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Newsletter: Spring 2003
GreenNet Web services
GreenNet Action Kits/
New Action Applications Sites/
Other sites designed at GreenNet/
Microsoft security flaw/
GreenNet Support Forums
GreenNet Action Kits
GreenNet is ready to release easy to use, very cost effective templates
of various ActionApps that have been most in demand, called "GreenNet
Action Kits'. These are a selection of the most popular dynamic website
sections as ready-to-use Kits. Using ActionApps as a content management
system means you can get:
> Action Alerts going on the web site as soon as they're emailed
out on your mailing lists.
> News stories getting published online just as soon as they've
> Forthcoming publications being flagged up on your website as
soon as the press release is done
> Job vacancies being advertised online as soon as you've written
the job spec.
> A calendar of events becoming a really useful tool for your
users to find out what's coming up.
> The links to useful web resources on your site getting updated
just as soon as you've heard they need changing.
... adding new sections of content-filled pages to your website has
never been faster or simpler.
Action Kits can be used to add new sections to existing sites, or form
the basis of developing a new site from scratch and include:
information and a price list, please email
about ActionApps here
Action Applications Sites
GreenNet has developed a new
dynamic calendar for Women's Aid, a national charity working to
end domestic violence against women and children. The calendar has both
a public and a members only display of events. The public can submit
events (which must be approved by Women's Aid staff), and view the public
also been working on a new website which aims to enable any local area
(town, city, county) to create their own Greenlinks
Directory of local goods and services, community initiatives etc.
with entrants filling in their own details online. This is a 'self-build
green guide' which can have its own domain name but within the Gaia
Coop site. The costs will be a fraction of a stand-alone database driven
website and with the added benefits of contributing towards a vision
of a national network of local directories. Participants in the Directories
can communicate with each other by email links; also with the wider
public, through a number of awareness-raising local events designed
to encourage more 'eco-literate' lifestyles. Participants include local
food initiatives, vegetable box schemes, farmers markets, recycling
points, repair centres, community composting, green transport initiatives,
sustainable woodland use, products, and crafts, opportunities for voluntary
work in wildlife conservation, and so on.
"GreenNet's help in providing and configuring Action Apps software
has been excellent and the example directory currently viewable on the
website is offering the functionality and presentation of information
in just the simple and effective way envisioned, including a useful
- Elaine Brook, Gaia Cooperative
sites designed at GreenNet - we've been very busy!
- The European children's Network - a coalition of networks and
organisations campaigning for the interests and rights of children -
has set up a web forum to allow young people to directly participate
in discussions on the Future of Europe. Within this 'child friendly'
discussion space, they can explore the themes of poverty and social
exclusion, children's and young people's participation, childrens health
and Education and the environment.
E-Parliament is the first world institution whose members are elected
by the people. It links democratic members of parliament and congress
into a global online forum. Through the e-Parliament, legislators can
learn from each other, monitor international agencies and work together
to solve common problems. Everyone-parliamentarians, citizens, organizations,
journalists-can participate in different ways.
Safra Project is a resource project on issues relating to lesbian,
bisexual and transgender (LBT) women who identify as Muslim culturally
and / or religiously. Their new site offers information on social &
legal services, sexuality, gender & Islam, plus reports highlighting
the issues facing Muslim LBT women.
Right Livelihood Award is widely known as the 'Alternative Nobel
Prize' and there are now over 100 laureates from 48 countries. This
Award exists to strengthen the positive social forces that its recipients
represent and to provide the support and inspiration needed to make
them a model for the future. It has been said that if the Nobel Prizes
reflected world concerns of the 20th century, the Right Livelihood Award
should epitomise those of the 21st.
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MicroSoft have found a serious security flaw in almost all versions
of windows. Our technical team considers this as critical and recommends
to update the affected part of Windows. A description of this bug in
a module of all versions of MicroSoft Windows can be found on their
update your windows by opening http://www.windowsupdate.com
in Internet Explorer. This will guide you through a semi-automatic setup
process. If you are concerned about privacy issues then you may not
want to use Internet Explorer and Windows Update since it is - at least
- unclear which (personal) information is being sent from your computer
to MicroSoft during this process.
You can either use an alternative browser - you can find one in our
section, or follow one of the links below for your version of Windows:
Windows 98 and Windows 98 SE
Windows NT 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
Windows XP Home Edition and Professional Edition
have read in the
last GreenNet newsletter that we are currently revamping certain
areas of our web site. As part of this process, we have introduced a
new service - the GreenNet Support Forums.
Support Forums is a searchable database of queries and responses that
will help you find information about particular ICT problems. This will
not work if you don't give it a go! In order to build up a good bank
of resources, you also have to share your ICT query solving experiences.
We hope that the design of the forums will stimulate discussion, and
generally strengthen the GreenNet community. This is part of our ongoing
aim to encourage you to share resources and information to benefit your
go directly to
the Forums or go via the
GreenNet support page
to Michael for getting this off the ground.
welcome your comments and feedback.
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last newsletter, we mentionned Karen Banks from GreenNet was going to
the WSIS prepcom in Geneva. Read
about APC at the WSIS here.
is now planning to organise an event to follow up on WSIS UK activities,
and raise awareness around ICT policy issues for UK women's groups,
specifically highlighting issues of security and privacy. This event
will also be used to present the GEM (gender and ICT evaluation methodology)
to UK groups, and to work further with groups interested in using it.
The main aim is to work towards building a more cohesive network of
gender and ICT advocates in the UK.
with MegaBYTE - gender and ICTs*
This event will be hosted in London on May 20th and 21st, in conjunction
with WomenConnect. The
event will look at how women's organizations in the UK were using, are
using and could be using Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
to sustain their work, challenge inequality and bring about social change.
The event is free to attend. If you are interested in attending, please
send an email to Joanne@gn.apc.org,
including a few lines on what your organisation does and your role within
it. Places are limited and we may need to select on the basis of this
Educational Trust will also be launching an exciting new website tool
around Internet Rights, in the evening following the event on the 20th
May. This interactive tool will provide a jumpstart to help build a
team of organisations and individuals that can respond quickly and effectively
to UK and International Internet laws and policies. The hope is that
both events will draw together existing expertise and knowledge and
build a strong network, both to guide future work of the UK Internet
Rights project and to lobby for the inclusion of Internet rights in
policy and practice here in the UK, and in International arenas. Contact
Heather for more information.
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upcoming Trainings… Web design using
The next web design using Dreamweaver course will run from
10.30-17.30 Thursday and Friday 22nd & 23rd May
11.00-18.00 Saturday and Sunday 14th & 15th June
To book a place or for details of future courses, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
about Web design using dreamweaver... The course is intended for
those with some computer experience and includes practical hands-on
project work. By the end of the course you will; understand the principles
of the World Wide Web; have a practical understanding of how to build,
update and publish a web site using Dreamweaver; understand the key
principles of web design & site promotion. We try to organise training
times that will suit our users so if you would like to organise a weekend
training or suggest alternative dates (we occasionally run the training
as a six session evening class), please contact Joanne on 0845 0554011,
or via email.
There are a couple of people interested in advanced web design training
but not enough yet to run it. The proposed training is also a 2-day
training covering: templates, layout tables, flash buttons, layers,
java script behaviours and electronic forms. We need a minimum of 4
people to run the course.
Again, email email@example.com
for more information.
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