From Facebook to Farm Hand: How Crop Mobs Grow Agricultural Social Networks (Video)

April 27, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Perennial Plate I’ve been following with interest the development of “crop mobs” for some time now.

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How Climate Change Could Help Spread Democracy

April 27, 2011 by  
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When I wrote about Adam Stein’s assertion that climate change may still be compatible with a brighter future , many commenters mistakenly thought that he was arguing that climate change would actually create a better future.

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Jay Walljasper’s Field Guide to the Commons (Podcast)

January 7, 2011 by  
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You know the word, but do you really know what the commons is? Hint: you’re a stakeholder.

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Canada’s New Environment Minister’s Job: Shill The Tar Sands as "Ethical Oil"

January 7, 2011 by  
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Peter Kent Official Portrait Most environment ministers’ job is to protect the environment; not in Canada. There, the environment minister is a shill for the tar stands industry. The new minister isn’t camera shy, either; he is Peter Kent, former TV anchor for Canada’s biggest news show

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An Ambitious Project Looks to Fix Urban America through Crowd Sourcing

December 31, 2010 by  
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Over the last few weeks, Chicagoans have been asked a simple question: “What would encourage you to walk, bike and take CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) more often?” Ads posing the question in buses, subways and public spaces invite the city’s residents to respond with their ideas, via text message. This mass call and response is part of Give a Minute , a campaign created by advocacy group CEOs for Cities and media design firm Local Projects , which looks to take public dialogue out of town meetings and into the streets.

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Jared Duval on Open Source Democracy (Podcast)

December 23, 2010 by  
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Can government be like a smartphone? An open platform, waiting for citizens to plug in their “apps” to its operating system? The rise of the millennial generation, along with the spread of the open source software movement, has opened up a whole new toolkit for engagement in the democratic process.

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Test-Driving the Better Place Electric Vehicle Experience (Plus: See Their Roadside Battery-Swap Station in Action)

December 23, 2010 by  
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A cross section of an electric vehicle conversion of a Renault Laguna on display at Better Place in Tel Aviv. Traffic crawled along the beltway outside Tel Aviv as the sun set in bright orange streaks behind the city

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Greenpeace Urges Facebook to ‘Unfriend’ Coal (VIDEO)

September 19, 2010 by  
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Chances are that you have logged into Facebook today — maybe it’s open in another tab of your Internet browser right now — but at what cost to the environment? A new video from Greenpeace is urging to social-media …

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The Good News: No Carbon Emissions From Europe and Ingenuity Triumphs

April 20, 2010 by  
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Image from twitter #getmehome There is some good news about the grounding of 63,000 flights due to the volcanic eruptions in Iceland. It has saved 1.3M tons of carbon dioxide so far

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Save Lake Skadar

March 31, 2010 by  
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Image: © Milan Radisics, Wild Wonders of Europe This just in from our friends at Wild Wonders of Europe: “Lake Skadar is one of the most unique Wild Wonders of Europe. Seldom has a signature been so important.” Dam plans threaten the lake. A facebook petition has been started to force a review of whether alternative energy sources could alleviate the need for a dam, or if a dam is unavoidable, to improve the ecological study and minimize the impact of blocking the main feed to Lake Skadar.

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