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Welcome to Our GreenPolicy MediaWiki Network
- GreenPolicy360 -- Greening Our Blue Planet
GreenPolicy360 is an interactive online community designed to share green best practices.
The GreenPolicy360 network is a clearinghouse where you can find what works and 'repurpose' green policies and practices without ‘reinventing the wheel’. Take the green best practices offered via Topics and Categories and pass them along. Offer your green success stories and practical solutions by uploading your model green practices for all to use.
GreenPolicy360 encourages all in our global network to work in keeping with the importance of facts and science.
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GreenPolicy360 highlights green, environmental success stories, models, prototypes, templates, proposals and initiatives, resolutions, laws and ordinances. All of the elements how to envision and create successful green campaigns are made available and easily accessed. Take the best green ideas, try them, share them and send them around via social media as guide lights, city-to-city, community-to-community, region-to-region.
Our site runs on an open source MediaWiki platform.
We are a MediaWiki Open, Global Network
We Encourage Sharing of our GreenPolicy360 content/data
GreenPolicy360 News, Stories, Media, Best Practices, Initiatives, Projects and Programs have been shared tens of millions of times. Our GreenLinks global network enables sharing designed for community-to-community, individual and peer-to-peer distribution. Sharing multiplies the green message, ripples become waves. Create green waves of change!
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Change the World
We are changing the world, the way governments run, the way businesses run, the way the world works. We are bringing sustainable change that will positively impact all of our lives and our environments. GreenPolicy's blue-green waves ripple through our world. From local to global, green actions day-to-day in every community are acting to change the world for the better.
Our Origin with Green Institute
SJS / Siterunner: GreenPolicy360 began as a project proposed to the Green Institute by your GreenPolicy siterunner. At the time I was a co-founder of the Green Institute and its publishing director. As envisioned, our GreenPolicy online network set out to be a GreenLinks global resource of shared green 'best practices'. Our goal imagined green policies flowing into practice, from local to global, a kinetics of action and dynamic change.
Green Institute's director, Dean Myerson, and the advisory board including Bill McKibben who was about to begin his "Step It Up" global warming campaign and 350.org, said "Go, greenlight" to the original GreenPolicy best practices online network. We launched!
In 2006, our first test version site went online in beta. By 2008, we had expanded our network, renamed as 'GreenPolicy360', and Green Institute transferred its .net/.com/.org domains and oversight to our current green team and MediaWiki cooperative model.
In the years following, the GreenPolicy project has grown steadily. We have tens of million views of the main home site, and tens of millions more shares, forwards and re-forwards of content and pages. Our GreenLinks network is global and our PlanetCitizens media is reaching a worldwide audience.
Our partnered organization, Strategic Demands @strategicdemands.com continues its influential work developing 'new definitions of national and global security.' GreenPolicy has extended its outreach with an eco Operating System (eOS) of sites (including thinbluelayer.com and has linked with NASA mission management and scientific studies of Earth's 'Thin Blue' atmosphere. We are expanding capabilities and apps, and linking green initiatives, policies and practices in a growing worldwide open source network.
Ongoing operating systems updates include Semantic MediaWiki updates and constant online security improvements.
Additional news and comments from our GreenPolicy360 siterunner can be seen @ User talk:Siterunner
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- "Greening Our Blue Planet"
- Green Policy ... Vision and #Resilience
- DYK? Yes, we do, we remember the beginnings !
On the 50th Anniversary
- Memories on the Road to the First Earth Day
... Remembering the student teach-ins, the means we used to spread the word and we did. The Vietnam Moratorium Committee became the peace group and and when we talked to Senator Nelson and George Brown about doing environmental teach-ins that would be the first in a series of annual peace and environment events they got it and put their combined weight behind the effort.
It came to be, from an Earthrise moment, to the Moratorium demonstrations and teach-in, to the teach-ins of Earth Day. What quickly followed was the passage of the first generation of US environmental protection legislation.
The environmental movement that sprang from the global realization passed on to us by the NASA Apollo missions, and student activism, are shaping a new generation and modern environmental movement.
The 1970s and 80s
Greening Our Blue Planet
An environmental foundation, initiatives and laws that serve a model for state -- and international -- action:
In 1977-78 the first climate science comes to light... first generation science for national and global environmental action set a platform in place on which to create climate policy and environmental protection over the coming decades ...
First National Climate Act, Historic Work, 1978
GreenPolicy360 Siterunner / SJS: The beginnings of modern environmental and climate science can be traced to the 60s and 70s. The U.S. National Academy of Sciences played a key role with scientific reports and data.
George Brown, taking the 1977 Energy and Climate Report from the Academy, made climate science actionable. In a historic moment, Representative Brown from East Los Angeles proposed and drafted the legislation for the first U.S. National Climate Program and shepherded its passage in 1978. In 1979 came the first follow-on National Science Academy report. This study and report of national scientists was prescient and accurate in its global warming predictions.
- This first federal program established to study and assess scientifically the issues and risks of human-caused climate change became a foundation for comprehensive initiatives, and led to an array of new Earth Science missions by NASA and NOAA, the EPA and USGS.
At the Beginning of U.S. Science on Global Warming, Strategies & Planning
1978, Launching U.S. Climate Action:
Into the 1990s... Going Green Globally
Remembering the First Earth Summit
Activist Energy: Governor Brown's Platform & Presidential Campaign
- Pushing the U.S. Democratic Party in a New Direction
- At the Democratic Party Platform Hearings
- Presenting a forward-looking campaign vision
Proposing and Organizing a "Serious, Credible, Platform-based U.S. Green Party"
SJS / Siterunner: Our formative U.S. Green Party, after the 1996 campaign, reached out to European Green parties and I worked via our new U.S Green Party Platcom to draft a first-ever Green Parties "Common Ground" Platform document articulating core, shared U.S./European Green party values and positions.
The following document memorializes what we presented that was approved and passed in Paris in 1999.
The New Millenium: New Green Formative Action Beyond Party Politics
Initial proposing New Definitions of National Security
- Earth in Our Hands