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Your Official 17NTC Local's Guide to DC

EveryAction

We're just a few weeks away from one of the most highly-anticipated nonprofit conferences of the year and, seeing as it will be hosted in Washington, DC, our team wanted to share some favorite local spots to eat, drink, and enjoy the sights while visiting for 17NTC. With locally-sourced dishes that change daily, the Dabney recently received a Michelin star and is worth the wait. Check out the local art that is featured regularly. Want to eat like a DC local?

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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. Green Outlet. The GoodGuide (Android and iPhone) mobile app helps you find safe, healthy, and green products while you're out and about. iPhone) app demystifies green product labels and claims so you can identify which are truly environmentally friendly — and which are just marketing hype. Can you out-green your friends?

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Cool Apps Roundup: Green Apps

Tech Soup Blog

This inaugural post will cover a variety of green or environmental apps that are already out there. In my companion blog post on Why Apps Are Green , I talked about how apps permit the use of lighter IT infrastructure like mobile phones to accomplish things we previously used to do just on PCs. Another way that apps can be green is because some of them do environmental things. Planet Green's 7 Best Green Apps for Mobile Phones.

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350.org Is Greening the Planet with Lean, Green IT

Tech Soup Blog

In a time when climate change and developing the green economy are somewhat passé, nonprofits have not given up on the mission. Find out how they're greening the planet and using the leanest greenest IT possible. They have no infrastructure beyond that, which is why cloud computing is regarded as green IT. This theoretically frees up millions of offices from having their own local area networks with servers and IT staffs to run them.

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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. Cisco's Virtual Earth Day includes many activities, such as encouraging employees to participate in the Earth Day Network's Billion Acts of Green and to reduce their environmental impact every day of the year.

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350.org Is Greening the Planet with Lean, Green IT

Tech Soup Blog

In a time when climate change and developing the green economy are somewhat passé, nonprofits have not given up on the mission. Find out how they're greening the planet and using the leanest greenest IT possible. They have no infrastructure beyond that, which is why cloud computing is regarded as green IT. This theoretically frees up millions of offices from having their own local area networks with servers and IT staffs to run them.

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NetCentric Advocacy: Local Communications Grid

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Street Hive: Shame on Us if it is not a part of Campaigns | Main | Organizational Culture can be Infected » January 26, 2007 Local Communications Grid All politics is local. has inspired me to think about the ways to organize locally on the internet. Find your local communications grid. Where the local names appear starts to help you define the local web.

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Green Biz Challenge

GroundWire

Cities all across the nation are creating resource-reducing challenges for local businesses and organizations to participate in. The Eastside Green Business Challenge , organized by the Eastside Sustainable Business Alliance, is a friendly competition in the Puget Sound region. Commercial and industrial facilities are responsible for nearly half of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.

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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. Here’s what your nonprofit can do to go green while still carrying out its mission: Before you organize your next benefit, fundraiser or elsewise-related event, think about the cleanest way to do it. Incentivize green behavior at every level of the organization. Allison Finney environmentally friendly green

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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. Together we aim to create a useful set of practices for nonprofits local and global to implement through the Watchitoo collaborative whiteboard during the live hour of Nonprofits Live. 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 tech solutions for organizations of all sizes: efficiencies, resource use, reducing travel fuel use, and encouraging energy conservation across teams and campaigns. Together we aim to create a useful set of practices for nonprofits local and global to implement through the Watchitoo collaborative whiteboard during the live hour of Nonprofits Live. Green IT equipment purchasing.

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Bay Localize & Green Roofs: An Interview with Ingrid Severson

Have Fun - Do Good

Ingrid Severson is the lead project organizer of the Rooftop Resources project, a project of the Oakland non-profit Bay Localize. Ingrid: Bay Localize is a non-profit project that started back in December of 2005. We're working on a local level which is why we're called Bay Localize because we are striving to bring production of our goods and services more on a local level within the Bay Area. Britt: What are some of Bay Localize's projects?

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25 Tips for Eating Locally on a Budget

Have Fun - Do Good

On Wednesday, I went to a talk about, "Eating Locally on a Budget," hosted by the Commonwealth Club at the Ferry Building. The panelists were: • Deborah Madison , Author, Local Flavors , Seasonal Fruit Desserts , Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone and many more. beet and the beet greens, chard leaves and stems). Prioritize which foods you will be flexible with, and which you will always buy when they are organic and local.

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20 Environmental/Green Nonprofit YouTube Channels

Have Fun - Do Good

Whenever I need a little pick me up, I watch videos of the new kitties who are ready for adoption through a local organization, Maine Coon Adoptions, where we got our first cat. 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 that it's easy to watch my YouTube subscriptions.

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. Green Media Toolshed --World Headquarters! Green Media Toolshed --World Headquarters!

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Join Us for Local and Virtual Events This Week With Social Media September

Tech Soup Blog

Wellington, New Zealand: Going green with social media - #net2welly Social Media Sept (1 of 3). Don’t have a local NetSquared Local group? What have NetSquared Local groups been up to recently? We’re half way into Social Media September , but we’re just getting started! There are several ways for you to get involved in our social media for social good events no matter where you live, since our community is holding both live and virtual gatherings.

Going Green: Paperless Evaluations at the 10NTC

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We had local Atlanta phone number for attendees to call, at which point they were prompted to enter the Eval Code for whatever session they were evaluating. At the 2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference , we gave our session evaluation system a major tech overhaul by highlighting a mobile text messaging option in addition to our normal paper evaluations -- as well as an online option that was added at the last minute.

Nonprofit Technology News for April 2014 - The Green Issue

Tech Soup Blog

This time we’ll report on some climate change news, the TrashOut app, the difference between cloud backup and cloud storage, the heartbleed bug, a green energy innovation in Latin America that works – and another one that doesn’t, and the epic digital inclusion drone wars being waged by Google and Facebook. There’s lots of intriguing green NPTech news this month. Jim’s Pick for Green App of the Month. An Old-School Green Resource.

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Community Science Workshops and Shared Authorship of Space: Interview with Emilyn Green

Museum 2.0

I sat down with Emilyn Green, Executive Director of the Community Science Workshop Network , to learn more about their history, design, and engagement strategy. Our programs end up being the hub of the local science learning ecosystem--especially in communities where there isn''t a science center for miles in any direction. In places that succeeded, at that point, a local coalition was in place to fund the Workshop. Where it didn''t work, no local support stepped up.

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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. To start off, I asked Van to talk about the Ella Baker Center's Reclaim the Future program and how Oakland could become a model green city. Our question is, will this green wave lift all boats? I want to create green space.

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NRDC Launches the Solar Schools Revolution | Nathanael Greene's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

AFP Blog

NRDC Launches the Solar Schools Revolution | Nathanael Greene''s Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC : We can do something, though. Something upbeat and local and smart: put solar on our kids’ schools. That’s why next week, NRDC is launching Solar Schools: Powering Classrooms, Empowering Communities. Our plan, ultimately, is to help every school in the country that wants solar to get it. But to get going, we need your help.

Powerhouse of Solutionary Women Speaking at the Green Festival

Have Fun - Do Good

I've been to the Green Festival in San Francisco for the past four years and each year I look forward to it. The Green Festival is October 14-15 in Washington DC , November 10-12 in San Francisco , and April 21-22, 2007 in Chicago. If you live on the West Coast, East Coast or in the Midwest, it's worth the trip to check out your local Green Festival. green women festival

Nomad Cafe: How to Start a Green Cafe

Have Fun - Do Good

Have you ever thought about starting a green cafe? When the WorldChanging SF bloggers had their first face-to-face meeting there, I asked Chris if he would do an e-interview with me about how he started the cafe, what makes it green and how other people can start their own green cafes. What makes the Nomad Cafe a green and sustainable cafe ? The Nomad is an Alameda County Certified Green Business (see a list of their green business practices here ).

Turning Waste into Beautiful Art

Tech Soup Blog

I'm thrilled to say that one of our winning 2015 Green Tech Success Story Contest submissions is TechSoup member Cary Creative Center , or "C3," an organization working to save materials from the landfill by turning them into beautiful art. Works with local businesses, helping businesses donate old materials to local middle schools. Inspires local teachers and parents to get involved by redirecting materials from businesses to local schools for reuse.

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Women's Global Green Action Network: An Interview with Melinda Kramer

Have Fun - Do Good

She is the co-founder and co-director of Women's Global Green Action Network , a nonprofit that cultivates global partnerships of grassroots women environmental leaders by providing access to communication tools, support services and networking capabilities. Melinda Kramer: Women's Global Green Action Network is an international organization that is linking and empowering women working in environmental sustainability around the world.

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Calling All Social Entrepreneurs: SAP and Ashoka Launch "Power of Small" Competition

Tech Soup Blog

Have a brilliant idea for how to end homelessness, train job seekers , or help small businesses go green? To generate innovative strategies and solve problems in underserved communities, SAP and Ashoka have created a global competition, " The Power of Small: Entrepreneurs Strengthening Local Economies." Green business. Want to start your own nonprofit or socially responsible small business?

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Green Coworking: An Interview with Chris Messina and Ivan Storck of Citizen Space

Have Fun - Do Good

I talked to Chris Messina of Citizen Agency and Ivan Storck of SustainableMarketing.com about their green coworking space in San Francisco, Citizen Space for the Big Vision Podcast and have posted a transcript of the interview below. I got involved in green coworking, being here in Citizen Space and trying to bring some of the green values that I promote on my Internet sites into actual practice here in the work place. This is sort of an ongoing greening process.

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Telework Cool Tools: SlideRocket

Tech Soup Blog

We regard it as a TechSoup green product donation in that it makes it easy to for people to communicate easily regardless of where they are, thus making telework more manageable. They are an actively teleworking team with members in many locales. Green Office GreenTech cloud Green IT telework cloud computing nonprofits nonprofit environmental organization remote work telecommutingSlideRocket.

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Supporting Teleworkers with the Right Tech for Success

Tech Soup Blog

ReadyTalk’s secure audio and web conferencing services, including webinars, enable federal, state, and local agencies to meet with. Green Office GreenTech Running Your Organization Staff Telecom Services Using the Web and Internet Green ITAs part of celebrating Earth Day throughout the month of April, we'll be featuring posts about how to make your nonprofit or library. more environmentally friendly.

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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. Boulder Food Rescue works with local businesses to collect surplus food that would usually be thrown away and distribute that food to people who need it. Sunstone Montessori School is a certified green nonprofit school in Portland, Oregon that serves toddlers through sixth graders.

Apping Out Illegal Waste: Free Download to Target Illegal Dumps

Tech Soup Blog

It is cheaper to illegally dump than it is to play by the local rules for legal waste disposal. They want local public authorities to be aware of the problem and commit themselves to take action. They organize local citizens. Sending inquiries to local government about found illegal dumps and asking them: “What you are going to do?" apps environment mobile phone green technology tsmobiletechnology

Why Your Organization Needs Telecommuting – When the Commuter Train Shuts Down

Tech Soup Blog

The resultant traffic and chaos from commuters attempting alternate methods of transportation including ferries, buses, and carpooling likely resulted in something of a local holiday – as highways turned into parking lots. Connecting to the Internet Green Office Office and Productivity Running Your Organization Staff Tech Planning Telecom Services Green IT telework cloud computing nonprofits distributed team Audio Conferencing BetterWorld Telecom nonprofit

Phones in the Cloud and Telework Month

Tech Soup Blog

The Telework Exchange website has a trove of information that includes the list of environmental problems caused by commuting to work, other research studies, info on how to transition to working at home more, federal agency and local government information, legislative perspectives, and more. Green Office GreenTech Hardware Services Tech Planning Telecom Services

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

Tech Soup Blog

Grace Ministries has wisely arranged for computer tech-support locally in case of major technical problems. GreenTech Microsoft Green IT ICT for development Windows MultiPoint Server tsmicrosoft tsgreentechnology Jim Shemaria from Grace Ministries International walked in to Interconnection in Seattle and asked for a 20-station computer lab that he could fit in his luggage and take with him on the plane to a school in Africa.

Why Nonprofits Are Needed in the Sharing Economy

Tech Soup Blog

Nonprofits that work in policy and advocacy can help craft legislation and work with local, state, and national policymakers to adopt laws that balance the explosion of sharing-economy startups and protect the marginalized from exploitation. online community Green IT online collaboration international Online Activism Sharing Economy nonprofits philanthropy event Legal Considerations community news

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How I Recycle Nearly Everything in Our Office

Tech Soup Blog

It's not so much that I've been a writer on green technology at TechSoup over the years. Go to the Earth911.com search to find out where to recycle nearly everything close by in your locale. Convenient curbside recycling is not available everywhere, so if it's not in your locale, please keep bringing it up as an issue in your county, city, or town council. greentech Green Office greentechnology

Climate Savers Computing Initiative and Minimizing IT Energy Use for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

The local area networks they need are often similar, using one or two servers to connect the office to the Internet, serve databases and email, do back-ups and software updates, and the list of similarities goes on. 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

8 Nonprofits Championing Environmental Sustainability on Earth Day

Classy

Each year, individuals worldwide take the opportunity to do better for our planet with actions such as planting trees, cleaning local communities, and raising awareness for environmental causes through peer-to-peer fundraising pages.

TechSoup Global: Springing into Action

Tech Soup Blog

The session, "Turning E-Waste into Green," focused on how policy decisions handling e-waste can improve the economy. 3D printing at your local library? 2013 winner, Missing Treatment , is a tool through which individuals can report when vital, and government-promised medicines do not arrive in their local pharmacies. Green IT data libraries tsfeatured mobile apps

YouthBuild Boston: A TechSoup Youth Organization Profile

Tech Soup Blog

in schools, libraries, local governments, and nonprofits, it was tough to choose just one to profile this week, but I chose YouthBuild Boston because of my fondness for green tech. This is an after school program that is all about green jobs training and making old things new again. Dan built his own house in the 1980s using early green energy, a geothermal heat pump. Among the many thousands of after school programs in the U.S.

Why Every Organization Should Make Sustainability Part of its Mission

Saleforce Nonprofit

This focus on partnerships across social justice and climate justice movements resulted in 350.org’s Climate Justice Action map , which connects people with local groups and other activists.

Top 6 Factors You Need to Consider When Hosting a Sustainable Virtual or Hybrid Conference

AccelEvents

When setting your ‘green goals,’ be sure to keep this consideration front of mind. Selecting venues and hotels with emission reduction programs, including green energy purchasing. More responsibility might emerge with an independent certification for going green.