Green Worker Cooperatives is a community-based business incubator building a local, green, and democratic economy in the South Bronx. Through our Co-op Academy and business incubation programs we provide the training and support local residents need in order to launch worker-owned businesses capable of improving environmental conditions.
Get Fresh Detroit(GFD) works to increase access to fresh and healthy foods by transforming the retail and distribution of fresh produce into sustainable operations for storeowners, food pantries, and other food-service organizations in Detroit. GFD leverages packaged produce products with "All the fresh produce and just the right recipe to prepare your favorite dish for 4" in order to achieve its mission of transforming corner stores and making fresh produce available to all.
This idea was conceptualized with the following organizations concerns in the massive environmental degradation happening to Lake Lanao, where most of the stakeholders are not aware of the existing possibility that the lake may come to its extinction if not prevented. We have come up to a plan of organizing a DRAGONBOAT FESTIVAL named as RINAYONG FESTIVAL (Rinayong meaning "the rowing of the boats") The idea of Dragonboat is not new to the world but definitely new for us.
SOPE IV will provide solar energy to low and moderate income residents of New Orleans on affordable terms. Providing solar panels to low wealth individuals reduces their overall cost of living and insulates them from ever rising utility bills. This results in increased housing affordability and reduces the oftentimes crippling financial strain created by increasing utility bills
This idea highlights bad and good practices at hospitals through a combination of hospital users voice through community representing body and decentralized structures decision makers. It unlocks capacity laid down government strategy for health district development to enable social control at district level. It does this by scoring health units and using results to influence decision making.
A Day of Peace is a coordinated effort between East Bay churches and community members who mobilize to serve community needs. Project Peace organizes quarterly Days of Peace, each at two sites, that are designed to involve approximately 75 volunteers. Past Days of Peace have focused primarily upon engaging the local community in meeting the needs of underserved schools. Activities include painting classrooms, helping teachers organize materials, and landscaping and gardening.
HabitatMap is a non-profit environmental health justice organization whose goal is to raise awareness about the impact the environment has on human health. Our online mapping and social networking platform is designed to maximize the impact of community voices on city planning and strengthen ties between organizations and activists working to build greener, greater cities.
To engage New Yorkers in sustainable living by making thousands of natural, social, cultural and green living sites apparent. Using our universally recognized iconography, each on-site marker will convey pertinent green information to people on the street. Optionally, mobile technology will permit further on-site engagement through individual’s cell phones.