HÅLLBAR.ORG is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation. We believe in the power of social innovation to solve complex problems like climate change.
Together, we’re creating a sustainable future
HÅLLBAR SMARTPHONE RECYCLING
Smartphones contribute to approximately 10% of global e-waste, estimated to weigh more than 50 million tonnes in 2019. Smartphones are both highly polluting and highly wasteful; smartphone recycling rates across electronics stood at only 17% in 2019.
THE HÅLLBAR SOLUTIONS JOURNAL
Published since 2018, the Journal works to create change in culture, policy and markets by documenting the progress being made, inspiring hope that net-zero and even negative GhG emissions are possible, and encouraging participation from everyone.
The HÅLLBAR Climate Solutions Journal is about just that: solutions. Actions you can take, and actions that policy makers and markets are taking, today. It’s about hope.
HÅLLBAR ACCESS TO RECYCLING
The design of current waste bins, paper and bottle banks presents barriers for disabled and elderly persons. HÅLLBAR.ORG can help you setup or participate in a community access assistance program to help your neighbours gain access to recycling.
HÅLLBAR GREEN COMMUNITY BONDS
HÅLLBAR.ORG Green Community Bonds provide impact investors with a social, environmental, and financial returns, by providing funding to projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH SOCIAL INNOVATION
Climate change is a problem like we have never known. It threatens to overwhelm our systems, it challenges many of the things we take for granted: energy, the economy, and in a post-fact era: the way we build coalitions and consensus to create change. This is what we would call a “wicked problem”. Fortunately, social innovation provides is with some tools and practices that were built for modern social problems.
HÅLLBAR GREEN HOMES
HÅLLBAR.ORG Green Homes tracks green houses and green condos with significant environmental sustainability upgrades, and helps homeowners track government rebates and incentives available for these homes. In some cases, Hallbar also provides financing subsidies directly, to encourage the creation and market position of these units.