WiserEarth in Portuguese
Convinced of the tremendous potential of WiserEarth* (WE) for communities across Brazil and the Portuguese-speaking world, in July 2009 Catalytic Communities began working not only to transfer all of CatComm’s Community Solutions Database to the WiserEarth platform, but to bring this essential organizing platform to the communities we have historically worked with in Rio, and beyond.
CatComm took responsibility for the full translation and management of Portuguese WiserEarth, throughout 2010 and the first half of 2011. While WiserEarth works to localize its platform into diverse languages, we translated, tested, and grew the Portuguese-speaking community.
*For those of you who are hearing of WiserEarth for the first time, since its launch in April 2007, WiserEarth.org has provided an effective collaboration space to over 1,500 groups, and has documented 1,500,000 site users from 243 different countries. WE has become a global community knowledge base with over 4,000,000 contributions, and to date has received over 117,863 entries of events, jobs, solutions and community group information. WiserEarth also hosts the most detailed classification of issue areas related to social justice and environmental restoration on the Web.
We encourage you to visit WiserEarth, create a login and password, then join the CatComm Group. Once you get the hang of it, add your organization or create your own group to get the word out about the work you do in support of society. Then add us to your network so we can help spread the word too!
“CatComm’s Community Solutions put a human face on WiserEarth’s vast compendium of solution-oriented, social and environmental initiatives around the world. This is an elegant, synergistic collaboration. Bravo!”