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Projects

Beyond Doom and Gloom: Engage in Climate Solutions

Beyond Doom and Gloom: Engage in Climate Solutions

Higher Education Association Sustainability Consortium

Help students move from just worrying about climate change to working on solutions by eliminating bad governmental energy policies. Use our higher education networks and our social media to disseminate this initiative, designed by national higher education networks and energy experts. Connect students to an inspiring video and steps they can take at the state and federal level to inform politicians and support affordable renewable...

Marketing the SDG Accord to University Presidents

Marketing the SDG Accord to University Presidents

Global Alliance SDG Accord co Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges UK

A powerful new global collaboration has formed to put the UN Sustainable Development Goals at the heart of the worlds universities and colleges. The purpose of the SDG Accord is twofold: First, it is to inspire, celebrate and advance the critical role that education has in delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the value it brings to governments, business, and wider society. Secondly, the...

Youth Energy Squad Project

Youth Energy Squad Project

EcoWorks

Help EcoWorks work with youth to educate the community about how to reduce their utility bills and their pollution. This is an outstanding opportunity for you to make a difference, develop your skills, gain experience, and make a difference for the people of Detroit and the environment in our city. Please see the description below. We look forward to hearing from you. Overview of the...

Growing Green Businesses and Job Creation in Detroit

Growing Green Businesses and Job Creation in Detroit

Detroit Green Skills Alliance

Help reduce the barriers to a green and sustainable economy. Work on policy and civic engagement, skill building for workers and business owners, educating consumers and investors and more! You can work on the Detroit solutions or help export what we have learned to other communities. Overview of the Project Opportunity You will work closely with the Convener of the Green Skills Alliance. Your skills...

Improve Energy Efficiency and Community Sustainability

Improve Energy Efficiency and Community Sustainability

EcoWorks

EcoWorks is a nonprofit with over thirty years of providing services at the intersection of community development and sustainability. While our roots are firmly planted in energy conservation, we have grown to emphasize all aspects of sustainable development as it relates to building affordable, energy efficient residential housing and commercial buildings. Our clients range from low to moderate income households and community organizations. We have...

Green Economy of Detroit

Green Economy of Detroit

Detroit Green Map

Help us grow the green economy.  Join our team! Connect Detroiters and tourists to green companies and non-profits and solar tours. We need students or volunteers to help with the following tasks: input new green businesses and non-profits onto the map, verify map applicant organizations by checking on their green and sustainability claims, market the existence of the green map to the community and potential...

Sustainability Fellow

Sustainability Fellow

Disciplinary Associations Network for Sustainability

Work with the founder and director of this network on your choice of projects from a list or possibilities to make education for sustainable development a norm within higher education. Examples of projects include: working with textbook editors, authors and faculty to integrate sustainable development concepts into curricula; disseminating sustainability-related action projects via our listservs to our 45+ academic societies; writing articles and announcements about...

Make a Difference for the Environment or Other Causes at Changing The Present

Make a Difference for the Environment or Other Causes at Changing The Present

Projects That Matter

Outstanding Internship Opportunity Undergraduates, Grad Students, and Graduates (including OPT) are Welcome   The New York Times called ChangingThePresent.org an “amazon.com of the nonprofit world.” We help channel to nonprofits some of the $450 billion Americans spend each year buying birthday, wedding, and holiday presents. We do this by making the experience of a donation, given in a friend’s name, feel like a rewarding gift...

Intern with Projects That Matter to Make a Difference

Intern with Projects That Matter to Make a Difference

Projects That Matter

Help promote sustainability by raising awareness of this website, which connects students and volunteers with researchers and practitioners.  Please read more below . . . Overview of the Project Opportunity Be part of this global initiative to advance sustainability. The Problem this Project Addresses Opportunity for Sustainability PractitionersThis free, nonprofit website from the Higher Education Associations’ Sustainability Consortium will help practitioners within higher education, government,...

Improve K-12 Education

Improve K-12 Education

Changing The Present

Outstanding Internship Opportunity Undergraduates, Grad Students, and Graduates (including OPT) are Welcome   The New York Times called ChangingThePresent.org an “amazon.com of the nonprofit world.” We help channel to schools and nonprofits some of the $450 billion Americans spend each year buying birthday, wedding, and holiday presents. We do this by making the experience of a donation, given in a friend’s name, feel like a...

Environmental Internship with Changing The Present

Environmental Internship with Changing The Present

Changing The Present

Help environmental (and other) nonprofits capture additional funding they need to do their important work Overview of the Project Opportunity The New York Times called ChangingThePresent.org an “amazon.com of the nonprofit world.” We help channel to nonprofits some of the $450 billion Americans spend each year buying birthday, wedding, and holiday presents. We do this by making the experience of a donation, given in a...

Solar Village

Solar Village

Access to Solar Technologies

Solar Village a project built from a concept of powering a concentrated and comprehensive support to supply entire off grid village. Please read more below . . . The Problem this Project Addresses Energy Poverty Education Health care Economic well being Region or Country Benefited by this Project Uganda Where Will the Student or Volunteer Work? Eastern Region of Uganda focusing more in Field (Community)...

University Design Competition for Specific Building Types

University Design Competition for Specific Building Types

Thomas Stanton

Imagine a design competition like the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathalon, which works with multiple universities to develop designs for particular kinds of buildings in addition to houses. For example, a few types of buildings are large energy users, for example data centers, commercial greenhouses, and large indoor sports facilities (e.g. for hockey and ice skating sports; for tennis; for golf; for football/socker). Since...

Neighborhood Cooperative Home Security Company

Neighborhood Cooperative Home Security Company

Thomas Stanton

Volunteers will help develop a complete business model for a home security company that works with neighbors to monitor security, at low cost and while keeping dollars circulating in the most local economy. Traditional home security companies require substantial monthly monitoring fees, but they are effectively sweeping those dollars out of the local economy while providing little value added to the neighborhoods they serve. An...

DC and Human Powered "Energy Ladder" Devices

DC and Human Powered "Energy Ladder" Devices

Thomas Stanton

Advances in solar+batteries and human-powered generators are making it practical for hundreds of tools and appliances to operate without traditional electric grids. In the developing world, there are already millions of these stand-alone energy systems and projections call for over 200 million more remote mini- or micro-grids to serve as many as a billion people. Plus, in the parts of the world that already have...

Creating a Crowd-Investing Platform for Clean Energy Project Financing

Creating a Crowd-Investing Platform for Clean Energy Project Financing

Thomas Stanton

Crowd-investing is now legal, both at the U.S. federal level and in at least 30 states. That means non-accredited investors can pool their funds to support local and state-wide clean energy projects. My personal focus is on Michigan first, because that is where I live, but the exact same principles apply to almost every state that has already passed laws that provide for intrastate exemptions...

Design Patterns for Sustainable Conservation Economies -- Great Lakes Region(s)

Design Patterns for Sustainable Conservation Economies -- Great Lakes Region(s)

Thomas Stanton

The "Conservation Economy" is a pattern language intended to describe fundamental principles and practices to guide people towards understanding all of the major factors needed to ensure community sustainability: See http [colon slash slash] www [dot] conservationeconomy [dot] net [slash] pattern_map [slash] noflash [slash]. The initial set of concepts was developed for the EcoTrust in the Pacific Northwest, so case studies and examples are focused...

Volunteer Researcher and/or Writer

Volunteer Researcher and/or Writer

Sustainable Politician Project

At the Sustainable Politician Project, we research and vet congressional (and presidential) candidates for the platforms on sustainability, with an emphasis on regional environmental issues. This position gives volunteers the opportunity to put their research skills to use as we gather information to be written into concise articles about congressional candidates. Please read more below . . . The Problem this Project Addresses Sustainable Politician...

Help Build the Global Student Environmental Alliance

Help Build the Global Student Environmental Alliance

Changing The Present

There are an estimated 10k to 40k student environmental organizations at colleges nationwide. Nobody even knows how many there are. Further, most of them work in total isolation. The movement for a sustainable world will be far more effective when organizations, departments, and students are connected--within colleges and nationwide. You can help make it happen! Here is your opportunity to join the leadership team that is building the...

Reducing Water Hyacinth Cover at the shores of Lake Victoria in Kisumu, Kenya

Reducing Water Hyacinth Cover at the shores of Lake Victoria in Kisumu, Kenya

Higher Education Association Sustainability Consortium

Help students move from just worrying about climate change to working on solutions by eliminating bad governmental energy policies. Use our higher education networks and our social media to disseminate this initiative, designed by national higher education networks and energy experts. Connect students to an inspiring video and steps they can take at the state and federal level to inform politicians and support affordable renewable...

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