July 02, 2005

Gil Friend & Jane Byrd: Have mercy, I cry, City!

Systems ecologist and consultant Gil Friend runs Natural Logic, and is a regular contributor to our Sustainability Sundays feature. He wrote this piece for our...
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July 01, 2005

Alt Energy James: Answering Why

James from the Alternative Energy Blog writes from London, England on global developments in alternative energy. The potential payoffs for coming up with solutions to...
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Serge de Gheldere: Homage to Patagonia

Serge de Gheldere, father of three fantastic kids, is a design engineer  and is shaping form to sustainability through his design studio Futureproof/ed in Leuven,...
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Dominic Muren: Growing Minds Growing Food

Dominic Muren is editor at IDFuel, The Industrial Design Weblog, and after two years of toy making in Chicago, will start study for an MID...
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Emeka Okafor: Evolving the Market Square

Emeka Okafor publishes Timbuktu Chronicles. The most overlooked engine of indigenous rural and urban activity in Africa is the market square. Bartering without par, continuous...
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June 30, 2005

Mike Millikin: Xiaokang Shehui

Mike Millikin publishes Green Car Congress, and is a regular contributor to our Sustainability Sundays feature. I asked him to send us something not about...
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Mike Treder: Nanotech Now

Mike Treder is the Executive Director of the Center for Responsible Nanotechnology. With a name like the Center for Responsible Nanotechnology, you end up on...
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Elisa Murray: The Street-Smart Naturalist

Elisa Murray is communications director for Northwest Environment Watch, a Seattle research and communication center that tracks progress toward a sustainable Northwest through its Cascadia...
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Stuart Henshall: VOIP As Revolution

Stuart Henshall publishes the Skype Journal and is CEO of Mosoci LLC, a research and strategy group helping organizations define their Skype strategy. For well...
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David Bornstein: Terrapass

David Bornstein is the author of How to Change the World. If you drive a 1995 GMC Yukon K1500 four wheel drive -- rated at...
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June 29, 2005

Joel Makower: Sage and Cage

Joel Makower is a widely respected writer and consultant on issues of sustainable business, clean technology and green markets. His essays on environmental business and...
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Hydrogen Cars Will Save Lives -- and the Planet

Roland Piquepaille is an IT consultant who lives in Paris, France. He writes about Technology Trends and about the use of blogs by businesses. What...
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Jeff McIntire-Strasburg: Changing the World by Saving Our Souls

Jeff McIntire-Strasburg is an English professor, a freelance writer and the author/publisher of sustainablog. In October, 2004, two environmental activists, Ted Nordhaus and Michael Schellenberger,...
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June 28, 2005

C. Sven Johnson: American Cancer Society Virtually Expanding Their Reach

C. Sven Johnson is an independent product development consultant who holds a BSc in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a BFA...
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Kenyatta Cheese: Citizen Television

kenyatta cheese edits unmediated, a group blog on participatory media, and works with the art and technology center Eyebeam. Although touted as the next generation...
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Robert Katz: Cyber Shepherd

Rob Katz is a Research Analyst with the World Resources Institute's Development through Enterprise project; he blogs about private sector approaches to development at NextBillion.net...
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Ramez Naam: MAPS: Studying the Use of Psychedelics

Ramez Naam is the author of More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement MAPS, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, is a non-profit...
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Eric de Place: The return of the wild

Eric de Place is senior research associate at Northwest Environment Watch, where he writes for the Cascadia Scorecard Weblog and he conducts research on wildlife,...
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June 27, 2005

Josh Dorfman: IdealBite -- Small Bites Make a Big Difference

Josh Dorfman is the founder and CEO of Vivavi, a retail destination for sustainable fashion, furniture and furnishings, and host of The Lazy Environmentalist, a...
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Rebecca Blood: The Internet and Citizen Science

Rebecca Blood is the proprietor of Rebecca's Pocket and author of the Weblog Handbook; her latest project is an interview series, Bloggers on Blogging. In...
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Alexandra Samuel: nptech

Alexandra Samuel is a consultant, researcher and writer specializing in electronic democracy and online engagement. What if community organizers, environmental activists and anti-poverty advocates could...
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Lucas Gonzalez: Blow Bubbles for Food, Water and Energy

Lucas González Santa Cruz is interested in working openly, preparing for a (likely?) influenza pandemic, and "going local" in the Canary Islands. If global warming...
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October 05, 2004

Ethan Zuckerman is Worldchanging

One of the most exciting Free/Open Source software projects underway in Africa is Translate.org.za, an effort focused on the herculean task of making F/OSS software...
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Jon Stahl is Worldchanging

Reaping the World Wind   Who says the space program never produced anything interesting here on Earth (other than Tang)?  NASA just released World Wind...
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Stefan Jones is Worldchanging

Worldchangingfixing In the juvenile SF classic Farmer in the Sky, Heinlein depicts a farmboy turning the barren plains of Ganymede into fertile soil with a...
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Center for Responsible Nanotechnology's Mike Treder is WorldChanging

Network Democracy Taking a long view of history, identifying strong underlying trends, trying to understand where current events are taking us and how we might...
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Futurismic's Jeremy Lyon is WorldChanging

Kicking Corporations' Legs Out From Under Them Look at the obstacles blocking just about any progressive cause you favor and you'll find the political power...
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Natural Logic's Gil Friend is WorldChanging

They say that generals always fight the last war. We say the energy war is over. Who's we? Your call: smart people? compelling data? the...
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Michael Metelits is WorldChanging

Attainable Utopias Beset by the usual suspects haunting organizations explicitly run as “a collective network of generous experts”, Attainable Utopias {AU} (older website here; updated...
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October 04, 2004

NTK's Danny O'Brien is Worldchanging

The Word on Jhai How much leverage does anyone really have to change the world? When charities ask you for money, the obligations of...
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Treehugger's Meaghan O'Neill is Worldchanging

ApproTEC (short for Appropriate Technologies for Enterprise Creation), is a non-profit organization working out of Kenya that develops and markets new, low-cost technologies to serve...
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Life With Alacrity's Christopher Allen is WorldChanging

I have seen the future of business education in a rather surprising place, a start-up business school on a small island in Washington State. The...
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David Weinberger is WorldChanging

In the developed world, blogs are over-stimulating. I can't sleep at night because of all the other-people's ideas pumping through my veins. In the developing...
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Alternative Energy Blog's James is WorldChanging

Combining off-shore wind, wave and tidal power creates a potentially huge alternative energy resource. While wind is now accepted as a mature technology that is...
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Ross Mayfield is Worldchanging

What’s the greatest idea for helping us understand the future that fell victim to politics? Political Decision Markets, where participants can put their money where...
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October 03, 2004

Center for Responsible Nanotechnology's Chris Phoenix is WorldChanging

The Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA) at MIT is doing many kinds of amazing work. One of their projects, Fab Labs, appeared in WorldChanging...
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Purse Lip Square Jaw's Anne Galloway is WorldChanging

Given the last decade's technological developments we often claim that mobility is something new, exciting and world-changing, but contemporary mobility takes many forms, and not...
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George Mokray is WorldChanging

The Four Freedoms "In the future days which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms....
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Social Design Notes' John Emerson is Worldchanging

Green Maps Green Maps chart the natural and cultural environment of cities around the world. The maps are locally designed and published, but share a...
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October 02, 2004

Green Car Congress' Mike Millikin is WorldChanging

Biofuels will become critical. There is much good current research and development in bioethanol and biodiesel, as well as biogas derivatives. A longer-term vision, though,...
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ID Fuel's Dominic Muren is Worldchanging

Let The Sun Shine In No matter who you talk to, deforestation is a huge problem around the world. Lower biomass for carbon sequestration, loss...
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Cyborg Democracy's Dale Carrico is WorldChanging

James Boyle is a Professor of Law and co-founder of the Center for the Study of the Public Domain at Duke Law School. His Home...
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Metaefficient's Justin Thomas is Worldchanging

Everything is already out there. Healthy water, food, air and shelter are all available to you. It is possible to live sustainably, right now, without...
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October 01, 2004

Bruce Sterling Is Worldchanging

Imagine that the United Nations married the Internet. Any matchmaking program would consider them a dream date. After all, they're both (a) supposedly global in...
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Rebecca Blood Is Worldchanging

You say you want a revolution? Universities have a long tradition of cultivating avant-garde ideas, from the merely weird to the downright worldchanging, long before...
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Near Near Future's Régine Debatty is WorldChanging

"Open-Clothes" is a community started in 2000 by Japanese fashion enthusiasts who wanted to decentralize the fashion process. The community allows tailors to find business...
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Dina Mehta is WorldChanging

I’ve been doing a lot of work in villages in India and what strikes me most is their resistance to change. It has been our...
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