ‘Gamifies’ Hyperlocal News Reporting [Future Of Gaming] In our research for the Future Of Gaming report, our consulting team noticed a growing tendency towards games being used To Leverage Collective Manpower. One example of this trend is MePorter-a location-based, mobile news app that enables anyone to write, photograph, and record their own videos of local news as it happens, instantly sharing the stories with the MePorter community and on sites like Facebook and Twitter. Much like a local newspaper, MePorter offers a searchable list of categories, like crime, events and entertainment, offering a robust news experience that lets readers see other users’ locations, comment on stories and check-in as eyewitnesses. In order to ensure accuracy, the service only lets reporters and commenters post if they are at or near the location where the news is happening.
Millennium Promise - Home About Us At Millennium Promise, our vision is the eradication of extreme poverty, hunger, and preventable disease within our lifetime. Our mission is to provide the operational platform and resource mobilization for the Millennium Villages Project, which empowers communities to lift themselves out of extreme poverty. We believe that extreme poverty can be cut in half by 2015, even in some of the poorest, most remote places in the world. Through the Millennium Villages Project we are showing how, using a holistic, science-based approach to benefit more than 500,000 people across sub-Saharan Africa. Farmers cultivating their maize crops in the Millennium Village of Mayange (Rwanda).
Gulf Seafood Deformities Raise Questions Among Scientists And Fisherman While the true extent of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill was not known for about 4 years, as Al Jazeera notes in the video above, the repercussions of BP's 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico may become apparent more quickly. Discovering eyeless shrimp, lesioned fish and other mutated and underdeveloped seafood, fisherman in the Gulf are pointing fingers at the BP spill. Biologist Dr. Darryl Felder told the news agency that Gulf seafood populations are dropping at alarming rates and that species richness is "diminished." Swipe-Card Data ‘Gamifies’ Public Transportation In London [Future Of Gaming] In PSFK‘s research for the Future Of Gaming report, our consulting team noticed a growing tendency towards using games To Leverage Collective Manpower. One example of this trend is Chromaroma–a new application from the UK production company Mudlark that transforms public transportation in London into a competitive multiplayer game. Users begin by signing up on chromaroma.com and providing their public transportation swipe-card information along with the details of any team they would like to join. Chromaroma tracks statistics on the number of transportation swipes along with the distance traveled, further enhancing the experience with location-based missions, reward points and a ranked leaderboard. By enticing players to travel to new places and improve their social rank, the game hopes to provide users the impetus to explore their cities in the name of competition. Chromaroma
Screening Green Businesses Certification for Green Businesses Green America certifies businesses that are committed to using business as a platform for social change. Since 1982, Green America has evaluated over 8,000 small businesses. We've helped leading green companies like Seventh Generation, Honest Tea, and Clif Bar take off in the marketplace. We connect people to entrepreneurs building sustainable enterprises from the ground up and Main Street businesses that serve their communities. Finnish Library Uses Crowdsourced Game To Fix Indexing Errors [Future Of Gaming] In our research for the Future Of Gaming report, our consulting team noticed a growing tendency towards games being used To Leverage Collective Manpower. One example of this trend is Digitalkoot- a web-based platform that aims to digitize a library’s collection of old newspapers through crowdsourcing and gamification. Digitalkoot provides two online games as part of its joint project with The National Library of Finland and Finnish technology company Microtask, which when played, allow volunteers to complete small portions of work to help correctly digitize the library’s historical content. In one game, Mole Hunt, the player is shown two different words and they must determine if they are the same, assisting in the overall goal of finding erroneous words in archived material.