• Connecting local green projects.
• Making it easier to be green.
• Facilitating activity (sharing, funding, volunteering etc).
• Learning from real life projects
Project Dirt was set up to make green living easier and more understandable.
Its key purpose is to help people and organisations collaborate over green issues and make things happen. There is so many people doing their own green projects are re-inventing the wheel and acquiring information in this area can be confusing.
The Project Dirt website provides individuals, community groups, companies, organisations and the government (mainly local authorities) a platform to come together and work on tangible green projects.
Project Dirt was started on the current test site in Clapham Junction in April 2008, with 1 project and 5 members. The Project Dirt community has since grown to its current size through word of mouth (to almost 5000 members at the time of writing).
The site’s aim is to facilitate sustainable activity taking place and to make the learning more accessible. The guys at Project Dirt also believed green living should be an upgrade, it should be fun – and it should be progressive.
Project Dirt’s general purpose is two fold:
1) To help connect those doing their own projects so they can collaborate.
2) To let those wanting to be greener, learn from real people doing real projects.
Project Dirt offers a wealth of information and helps us also to realise that they are many other people out there all trying to head toward a common goal, which without PD we may not know about. This is inspiring, motivating and generates a sense of community that can only move each of us forward in our chosen green interest and as an approach to overall greener living.
Thanks guys and keep up the good work!
Here is the final from the Project Dirt website:
‘We’re enthusiastic about what can be done, optimistic and determined to provide a good service. We have belief in people, in their ability to make things happen. In the talent within our society and how this can be used to help achieve a common goal – environmental improvement. We believe real and permanent change can be achieved through information sharing and application.’