A host of companies and nonprofits are using technology – from smartphones to social networking – to make it easier for consumers to choose environmentally friendly products.
GOODGUIDE AND OTHERS USE TECHNOLOGY TO HELP TURN CONSUMERS GREEN
|Aaron Chang inspires others through his photos of the beauty and majesty of the ocean.||Adarsha Shivakumar and Apoorva Rangan |
Project Jatropha started the nonprofit Project Jatropha which is an alternative to fossil fuel.
|Aitan Grossman wrote an environmental song called 100 Generations that has been sung and recorded by students around the world.||Alan Rabinowitz started the first ever jaguar preserve.||Alberto Yanosky works to save forests by assisting Paraguay's government.||Alexandra Cousteau was honored as an Earth Trustee by the UN in 2007 for her work to protect the oceans.|
|An engineering mom leads effort to save an old-growth Russian forest||Andrew Cote roams the world to teach the sweet science of beekeeping||Ansel Adams was an 'artist-activist' whose photographs of nature inspired conservation.||Antonio Roman-Alcala and Alemany Farm is a gardening activist seeking a sustainable food system.||Australian Aborigines |
Protecting Wetlands by working to conserve the environment around them.
|Barbara Stuart Rabinowitsch was a member of the Laguna Beach Greenbelt and of Ballet Pacifica.|
|Barefoot College and Microformers shine as innovative power solutions||Barry Commoner works to protect the environment and raise awareness about the danger of radio activity.||Ben Redclay was an earthkeeper whose legacy lives on through his daughter.||Benjamin Kahn involves school children in regrowing coral to help save damaged reefs in the Red Sea.||Beth Rickard|
Environmentalist is an advocate of solar as the energy of the future.
|Bill Roley taught children in a Mexican orphanage how to work the land.|
|CAMPUS CENTER FOR APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY at Humboldt State University.||Caroline Cannon is an Inupiat indigenous leader who is a champion for biodiversity in the Arctic Sea.||Cesar Chavez fought against the use of pesticides for the protection of migrant farm workers.||Chico Mendes was a father who gave the ultimate sacrifice in defending rainforests.||Chief Oren Lyons is an internationally venerated advocate for preserving biodiversity.||Coalition helps the Connecticut River become the first National Blueway|
|Curacao looks at using ocean water for power||David Nathan Chain was killed during a nonviolent protest to save the redwoods.||David T. Suzuki has been teaching the public about the science of environmentalism for many years.||Deland Chan started an environmental group at the YMCA in New York City.||Denis Hayes founded the Earth Day Network and is a leader in environmental and energy policy.||Dennis Weaver was an actor and advocate for animals and ecologically sustainable living.|
|Dian Fossey worked to protect the endangered Mountain Gorilla.||Donald Knaack is a musician whose unique productions inspire people of all ages to explore, create and give back to others.||Dr. E.O. Wilson studies the impact that human activity has on the planet.||Dr. Elvia Niebla|
Soil Scientist is dedicated to soil conservation.
|Dr. John Todd: A Sewer Becomes|
a Water Park with floating botanical gardens that are helping restore ecological health.
|Dr. Liang Congjie and Friends of Nature: was a voice for China's environment.|
|Dr. Richard Murphy |
Marine Biologist educates others about the sea and ways to protect the oceans for the future.
|Dr. Robert Ballard |
and the JASON project bring scientific exploration to children around the world.
|Dr. Shirley McGreal founded the International Primate Protection League.||Dr. Vandana Shiva works to preserve biodiversity for the planet.||Dramatic elephant rescue||Emily Hunter is an environmental activist, eco-journalist and filmmaker.|
|Emily Pozo created ICE to assist and educate residents of the Galapagos Islands||Envirofit retrofits engines to reduce pollution and enhance energy efficiency in developing countries.||Erica Fernandez gave a voice to the voiceless and saved her neighborhood.||Favio Chavez makes music out of garbage.||Fin Donnelly works to keep our rivers and waters clean.||Five ways to make aquaculture more sustainable|
|Frances Moore Lappe works to eliminate the injustices that cause hunger.||Friends of the Sea Lion rescue, treat, and release these mammals back into the ocean.||George Schaller is a world-renowned naturalist.||Gerald Durrell established the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust for endangered species.||GoodGuide and others use technology to help turn consumers green||Green roofs in Nairobi save energy, water|
|Greenpeace works globally to save the environment.||Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Cleanup Team work hard to return the Gulf to a healthy state.||Harrison Ford is an actor, humanitarian and ardent conservationist.||Hayrettin Karaca is known as Grandfather Earth for making our planet brighter, greener and better for future generations.||Heat-absorbing ceramic stoves cut fuel use||Heather DeWitt is a devoted conservationist.|
|Help Mary Save Coral works to repopulate the world's coral.||How renewable energy is rescuing US schools from budget cuts||India's feisty - and effective - environmental champion||J.N. (Ding) Darling was a conservationist and cartoonist who used his art to raise awareness about the environment.||Jack Johnson is a musician who encourages kids to take care of the environment.||Jack Rudloe works to conserve the ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico.|
|Jack Sim has started a worldwide campaign for clean public toilets and better sanitation standards.||Jacques Cousteau invented the Aqua-Lung, a predecessor to the SCUBA systems used by divers worldwide today.||Jaime Lynn Butler is the story of a young Navaho artist environmentalist.||James Dilley worked to protect open space in Laguna Canyon.||James Pribram |
|Jane Goodall is an authority on wild chimpanzees.|
|Jane Goodall is an authority on wild chimpanzees.||Jean-Michel Cousteau is committed to protecting the ocean for future generations through education and conservation.||Jim and Jamie Dutcher are wolf conservationists.||Jim Dilley was the founder of the Laguna Beach Greenbelt.||Jody Williams is a human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner who began a campaign to rid the world of landmines.||John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed) is a much loved American hero and legend.|
|John Dennis Liu inspires people to save Earth's ecosystem||John Denver was an American songwriter/singer and activist for the environment.||John McConnell founded Earth Day (March 20) and continues his fight for environmental education and awareness.||John Muir advocated preservation, feeling that natural areas promote mental health.||Joseph Ki-Zerbo works to help Africans retain control of their country's agriculture.||Julia Hill brought public attention to deforestation in California.|
del Gran Chaco
National Park is the only park in the Americas established and run by indigenous peoples.
|Kory Johnson was honored with the Goldman Environmental Prize in 1998.||L.E.A.F. Rocks empowers youth to use the art of film, music and technology to become environmental leaders.||Latino Environmental Activists are shaping an urban agenda with smog, foul water among priorities.||Laurie David is passionately committed to stopping global warming.||Lawrence Anthony was known as the Elephant Whisperer|
|Leanne Sarco recruited Facebook friends to save Gulf Coast's hermit crabs||Lynn Herring is one farmer who acts to save environment from factory farms.||MacGillivray Family founded the non-profit MacGillivray Freeman Films Educational Foundation||Mali Bickley is proud of her students who won Best Film (Rainforest Fable), Elementary category, of the 8th Annual MY HERO Film Festival.||Marjory Stoneman Douglas worked tirelessly to preserve the Everglades.||Mary Hutton frees Asia's endangered bears from lives of torment is the founder of Free the Bears|
|Mia Siscawati teaches people to protect their environment.||Michael Reynolds|
Garbage Warrior combines biology and architecture to build sustainable housing.
|Mika Vanhanen is the founder and director of Environment Online, a global virtual school for sustainable development.||Mike Browne started Get the Lead Out of Fishing||Mrs. Mei Ng: |
Friends of the Earth
(Hong Kong) uses education to foster environmental awareness in China
|My Trip to Catalina Island Slater, a young environmental and peace activist, meets her hero, Jean-Michel Cousteau.|
|Nancy Caruso is a marine biologist who helped bring kelp forests back to the California coast.||Nicole Dewing and|
Curtis McCormack joined the Peace Corps and started a waste recycling project in Joal, Senegal.
|Ocean Robbins helps organize young people committed to protecting the planet.||Oil Spill Volunteers Looking For Ways to Help||Olivia Bouler Olivia created 500 paintings of her feathered friends to raise funds for Audubon's bird rescue.||Philippe Cousteau continues the work of his father, Jacques Cousteau, through Earth Echo International|
|PRETOMA works to protect ocean resources in Costa Rica.||Prigi Arisandi works to educate people on the importance of protecting the rivers of Indonesia||Public-private teamwork helps save Connecticut's threatened alewives||Rachel Carson was the mother of the environmental movement.||Ramani Sankaranarayanan |
and Geeta Vaidyanathan founded CTxGrEn to show villagers how to turn native materials into fuel for electricity.
|Randall Arauz founded the Association for the Restoration of Sea Turtles (PRETOMA).|
|Reef Ball Foundation restores damaged coral reef systems around the world.||Ric O'Barry works to free captive dolphins around the world.||Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is an eco-warrior defending the earth for future generations.||Robert Redford established the Sundance Film Festival to effect change in the world.||Robin Emmons is an organic farmer who has created a foundation to fight hunger.||Rod MacVicar teaches kids how to take care of our oceans and streams.|
|Rory Stear and Kristine Pearson developed and distribute wind-up and solar powered radios to poor communities around the world.||Rowena Gerber and her students raise money to send Solar Ovens around the world.||Roxanne Kremer works with the Mestizo Indians of the Peruvian rainforest to save pink dolphins.||Roz Savage challenges people to live in a more environmentally conscious way.||Ryan Hreljac helps build wells for clean water in Africa.||Saint Francis of Assisi was a true example of harmonious existence on Earth.|
|Sandra Postel believes in the importance of water conservation.||Saving The World's Ancient Trees:|
One Clone at a Time
|Severn Cullis-Suzuki an environmental activist, speaker, television host.||Singapore's "Supertrees" Bring National Gardens into City Center||SOCCKET energy-generating soccer ball powers up poor villages||Stanislav Petrov averted nuclear disaster, yet remains unknown to most.|
|SUJANA cleans roads in Indonesia to help the environment.||Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world's oceans, waves and beaches.||Suryo Wardhoyo Prawiroatmodjo educated people in Indonesia to protect the environment.||Sylvia Earle is a marine biologist and ambassador of the oceans.||Tanzania: Obama kicks soccer ball, generates power||Terram Foundation brings job growth, community involvement, and local solutions to larger environmental concerns.|
|Texas Wetlands Restoration |
Could be Model for 5 Gulf States
|The goal: Help India's poorest of the poor brickmakers||Theodore Roosevelt was a pioneer in protecting the environment.||Tuy Sereivathana is a Cambodian environmentalist who solves conflicts between elephants and people.||Using a wood chipper to save cheetahs, Africa's most endangered big cats||Velma Bronn Johnston worked to save the wild mustangs in the United States|
|Wangari Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement that plants trees to help restore the desolate ecosystem in Africa.||Wes Jackson was a professor who returned to the land to advance sustainable agriculture practices.||When Tom McNichol saw swirling |
trash he launched his Clean Up Boat
|William McDonough designs buildings for ecological sustainability.||YouthCaN is a youth-|
promoting environmental awareness through technology.
|Zander Srodes |
and Turtle Talks has educated over 5,000 students on sea turtles and marine conservation.