I’m seeing green this month. Last week I posted an interview with Dr. Raul Pacheco-Vega, a local environmental-and-social media advocate in Vancouver. Since it’s Earth Day today, I also contacted Elijah Van Der Giessen with the David Suzuki Foundation about what that organization is doing through social media tools to help create changes in the world. (I’ll post that interview soon.)
But in the meantime, I wanted to feature a Victoria-based startup, EnviroSpeak.tv that just came into my periphery. If you’re into being green, READ: anyone who wants to save the planet, (has a consciousness and or wants to be able to breathe fresh air) then you need to visit the site. Designed to create an online place for collaboration, networking and interactions for eco-friendly people, academics, green merchants, media and fundraiser groups, the site offers a plethora of environmental videos and news from around the world. I’ve embedded this great video from Critical Mass in Budapest as an example.
Some of the cool features of the site include creating a profile, joining causes and communities, viewing professional and non-pro videos, searching environmental organizations and their own profiles AND donating to the causes without having to leave the site. You can also connect to eco-merchants directly in their online store. EnviroSpeak.tv also serves up a dose of user-generated videos, blogs and photos to help build awareness for environmental problems.
The EnviroSpeak.tv development team is striving to build a strong online community to facilitate global collaboration information exchange and networking. With plans to add more collaboration tools, education modules and competitions, video and a weekly environmental show, a citizen journalism program and enhanced networking features over the next year EnviroSpeak.tv could be the next destination for green activism within the web 2.0 space.
EnviroSpeak has also partnered with Moontown Foundation’s The Switch Project out of Seattle. Word is, even Obama has visited and the site to check out some of the videos!