Friday, May 30, 2008

Green Wikia!

I recently discovered Green Wikia, which is an online resource that covers topics on climate change and environmental sustainability. Just like the original Wikipedia, Green Wikia offers a central repository for anyone who has internet access. Granted, this wikia is fairly new (i.e., there's 182 articles published to date), so that means this is a great opportunity to help make a difference by editing and writing articles. What I'd like to do is edit their recycling page by discussing the need for a sustainable design that increases the recycling rate while decreasing the amount of contaminants that enter the recycling stream. (Yep, you guessed it - I want to share the findings from the recycle-bin project!) I'm struggling with uploading pictures onto their website, though. So hopefully I can figure this out and start working on that article for Green Wikia.

6 comments:

Nate Ring said...

Why not use Flickr? You can embed pictures from there, or you could also embed pictures from your blog. Although, eventually they will want to have the authentic original pictures, but it is a great solution until you figure out all of that rigmarole.
(an example would be img src="URL" but you'll need to add < and /> at the front beginning and end of the tag )

Michelle Verges said...

Thanks for the tip, Nate. I'll give it a try - hopefully it'll do the trick!

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Catherine said...
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Catherine said...

Wikia's just added some new features to make this much easier! See Help:Add Imagesfor help.

Angie said...

Michelle, Thanks so much for posting about Green Wikia. I am very excited about this new project and hope that everybody who reads this post will come join our cause and share their knowledge. Like you said, its early days, so every edit new article is a huge huge help. As for uploading images, I left a message on your user page.. you can find me at http://green.wikia.com/User:Angies if you have any other questions!!

Kristoffer_R said...

Green wikia has reached 537 articles now, so it's growing quite fast these days...