WiserEarth Extends Its Reach

Peggy Duvette (@wiserearth) & Beth Kanter (@kanter)

Image: Peggy Duvette, Executive Director of Wiser Earth and Changeblogger Beth Kanter

In a sign that the sustainability movement is gathering more steam, WiserEarth celebrated its third anniversary yesterday, with some stunning growth statistics. The alternative to Facebook and Orkut, Wiser Earth now boasts 37,000+ people from 231 countries, regions and territories.

As my colleague Beth Kanter noted yesterday, WiserEarth celebrated by extending its global reach yesterday with French, Portuguese, and Spanish beta versions. Launched three years ago on Earth Day by environmentalist, writer and visionary, Paul Hawken , WiserEarth has stood the test of time and become a valuable resource for activists, social entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders and changemakers working towards sustainability.

WiserEarth has also been connecting communities on the ground with NetSquared. In Paris, France, WiserEarth, NetSquared and La Ruche launched its first WiserTuesday/NetSquared gatherings, face-to-face meetups for people interested in social change, sustainability and technology to meet, share ideas and experiences. Those have now spread to London, UK and Monrovia, Liberia. From these meetings spawned the creation of a Social Innovation Camp, also called Campfire Europe in Paris this June.

It’s great to see such a vibrant community take hold. Independent communities are the sign of strong movements with viable issues, and as time continues, hopefully Wiser Earth will continue to be a force for progressive sustainability.

Geoff Livingston is a regular contributor to the Live Earth blog.

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  • Thanks for this great post Geoff. The photo you put brings great memories, hope to see you soon in SF!

  • I spent the summer volunteering at WiserEarth and continue to be amazed by the incredible connections the site makes possible. The expansion of the tremendous amounts of WiserEarth information into three new languages is fabulous news! Thanks for sharing the great news Geoff.

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