Losing the presidential race didn't defeat Al Gore. In this 2006 talk, he is funnier, more passionate, and more practical than ever. Building upon the awareness of climate change created by An Incovenient Truth, here he identifies 15 ways we can address climate change, from buying a hybrid car to inventing a hotter brand name for global warming. His message: Doing something is easier than you think.
Worldchanging.com fundador Alex Steffen ofrece
un rápido resumen de radicales (pero posible) las respuestas a
nuestros mayores retos del planeta, que van desde ciudades verdes
y edificios, a la digital herramientas de colaboración, aingenioso
herramientas para el mundo en desarrollo (flores que se detectan
las minas terrestres; pajitas que purificar el agua como bebida;
tiovivos que bombear el agua utilizando la energía gastada por
los niños en el juego).
"I don't think we're going to make it," John Doerr proclaims, in an emotional talk about climate change and investment. Recently his daughter demanded he fix the mess the world is heading for. So he and his partners at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers embarked on a greentech world tour -- surveying the state of the art, from the ethanol revolution in Brazil to Wal-mart's (!) eco-concept store in Bentonville, Arkansas. KPCB is investing $200 million in green technologies to save the planet -- profitably. But, Doerr fears, it may not be enough.
A large Oak Paneled house across the street from Queen’s Park, a lush greenspace in the heart of Toronto is the home of Greening Sacred Spaces, a group funded by The Ontario Conservation Bureau and the Toronto Atmospheric Fund to help faith groups reduce greenhouse gases and to live sustainably.
While many have said that fast-food giants like McDonald's are promoting an unsustainable lifestyle, this game gives you a chance to find out for yourself. It's never been so fun to run a huge corporation into the ground.
Worldchanging.com founder Alex Steffen offers
a fast-paced round-up of radical (but possible) answers to
our planet's greatest challenges, ranging from green cities
and buildings, to digital collaboration tools, to ingenious
tools for the developing world (flowers that detect
landmines; straws that purify water as you drink;
merry-go-rounds that pump water using the energy expended by
children at play).
As Western-style consumerism spreads to developing
countries, we must re-imagine our world - a process he
believes is slowly happening in such cities as Vancouver and
Portland, Oregon, and also in the developing world, where
new technologies and new forms of collaboration are
combining to solve 21st-century problems.
[img_assist|nid=24540|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=75|height=100]Harvest Sermon for Arthur Rollinson. - by David Bowring
Harvest festivals are found around the world. Some, like the German Oktoberfest are pretty secular. Others, like the one describer in the Book of Deuteronomy, are deeply religious. Deuteronomy 26 begins with these words.
Julie Bass of Oak Park, Michigan -- a mother of 6, law-abiding citizen, and gardener -- is facing 93 days in jail after being charged with a misdemeanor. Her crime? Planting a vegetable garden in the front yard. Bass says that she planted the garden after her front yard was torn up for some sewer repairs. Rather than wasting the opportunity to start with a clean slate by planting a lawn, she decided to really put the area to use, and plant a vegetable garden.
The US Social Forum is a movement building process providing a space to come up with "the peoples' solutions to the economic and ecological crisis". The forum is June 22-26 in Detroit, MI and seeks to help build a powerful multi-racial, inter-generational, inclusive, internationalist movement that transforms the U.S and the world at large.
The Plastiki, a 60-foot catamaran made of used two-liter plastic bottles and other recyclable material, successfully finished its 128 day voyage from San Francisco, CA to Sydney Australia. David de Rothschild, the boat's creator, used his trip, which we first covered in 2009, to highlight the epidemic of plastic pollution in the Earth's oceans.
Senator Jay Rockefeller is moving ahead trying to gut the Environmental Protection Agency's power to protect the public from dangerous pollutants and harmful greenhouse gases. What Sen. Rockefeller is proposing would essentially keep the EPA asleep at the switch for two years. Instead of moving forward with improved environmental legislation it looks like the U.S. Senate may actually be moving backwards even after the Gulf oil spill disaster. If you don't want this to happen call your senators and let them know.
Young people are leading the way in campaigns to protect the environment. This trend toward environmental activism is reflected in schools: 99 percent now offer environmental education programs or have ecology clubs. Young people across the nation are taking up environmental causes and, in some cases, are winning huge battles for their communities.
Steve Wereley, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue University, calculated that there are actually two leaks in the BP environmental disaster gushing forth around 95,000 barrels or 4 million gallons of oil per day. This calculation which he presented before congress is based upon a video BP released. The incredibly modest estimate BP is giving (around 3,000) barrels per day is based off satellite images and not from what is actually going on below sea level.