The Alcoa Foundation and the World Organization for Scout Movement have announced a joint program promoting sustainability awareness through a worldwide environmental educational Scouting program. The program will be initially rolled out in five European countries, and will be funded by a two-year $205,000 grant from the Alcoa Foundation. Key components of this project will be featured at the 21st World Scout Jamboree scheduled to take place in the UK from July 27 to August 8.
Pikeo is a free photo sharing website and an online community platform powered by Orange. Registered users can share their photos with either the community of users or only their friends and family, and they can also add comments. Visitors will discover photos using a search engine or a map of the world with geo-tagged pictures, and by following a network of contacts, tags, and personal spaces.
The Volvo Adventure - in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme - is an educational programme that rewards environmental activities and the decision-makers of the future. To enter, you form a team of 2 to 5 members aged 13 to 16 (at competition opening - July 1st 2011). Perform an environmental project in your local community & submit the project via our online submission tool before the competition deadline, January 31st 2012.
Projects are judged and the best projects are selected for an all expenses paid trip to Göteborg, Sweden where they can win: 1st place = 10,000 USD, 2nd = 6,000 USD and 3rd = 4,000 USD.
See the registration details and guidelines for more information from: www.volvoadventure.org
World Community Grid's mission is to create the world's largest public computing grid to tackle projects that benefit humanity.
World Community Grid's success depends upon a massive volunteer force collectively contributing their unused computer time to accelerate research on humanitarian issues. Their partners include companies, universities and associations who are actively encouraging their employees, students, and members to join this vital effort. World Scouting has become a partner of World Community Grid, joining the IBM Corporation and a group of more than 340 companies, associations, foundations, non-profits and academic institutions.