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Growing Wiser in China


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Growing Wiser in China

  1. 1. WiserEarth.orgPhoto credit: flickr / gwen Growing Wiser in China!
  2. 2. What is WiserEarth? • Collaborative platform • Free, international, searchable directory of people & organizations around the world working on social & environmental initiatives • Launched on Earth Day 2007 • 105,000 nonprofit organizations & social businesses • 61,000 members • Based on Wikipedia where members are able to create and edit content • Add/find/connect: resources, jobs, organizations, solutions, events & people
  3. 3. What is WiserEarth?
  4. 4. A global community
  5. 5. It is free, non-commercial and international
  6. 6. It includes spaces called groups for online collaboration
  7. 7. WiserLocal gatherings help changemakers work together
  8. 8. WiserLocal gatherings are growing around the world
  9. 9.’s Mission To help the global movement of people and organizations working toward social justice, indigenous rights, and environmental stewardship to connect, collaborate, share knowledge, and build alliances in order to strengthen their ability to address and solve the worlds problems.
  10. 10. But why do we need WiserEarth? • One million + organizations and millions of people around the world actively working toward ecological sustainability and social equality - issues that are systemically interconnected and intertwined. • Our effectiveness to prevent harm and institute positive change undermined by our lack of collective awareness, the duplication of efforts, and poor connectivity. • What is missing is a map and directory of this network, one that includes the necessary resources for communication and cooperation; in essence, an infrastructure through which to coordinate our efforts. • • provides this infrastructure
  11. 11. The Vision The team behind WiserEarth (WE) is from: UK, America, Australia, Indonesia, Senegal & France. Together with a team of nearly 100 volunteers around the world WE are hoping to create a way for global collaboration to take place to address the many critical issues facing our world.
  12. 12. Collaborative Platform Non-profit • Free to use • Free of ads
  13. 13. Groups and Collaboration Tools Issue Areas • Wiki Directories • Social Networking • Groupware
  14. 14. Growing Wiser in China How can you make a difference? …Volunteer for Today! 1. We’re looking for English to Chinese translators 2.Community managers to help Chinese speaking members use the free platform 3. Organizers to help create WiserLocal gatherings for innovators and change-makers to work together and share their projects 4. Networkers who are able to share who is doing what and where in China on WiserEarth in relation to creating a sustainable China & share this on social media networks
  15. 15. Growing Wiser in China For more information on Volunteer Opportunities in China: Send a message to Yovia Yue :