Rainforest Solutions Project saves over 12 million acres of forest, wins 2016 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

October 6, 2016 by  
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The Great Bear Rainforest is ” one of the largest old growth temperate rainforests on the planet .” The region is also home to around 18,000 to 20,000 First Nations peoples, whose spirituality and identities are linked to the rainforest, according to Rainforest Solutions Project . Spirit bears, or Kermode bears, also make their home in the rainforest, and it is the only place in the world where they live, according to the Save The Great Bear Rainforest Facebook page . Related: 6 world-changing finalists announced for the 2016 Buckminster Fuller Challenge The Rainforest Solutions Project team said in a statement, “The problems we faced are very common, although the ecosystems and First Nations cultures are unique. The process for the parties to move through conflict to collaboration required alliances and cross-cultural relationships, while holding firm to key principles. This helped us all navigate through complex issues to bring the art of the possible into being at a meaningful scale now and into the future.” According to the Buckminster Fuller Institute , the agreement the Rainforest Solutions Project team helped develop is “historically unprecendented” and is “one of the most extraordinary approaches to conservation , social justice, and indigenous rights in recent memory.” Fuller Challenge Review Committee member Bill Browning said in a statement, “Selecting the Rainforest Solutions Project as the 2016 Winner is a provocative point in the evolution of the Challenge, as design is being recognized as an integral part of business and society.” + Rainforest Solutions Project + Buckminster Fuller Institute Images via Save the Great Bear Rainforest Facebook ( 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 ) and Dogwood BC on Flickr ( 6 , 7 )

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Sustainable 3D ocean farming creators win the 2015 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

October 22, 2015 by  
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The Buckminster Fuller Institute just crowned the non-profit GreenWave winner of the 2015 Fuller Challenge for presenting this year’s most pioneering solution for addressing “humanity’s most pressing problems.” GreenWave is credited with designing the world’s first multi-species 3D ocean farms, a type of sustainable aquaculture that produces high yields while restoring and improving the ocean’s ecosystems. The non-profit will receive a $100,000 grand prize towards the implementation of their work. Read the rest of Sustainable 3D ocean farming creators win the 2015 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

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Penda unveils its vision for a 20,000-person city constructed entirely from bamboo

October 22, 2015 by  
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BFI Announces Seven Pioneering Finalists for the 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

September 24, 2014 by  
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Read the rest of BFI Announces Seven Pioneering Finalists for the 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge , bfi , bonobo peace forest , Buckminster Fuller , buckminster fuller challenge , living breakwaters , Makoko/Iwaya Waterfront Regeneration Plan , Socially-Responsible Design’s Highest Award , the food commons , The Force Majeure , The Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic , Thunder Valley Regenerative Community Plan

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Google Dumps ALEC: They Are ‘Literally Lying’ About Climate Change

September 24, 2014 by  
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Google just officially ended its relationship with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) — a shadowy right-wing organization that writes industry-friendly bills for conservative legislators to pass at the local, state and national level. In explaining their decision to part ways with ALEC, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt told NPR’s Diane Rehm that the group is “literally lying” about climate change : “The facts of climate change are not in question anymore. Everyone understands climate change is occurring, and the people who oppose it are really hurting our children and our grandchildren and making the world a much worse place.” Read the rest of Google Dumps ALEC: They Are ‘Literally Lying’ About Climate Change Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , ALEC , American Legislative Exchange Council , Climate Change , global warming , Google , microsoft , renewable energy

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Bioplastics Company Ecovative Takes Top Prize for the 2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

October 22, 2013 by  
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The BFI has just named New York-based Ecovative Design as their top prize winner for the prestigious 2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge . The company will receive $100,000 to further develop their groundbreaking mushroom material that provides an earth-friendly alternative to conventional plastics. Eben Bayer, Gavin McIntyre, and the rest of the team behind the new class of home-compostable biomaterials will receive their award at the Cooper Union in New York City on November 18, 2013. Read the rest of Bioplastics Company Ecovative Takes Top Prize for the 2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: agricultural waste , compostable plastic , cooper union. new york city , eben bayer , ecovative , gavin macintyre , mushroom plastics , mycelium , styrofoam , The Buckminster Fuller Challenge , the buckminster fuller institute        

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Students Design a Buckminster Fuller-Inspired Pavilion for Baltimore’s Artscape Festival

August 22, 2013 by  
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Nosh on Your Own Farm-Raised Crickets with Third Millennium Farming

August 22, 2013 by  
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Photo via  Shutterstock If Third Millennium Farming has its way, Americans will soon be noshing on crickets and cricket-based food as a regular part of their diets, as a viable protein alternative to meat. Founder Jakub Dzamba has been frightening his wife for the past few months, developing an at-home cricket farm for the commercial market.  But the McGill University Ph.D. student feels that raising crickets could be the sustainable farming answer for nourishing our growing population. Read the rest of Nosh on Your Own Farm-Raised Crickets with Third Millennium Farming Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cricket eating , cricket farm , eco design , green design , insect eating , Jakub Dzamba , McGill University , sustainable design , Third Millennium Farming        

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Donate to the Buckminster Fuller Institute and Get a Rare 4D Tower Light Projections Poster!

December 4, 2012 by  
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The Buckminster Fuller Institute , a non-profit dedicated to accelerating the development and deployment of solutions which radically advance human well being and the health of our planet’s ecosystems, is launching their year-end fundraiser! BFI would like to offer any donor of $10 or more this newsprint poster of Fuller’s rarely seen 1928 drawing of the 4D tower light projections . Support BFI’s work and build your Fuller archive by donating today! + Buckminster Fuller Institute The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 4D tower light projections , Art , bfi , Buckminster Fuller , buckminster fuller challenge , buckminster fuller institute , buckminster fuller print , diagram , donation , green design , print , social design , sustainable design

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The Living Building Challenge is Once Again a Buckminster Fuller Challenge Finalist

May 31, 2012 by  
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