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The planet doesn’t need to be simultaneously on fire and underwater. We can fix things.

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The world is simultaneously underwater and on fire, and people want to know what they can do about it. Awesome Earth is full of resources, services, products and ideas you can use to be awesome to the earth.

Contents

  • Carbon Reduction
  • Cooking
  • Documentaries
  • Home Improvements
  • News
  • Politics
  • Reforestation
  • Renewable Energy
  • Sustainable Lifestyle
  • Transportation
  • Volunteering
  • Zero Waste

    Carbon Reduction

  • CarbonFund.org – Calculate your footprint based on flights, driving, shipping, and make tax-deductible donations to offset your emissions.

  • Cloverly – Offset the carbon footprint of your customers’ online transactions, with e-commerce plugins (Shopify, Magento, etc.)
  • Cool Earth – This charity was created to tackle climate change by reducing carbon emissions from rainforest loss.
  • Ecosia – The search engine that plants trees. >50% of the ad revenue goes directly to planting trees.
  • Gold Standard – Offset carbon emissions by purchasing verified carbon credits from a variety of certified, environmentally friendly projects.
  • Leave Me Alone – Emails contribute to 986,000 tonnes of CO2 being dumped into the atmosphere every day, that’s 4g per email. Unsubscribe from unwanted subscription emails and reduce your carbon footprint.
  • Live Green – Track your daily carbon emissions from meals, travel, purchases, and more! Set goals to reduce your emissions and your impact on the planet.
  • MyClimate – Helping reduce emissions through a whole bunch of different projects, from consulting companies on their footprint (and helping them to reduce), to education at schools, forest restoration, providing people in Rwanda with efficient cook stoves, and a whole bunch more. Fund them via donations, and use their flight/car/house/company footprint calculators.
  • Offset Earth – Monthly subscriptions for you, your family, and your business, where money goes to Eden Reforestation Projects who plant trees and offset and reduce carbon emissions around the world in a myriad of ways.
  • atmosfair – Calculate the footprint for flights and buy compensation or donate to offset any number of carbon emissions. Tax-deductible in Germany.

    Cooking

  • Ecocina Rocket Stoves – Wood fired cook stove that uses ~40-50% less fuel than traditional fires and emits ~1/3 the CO2. Learn how to build one! Check out their research center at Aprovecho.

  • Sun Oven – Insulated solar oven that can cook food just like a regular oven.

    Documentaries

  • Before the Flood – A look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the planet.

  • Chasing Coral – Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.
  • GasLand Part II – The gas industry’s portrayal of natural gas as a clean and safe alternative to oil is a myth, and that fracked wells inevitably leak over time, contaminating water and air, hurting families, and endangering the earth’s climate with the potent greenhouse gas methane.
  • GasLand – An exploration of the fracking petroleum extraction industry and the serious environmental consequences involved.
  • More than Honey – An in-depth look at why bees, worldwide, are facing extinction. With the tenacity of a man out to solve a world-class mystery, he investigates this global phenomenon.
  • Our Planet – Documentary series focusing on the breadth of the diversity of habitats around the world, from the remote Arctic wilderness and mysterious deep oceans to the vast landscapes of Africa and diverse jungles of South America.
  • Tapped – Examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil.
  • The Coconut Revolution – This is the modern-day story of a native peoples’ remarkable victory over Western Colonial power. A Pacific island rose up in arms against giant mining corporation Rio Tinto Zinc (RTZ) – and won despite a military occupation and blockade.
  • Virunga – A team of brave individuals risk their lives to protect the last mountain gorillas.

    Home Improvements

  • EPA’s Responsible Appliance Disposal – RAD is a voluntary partnership program that works with utilities, retailers, manufacturers, state and local government agencies, affiliates, and others to dispose of old refrigerated appliances using the best environmental practices available.

  • Environmentally Friendly Roof Insulation – However you heat your home, make sure you aren’t leaking heat through insufficient insulation, and save money.
  • Hamwells Showers – Shower systems that utilize heat exchangers to recapture heat and filtered pumps to recycle water up to 7 times before it is drained, thus significantly reducing water usage and energy consumption.
  • PlanetCare microfibre laundry filters – 35% of microplastics are fibers that are released when we wash our clothes. With consumer and industrial laundry filters, tackle the problem close to the source – with a filter in your washing machine. PlanteCare makes efficient, practical and affordable laundry filters that allow every household to stop sending microfibres into the environment.
  • Regency Wood Inserts – If solar heating is not an option and it needs to be wood, wood inserts can update your drafty, open wood fireplace. They’ll send less heat out the chimney, and more heat around your house, drastically improving your wood burning efficiency. They pump the smoke back into the fire to burn that off too, which sends less crap into the atmosphere.
  • Sense – Sense is a home energy monitor that gives real-time insight into your home’s energy usage. Sense gives people the knowledge they need to reduce their energy costs and usage, with profound effects on the environment- the company estimates that its users are saving a total of 53 million pounds of CO2 annually.
  • Solar Thermal Energy – Solar thermal technology can be used for cooking, heating your home through radiant floors, radiators, or forced air. It can be used to heat water directly for hot showers too.
  • Solar Water Heaters – Solar hot water systems capture thermal energy from the sun and use it to heat water for your home. Systems can either be passive or active – while passive systems use gravity and natural circulation, active systems use pumps and controls to circulate water.

    News

  • BBC.com Climate Change – BBC may give fairly slanted reporting when it comes to partisan UK politics, but their climate coverage is usually pretty on point.

  • David Bauer’s Climate Crisis Collection – How we got here, where we’re headed and what we can do about it.
  • Good – Good and upworthy news covering big issues, ‘making purpose contagious’.
  • Metabolic – Sustainability consultancy in The Netherlands, tracking and reporting on climate action, circular economy, reducing consumption, etc. all over the world.
  • The Cleanest Line – Patagonia’s blog on their efforts into political engagement for environmental protection of green spaces, global strikes, their efforts subsidizing solar energy in various communities, and all sorts of other climate action.
  • The Guardian – The Guardian covers international environmental issues and climate change.
  • US Green Build Council – Transforming how buildings are designed, constructed and operated through the LEED construction standard. Articles about benchmarking energy efficiency of materials, city strategy, measuring the helath of indoor spaces, reducing off-gassing, and improving air quality.
  • Unwarming – Aggregations of climate change and action articles from various major news sources.

    Politics

  • Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act – The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763) will drive down America’s carbon pollution and bring climate change under control, while unleashing American technology innovation and ingenuity. This policy was also introduced in the Senate in 2018 as S. 3791.

  • Get Trump Out of Office – U.S. President Donald Trump is actively fighting to destroy the environment as quickly as possible. Here are 85 rules he is rolling back, plus he has replaced the EPA with a bunch of industrial pollution lobbyists and he doesn’t think sea level rise is an issue.
  • No Fracking in Alaska’s Arctic Wildlife Refuge – Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of our last truly wild places — and it has been off-limits to oil companies for decades. But the Trump administration is closer than any administration in history to tearing open the Arctic Refuge for destructive oil and gas drilling.
  • Our Children’s Trust – Leading the game-changing, youth-driven, global climate recovery campaign to secure the legal right to a stable climate and healthy atmosphere.
  • U.K. Petition: Ban Open Fridges / freezers in Retail Outlets – Retailers in the United Kingdom unnecessarily waste huge amounts of energy on open fridges and freezers. Climate change threatens our planet. If all supermarkets had doors on their fridges and freezers it would save energy the equivalent of the entire residential population of Poland.
  • U.K. Petition: Cease all new developments on Greenbelt and Greenfield sites – Government housing policy is forcing councils to meet aggressive house building targets. This directly causes new developments on Greenbelt & Greenfield. Many councils believe the targets are unrealistic. According to CPRE 460,000 homes are currently planned for greenbelt & greenfield sites.
  • U.K. Petition: Stop VAT Increases for Renewable Energy Sources – HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is set to increase VAT from 5% to 20% for the installation of a number of renewable and sustainable energy sources, such as solar panels from 1st October.
  • U.S. Gas-powered car free by 2040 – Federal legislation was proposed in both the House of Representatives and the Senate that could radically shift the way the U.S. tackles its climate crisis. The Zero-Emission Vehicles Act would eliminate the sale of gas-powered passenger cars in the U.S. by 2040.
  • U.S. Save the “Clean Power Plan” – Fossil-fueled power plants are responsible for nearly 40 percent of America’s carbon footprint. The Clean Power Plan calls for setting limits on this climate-warming pollution from these power plants, specifically at least 32 percent by 2030, compared to 2005 levels. By 2030, the Clean Power Plan could save the United States $20 billion in climate-related costs and deliver up to $34 billion in health benefits.

    Reforestation

  • Arbor Day Foundation – The Arbor Day Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit conservation and education organization. A million members, donors, and partners support our programs to make our world greener and healthier.

  • Droneseed – They plant native trees & vegetation using drone swarms and spray to protect them. Provide valuable insights to customers by collecting data in the field. Work with Governments, nonprofits, and private land owners as a service provider.
  • EcoTree – Support the European forests and reap the benefits. Plant trees and compensate your CO2 footprint. Offer trees as an original and meaningful gift. Building complex, resistant, and multifunctional forests to promote resilience. For every tree harvested, three new ones are planted.
  • Eden Reforestation Projects – Eden Reforestation Projects reduces extreme poverty and restores healthy forests by employing local villagers to plant millions of trees every year.
  • Form Ghana – A forest plantation management company based in central Ghana that provides services in the field of reforestation of degraded Forest Reserves and plantation management.
  • Form International – Form International is a forest management and services company that manages forest assets in Africa and delivers a range of technical and financial services to clients worldwide.
  • Land Life Company – Their mission is to reforest the world’s 2 billion hectares of degraded land. Using drones, automated planting and the Cocoon, they plant at scale in urban environments using a fraction of the water.
  • Team Trees – TeamTrees started in May 2019 when the internet challenged Mr. Beast to plant 20 million trees to commemorate hitting the 20M subscriber milestone. Fans then suggested he band together with a bunch of other YouTubers and influencers to make it happen.
  • Tree-Nation – Buy trees for you or your company, and get them planted all over the world.
  • Treedom – Treedom lets you buy or gift a real tree, where somebody will plant it for you and follow it online.
  • Trees for the Future – TREES plant all sorts of trees and plants, and nearly all of the trees we use are either native or naturalized in the environments where we plant them. We partner with farmers to understand their needs and match them with species that will suit their needs and be environmentally benign.
  • WeForest – Building upon corporate and scientific partnerships, WeForest empowers communities to sustainably advance and implement innovative, high standard, scalable and lasting solutions to restore forest landscapes.

    Renewable Energy

  • Bulb – UK based renewable energy company. 100% Renewable Electricity & 100% Carbon Neutral Gas.

  • Carbon Intensity API – This officially backed open API from Oxford University and the National Grid ESO gives a snapshot of how much carbon each unit of electricity consumed in the UK emits for every half hour. Also carries forecasts, regional breakdowns with some great charts and re-useable widgets. They also have an APP!
  • Electricity Map – A map showing the energy consumption, renewable penetration and carbon emissions from energy for many countries around the world. If you’re country isn’t covered you can contribute a data source.
  • ElectricityInfo.org’s Table of UK Energy Supplier Fuel Mixes – This useful table shows the different fuel mixes of all the UK electricity suppliers allowing you to easily find the companies that use a low carbon fuel mix.
  • Money Supermarket: Green Energy – Green energy might’ve been a premium before, but prices are becoming competitive thanks to concerns over fossil fuels.
  • SparkMeter – Humanitarian smart energy metering solution that purchases wasted unused electricity from utilities and resells it to hard-to-reach places and underserved markets, thus reducing overall energy consumption.
  • the Switch – Switch to green energy is easy and can save you money too.

    Sustainable Lifestyle

  • All Green – A selection of environmentally products for the home, garden, pets and other stuff.

  • Alternative Apparel – Low impact dyes, and post-consumer recycled polyester are used with Fair Labor Association guidelines.
  • Bees Wrap – Stop using cling film and start using reusable recyclable wraps made from bees wax and organic jojoba oil.
  • Bio-plastic Trash Bags – Made from Plant Based (sugar cane) materials instead of fossil fuel.
  • Clean Cult – Cleaning supplies with zero-waste packaging, and a powerful clean that’s better for you and the planet.
  • Dabchy – Tunisian second hand clothes marketplace.
  • Fairphone – A phone for everyone who cares about how their products are made. It improves the conditions of the people who make it and uses materials that are better for the planet.
  • Good Condom Company – Fuck each other, not the planet. Condoms made of natural latex from sustainably managed rubber plantations in Malaysia.
  • Grayl Water Filter – Water bottle with built in filter that works like a french press. Great for urban and outdoor use.
  • Happy Cow – Reduce or avoid meat entirely by finding great vegetarian or vegan food all over the world.
  • Improve how you do laundry – Six tips for a more sustainable laundry routine.
  • Lehman’s – One-stop shop for non-electric, homesteading, survival, handmade, Amish made, plastic free, durable, quality goods. If you envision switching to live a simpler life, this place has all the tools you need to do so.
  • Palm-Oil Free Products – Make sure your makeup, biofuel, popcorn, candy, and other various products are palm-oil free. The World Wildlife Fund estimates that 48 football fields worth of rainforest are cut down every minute! It’s estimated that palm oil plantations now cover around 27 million hectares. The forests being clear cut are often habitat for orangutans, who will be completely gone within 5-10 years at this rate.
  • Pela Case – 100% Compostable phone case for iPhone and Android made with flax. Also 0-waste screen protectors and sunglasses.
  • Recover Brands – Soft and strong T-shirts, each made from 8 plastic bottles. Closed Loop manufacturing from the start.
  • Smartliners – Reduce the impact on the environment caused by sanitary waste using Organic Cotton Period Pads.
  • Sonny – A sustainable alternative to wipes and paper for better hygiene and a greener planet.
  • The Good Roll – Mail order 100% tree-friendly toilet paper made from post-consumer recycled paper. 50% of net profit from sales of The Good Roll is invested in the installation of safe toilets in East Africa.
  • Transition Network – A global movement of communities coming together to reimagine and actively rebuild our world. The terms transition town, transition initiative and transition model refer to grassroot community projects that aim to increase self-sufficiency to reduce the potential effects of peak oil, climate destruction, and economic instability.
  • Worn Wear – A set of tools to help our customers partner with Patagonia to take mutual responsibility to extend the life of the products Patagonia makes and customers purchase. You can buy second-hand repaired or recrafted clothes, or trade in used Patagonia clothes for credit for new items.
  • iPhone 11 Bio Case from Moment – A fully compostable protective case for your iPhone. Only compatible with iPhone 11 (for now).
  • thredUP – Second hand clothes, up-cycled to avoid the electricity, carbon, etc waste of making new clothes, and keeping them from a landfill. Women and kids but nothing for men.

    Transportation

  • BlaBlaCar – The world’s leading long-distance carpooling platform, which is available in most of Europe and Mexico.

  • Cycle to Work Scheme Ireland – Under the scheme your employer can buy a bicycle and safety equipment for you, up to €1,000 per bicycle and safety equipment.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme UK – This scheme allows employees to spend on bikes and equipment, tax-free, making a claimed saving of up to 42 per cent on the overall value.
  • Pod Point – UK leaders in electric vehicle charging with innovative solutions for homes, workplaces and commercial organisations.
  • Poparide – Get a ride or fill a seat for rideshares between cities in Canada. Having 3 people in the car can be more efficient than some of their big-ass trains and is 1/5th the impact of flying.
  • WageWorks Bicycle Reimbursement Program – Ride your bike to work and pay for eligible bike-related expenses, and then get reimbursed for those expenses.
  • Waze Carpool – Choose to drive or ride, and match with people based on route and time of day.

    Volunteering

  • Citizens Climate Lobby – If you’re an English, economics or poly sci major, you probably should consider volunteering for Citizens’ Climate Lobby, an organization focused on confronting climate change through policy.

  • Clean Trails – Step by step, and little by little, our aim is to eliminate waste on all the trails that grace our public lands. We believe we can do that in a positive and proactive manner by educating, encouraging, and reconnecting outdoor users to our pristine places.
  • Contribute to Awesome Earth – If you’re in tech why not contribute your skills to open-source projects, like this website! If you can design, write JavaScript, CSS, HTML, maybe if you know anything about Gatsby, or if you can edit a YAML file to add more links, you can make various sorts of contributions to this resource.
  • Eyes of the Reef Hawai’i – Network to inform, engage and train people to identify coral bleaching, disease and invasive species outbreaks. They have a broad outreach program that helps to provide critical training for rapid response monitoring and stewardship of precious marine resources.
  • Habitat for Humanity – Habitat for Humanity is well known for building simple, affordable homes for people in need. But recently the organization has implemented new programs recognizing climate change as a major threat to the environment and which can destroy the homes they build.

    Zero Waste

  • Algramo – Vending machines and mobile refill units for refilling reusable plastic bottles with staple goods from shampoo to salad dressing in packaging that is designed to be returned, cleaned, and reused. With over 2,000 bodegas in Santiago and plans to expand in the US soon, Algramo, translates to “by the gram”, also solves the issue of “poverty tax” where small packages can cost as much as 50% more than the same product in a larger size.

  • Blue Jeans Go Green – Send in your used jeans to get transformed into natural cotton fiber insulation, some of which is used to help with building efforts around the country.
  • City Harvest – City Harvest is New York City’s largest food rescue organization. They rescue food and deliver it to hundreds of food pantries, soup kitchens and other community partners.
  • Dabchy – Tunisian second hand clothes marketplace.
  • Donate Toys – Donate toys that your children have grown out of instead of throwing them away.
  • Geev – An online application to exchange stuffs and food between people. Easily discuss, meet and give a second life to objects and food. The more you give the more people trust you when you want to get something.
  • Go “Swaggless” – Nobody needs another corporate logo stress ball or other pointless swag. Convince your company to skip the nonsense and donate to something worthwhile – like their Offset Earth business account!
  • Kaiyo – Buy and sell used furniture to keep it out of landfill. They’ll even come and pick it up! I’ve used this to get rid of a giant sofa which nobody wanted to buy, it was about to go on the street and they got me a cheque.
  • Karma – A Swedish company that lets restaurants sell surplus food at a lower price. It lets you pay less for food and prevent food waste.
  • Litterati – Empowering people to clean the planet. Photograph a piece of litter, tag it, and discard properly. Participate in a challenge and hold wasteful brands accountable.
  • Olio – We connect neighbours to share food, and other things, rather than chuck them away.
  • Openstreetmap: Zero Waste (Overpass) – Openstreetmap has the tag zero_waste=* for shops who sell items without packaging.
  • Original Unverpackt – Zero packaging supermarket in Berlin. Original Unverpackt hat sich als erster Supermarkt weltweit dem Zero-Waste-Lifestyle gewidmet.
  • Rethink Food NYC – They pick up unused, excess food from restaurants, farms, and other food purveyors, and repurpose it into delicious and nutritious meals for under-served New Yorkers.
  • Too Good To Go – Sell your surplus food, easily and sustainably! Save delicious food and fight food waste. Find your favorite food and go rescue it.
  • Worn Wear – A set of tools to help our customers partner with Patagonia to take mutual responsibility to extend the life of the products Patagonia makes and customers purchase. You can buy second-hand repaired or recrafted clothes, or trade in used Patagonia clothes for credit for new items.
  • thredUP – Second hand clothes, up-cycled to avoid the electricity, carbon, etc waste of making new clothes, and keeping them from a landfill. Women and kids but nothing for men.

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License

The list in this README under CCObut the remaining source code is MIT.

To restore the repository download the bundle

wget https://archive.org/download/github.com-philsturgeon-awesome-earth_-_2019-11-25_17-26-03/philsturgeon-awesome-earth_-_2019-11-25_17-26-03.bundle

and run:

 git clone philsturgeon-awesome-earth_-_2019-11-25_17-26-03.bundle 

Source: https://github.com/philsturgeon/awesome-earth
Uploader: philsturgeon
Upload date: 2019-11-25