When Worldchanging was first created it was unique. In a media world dominated by news of pessimistic futures and small steps, Worldchanging was an alternative option for those looking for positive, innovative solutions. Now, the movement has grown and the fight for a bright green future has gained many voices.
While reading our daily news, we often came across media makers whose messages were echoing our own mission. We chose to collaborate with many of these people and organizations to help spread our collective message, and in some cases to gain a greater international understanding about various issues.
Below is a list of our media partners. For years, we shared with many of our partners not only content, but also a common goal of spreading knowledge essential to creating a better world. Thank you partners for your camaraderie and for the wonderful work that you do.
Architecture for Humanity
AfH is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization that seeks and implements solutions to the global, social and humanitarian crisis through architecture and design. Worldchanging and AFH go way back: AFH co-founder, Cameron Sinclair has been a long-time Worldchanging ally, and in 2004, Worldchanging teamed up with AFH to run a successful fundraising campaign to raise money for reconstruction after the Indian Ocean tsunami. We follow their work closely, and you can too by signing up for their updates.
Los Angeles-based writer Geoff Manaugh writes about architectural news and conjecture. From skyscrapers covered in gardens to swimming pools turned into spare bedrooms, the real and imagined buildings featured on Manaugh’s site often provoke thoughtful discussion and debate about the future of architecture and design.
The Daily Score blog - Sightline Daily
For a regional look at sustainability issues in the Pacific Northwest, we turned to nonprofit research and communication center, The Sightline Institute. Sightline is known for presenting measurements and statistics on the health of the region’s people, places and resources in accessible ways including visual maps and unexpected data analysis. On the Sightline Institute's blog, The Daily Score, you can find staff analysis on regional sustainability issues, as well as a daily compilation of all the environmentally-related stories that appeared in the region’s newspapers.
Creative, witty and often crass, the Hugeasscity blog provides amusing and astute insights on politics and the built environment in the rapidly developing city of Seattle.
Streetsblog and Streetfilms
Streetsblog is a collective site that works to spread the word about the livable streets movement. As part of the Livable Streets Initiative, the Streetsblog team works with bloggers across the United States to compile and write articles about bicycle laws, safety and culture, as well as innovations that improve street safety and decrease traffic. Streetsblog's sister site, Streetfilms, works to spread the word with videos featuring individuals who are bringing their streets back to life with people-centric initiatives and design.
John Robb is an author, an entrepreneur, and a former USAF pilot in special operations. On his blog, Global Guerrillas, he writes about the future of war and peace, including more in depth discussions about resilient communities, system disruption and emerging violence.
...My heart's in Accra
Long-time Worldchanging ally and contributor Ethan Zuckerman is currently a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society. When not working on his research, he maintains an excellent personal blog, My Heart’s In Accra, which features articles about his projects (including Geekcorps and Global Voices), his research, and global media.
we make money not art
Régine Debatty writes about the intersection between art, design and technology on her blog we-make-money-not-art.com. Debatty travels to art exhibitions throughout the world and reports her findings there, often reviewing artists who are driven to create art that draws people’s attention to big ideas or opens their minds up to other realities or solutions.
Next Billion is a website and blog co-owned and co-managed by the Acumen Fund and the World Resources Institute. On the Next Billion blog, you can expect to find news, analysis, events and interviews concerning both development-through-enterprise and the people at the base of the pyramid. Co-editor Rob Katz, a portfolio associate at Acumen Fund, is a longtime ally of and contributor to Worldchanging.
The creators of chinadialogue use the website as a tool shine a light on the rising country’s environmental and sustainability issues. Through their efforts, they aim to show that the challenges China faces are similar to the problems of most other countries today. In this way they hope to provide common ground, understanding and direct dialogue. The website is published in both English and Chinese, and features commentary from reporters and citizen contributors from China and around the world.
Joe Romm is the editor of Climate Progress and Senior Fellow at American Progress. He writes prolifically about the political aspects of the U.S. climate movement, and provides insightful analysis and critique on the media’s ability to cover issues related to climate change. The New York Times’ Tom Friedman recently called Climate Progress indispensable.
Environment news, comment and analysis | guardian.co.uk
The Guardian’s environmental section offers environmental news, commentary and analysis. For almost a year, Worldchanging has been a member of The Guardian’s Environmental Network. Our partnership allowed us to cover more thoroughly the environmental and sustainability advances happening in the United Kingdom and throughout the European Union.
Green Futures, published by Forum for the Future, is one of the leading magazines on on environmental solutions and sustainable futures. Its aim is to demonstrate that a sustainable future is both practical and desirable – and can be profitable, too.
No Impact Man
No Impact Man was an experiment, a book, a blog and now a movie. On the blog, Colin Beavan (aka No Impact Man) writes with a mix of humor and earnest reflection about the steps he took in his personal life to try to eliminate his environmental footprint.
Nonprofit organization TerraPass promotes alternative energy by selling low-cost offsets for driving, flying and home energy use. On the organization’s blog, the TerraPass Footprint, the staff shares carbon-footprint related conservation tips, news and commentary.
The Worldwatch Institue’s Eye on Earth reporter Ben Block provides wonderful insight into the environmental angles of international news, covering a range of topics from women's rights in Jordan to climate policy in China. Following the work of Block and his colleagues will keep you current on information essential to the planetary discussion.
Yale Environment 360
Functioning much like a traditional newspaper, Yale e360 delivers short bits of essential information as well as lengthy commentary and analysis concerning environmental issues that range from business to energy to politics. Signing up for their news feed will keep any reader up to speed on current environmental issues.
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Another good and frequent "green" blog is American ex-patriot Hattie Hartman's "Footprint" blog for the Architects Journal(UK publication) at Footprint [firstname.lastname@example.org]
1. Concept and Building History
The need of a new and highly secure helicopter was first felt in the beginning of the 1990s. The great military power, the British Army, identified this need and by February 1993 they finalised the need with an invitation to bid for the design, construction and trial of the new concept.
Among the bidding companies were: Boeing and Sikorsky with the RAH-66 Comanche, Agusta with the A129 Mangusta, British Aerospace and Eurocopter with the Tiger, GEC Marconi and Bell Helicopter the Cobra Venom, and Westland and McDonnell Douglas with the AH-64 Apache. The decision was taken later in July in 2005 and the winning aircraft builder was Westland and McDonnell Douglas with the Apache. One year later in 2006 the tow Parties signed a contract for 67 helicopters. This is how the WAH-64D Apache era started.
The 67 WAH-64D apache attack helicopter were built by the merged companies Boeing and McDonnell Douglas (1997) and Westland between 1999 and 2004. The first aircraft was built by Boeing and delivered to the Army in March 1999, followed by the Westland, who built their first aircraft in 2000 and delivered in July 2000. The last aircraft was built and delivered in July 2004.
2. What makes it better?
The WAH-64D Apache is the successor of the AH-64D Apache, built with some major differences, the most important of which are the folding blade mechanism and the Rolls Royce Turbomeca RTM322 engine instead of the General Electric T700s (the Rolls Royce engine can produce almost 25% more power than the General Electric engine, but it’s not exploited except during the take-off because of the Apache transmission system. There is a development program for a new transmission system that would use all the power provided by the Rolls engine).
The WAH-64D Apache is designed to destroy difficult and important targets such as tanks and other ground military machines. It is capable to fire CRV7 rockets. The WAH-63D Apache is design with protection against ice for the rotor blades. apache attack helicopter is capable of detecting over 250 potential targets simultaneously, classify and prioritize them. It can operate in all weathers, day and night, has Selex Helicopter Integrated Defensive Aids System, and is to be provided with Bowman secure communications system in the near future.
The WAH-64D Apache is by far the best attack helicopter the British Army owns and apache attack helicopter has been used in many military actions in the Middle East, where its effectiveness and capabilities were proven. It became a good investment, even though at the end the costs were a lot different than was initially predicted. Thus the British force became a more powerful military force that can use the WAH-64D Apache to take action in the war zones with high risks where the ground battle is dangerous. The WAH-64D Apache is now used in many operations with great success.
Here are some of the important operations in which the WAH-64D Apache was used and its interventions were successful:
The WAH-64D Apache’s first operation took place in Afghanistan and was part of the 16 Air Assault Brigade on the 22-th of May, 2006 in Afghanistan’s South Helmand province. Here the WAH-64D Apache used one of the Hellfire missiles in order to destroy a French armored vehicle damaged during a fight the day before. The decision of destroying it was based on the high difficulty of recovering it.