Wiser Earth.org

Toward a just and sustainable world created by community (in many languages, click on their homepage above at right)

Linked with Women’s Earth Alliance WEA, and with The Natural Capital Institute NCI.

Wiser Earth is a project of the Natural Capital Institute NCI. Wiser Earth serves the people who are transforming the world. It is a community directory and networking forum that maps and connects non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and individuals addressing the central issues of our day: climate change, poverty, the environment, peace, water, hunger, social justice, conservation, human rights and more. Content is created and edited by people like you.

Listen this video: What Does WiserEarth Do? 4.22 min.

Areas of Focus;
Interactive map;
Site activity;
Discussion Forums;
Contact: by User Feedback.

About: … WiserEarth provides the tools and a platform for non-profit organizations, funders, social entrepreneurs, students, organizers, academics, activists, scientists, and citizens to find each other, make connections, build alliances and share resources.

WISER stands for World Index for Social and Environmental Responsibility.

WiserEarth links organizations and people in new ways:

  • Its comprehensive taxonomy (described on the site as Areas of Focus) combined with its database of over 100,000 organizations based in 243 countries, territories and sovereign islands, makes it the largest, freely accessible, international directory of non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
  • Just like Wikipedia, WiserEarth invites its users to create and edit content on the site.
  • It is free of advertisements and commercial entities.
  • WiserEarth encourages its users to create personal profiles so that they can build visibility for their work, create connections and contribute to the conversations taking place on the site.
    WiserEarth provides groups for networks that want a unique space to gather, share resources, collaborate on projects, and grow their network
  • WiserEarth provides a free web presence for grassroots groups without a website, helping bring visibility to their work.
  • WiserEarth provides funders a comprehensive landscape of organizations engaged in specific program activities.
  • WiserEarth provides geographic maps to locate individual organizations, or any collection of organizations, from street to continent level.
  • WiserEarth offers free postings for the recruitment of staff, volunteers, and interns and plans to offer (in the future) a marketplace to share surplus resources and materials.
  • Academics, students, politicians, and the media can better visualize the extent and comprehensiveness of global civil society.

Why is WiserEarth Needed? … (full long text).

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