Last year, FamilyFarmed.org received the Yahoo! Green Award for its potential to use Web 2.0 tools to benefit the environment by connecting everyday consumers with their local farmers.
This year Yahoo! looked for an innovative "green mashup" that would inspire people to use social technology to help the environment. The winner was chosen from the project submissions included in the "Environment" Cause Area of the Project Gallery on the NetSquared web site.
Here's a statement from the folks at Yahoo! about why they chose Live Climate
"We chose Live Climate because they are using the internet in an incredibly innovative way - connecting people through investments in carbon offsets to relieve poverty AND improve the environment. We are excited to award them $5,000 in Yahoo! Search Marketing keywords to help them inspire people to take action on climate change in a very personal and empowering way. Yahoo! is looking forward to future mashups on this site that will allow carbon offset buyers to connect more directly with project owners in developing countries."