01. Sustainable Development Goals
- Affordable and Clean Energy
- Clean and Affordable Energy
- Clean Water and Sanitation
- Climate Action
- Decent Work and Economic Growth
- Gender Equality
- Good Health and Well-being
- Industry - Innovation - Infrastructure
- Life Below Water
- Life on Land
- No Poverty
- Partnerships to achieve the Goal
- Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
- Quality Education
- Reduced Inequality
- Responsible Consumption and Production
- Sustainable Cities and Communities
- Zero Hunger
- Zero Hunger02. Academic Level_(b) Graduate Student
02. Academic Level
03. Academic Field
04. Commitment Duration
05. Commitment / Week
06. Start Date for Students
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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...
Expediting Local Government Access to Sustainability Practices
Wherever there are local governments inclined to make progress towards sustainability, best-practices can be expedited by providing necessary information about how to get started. Lacking comprehensive information about start-up results in tremendous amounts of wasted time and effort as hundreds of local governments all try to reinvent the same basic ideas. Please read more below . . . The Problem this Project Addresses The cost...