Green Policy, Resolutions and Ordinance Database
From Green Policy
Welcome to GreenPolicy360.net
"Why fit in when you were born to stand out ?" so on to 2013 !! Another year, plenty of opportunities to make a difference, or as Dr. Seuss says, "Think and wonder, wonder and think. Today is your day, your mountain is waiting, so get on your way !"
December 2012 - Good bye to the old, in with the new !
About Us: We are a green network as our .net domain name suggests. We are built on a MediaWiki platform. We are grassroots-powered and open to 'greens of all colors' who are working in good faith to create a better world.
GreenPolicy360 presents best practices -- practical solutions for day-to-day problems. We are a "clearinghouse", a "database", a go-to-resource where you can find, share, upload/download information for your green community, your personal efforts, changes that will make a real difference.
Picture a website where a keyword can deliver multiple examples of proposals, resolutions, ordinances... real-world models for your town, village, city or state. Consider how immediate access to legislative language, government forms, applications and plans that have worked in the past can power up your dreams and activism, your petition to a city council for a green belt for example (based on an already successful model, say from Portland, OR) or a game plan for a community-wide tree planting effort designed to produce substantial, sustainable benefits for decades. With multiple points-of-action and on-message results, GreenPolicy360 can be utilized by any community around the globe.
Look for your green area of interest in our categories of action and/or keyword topics, notable cities and locations... Download the model practices and resources you find here, update them and make them apply to your local goals, then put them to good use... Employ them, recycle them, spread the word and “practice what you dream”, the ripple effects will be amazing and the world will shift a little toward a balance with nature and a sustainable, healthy environment.
We envision our new site to be your site. Do you have a green success story? Add your story in the form of your local government, community efforts, and achievements to our Green wiki site.
GreenPolicy360.net, the place to find best practices to create a green world.
- Steven Schmidt Co-founder/Siterunner
Appropedia brings "appropriate technology" for the new era. Definitely take a special Up Close Look  at [[Appropedia]] if you haven't already... thousands upon thousands of sustainable, forward thinking green projects for each and every community... Join in ! Model projects welcome. Cultivate, grow, nurture and spread new ideas...
And, for your consideration, here's a searchable database to check on your government reps offered by the Sunlight Foundation. http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2009/10/01/5-mins-fifty-state-project/ -- "Open States: Data for all 50 States"
'Appropedia' - http://www.appropedia.org/ -- 'Sunlight' - http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2013/02/14/open-states/
Here's to growing the MediaWiki community. We're looking forward at Green Policy to connecting soon with fellow MediaWikians Lonny and Chris at Appropedia.
Plant a Tree, a Simple Act in Your Neighborhood !
Help on the Way for Decimated Bee Populations "Bees pollinate about a third of US crops" -- http://huff.to/HP4fSq
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pesticide_toxicity_to_bees http://www.californiagrange.org/convention/resolutions_passed/agriculture/11-053.pdf http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/about/intheworks/clothianidin-registration-status.html http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/bees/index2.html
Plastic Bags Banned in Seattle http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Plastic-bags-banned-in-Seattle-2412950.php
Seattle Bag Ordinance - language Council Bill Number: 117345 http://clerk.seattle.gov/~scripts/nph-brs.exe?s1=117345&Sect4=AND&l=MAX&Sect1=IMAGE&Sect2=THESON&Sect3=PLURON&Sect5=LEGI2&Sect6=HITOFF&d=LEGA&p=1&u=http://clerk.seattle.gov/~public/legisearch.htm&r=1&f=G
AN ORDINANCE relating to the City of Seattle's solid waste system, regulating the distribution of single-use plastic and biodegradable carryout bags and requiring retail establishments to collect a pass-through charge from customers requesting recyclable paper carryout bags, and amending Seattle Municipal Code Chapter 21.36.
Date passed by Full Council: December 19, 2011 Vote: 9-0 ____
- http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2017051358_plasticbag20m.html - http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/20/us/seattle-bans-plastic-bags-and-sets-a-5-cent-charge-for-paper.html - http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57345382/seattle-bans-single-use-plastic-bags/ - http://www.zerowasteseattle.org/Home/seattle-bag-ordinance-faqs - http://plasticbaglaws.org/useful-links/
GreenPolicy360 is an online database which lists local legislation that is congruent with Green values. Unlike numerous other web sites, we don't offer analysis and summaries of the legislation, but the wording of the legislation itself along with other pertinent information, including a link to the original source. In time, we hope to offer interesting background information for many of the entries listed in our database. There are literally hundreds of entries and the database is growing all the time!! See the Introduction Video.
GreenPolicy360 was developed for use in all communities, local, national, international. Whether you're a progressive elected official, an activist or a concerned citizen, GreenPolicy360 lets you know how other communities are dealing with many of the key public policy issues of yesterday, today and tomorrow. If you're working to craft similar legislation for your local community or you just want to get an idea of what might be possible, you can copy and paste the text from legislation from other locales and modify it to your own needs.
GreenPolicy360 is also an excellent reference source for students. Whether you're studying public policy administration, urban planning, or any of a wide array of topics, GreenPolicy360 will save you time and energy. Whatever country you are in, you can learn from best practices from your region, bioregion or similar regions. Rather than spend hours and hours trying to locate source material, you can find many models and examples of what you're looking for right here, right now.
How to Use this Site
Our team has worked very hard to make it easy for you to find what you're looking for! We've created a lot of different tools and avenues for you to choose from. These are outlined below.
1) Browse our Master Index
- The Master Index is broken down into categories and lists every single entry in GreenPolicy360.
2) Google Maps
- Are you a visual person? Do you want to see what kinds of Green legislation and programs have been introduced and/or passed in your locale? You can search by Cities, Counties and Educational Institutions.
3) Browse/Search GreenPolicy360 through the use of a wide variety of categories
- Have you stopped by to see if you can find a specific piece of local legislation/ordinances/initiatives or are you merely interested in discovering what might be possible to introduce in your community?
- Use this link to view all the topics we presently cover (e.g., Peace, Housing, Youth, etc.)
- Use this link to search by location (e.g., U.S. States, etc.)
- Use this link to view by entity type (e.g., City Governments, School Districts, etc.)
- Use this link to view by type of legislation (e.g., ordinances, resolutions, etc.).
- Use this link to see all Notable Cities, and Notable Colleges
- Use this link to peruse all the categories in use on GreenPolicy360.
4) Searching the site on your own terms
- Simply enter your search words in the box to the left and click on Policy Search. You can enter subject words, place names, anything you want, and in any combination you want. Please be aware that searches must be at least three characters long. The database will not search for two-character search strings.
5) A Note about the "background info" tab
- As we continue to develop the various capabilities of GreenPolicy360, it is our intent to provide you with more background information in the form of summaries, analyses, news article, interviews and first person narratives.
- To know whether or not any given entry possesses background information, all you need to identify is the color of the tab. If the tab has blue lettering, then the entry does include background information. If the tab has red lettering, it means that it does NOT include background information...yet.
More help or ideas
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