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You Guess We’re Here To Think? We ‘re Here To Act: ChangeNOW

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by: Mandy Groeneveld
you guess we re here to think  we  re here to act  changenow | Newsletter

ChangeNOW is an organisation which – like WhatsOrb – is all about concrete actions and innovations: climate change, end of plastic pollution, new forms of agriculture, new models of education, solutions to the refugee crisis, clean energy, sustainable cities, ... and other solutions to our most urgent global issues.

WhatsOrb: You Guess We’re Here To Think? We ‘re Here To Act: ChangeNOW

WhatsOrb likes to share information of the ChangeNow gathering on January the 30th, , 31st and the February 1st,  2020 Paris to make a large positive impact on the world. While ChangeNow is ‘The World Expo Of Solutions For The Planet is WhatsOrb the Global Sustainable Exchange Platform where individuals, organisations, influencers, innovators and dreamers are invited to hare their sustainability ideas, news and experiences.

Girl, mobile ChangeNow

ChangeNow

How does your environment affect your way of living?
The environment can influence peoples' behavior and motivation to act. The environment can influence mood. For example, the results of several research studies reveal that rooms with bright light, both natural and artificial, can improve health outcomes such as depression, agitation, and sleep.

The world is facing critical challenges. But nothing we can’t overcome! All around the globe, inspiring individuals are inventing new solutions, rethinking the way we do business, challenging the status quo. Still, they are too often marginalized, unknown, and struggle to find the support they need to really make a difference. ChangeNOW celebrates and supports those changemakers. It is the annual reunion for all enthusiasts who want to shake and shape the world we live in. To make change real. Now!

ChangeNow header photo

What is the (ChangeNOW) the world looking for?

At ChangeNOW we search for solutions that can impact and change the world. Your solution may come from various organizations (startups, large corporations, non-profits,...) and it needs to match our criteria of selection: We ‘re Here To Act: Have A Positive Impact. We are ChangeNOW.



                                                                        Teaser ChangeNOW 2020
                                         You Guess We’re Here To Think? We ‘re Here To Act: ChangeNOW

We ‘re Here To Act: Rethink The Standards

We want to put light on solutions that can bring change. Therefore we are looking for projects that innovate and dare to rethink the standards.

We ‘re Here To Act: Have A Viable Business Model

changeNow advice

Solutions that we showcase at ChangeNOW are real and feasible. They ideally have a prototype, a mock-up or a finished product to show. They are economically viable, with a viable business model or serious potential for it.

We ‘re Here To Act: Have Potential For Growth

One of the goals of ChangeNOW is to enable projects to grow and scale, in order to extend their impact. Therefore we select solutions that have the potential to grow and be replicated in different places.

Some Of The Participants Of ChangeNow Some Of The Participants Of ChangeNow

The Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label

Solar Impulse

A label focused on both environment and profitability

How does the Solar Impulse work?
During flight, a solar plane switches automatically between battery and solar power. When there's sun, it runs the propellers and charges the batteries or fuel cells. To charge the battery faster, the pilot can fly slower. At night or in clouds, the propellers run on the battery or fuel cells alone

To take the success of the solar-powered flight around the world further, the Solar Impulse Foundation is selecting 1000 solutions that protect the environment in a profitable way and awarding them the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label.

The Solar Impulse Efficient Solution label seeks to bridge the gap between ecology and economy, bringing together protection of the environment and financial viability to show that these solutions are not expensive fixes to problems, but rather opportunities for clean economic growth.

Recommended: Facebook Solar Planes For Network Internet Connectivity

The Largest CleanUp In History

Ocean CleanUp

The Ocean CleanUp, The largest Cleanup In History

We aim to clean up 90% Of ocean plastic pollution. Every year, millions of tons of plastic enter the oceans, of which the majority spills out from rivers. A portion of this plastic travels to ocean garbage patches, getting caught in a vortex of circulating currents. If no action is taken, the plastic will increasingly impact our ecosystems, health, and economies.

Recommended: Ocean Cleanup’s New Plastic-Catcher: Is It Working?

The Energy Observer, Odyssey For The Future

people energy observer boat

Energy Observer it’s also an odyssey around the world on the search for innovative solutions for the environment. 6 years, 50 countries, and 101 stopovers, to go and meet people who are designing tomorrow's future, and to prove that a cleaner world is possible. More than a vessel, Energy Observer is a media platform providing positive and inspiring content in favor of innovative solutions.

The ecological transition needs to be seen as a promise for a better world. Through this exclusive Odyssey, we want to make people dream, to raise awareness, to prove that humans can live in harmony with nature and that the fight against global warming can open some doors to a new economic expansion.

Recommended: Hydrogen-Powered Energy Observer Reaches London: The Future

SkySails: Powerful, Unlimited, Free

shop, kite, skysails

Wind is the cheapest, most powerful, and greenest source of energy on the high seas.

Now, with SkySails, modern cargo ships can use the wind as a source of power – not only to lower fuel costs, but significantly reduce emission levels as well. The worldwide patented SkySails propulsion system consists of three main components: a towing kite with rope, a launch and recovery system, and a control system for automated operation. SkySails can be installed effortlessly as an auxiliary propulsion system on both new builds and existing vessels.

Recommended: Airborne Wind Energy Systems: A New Way Of Energy Supply

The SkySails propulsion system is efficient, safe, and easy to use – and the fact that wind is cheaper than oil makes SkySails one of world’s most attractive technologies for simultaneously reducing operating costs and emissions.

Recommended: Solar And Wind Power Makes The Current Sail Cargo Ship

ChangeNow: Some Solutions:

Urban Canopee

Urban Canopee

The fight against climat change.

Urban Canopee offers innovative solutions to fight against the effects of climate change by deploying plant canopies over the city in order to:

  • combat heat by deploying oases of freshness
  • restore urban biodiversity
  • provide many ecosystem benefits
  • fight against air pollution
  • improve the quality of life for citizens
  • Making cities resilient

Recommended: Solar Canopies Supply Shade Electricity And Filter Rainwater

Urban Canopee allows the decision makers of the city to plant the urban landscape of tomorrow for:

  • allowing our cities to become resilient to climate change
  • achieving good certification ratios for buildings (HQE, BREEAM, LEED), eco-districts and cities (LEED for Cities certifications)
  • respecting the “green” regulations that are developing all over the world
  • creating green value by adding aesthetics to the building and modernity in the city
  • making it possible to obtain aesthetic shaded areas, with a very low footprint
  • making urban green planning flexible.

Recomended: Algae Canopy Miracle Works Better Than A Forrest: How?

Precious Plastic

Container precious plastic

Precious Plastic is a global community of hundreds of people working towards a solution to plastic pollution. Knowledge, tools and techniques are shared online, for free. So everyone can start (yes, you too!). We are independent, poor but free :) Hundreds of people all over the world contribute to the project with their skills & knowledge, single or monthly donations. Precious Plastic was started in 2013 by Dave Hakkens and is now at its third iteration (version) counting on dozens of people working on the project, remotely or on site (somewhere below sea level in the Netherlands).

Recommended: Waste Canals Amsterdam Recycled Into Sustainable Furniture

BeeDiversity

3 people white suit bees

We (BeeDiversity) design and implement innovative strategies and devices to restore the quality of land, air and water. We accompany and involve all actors willing to act. We believe that regenerating biodiversity and reducing pollution is both vital and value-creating for our well-being and that of humanity, for the economy and the environment. For our future to be sustainable. We take advantage of the genius of nature, technological innovation and the involvement of all the actors of a project. Because reducing pollution and restoring biodiversity benefits everyone.

Recommended: A Bee Sting To Conventional Agriculture

Urban Forests

Urban Forest

Urban Forests is  the specialist in the creation of 100% natural and fast urban forest with the Miyawaki method. These forests full of life transform your green spaces on small surfaces. They embellish the living environment and require very little maintenance.

Recommended: New Foodscape Alternatives Gets Attention In The Netherlands

Practical information to join the largest positive impact gathering in the world: ChangeNow
Where?
Grand Palais
Avenue Winston Churchill
75008 Paris, France
Métro 1, 9, 13 / Stations : Franklin-D.-Roosevelt, Champs-Elysées-Clemenceau
RER  C / Station : Invalides
Bus 28, 42, 52, 63, 72, 73, 80, 83, 93
When? 
30 January - 1 February 2020
9am-6pm
If you can’t make it, please Register on WhatsOrb and start uploading and sharing your sustainability news.

Before you go!

Recommended: Smart Communities: Eco-Living Through Technology

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Breaking News, as the world changes…

In our world, WhatsOrb refuses to turn away from the changes in our society and environment which succeeds each other at a rapid pace.

For WhatsOrb, publishing on the environment is a priority. We give reporting on climate, nature, waste, lifestyle and sustainable solutions the prominence it deserves.

At this turbulent time for ‘all’ species and our planet, we are determined to inform readers about threats, consequences and solutions based on facts, not on political prejudice or business interests.

WhatsOrb Breaking News will be published as soon as urgent events from around the world and startling sustainable innovations reach us.

If there is anything we should know and publish about, please send a note to: [email protected] or write your own story on: www.whatsorb.comthe only news site which gives you a ‘sustainable voice!’

You Guess We’re Here To Think? We ‘re Here To Act: ChangeNOW

ChangeNOW is an organisation which – like WhatsOrb – is all about concrete actions and innovations: climate change, end of plastic pollution, new forms of agriculture, new models of education, solutions to the refugee crisis, clean energy, sustainable cities, ... and other solutions to our most urgent global issues. WhatsOrb: You Guess We’re Here To Think? We ‘re Here To Act: ChangeNOW WhatsOrb likes to share information of the ChangeNow gathering on January the 30 th, , 31 st and the February 1 st,  2020 Paris to make a large positive impact on the world. While ChangeNow is ‘The World Expo Of Solutions For The Planet is WhatsOrb the Global Sustainable Exchange Platform where individuals, organisations, influencers, innovators and dreamers are invited to hare their sustainability ideas, news and experiences. ChangeNow How does your environment affect your way of living? The environment can influence peoples' behavior and motivation to act. The environment can influence mood. For example, the results of several research studies reveal that rooms with bright light, both natural and artificial, can improve health outcomes such as depression, agitation, and sleep. The world is facing critical challenges. But nothing we can’t overcome! All around the globe, inspiring individuals are inventing new solutions, rethinking the way we do business, challenging the status quo. Still, they are too often marginalized, unknown, and struggle to find the support they need to really make a difference. ChangeNOW celebrates and supports those changemakers. It is the annual reunion for all enthusiasts who want to shake and shape the world we live in. To make change real. Now! What is the (ChangeNOW) the world looking for? At ChangeNOW we search for solutions that can impact and change the world. Your solution may come from various organizations (startups, large corporations, non-profits,...) and it needs to match our criteria of selection: We ‘re Here To Act: Have A Positive Impact.  We are ChangeNOW . {youtube}                                                                         Teaser ChangeNOW 2020                                          You Guess We’re Here To Think? We ‘re Here To Act: ChangeNOW We ‘re Here To Act: Rethink The Standards We want to put light on solutions that can bring change. Therefore we are looking for projects that innovate and dare to rethink the standards. We ‘re Here To Act: Have A Viable Business Model Solutions that we showcase at ChangeNOW are real and feasible. They ideally have a prototype, a mock-up or a finished product to show. They are economically viable, with a viable business model or serious potential for it. We ‘re Here To Act: Have Potential For Growth One of the goals of ChangeNOW is to enable projects to grow and scale, in order to extend their impact. Therefore we select solutions that have the potential to grow and be replicated in different places. Some Of The Participants Of ChangeNow Some Of The Participants Of ChangeNow The Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label A label focused on both environment and profitability How does the Solar Impulse work? During flight, a solar plane switches automatically between battery and solar power. When there's sun, it runs the propellers and charges the batteries or fuel cells. To charge the battery faster, the pilot can fly slower. At night or in clouds, the propellers run on the battery or fuel cells alone To take the success of the solar-powered flight around the world further, the Solar Impulse Foundation is selecting 1000 solutions that protect the environment in a profitable way and awarding them the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label. The Solar Impulse Efficient Solution label seeks to bridge the gap between ecology and economy, bringing together protection of the environment and financial viability to show that these solutions are not expensive fixes to problems, but rather opportunities for clean economic growth. Recommended:  Facebook Solar Planes For Network Internet Connectivity The Largest CleanUp In History The Ocean CleanUp , The largest Cleanup In History We aim to clean up 90% Of ocean plastic pollution. Every year, millions of tons of plastic enter the oceans, of which the majority spills out from rivers. A portion of this plastic travels to ocean garbage patches, getting caught in a vortex of circulating currents. If no action is taken, the plastic will increasingly impact our ecosystems, health, and economies. Recommended:  Ocean Cleanup’s New Plastic-Catcher: Is It Working? The Energy Observer, Odyssey For The Future Energy Observer it’s also an odyssey around the world on the search for innovative solutions for the environment. 6 years, 50 countries, and 101 stopovers, to go and meet people who are designing tomorrow's future, and to prove that a cleaner world is possible. More than a vessel, Energy Observer is a media platform providing positive and inspiring content in favor of innovative solutions. The ecological transition needs to be seen as a promise for a better world. Through this exclusive Odyssey, we want to make people dream, to raise awareness, to prove that humans can live in harmony with nature and that the fight against global warming can open some doors to a new economic expansion. Recommended:  Hydrogen-Powered Energy Observer Reaches London: The Future SkySails: Powerful, Unlimited, Free Wind is the cheapest, most powerful, and greenest source of energy on the high seas. Now, with SkySails , modern cargo ships can use the wind as a source of power – not only to lower fuel costs, but significantly reduce emission levels as well. The worldwide patented SkySails propulsion system consists of three main components: a towing kite with rope, a launch and recovery system, and a control system for automated operation. SkySails can be installed effortlessly as an auxiliary propulsion system on both new builds and existing vessels. Recommended:  Airborne Wind Energy Systems: A New Way Of Energy Supply The SkySails propulsion system is efficient, safe, and easy to use – and the fact that wind is cheaper than oil makes SkySails one of world’s most attractive technologies for simultaneously reducing operating costs and emissions. Recommended:  Solar And Wind Power Makes The Current Sail Cargo Ship ChangeNow: Some Solutions: Urban Canopee The fight against climat change. Urban Canopee offers innovative solutions to fight against the effects of climate change by deploying plant canopies over the city in order to: combat heat by deploying oases of freshness restore urban biodiversity provide many ecosystem benefits fight against air pollution improve the quality of life for citizens Making cities resilient Recommended:   Solar Canopies Supply Shade Electricity And Filter Rainwater Urban Canopee allows the decision makers of the city to plant the urban landscape of tomorrow for: allowing our cities to become resilient to climate change achieving good certification ratios for buildings (HQE, BREEAM, LEED), eco-districts and cities (LEED for Cities certifications) respecting the “green” regulations that are developing all over the world creating green value by adding aesthetics to the building and modernity in the city making it possible to obtain aesthetic shaded areas, with a very low footprint making urban green planning flexible. Recomended:  Algae Canopy Miracle Works Better Than A Forrest: How? Precious Plastic Precious Plastic is a global community of hundreds of people working towards a solution to plastic pollution. Knowledge, tools and techniques are shared online, for free. So everyone can start (yes, you too!). We are independent, poor but free :) Hundreds of people all over the world contribute to the project with their skills & knowledge, single or monthly donations. Precious Plastic was started in 2013 by Dave Hakkens and is now at its third iteration (version) counting on dozens of people working on the project, remotely or on site (somewhere below sea level in the Netherlands). Recommended:  Waste Canals Amsterdam Recycled Into Sustainable Furniture BeeDiversity We ( BeeDiversity ) design and implement innovative strategies and devices to restore the quality of land, air and water. We accompany and involve all actors willing to act. We believe that regenerating biodiversity and reducing pollution is both vital and value-creating for our well-being and that of humanity, for the economy and the environment. For our future to be sustainable. We take advantage of the genius of nature, technological innovation and the involvement of all the actors of a project. Because reducing pollution and restoring biodiversity benefits everyone. Recommended:  A Bee Sting To Conventional Agriculture Urban Forests Urban Forests is  the specialist in the creation of 100% natural and fast urban forest with the Miyawaki method. These forests full of life transform your green spaces on small surfaces. They embellish the living environment and require very little maintenance. Recommended:  New Foodscape Alternatives Gets Attention In The Netherlands Practical information to join the largest positive impact gathering in the world: ChangeNow Where? Grand Palais Avenue Winston Churchill 75008 Paris, France Métro 1, 9, 13 / Stations : Franklin-D.-Roosevelt, Champs-Elysées-Clemenceau RER  C / Station : Invalides Bus 28, 42, 52, 63, 72, 73, 80, 83, 93 When?  30 January - 1 February 2020 9am-6pm If you can’t make it, please Register on WhatsOrb and start uploading and sharing your sustainability news. Before you go! Recommended:  Smart Communities: Eco-Living Through Technology Did you find this an interesting article or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your own article about sustainability? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage'
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