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What's that tree? Try Smithsonian's new app to see
document 

This is going to be able to populate a database of every tree in the United States. Those millions and millions and millions of trees, so that would be really neat.It's also the first real...

Tim SatterthwaiteJun 12, 2011 04:42 am GMT1922 views
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What's that tree? Try Smithsonian's new app to see
A party for the trees: Drought-ravaged treasures given their due in photography bash
document Crowd Creativity

If there was ever any doubt that art could incite advocacy for causes outside of artistic pursuits, Houston Center for Photography's "SPIN8: Put a Tree On It" crowdsourcing party...

Jayne AnnJul 04, 2012 11:07 pm GMT1237 views
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A party for the trees: Drought-ravaged treasures given their due in photography bash
Chicago Parks Crowdsource Water for Parched Young Trees
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Official agencies simply don’t have the resources necessary to care for the parks’ trees in the midst of this environmental emergency. Explains Erma Tranter, president of Friends of the Parks,...

Benjamin FosselJul 24, 2012 11:29 pm GMT1345 views
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Chicago Parks Crowdsource Water for Parched Young Trees
AshTag app launched to prevent spread of devastating tree disease
article Tools

The AshTag app follows in the footsteps of similar citizen-science crowdsourcing apps for wildlife, such as Pooter! for mapping the distribution of bees, and an imminent app for discovering whether...

Samuel BennettOct 29, 2012 01:26 pm GMT1837 views
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AshTag app launched to prevent spread of devastating tree disease
Chicago is Crowdsourcing Watering 10,000 Trees During Drought
document Distributed Knowledge

Chicago, like the rest of the country, is in the grips of record heat and drought. The situation is so bad that the Chicago Park District and Friends of the Parks is crowdsourcing watering...

Jason RobbinsJul 24, 2012 01:04 pm GMT1131 views
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Chicago is Crowdsourcing Watering 10,000 Trees During Drought
How Social Media Is Helping Plant 1 Million Trees In Patagonia
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Reforest Patagonia campaign incorporates social media, GPS technology, and the power of crowdfunding to compel people to get involved with the reforestation effort. The first level of participation...

Jayne AnnSep 16, 2012 07:35 am GMT1577 views
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How Social Media Is Helping Plant 1 Million Trees In Patagonia
Is Your Company Barking up the Right Fundraising Tree?
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Corporate competitive crowdfunding is the hot new buzzword helping to define one aspect of corporate giving, a charitable category that has been on the rise. In fact, according to a 2011 report by...

Jayne AnnOct 12, 2012 02:34 am GMT706 views
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Is Your Company Barking up the Right Fundraising Tree?
The Electree+, A Solar-Powered, Induction Charging Bonsai Tree Hits Kickstarter
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The electree+ began life as a concept by French designer Vivien Muller, which he originally unveiled in 2008. Then, three years later, Muller tried to bring the device to market with the help of...

Benjamin FosselNov 22, 2012 10:39 pm GMT1085 views
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The Electree+, A Solar-Powered, Induction Charging Bonsai Tree Hits Kickstarter
Canadian Game Developer Aims to Save the World One Tree at a Time
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The Play2Plant program uses crowdsourcing, where a task or problem is outsourced to the public to achieve a goal, to contribute to solving environmental issues like deforestation. By planting trees...

Harshida PatelNov 29, 2012 01:12 pm GMT1499 views
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Canadian Game Developer Aims to Save the World One Tree at a Time
Visualizing Palestine: Uprooted. The Story of the Olive Trees
article Crowdfunding

Visualizing Palestine is currently crowd-funding for its new campaign. ”This campaign is about starting 2014 by raising global awareness around two key issues. First, we’re targeting...

Harshida PatelOct 10, 2013 12:56 pm GMT614 views
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Visualizing Palestine: Uprooted. The Story of the Olive Trees
Candy Crush-style game helps scientists fight tree disease
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Sainsbury Laboratory has turned genome research into a crowdsourcing -game called Fraxinus, which could help find a cure for the Chalara ash dieback disease. Developed as a Facebook app, the game...

Tim SatterthwaiteNov 05, 2013 06:14 am GMT1508 views
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Candy Crush-style game helps scientists fight tree disease
Museum Launches Tree Identification App
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Whenever users take and upload a leaf photo, the image and geographical location is added to the Leafsnap database. This information can then be used by scientists monitoring the UK's tree...

Samuel BennettMay 23, 2014 01:02 pm GMT948 views
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Museum Launches Tree Identification App
Got bugs in your lemon trees? There's an app for that!
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Agencies are using many different techniques uploading and posting directly to a personal social media account, such as a visitor posting a USAJobs.gov opening to Facebook. Inviting others to...

Jayne AnnJun 14, 2014 02:55 am GMT717 views
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Got bugs in your lemon trees? There's an app for that!
PhillyTreeMap: Crowdsourcing the urban forest
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

PhillyTreeMap is a web mapping application that solicits citizen input, similar to the successful OpenStreetMap. Robert Cheetham started the project two years ago when he won a government grant...

Fritz SchaeferAug 05, 2011 11:43 am GMT1334 views
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PhillyTreeMap: Crowdsourcing the urban forest
Is Social Search the Future or is Google Barking Up the Wrong Tree?
document Distributed Knowledge

People will use Google when they want to find solutions to problems. People use social media to chat and socialize. When you combine those two functions, you get "crowdsourcing."...

Claire MackayMar 17, 2012 03:00 pm GMT1596 views
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Is Social Search the Future or is Google Barking Up the Wrong Tree?
Californian lemon tree growing now gamified
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Created by designer Chacha Sikes and programmer Anselm Hook during the Creative Currency hackathon in San Francisco recently, the game places local residents into three teams based on city – San...

Tim SatterthwaiteMay 25, 2012 01:07 pm GMT644 views
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Californian lemon tree growing now gamified
World's First Solar Tree to be Built in Bristol, Thanks to Peoplefund.it
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The funds will be used to create a stunning solar tree, designed by sculptor, John Packer, with solar panels for leaves. The tree will be created to raise awareness of the need to make renewable...

Harshida PatelJun 20, 2012 01:51 pm GMT901 views
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World's First Solar Tree to be Built in Bristol, Thanks to Peoplefund.it
Failbetter Games Crowdfunding Fallen London Prequel
document Crowdfunding

Players need not have played Fallen London to enjoy The Silver Tree but they’ll likely have a better grasp at the system underlying the game if they’ve played any other titles from Failbetter....

Pablo BracciniAug 04, 2012 10:48 pm GMT1046 views
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Failbetter Games Crowdfunding Fallen London Prequel
Trees For Zambia 2012
video Crowdfunding

In an effort to highlight Zambia's deforestation and the stories of people on the ground working on solutions, Makhulu aims to raise USD20 000 via crowdfunding on Indiegogo in order to make...

Claire MackaySep 19, 2012 11:51 am GMT599 views
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Trees For Zambia 2012
Come Here And Take A Lesson From The Lovely Lemon Tree
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Neighborhood Fruit offers a phone app with the crowd-sourced locations of fruit trees around the city. People are encouraged to harvest fruit from public trees; owners of trees on private land can...

Samuel BennettOct 12, 2012 02:04 pm GMT1594 views
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Come Here And Take A Lesson From The Lovely Lemon Tree
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