Green consumerism

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Grupo temático online: Medio Ambiente, Energía y Cambio Climático

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Grupo temático online: TIC, Medios y Acceso a Mercado

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For the English version go to ICT, Media and Market Access” thematic group 

Para a versão em Português ir:  grupo temático “TIC, Meios e acesso ao Mercado” 

 

Bienvenidos al grupo temático "TIC, Medios y Acceso a Mercado", propuesto desde Ashoka Changemakers, y diseñado junto el BID/FOMIN y su Cluster de Turismo Sostenible (CTS).

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GMO Risk or Rescue Group: Helping Consumers Decide

When it comes to genetic food engineering, claims are often made about farmers ability and interest to adapt. And how about vitamin-rich rice? ... Are these realities or misrepresentations? Tell us what you think here

[Also check out our GMO Risk or Rescue competition. Share your idea or initiative to get noticed and to be eligible for various  prizes. Submit your entry by October 21, 2009.]

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Geotourism Challenge Group

Join the Geotourism Challenge Changemakers group to share ideas and opinions about issues impacting destination stewardship and wisely managed tourism.

Hear about best practices, identify solutions to key challenges, and link to resources that may help you overcome obstacles and succeed as a changemaker in geotourism. Each week will focus on a specific issue; join the dialogue now and tell your story.

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Geotourism Challenge 2009: Power of Place - Sustaining the Future of Destinations

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Join our search for the most innovative examples of geotourism around the globe. Enter by the extended deadline May 25, 2009.

This 2009 Geotourism Challenge, sponsored by National Geographic and Ashoka Changemakers, attracted 610 innovative geotourism entries. Check out these destinations from 81 countries that promote natural and cultural heritage while improving the well-being of the local people.

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The Plastic Bank

for profit

We make plastic waste a currency to reduce global poverty. Collectors receive an above market rate for waste plastic. Brands purchase our ethically sourced recycled Social Plastic® for use in their manufacturing. Almost one million people have already asked for brands to use Social Plastic®.

Por una alimentación más sostenible y saludable

Queremos apoyar y nominar el Proyecto POR UNA ALIMENTACION MAS SOSTENIBLE Y SALUDABLE EN GUATEMALA.Este proyecto persigue solucionar problemas sociales masivos y contribuir al desarrollo por educación sobre alimentos tradicionales fortalecerá la identidad y autoestima aumentando su demanda. Reducirá carestía en área rural, favorecerá economía de cocineras, campesinos, el agro del maíz y evitará obesidad y diabetes.

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Guatemala
Guatemala
14° 36' 36.8172" N, 90° 32' 43.1916" W
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SafaiNation

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

Through this venture we strive to bring about a positive change in India and subsequently the world. We want to equip the people of India with a platform in which they can collaborate and work together as a team to restore and protect their natural environment.

Goldfinger Factory

hybrid

An award-winning upcycling hub for the training, support and inspiration of some of London’s most disadvantaged, to create desirable furnishings and fit-outs for London’s trendsetters with a social conscience.

We are a factory for beautiful furnishings and a platform for beautiful life changes.

FindingSustainia

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

The core of FS is to 1) set ourselves a monthly sustainability challenge, 2) try hard to reach the goal with our co-challengers & 3) report truthfully about our experiences and ups&downs.Challenges range from food to packaging to travel.This enables us to design&spead a unique sustainable lifestyle.

CleanBites

for profit

We believe that food that is easily accesible today are too far different from food that are healthy therefore CleanBites believe in getting people to make healthier food choices through a transitioning phase.

We cook and deliver food that is healthy and environmentally sustainable.

BikeSurf.org

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

BikeSurf is a bicycle sharing project. We differ from other bike lending services because our users (BikeSurfers) are under no obligation to pay for riding our bikes. It is wholly funded and supported by the community for the community.

Pandhu Agro Sentosa

hybrid

This project is to answer the world's food scarcity problem with sustainable organic agriculture, especially fresh water fishery, that at the same time will elevate poverty in rural area. And green consumerism is one of the strategies to attract more people to care for the world and their health.

Educa.tel & Eco.comunidades

for profit

Plataforma de aprendizagem que gera um espaço participativo e colaborativo entre: ESCOLA-COMUNIDADE-MEIO AMBIENTE para a Educação Integral, engajar os agentes nos processos educativos, estimula a integração de conteúdos ambientais na educação tradicional em relação ao seu entorno formal e não formal

Apparecchiato.it

for profit

Apparecchiato.it is an online market for the sale and distribution of local food. We create a direct connection between small producers and customers, cutting the supply chain and managing the product’s delivery.

On one hand we give customers the opportunity to reach higher quality and home delivered local agricultural products; on the other hand smallholder farmers access to an innovative and more profitable (and economically fair) distribution channel. They also take advantage from Apparecchiato.it’s marketing channels and from the network synergies.

Zero Gachis

for profit

Zero Gachis provides supermarkets an efficent way to apply discounts on close to the sell-by products, to promote them in the store and to comunicate online about the discounts so consumers know where to go to save food. We achieved to reduce by 50% the food wastage in partners supermarkets.

Aquafude(福德)

hybrid

We came to implement sustainable aquaculture in the fastest growing part of China on trout, salmon and sturgeon farms.

For sustainable practices and feed to take root, we needed to prove to the farmers that our methods and products could lower their costs and increase their sales.

We Deliver Taste

for profit

An innovative platform for crowdsourcing quality Mediterranean food, directly
connecting producers with consumers through an online peer-to-peer supply chain, making use of collaborative consumption in the sharing economy.

DeCOMP

hybrid

One simple solution to the complicated urban household organic waste problem: DeCOMP. DeCOMP promotes and facilitates decentralized composting at individual and community level. With Project DeCOMP your garbage will avail you attractive discounts on everyday products and services.

Food Tracker

hybrid

To address the supply chain ambiguity in food sourcing which results in adulteration, food items will be labelled with unique codes. These will contain detailed information about the supply chain actors, from sourcing to retailing. Consumers will be able to digitally cross-check this code.

Recycle for Reward

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

People will keep the environment clean by earning money in exchange of PET bottles, that will be collected through vending machines. The project will be sustainable by selling bottles to the recyclers. The machines are the part of a pilot project that will inspire and engage citizens in future.

Permacultura Universitaria

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

Horticultura Universitaria en un proyecto de la comunidad universitaria a favor de la soberanía alimentaria. Mediante capacitación cosecha y consumo responsable/sustentable de productos orgánicos, ademas de que es una plataforma de aprendizaje y generación de conocimiento ecológico-social.

AnARTivism

AnARTivism - a manifest, an urge to take action and change the way of thinking from the ordinary and destructive to sustainable and reusable. From this visionary thinking we get to new paradigms that are in favor of the environmental protection as well as are standing against hyper-consumption.

i-Solarlite

for profit

i-Solarlite aims to lighten up the lives of rural families by introducing affordable and robust solar lamps. These lamps have been manufactured keeping rural families in mind.
Every year, millions die because of kerosene lanterns. These rural families have no alternative but to use kerosene.

Green Farms Market

hybrid

Green Farms Market will be the first all-organic grocery outlet of the country selling fresh produce sources directly from it’s own community of suppliers. In doing so, we will fill the ever increasing demand for unadulterated, chemical free food.

Shapeless Gift

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

Shapeless Gift is the idea of giving experiences instead of material goods. The goal is to reduce waste and energy use by not buying physical items, providing experiences as gifts. It is a movement to shift the social norm of gift-giving and to foster human relations.

DoitEco Project

hybrid

“DoitEco Project” is a series of ecological activities aim to promote an eco-mentality among society and involve people in the values of sustainable living. Act now, do it eco and buy wisely, leading a better life and building a better future.

Kill the Cup

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

We are a grassroots campaign that combines gamification and social media marketing to establish social norms around reusable coffee cups. Our 4-week programs focus on college campuses, with the goal of encouraging sustainable consumer habits within the millennial generation.

FoodLoop

for profit

Nothing to cook for dinner? While rushing to the supermarket, you are now able to consult the FoodLoop apps and find the best offers close to you. This system informs you, if a product is reduced in price because the best before date is approaching. You save money but also help reduce waste.

Lycka Frozen Yogurt

for profit

Lycka Frozen Yogurt is Frozen Yogurt that not only tastes good but does good.
We are using consumerism in the western world to do good for the poorest in other regions. From each delicious, guilt-free Frozen Yogurt a fixed amount is paid to the German charity "Worldhungerhelp" (Welthungerhilfe)

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Grabafruit.com- A Social, Self Grown Fruits & Vegetables Bartering Platform

Grabafruit is a mobile application (and social network) which aims to both disrupt the organic food industry by creating a more efficient system between buyer and self-grown food seller, as well as improve the users understandn of nearby organic products.It will realize this by providng users with three main services:1) The ability to publicly find available fruits/vegetables/herb plants/mushroom collecting areas near you.2) Fruit exchange (bartering of self grown food seeds & cuttings)3) The opportunity to purchase to purchase orgaic foods directly.The product will include GPS based ab

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Tel Aviv
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32° 5' 32.7012" N, 34° 47' 29.5116" E
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