Innovative Giving: The Nature Conservancy and (Lil) Green Patch | An Itinerant Mind | Fast Company

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Innovative Giving: The Nature Conservancy and (Lil) Green Patch | An Itinerant Mind | Fast Company: "Innovative Giving: The Nature Conservancy and (Lil) Green Patch| posted by Saabira Chaudhuri(Ed. Note: This is the first of six stories about innovative ways to give back during this holiday season. Check back tomorrow and the rest of the week for the next installments

Apps for Going Green

Tech Soup Blog

From helping you make informed purchases to saving you money on your electricity bill, these apps make it fun and easy to go green. Conserving Energy. Green Outlet. Can you out-green your friends? Green Office GreenTech mobile phone apps App It Up Earth Day

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What’s your nonprofit doing to go green?

ASU Lodestar Center

As flag bearers in the march for a greater good, it seems almost requisite that nonprofits should make an effort to go green - insomuch as what’s under our control. Conserve around the workplace where you can. Incentivize green behavior at every level of the organization.

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Building your Donor base on Facebook - The Nature Conservancy's experience.

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is a 501(c)3 organization that works in the U.S. They did this by creating a Cause and a Fan Page for the org, and by forming a relationship with an ecology oriented game on Facebook, (lil) Green Patch. Me - How did (lil) Green Patch come about?

[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: The Nature Conservancy

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Organization: The Nature Conservancy. I’d love for people to check out our last social media campaign called Green Gift Monday. Organization Size: +1 million members, +3800 staff. Name: Amy Ganderson. Title: Associate Director, Digital Marketing. Website: www.nature.org.

Meet Our NTC Green Sponsors!

NTEN

We''re excited to announce our Green Sponsors for the 14NTC! This year''s Green Sponsors are: Confluence. Confluence''s Commitment to Going Green. We opted to be green tote bag sponsors this year because we responded to the eco-friendly nature of this type of advertising. We chose to open our DC office in a Gold LEED-certified building which utilizes green cleaning practices, energy-efficient fixtures and 100% wind-energy credits. How and Why We-Care is Green.

Why TechSoup Product Donations and Donors Are Green

Tech Soup Blog

This isn't a comprehensive list of all our donor partners' environmental activities, but this time I'd like to talk about Cisco and Symantec and also about our Green Technology Product Donations. The company is also greening its supply chain.

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20 Environmental/Green Nonprofit YouTube Channels

Have Fun - Do Good

While preparing to teach a social media webinar recently, I discovered quite a few environmental/green nonprofits that have YouTube channels. YouTube green environment nonprofitOne of my many favorite things about my new iPhone (wahoo!)

Is your software green?

Idealware

Green consciousness around information technology continues to grow these days. I especially recommend Van Jones’ “The Green Collar Economy” and checking out related e-advocacy initiatives such as Green For All ( [link] ), 1 Sky ( [link] ), and the Apollo Alliance ( [link] ). I am imagining a parallel to the new environmental movement “green jobs” kind of thinking.

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Nonprofits Live: Green Tech on April 17

Tech Soup Blog

For the month of April and Earth Day we are focusing on green tech solutions for organizations of all sizes: efficiencies, resource use, reducing travel fuel use, and encouraging energy conservation across teams and campaigns. TechSoup's GreenTech Initiative conducted a survey of nonprofits to ask them about their green technology use and aspirations. Green IT equipment purchasing.

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Nonprofits Live: Green Tech on April 17

Tech Soup Blog

For the month of April and Earth Day we are focusing on green technology solutions for organizations of all sizes: efficiencies, resource use, reducing travel fuel use, and encouraging energy conservation across teams and campaigns. TechSoup's GreenTech Initiative conducted a survey of nonprofits to ask them about their green technology use and aspirations. Green IT equipment purchasing.

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Should E-Waste Be the Primary Focus of Green IT?

Tech Soup Blog

This month, David Moschella of Computer Sciences Corporation touched off the latest flap in a recurrent debate on what the most important part of green IT is. In an opinion piece published by ComputerWorld called The Green IT Movement has Lost the Plot he makes the case that improving the energy efficiency of IT equipment is the wrong primary emphasis for green IT. GreenTech Recycled and Refurbished Computers Green IT

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Green Jobs Update - Van Jones Resignation and the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition Green Jobs Platform

Tech Soup Blog

In our weekly GreenTech columns, we've been closely following the career of Van Jones , author of The Green Collar Economy and more recently special advisor for green jobs at the White House Council for Environmental Quality in the Obama administration.

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How Windows 7 Can Help You Green Your Nonprofit or Library

Tech Soup Blog

Windows 7 is much more advanced in power conservation than its predecessors, both for end users and for IT administrators. Tags: Green Office GreenTech GreenTips Operating Systems Windows 7

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All for Green, and Green for All: An Interview with Van Jones

Have Fun - Do Good

When I went to see Van Jones speak for the first time at the Green Festival in November 2002 about, "Green Jobs, Not Packed Jails," people in the States were just starting to lift their heads up from a year of fear and despair after September 11th. That's a green pathway out of poverty.

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The (Lil) Green Patch Facebook app has now donated $33,600 to TNC's Facebook Cause

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Lil) Green Patch is a social gardening game. The plants given by your friends are displayed in a (Lil) Green Patch on your profile. Like a real garden, it requires maintenance and the game includes lots of ways to interact with the larger Green Patch community and your friends.

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Interview with Jonathon Colman: Social Media Secrets from a Green Geek

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Jonathon Colman is the Associate Director of Digital Marketing for The Nature Conservancy, where he works on a team that is charged with the strategic marketing and promotion of The Conservancy's primary web site, nature.org. In response to a post on Digg about the Conservancy???s

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NetCentric Advocacy: Birdcinema: New way to build birding community!

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Lakoff at Google 51:minute introduction to his work. how are the groups you are working on lands conservation, birding, habitat conservation posting something visual and compelling out there? Figure out how to get conservation ads on this site. how are the groups you are working on lands conservation, birding, habitat conservation posting something visual and compelling out there?

NRDC Research Study: Is Your Server Room Being Overlooked?

Tech Soup Blog

GreenTech Hardware Servers Technology Assessment Energy conservation Green IT VirtualizationThe Natural Resources Defense Council is conducting a survey to determine whether efficient server technologies (for example, virtualization) have penetrated the small server room market. It is looking for people in nonprofits and libraries that have servers and who would be willing to do a short interview with Drew Bennett of NRDC sometime in May to tell your story.

Mashable's Top 75+ Green Twits to Follow: NTEN Orgs Represented in a Major Way

NTEN

We were impressed (but not surprised) to see these Green orgs on the list: Defenders of Wildlife : @Defenders. The Nature Conservance : @nature_org. The Student Conservation Association : @the_sca. Normally, I'd include NTEN member accolades in my weekly round-ups, but there were just so many NTEN folks represented on Mashable's list of the 75+ Environmentalists you should follow on Twitter , I figured it merited its very own post.

Closing Up Shop Over the Holidays

Tech Soup Blog

This is an update of Anna Jaeger’s great Office Greening for the Holidays: Closing Up Shop. Look for those machines around your office that have a little green or red light glowing on them. For more tips on green IT like this, have a look at the Greener IT Challenge.

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Protecting Wild Lands Through Art

Tech Soup Blog

Braided River, a Seattle-based nonprofit publishing company, has undertaken 16 conservation projects to date with just three staff people. We are delighted to honor TechSoup member Braided River as a winner of our 2015 Green Tech Success Story Contest.

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Back to School in Tanzania with a New Windows Multipoint Server Computer Lab

Tech Soup Blog

Energy Conservation Is a Requirement in Africa. Computers are a centerpiece of the school, but they needed super-energy-efficient technology to conserve the scarce electricity. GreenTech Microsoft Green IT ICT for development Windows MultiPoint Server tsmicrosoft tsgreentechnology

10 Amazing Environmental Nonprofits You Need to Know About

Tech Soup Blog

Our recently completed 2015 Green Tech Success Story Contest winners and finalists are an impressive group, showcasing the broad reach and impact of TechSoup member charities doing environmental work. This story was written by Jim Lynch, director of green technology at TechSoup.

NetCentric Advocacy: Local Live: MSN Attack at Google Maps: WOW

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Mastering New Media Trends Report (February 2006) | Main | It is time to flip "dont call us we will call you" model of advocacy to a "call us when you care" strategy --> eNonprofit Benchmarks Study » February 15, 2006 Local Live: MSN Attack at Google Maps: WOW Local Live is really amazing. There are so many applications to conservation and communicaiton it boggles the mind.

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Nancy Jo Craig’s Lifetime Achievement Award In Nonprofit Computer Refurbishment

Tech Soup Blog

When she ran the Nature Conservancy in Louisiana, 200,000 acres were set aside. Acquiring Technology GreenTech Recycled and Refurbished Computers Green IT refurbished computers Each year the International Computer Refurbishers Summit awards a lifetime achievement award.

Protecting Wild Lands Through Art

Tech Soup Blog

Braided River, a Seattle-based nonprofit publishing company, has undertaken 16 conservation projects to date with just three staff people. We are delighted to honor TechSoup member Braided River as a winner of our 2015 Green Tech Success Story Contest.

5 Features Environmental Organizations Need From Their CRM

Everyaction

Green Solutions + Efficiency.

19 Holiday Gift Programs That Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

They also make excellent gifts for activists and advocates of global development, environmental conservation, and wildlife protection. Natural Resource Defense Council Green Gifts. Nature Conservancy Gifts of Nature. Sea Turtle Conservancy Adoptions.

How Small Organizations Can Put the Environment First

SocialFish

Going green at work extends beyond offering recycling receptacles and announcing a lights-off policy. Here we explore water conservation efforts, along with sustainable manufacturing practices. Choose to do business with other companies who have adopted green practices as well.

Paper's Shocking Statistics

Tech Soup Blog

convey why it is so important to conserve paper in your organization's office. Green Office GreenTech Green IT saving paperThis roster of shocking statistics about wasting paper was originally part of TechSoup's GreenTech Initiative's Reduce Your Paper Use challenge. These statistics, we hope. Office Paper Use. In this decade, it is projected that Americans will throw away over 4 and a half million tons of office paper and nearly 10 million tons of newspaper.

5 Things You Can Do in 5 Minutes to Reduce Your Power Use – Part 2: Power Settings

Tech Soup Blog

Light green: Easy Individual Actions. We urge you to sign up for CSCI membership either as an individual or affiliate: it's free and it's a way to build momentum for IT energy conservation. Tags: Green Office GreenTech GreenTips Operating Systems Enter our contest!

How Small Organizations Can Put the Environment First

SocialFish

Going green at work extends beyond offering recycling receptacles and announcing a lights-off policy. Here we explore water conservation efforts, along with sustainable manufacturing practices. Choose to do business with other companies who have adopted green practices as well.

NetCentric Advocacy: Civil Disobedient Lawmaking

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Notes and Questions: Are you also building the capacity of the network to serve itself? Link: Conservative Pennsylvanians Pass ‘Radical Laws Defying U.S. Link: Conservative Pennsylvanians Pass ‘Radical Laws Defying U.S. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

Climate Savers Computing Initiative and Minimizing IT Energy Use for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

Find recommendations below from Climate Savers Computing Initiative 's Pat Tiernan for IT energy conservation for nonprofits and SMEs. Pat is a former Hewlett-Packard sustainability executive, and is now the executive director of Climate Savers Computing Initiative, which is the most prominent green IT project in the world. Tags: Acquiring Technology Green Office GreenTech Hardware

5 Reasons Your Board Should Switch to Google Drive

Nonprofit Tech for Good

More importantly, moving to the cloud is a great way to demonstrate transparency, strengthen institutional memory, conserve resources, collaborate, and display tech-savvy. 3) Conserve Resources. Other stakeholders also want to know what an organization is doing to “go green.”

10 Holiday Gift Programs That Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

They also make excellent gifts for activists and advocates of global development, environmental conservation, and wildlife protection. . Natural Resources Defense Council Green Gifts. Nature Conservancy Gifts of Nature.

Dear COVID-19, I’m Breaking Up With You

Blue Fox

Their 24 members estimate Together’s coalition could advance investments in green infrastructure to the tune of 10,500 new jobs across 10 Bay Area counties, improving the environment and access to nature for 7.7 A Letter From Our CEO, Chantal Sheehan I’m over it. COVID-19.

NetCentric Advocacy: Modest Proposal to Organizers: Four Steps to Start

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Value of Rapid Response in the Youtube World | Main | Modeling self organization of communication and topology in social networks » March 16, 2007 Modest Proposal to Organizers: Four Steps to Start Conservative advise from ONENW. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

Ignite their Passion! The Resurgence of Values-Based Marketing

Connection Cafe

The ad appeared as a subversive response to a growing conservative swing in America: “Many Americans, particularly working class and middle-class whites, responded to the turbulence of the late 1960s by embracing a new kind of conservative populism.”.

3rd Annual EveryAction Nonprofit Halloween Costume Parade

EveryAction

For over a century, Audubon has worked to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity. We're proud to support the work of Greenpeace , the leading independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.

Understanding VoIP - A Report from the Trenches

Tech Soup Blog

FishWise provides innovative market-based tools to the seafood industry, enabling consumers and grocery retailers to support marine conservation through their seafood purchasing decisions. Accessible Technology Acquiring Technology Green Office GreenTech Tech Planning Technology Assessment Green IT nonprofitThis is a guest post from Salem Kimble, the manager of social. media development at TechSoup's donor partner, BetterWorld Telecom.

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Daily DoGooder: It’s Time to Start a Sea Change

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Change the world, one video at a time.It’s Time to Start a Sea Change | 2:42 Ocean Conservancy This month is World Ocean Month, a time for those of us that are green to remember that 70% of our planet is blue. This clip both reminds us of the majesty of the oceans