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I’d like to announce the start of a Beta for a new site I’m proud to be a part of. This has been in the works for a while and after lots of positive feedback we’re ready to open up to the public.
The site is called YouSustain and it’s goal is to promote personal sustainability. There’s a running description of the vision of the site at a lite blog here. We have never run into a site that has good, concise and organized data on things I, as an individual, can do to be more sustainable – YouSustain is trying to fill that void.
As a summary, YouSustain is trying to do 3 things:
- Build a wealth of information related to personal sustainability “solutions”.
- Calculate how sustainable we are. This is an important motivational tool for ourselves but can also be shown off (via our planned Facebook application, for example) to help promote sustainability to others.
- Collaborating to promote personal sustainability, via groups. The long-term vision of this area of the site is the most unclear to us right now. We don’t really intend this to be a “sustainability social networking” area of the site, unless that’s what people end up wanting.
The biggest key for now is building the “wealth of information”, which is largely based on links to articles and information by the community.
So, please check out the site, submit articles you think are good, vote on articles, build your own sustainability profile and show it off to others, etc. Also, please send us any feedback along the way about how the site can be improved.