Thursday, July 8, 2010

WiserEarth Members Get Wise to IssueLab's Research Collection

Exciting news! Starting today, WiserEarth begins carrying research titles from IssueLab's collection! Any IssueLab listing carrying a 2007 or later publication date and related to social justice and the environment will now automatically become available to WiserEarth's members and site visitors on a weekly basis.

WiserEarth's mission is "to help the global movement of people and organizations working toward social justice, indigenous rights, and environmental stewardship connect, collaborate, share knowledge, and build alliances in order to address and solve the world’s problems." WiserEarth's community includes over 40,000 members around the globe and a plethora of groups where members can engage in discussion, post and share resources, and collaborate on projects. The WiserEarth directory is the world’s largest international directory of nonprofits and socially responsible organizations (110,000 in 243 countries). Of interest to our gentle-readers, WiserEarth boasts a taxonomy that is the "world’s most detailed classification of issue areas related to social justice and environmental restoration". Love it.

We view this partnership as a terrific opportunity to: 1) introduce activists and advocates to effective nonprofit organizations and research resources; 2) forge new, vibrant collaborations; and, ultimately, 3) create new knowledge that gets us all closer to a more just and peaceful global society. I know - it's a win-win-win!

We're confident that WiserEarth's community – individuals who care deeply about the state of the natural and social world, and who actively participate in social change through collaboration, knowledge sharing, and deepening their own understanding of the issues – will surely benefit from having immediate access to the research and analysis shared through IssueLab. We are very excited to share our collection with WiserEarth and all of its members.

And ... an important note of gratitude: Luise Barnikel, a former and much missed IssueLab team-member, started conversations with WiserEarth in early 2010 and pursued this collaboration for many months. Truly, without Luise this whole partnership may never have happened. Thank you Luise for your tireless work on this project!

Happy collaborating!

No comments:

Post a Comment

What Do You Think?