The Positive Energy initiative came from some renewable fuel visionaries based in East Sussex. Their idea was simple and brilliant: To use the food and paper component of the 400,000 tonnes of waste produced by local homes, and convert it into energy we can use. They use anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas combined heat and power (CHP).

The Freshwater Action Network came to GreenNet in 2011 with an already-built global website. We worked together with FAN to make a schedule and coherent plan for developing and maintaining the global site, and then turned our attention to a new micro-site for their members in Mexico. Using the same underpinning database, we were able to...

Our last announcement of a new site for the EIN in 2002 marked the beginning of a completely new approach to web development at GreenNet. The research and development that went into the EIN's case-building 'bundlemaker' software, advanced searching tools, membership management systems and secure access had...

This was a project to create an archive space which would allow 3 years of  research by WLUML and the IWE to endure beyond the lifetime of the project. The site took its design cue from...

The last PI website rebuild was back in 2004 when we devised what felt like quite an innovative way of cross referencing content. But as is the way with our line of work, what seemed cool and groovy in 2004 had become pretty clunky and out-moded by 2010 (or probably even sooner for web fashionistas). And so the challenge 6 years on, was to...

Down To Earth's old website dated back to 2002, and had built up an impressive Indonesian environmental justice archive over those 8 years. But the effort of manually coding and uploading content was increasingly looking like an inefficient use of resources - especially given the more user-friendly web management alternatives available. So...

NSWP's old online home was made up of a Wordpress blog and and Plone database of resources. Keeping things together, findable and updatable was becoming increasingly difficult, and serving the needs of a multi-lingual membership spread out in groups around the world had fallen by the wayside. Our brief was to build a new home for the...

This Open Society initiative was set up to conduct research into the impact of privatisation in education around the world. The website was required to help with the important task of generating interest in the research and its findings. With a number of international consultations scheduled within weeks of the website commission, we had...

The brief from Deborah was a bit of a departure from the more usual list of organisational advocacy-led requirements that we get in the GN Web Projects dept.  Hers was a need for a modest site that could work as an effective stall for her to sell her freelance skills.  After years of working as a writer and editor for a range of...

After years of working with hundreds of html-coded pages on a static website, SGR managed to raise the funds to get their website rebuilt with Drupal. The budget was tight so we worked together to prioritise their requirements and make a plan that would meet their needs without overspilling. A bespoke page design was out but an automated (...

This project grew out of a request to create a Norwegian version of the new Publish What you Pay logo. The Norwegian wing of the global civil society transparency-in-mining coalition was prompted into action after the successful refit of the international website. Localising the logo just involved a bit of rearranging with the country name...

This project began life as an attempt to create a subsite for the Cornerhouse's Interventions work - a space to publish and organise the paper trails of legal documents, Freedom of Information requests, press reports etc... that emerge during investigations carried out by Cornerhouse researchers. But as the project plans...

The DVA(Diaspora Volunteering Alliance) is a new initiative of a group of UK organisations with a common interest in sending diaspora volunteers to support projects in their countries and continents of origin. DVA staff approached GreenNet with a brief to build a website that could quickly provide an online presence for the Alliance - a...

This rebuild project was timed to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the journal. Although the printed version has had an online presence for nearly 10 years now, this new Drupal site is the boldest departure DIP(Development In Practice) has yet made from its printed form. The content is still available in its conventional volume/issue...

FERN's European Union advocacy work is focused on protecting forests and defending the rights of forest peoples. They approached us in 2008 with a familiar tale of a website that was not keeping pace with the growth and change in their activities. More of their content was being written in French as well as English and the volume and...

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