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The Carbon Footprint Of Spam

The Carbon Footprint Of Spam | green infographics | Scoop.it
Spam, besides cluttering an inbox, actually has quite the carbon footprint. How much exactly? This interesting infographic attempts to point that out.

This interesting infographic from WebpageFX Weekly attempts to explain exactly how spam impacts the environment.

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Home Appliance Energy Use

Home Appliance Energy Use | green infographics | Scoop.it

In the United States, over 20% of our total energy consumption is residential. In fact, we are the 7th largest per capita consumer of residential energy. Where is all of that energy going? Explore the interactive site to understand more about how we consume energy in our homes. 

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Infographic: Why Cloud Computing is Green | Cloud Business Review

Infographic: Why Cloud Computing is Green | Cloud Business Review | green infographics | Scoop.it

Did you know that in 2020, 15 percent of total global emission is from Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions? In 2011 alone, US data centers consume power twice as much as the previous year. Fortunately, cloud computing comes to the rescue. The nature of the cloud allows organizations using cloud-based solutions to reduce energy consumption.

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What do you know about GMOs?

What do you know about GMOs? | green infographics | Scoop.it
October is national Non-GMO Month. Brush up on your knowledge of genetic engineering in food with this handy infographic.

...what exactly GMOs are, why they're produced, and how prevalent they are. On that last point, most eaters remain in the dark, because the U.S. and Canada -- unlike Japan, Australia, and the European Union -- don't require GMOs to be labeled as such, even though 80 percent of packaged foods in this country contain genetically engineered ingredients. Check out this nifty infographic for a primer on GMOs.

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Crowd Power: What Is Crowdfunding?

Crowd Power: What Is Crowdfunding? | green infographics | Scoop.it

Since its inception as a way to expose new lines of credits outside of traditional bank loans, microfinance has evolved with the ages. Seeded by the Grameen Bank, industry trailblazers like Kiva and Prosper applied the concept of microlending to the Internet, spawning people-to-people lending. The newest breed of microfinance — crowdfunding — is fast growing in popularity. In this infographic, we take a closer look at how crowdfunding works and how viable it is.

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Samantha Turner's curator insight, March 2, 2015 3:44 PM

In the midst of a hectic Saturday night I got chatting with one of my regulars at the pub. I would define him as an intellectual, always seeking a good conversation or debate. He always comes across as a well educated man, continuously stumping me mid topic with his vocabulary choice. We got on the topic of my CSR course and along came the idea of crowdfunding. So I thought I would find out what it was all about. 

 

Crowdfunding is the involvement of a group of people, usually anonymous who virtually come together and directly fund projects and organizations of their choice. I particularly enjoyed the graphical representation provided that easily shows the difference between microfinance, microlending, peer-to-peer lending, and crowdfunding. They all have a similar goal but go about it differently. This link also provides a few facts and numbers which is always great.

 

It allows you to see pros and cons, they also point out the success rate in a variety of categories. I think differentiating them all is great. It provides a platform and gives the reader a base to relate the information on. The infrograph gets even better by showing you some stats on websites that are all based around crowdfunding. 

 

I think its great that people are venturing out into their own world of microfinance. Most seem to be based off of Yunus' work. By providing different platforms of lending I think it reaches a larger audience. Not only can you reach the extreme poor you can also donate to local organizations which may help out in your community. By providing different services that may be similar to Grameen Bank it provides more opportunity. In addition, it also allows all of those defined in Yunus' definition of the poor. 

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Local solar could power the Mountain West right now, all of America in 2026

Local solar could power the Mountain West right now, all of America in 2026 | green infographics | Scoop.it
If the U.S. had kept pace with German solar installation, we'd be on our way to being a 100 percent solar-powered nation, with a profitable marriage of energy and environmental policy.

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Infographic: Fruit, Veggies, and Pesticides

Infographic: Fruit, Veggies, and Pesticides | green infographics | Scoop.it

We know a healthy diet requires a lot of fresh fruit and vegetables, but these seemingly healthy choices may instead be full of pesticides! Take a look at the infographic below done with Ecomom, to find out what else you’re consuming when biting into an apple...

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The State of Food Insecurity

The State of Food Insecurity | green infographics | Scoop.it
Millions of Americans don't have reliable access to food. Here, we take a look at who's affected and why.
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Keep the Coast Clear: How to visualize ocean trash

Keep the Coast Clear: How to visualize ocean trash | green infographics | Scoop.it

Verrier's eye-catching rendering depicts objects bobbing in an ocean. The graphic correlates depth to the number collected since the first Coastal Cleanup day in 1986. Cigarettes butts (52,907,756 collected), stick out of the water, and plastic food wrappers (more than 14 million), float just below the surface. Appliances (117,356 of which have been hauled away) float near the bottom, in light deprived, gray depths. In an instant, it's easy to see how difficult it is for marine life to survive in that much detritus. And that, precisely, is the genius of Verrier's visualization...

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Welcome to Sourcemap.com

Welcome to Sourcemap.com | green infographics | Scoop.it

Welcome to sourcemap.com, a completely new version of our free platform for researching, sharing and optimizing supply chains. Here are some of our new features...

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Solar Does Double Duty

Solar Does Double Duty | green infographics | Scoop.it
New technologies integrate solar-energy collection into windows and walls.

Solar panels aren’t just for rooftops anymore. They are starting to pop up in places—windows, curtainwalls, canopies, and skylights—where they do double duty. While first-generation solar technology—the familiar roof-mounted silicon PV panel—has become a familiar sight, a new generation of solar technologies such as building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) has the potential to transform common building materials into renewable energy sources.

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Equal Energy For All: Can We Democratize the Grid?

Equal Energy For All: Can We Democratize the Grid? | green infographics | Scoop.it

A democratized system for creating and distributing electric power ensures that the economic benefits of electricity generation are as widely dispersed as the ownership.

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The Local Food System

The Local Food System | green infographics | Scoop.it

CITIES is re-interpreting urban farming as an asset for the city economy. This approach to the subject is neither revolutionary nor especially innovative, yet in the collation of an original set of parameters (community activity, urban landscapes and design applications) with existing approaches, new directions emerge...

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Get Started With Vertical Gardening

Get Started With Vertical Gardening | green infographics | Scoop.it

Whatever you want to call them, vertical gardens, living walls or green facades (and they are three different things), these gardens shade buildings, produce oxygen, provide habitat and look lovely. See the infographic for more on what they are & how they work.

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Fisher Investments Infographic: The Engine That Could

Fisher Investments Infographic: The Engine That Could | green infographics | Scoop.it

America manufactures more than any other country, including China. What’s rising is manufacturing productivity, which means a smaller share of manufacturing employment. This infographic done with Fisher Investments, looks at the shrinking number of US employment in manufacturing.

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Home Improvements that Pay You Back

Home Improvements that Pay You Back | green infographics | Scoop.it

With energy costs rising an average of 6% every year, what's a homeowner to do?  Green-ovate!

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1Bog Infographic: The Greener Way To Get There

1Bog Infographic: The Greener Way To Get There | green infographics | Scoop.it

Among planes, trains, and automobiles — all’s not equal when it comes to their emissions. So what’s the greenest way to get around? This infographic done with 1Bog, breaks down the carbon footprint for a solo traveler embarking on different trips in various vehicles.

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Buying Local vs. Fair Trade | Ethical Ocean

Buying Local vs. Fair Trade | Ethical Ocean | green infographics | Scoop.it

Is it better to purchase food locally, or to support Fair Trade efforts? Our most recent infographic takes a look at both options.

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Global Warning? | Visual.ly

Global Warning? | Visual.ly | green infographics | Scoop.it

This infographic explores the two sides of the ever growing debate on global warming and who is causing it. This infographic provides information for the argument most scientists give and the argument made by skeptics to determine what is more valid and the effects that could happen if we don't do anything about global warming.

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Ecological architecture at Økern, Oslo, Norway

Ecological architecture at Økern, Oslo, Norway | green infographics | Scoop.it

A-lab is working on a design proposal for an eco-cube for the UNION group. The cube will be a pilot project for A-lab’s eco-BIM technology.
The Økern area faces significant changes in the near future and is being developed as a new destination in Oslo. The new Økern center brings shopping, culture and housing to the area. Lørenveien 68 will function as a broker between the new Økern center and Løren’s established residential area.

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What’s Your Economic Outlook?

What’s Your Economic Outlook? | green infographics | Scoop.it
How do you feel about your job status, the future of the economy and the prospects for the next generation? Readers are sharing their expectations.
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An Illustrated Guide to the Science of Global Warming Impacts: How We Know Inaction Is the Gravest Threat Humanity Faces

An Illustrated Guide to the Science of Global Warming Impacts: How We Know Inaction Is the Gravest Threat Humanity Faces | green infographics | Scoop.it
Humanity’s Choice (via M.I.T.):  Inaction (“No Policy”) eliminates most of the uncertainty about whether or not future warming will be catastrophic.  Aggressive emissions reductions dramatically improves humanity’s chances.

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How Does American Energy Consumption Measure Up in a Global Context?

How Does American Energy Consumption Measure Up in a Global Context? | green infographics | Scoop.it

Although the U.S. only comprises 5% of the the world’s population, we consume 20% of the world’s energy. Does this make you, as an American citizen, 20 times worse than the average Indian, 4 times worse than the average Brazilian and twice as bad as the average German? Or does it mean you live, work and play that much harder? Take a look and see what you see...

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92% of Americans Take Action for Social Good

92% of Americans Take Action for Social Good | green infographics | Scoop.it
The Social Change Impact Report from Walden University shows that 92% of American's took action for social change this past year. The series of graphics, one of which is shown below, highlight the growing importance of social change for Americans.
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Research: Mapping the Impact of Traffic on the Livability of Streets

Research: Mapping the Impact of Traffic on the Livability of Streets | green infographics | Scoop.it
More automobile traffic = Fewer friends.

Looking at the social effects of traffic and neighborhood layout, and the analysis of peoples' environmental perceptions.

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