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Listed in these news stories at UN
Ecology fund http://ecologyfund.com/ecology/_ecology.html
rainforest, pollution, etc.
The state of Washington lists the ecology fund
and has details about how much of the money they collect goes
zero waste lists it here http://zerowaste.uoregon.edu/CalculateThis.htm
care2 is listed here https://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/SciRefGuides/recycle.html
Feed a child in India
Bhookh.com listed as a reference in this journal article by Ramanan
and Vivek http://www.siescoms.edu/journals/siescoms/Journal2.pdf
Bhookh.com is also mentioned in this Times of India article http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/hyderabad-times/Hello-conscience/articleshow/725745.cms?
The swarthmore.edu page also lists TheBigTest.org but i can't find
it at any other govt or edu site
These sites are about commitment to open access to data, research,
Open Knowledge Foundation http://okfn.org/
The OKF is "dedicated to promoting open data and open content in all
their forms – including government data, publicly funded research
and public domain cultural content."
The Open Data Research network http://www.opendataresearch.org/
"Governments, civil society organisations and companies across the
world are actively engaging with open data: publishing and using
datasets to promote innovation, development and democratic change.
The Open Data Research network has been established to connect
researchers from across the world working to explore the
implementation and impact of open data initiatives."
World Summit on Information Society http://www.itu.int/wsis/index.html
see the Geneva Declaration of Principles
including 28. "We strive to promote universal access
with equal opportunities for all to scientific knowledge and the
creation and dissemination of scientific and technical information,
including open access initiatives for scientific publishing."
Wikinomics and the Era of Openness: European Innovation at a
From The Lisbon Council.
"A timely contribution to the Europe 2020
strategy, this e-brief explores the changing nature of innovation,
towards more open, collaborative and inter-disciplinary systems.
Entitled Wikinomics and the Era of Openness: European Innovation at
a Crossroads, the study demonstrates how Europe can benefit from
participating in a global movement to share knowledge, raise
creativity and encourage social innovation."
Maps that show the world adjusting country
size depending on the variable of interest
World Mapper http://www.worldmapper.org/index.html
A different version of maps of the world by population,
health, other things. Pretty neat. Maps are proportional to
representation, eg., gdp shows the west large, and Africa
Gapminder world http://www.gapminder.org/
from Gapminder. Some maps or charts here http://www.gapminder.org/tools/bubbles#_
Look at one use of gapminder http://www.gapminder.org/videos/human-rights-democracy-statistics/
looking at the relationship between human rights and other variables
Show world http://show.mappingworlds.com/
UN, WHO, and so on.
UN Human Development Report http://hdr.undp.org/en/countries
WHO Global Atlas http://apps.who.int/globalatlas/
interactive or static mapping of health
World Bank http://go.worldbank.org/BUW47KAO50
has maps on various topics
Maps and data http://www.wri.org/resources
Devinfo "is a tool for organizing, storing and presenting
data in a uniform way to facilitate data sharing at the country
level across government departments, UN agencies and development
google public data exlorer http://www.google.com/publicdata/directory
make various graphs and charts
also see google fusion tables http://www.google.com/fusiontables
to log in to get access to this
also see google charts https://developers.google.com/chart/
can make world maps
see this page for more http://www.mapcruzin.com/free-gis-software-tools.htm
(in no particular order)
to go to the top
The Californial Digital Library http://www.cdlib.org/
has a Scholarship Editions http://publishing.cdlib.org/ucpressebooks/
has many free books on line, but you have to search. For
example searching for "Social Change" returns a number of
interesting books, such as the following: (click on Show only
public titles) (this site may not show up in some
versions of netscape, but the books below do.)
and many others, about specific countries,
regions and more....
The 100 People http://www.100people.org/index.php
represent the global population... This World Portrait will be used
to make an introduction between the peoples of the earth and to
facilitate a greater understanding of the diversity and the
commonalities among us.
The IR Theory web site http://www.irtheory.com/
"International Relations (IR) theory entails the development of
conceptual frameworks and theories to facilitate the understanding
and explanation of events and phenomena in world politics; as well
as the analysis and informing of associated policies and
News, discussion, announcements. from development
Online Economics Textbooks http://www.oswego.edu/~economic/newbooks.htm
links to on line texts.
Everyday Economics http://www.dallasfed.org/educate/everyday/index.cfm
A series of colorful booklets explaining fundamental
economic concepts for high school students.
World Transformation http://www.worldtrans.org/
at growing, creating or discovering a world that works better for
all of us."
The Economics Web Institute http://www.economicswebinstitute.org/
offers you to explore classical and innovative issues in economics
and management, drawing on theoretical reflections, real data, and
interactive software models."
From the site, technocapitalism is about "a new form of market
capitalism that is rooted in technological invention and
innovation. It can be considered an
emerging era, now in its early stage, that is supported by such
intangibles as creativity and knowledge."
Radix - Radical Interpretations of Disaster http://www.radixonline.org/
can help to develop radical interpretations of and radical solutions
(see resources for low cost rural rebuilding) for ALL disasters in
ALL parts of planet earth."
The International Professors Project http://www.internationalprofs.org/
of the world” on university campuses in the developing world. Our
professors teach, mentor and conduct local research as they
internationalize college and university faculties in their host
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime http://www.unodc.org/unodc/index.html
has an interesting project,
The Global Initiative to Fight Human
"The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), with
financial support from the Crown Prince of the United Arab Emirates,
has therefore set in motion a Global Initiative to Fight Human
Trafficking (UN.GIFT). The process, formally launched in London on
26 March 2007, is designed to have a long-term impact to create a
turning point in the world-wide fight against human trafficking."
You Can Make a Difference http://www1.chapman.edu/~Babbie/YCMAD/index.html
from Earl Babbie.
themselves. Kiva.org is listed here:
FDIC Quarterly, 2011 Volume 5, Number
see the featured article, Microenterprise Development: A Primer,
page 40, talks about Kiva.
Disaster Microcredit: A
Mechanism for Recovery(PDF), September 2010 http://nwrtc.pnnl.gov/projects/reports.stm
see section 5.1 on page 11, gives Kiva as an example of microcredit.
Some new on line encyclopedias to
which visitors can contribute.
people write under their own names.
I (Dr Shackman) contributed to citizendium http://en.citizendium.org/wiki/Free_statistical_software
Citizendium founder, Larry Sanger, was a speaker here http://grants.nih.gov/grants/KM/OERRM/OER_KM_events/wiki_fair.htm
and here http://videocast.nih.gov/Summary.asp?File=13658
and listed here along with citizendium http://appscout.pcmag.com/none/277713-the-citizendium-citizens-and-experts-on-wiki-patrol
Scholarpedia mentioned here
Not social change, but ...
My site of list of links to free resources for
methods in evaluation and social research http://gsociology.icaap.org/methods/
My son made this page http://wwf.worldwildlife.org/site/TR/Events/PandaPages?pg=fund&fr_id=1040&pxfid=8170
asking for donations. This is part of World Wildlife
Fund, donations for wildlife.
Washed up http://washedup.us/
marine trash, reborn as art. by Deb Ris.
Physics in a minute https://www.youtube.com/user/minutephysics?feature=watch
listed here http://college.lclark.edu/departments/physics/physics_resources.php
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