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Sustainability Implementation Toolkit | Ithaka S+R
"What do the digital humanities look like on your campus? What types of projects are your faculty undertaking? Which will require longer-term support, and where will that support come from? What roles do your service units, centers, and digital labs play in the various life-cycle stages, and is this clear to faculty? This toolkit will help administrators create a coherent institutional strategy for supporting digital humanities activities and the valuable outputs that they generate."
digital-humanities  report  sustainability  academic  university  implementation 
june 2015 by tsuomela
Joi Ito's Near-Perfect Explanation of the Next 100 Years - Technology Review
"One hundred years from now, the role of science and technology will be about becoming part of nature rather than trying to control it."
future  science  technology  sustainability  environment  efficiency 
may 2012 by tsuomela
Coyle, D.: The Economics of Enough: How to Run the Economy as If the Future Matters.
"Creating a sustainable economy--having enough to be happy without cheating the future--won't be easy. But The Economics of Enough starts a profoundly important conversation about how we can begin--and the first steps we need to take."
economics  sustainability  environment  climate  future  growth 
march 2011 by tsuomela
Homepage | Forum For The Future
Founded in 1996, Forum for the Future is an independent, non-profit organisation with a mission to promote sustainable development. We believe there is a practical route to a better future where we – and generations to come – can prosper, sharing the resources of one planet. And we believe business and public service providers have a vital role to play in creating that future.
sustainability  environment  future  think-tank  business 
july 2010 by tsuomela
Transition Culture
The convergence of challenges, most particularly global warming and peak oil, have brought us to a point where we are profoundly challenged to act. We are surrounded by what poet Gary Snyder, in his classic poem For the Children called “The rising hills, the slopes, of statistics” and by individuals telling us that this means the end, that we have gone too far, that it is inevitable that life as we know it will collapse catastrophically and very soon.
sustainability  environment  permaculture  energy  community  weblog-individual  culture  transition  peak-oil 
june 2010 by tsuomela
Bruce Sterling Interview: Cities - Boing Boing
But I'd also like to point out that large financial centers in certain cities around the planet are certainly going to kill millions of us by destroying our social safety networks in the name of their imaginary financial efficiency. You're a thousand times more likely to die because of what some urban banker did in 2008 than from what some Afghan-based terrorist did in 2001. *Financiers live in small, panicky urban cloisters, severely detached from the rest of mankind. They are living today in rich-guy ghetto cults. They are truly dangerous to our well-being, and they are getting worse and more extremist, not better and more reasonable. You're not gonna realize this havoc till you see your elderly Mom coughing in an emergency ward, but she's going there for a reason.
interview  future  finance  economics  income-distribution  cities  urbanism  urban  sustainability 
june 2010 by tsuomela
Earth Policy Institute – Building a Sustainable Future | Home
Lester Brown's think-tank. Welcome to Earth Policy Institute, dedicated to planning a sustainable future as well as providing a roadmap of how to get from here to there.
environment  sustainability  green  energy  economics  policy  ecology  activism  think-tank 
april 2010 by tsuomela
World Resources Institute | Global Warming, Climate Change, Ecosystems, Sustainable Markets, Good Governance & the Environment
WRI is an environmental think tank that goes beyond research to find practical ways to protect the earth and improve people’s lives.
think-tank  environment  sustainability  development  research  economics  energy  business 
april 2010 by tsuomela
The Earth Institute, Columbia University
The Earth Institute’s overarching goal is to help achieve sustainable development primarily by expanding the world’s understanding of Earth as one integrated system. We work toward this goal through scientific research, education and the practical application of research for solving real-world challenges. With 850 scientists, postdoctoral fellows, staff and students working in and across more than 30 Columbia University research centers, the Earth Institute is helping to advance nine interconnected global issues: climate and society, water, energy, poverty, ecosystems, public health, food and nutrition, hazards and urbanization. With Columbia University as its foundation, the Earth Institute draws upon the scientific rigor, technological innovation and academic leadership for which the University is known.
environment  sustainability  science  research  education  economics  development  poverty  academic-center  school(ColumbiaU) 
april 2010 by tsuomela
Lowering the Ceiling on Roof Energy Losses: Scientific American Podcast
Via a proprietary technique, the researchers turn waste cooking oil into a liquid polymer, which hardens after application. As a roof coating, the polymer can reflect or absorb depending on conditions: it changes reflectivity at a particular temperature and so goes from reflecting light and emitting heat in the dog days to absorbing light and retaining heat in the cold.
energy  technology  efficiency  housing  sustainability  building  architecture 
march 2010 by tsuomela
Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT)
Since 1978, Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) has been a leader in promoting urban sustainability—the more effective use of existing resources and community assets to improve the health of natural systems and the wealth of people, today and in the future.
urban  sustainability  community  city(Chicago)  environment  transportation  technology  activism  think-tank 
march 2010 by tsuomela
Housing and Transportation Affordability Index
Americans traditionally consider housing affordable if it costs 30 percent or less of their income. The Housing + Transportation Affordability Index, in contrast, offers the true cost of housing based on its location by measuring the transportation costs associated with place.
transportation  housing  maps  visualization  community  sustainability  transit  cost  money 
march 2010 by tsuomela
Common Current ~~~ Helping the Green Economy Flow
We apply sustainability systems thinking backed by a collaborative data-driven approach to help develop projects, policies, processes and funding. From research to scalable urban development, we bring together the experts, knowledge and tools to help stakeholders succeed based on the competitive dynamics of new economic realities.
consulting  sustainability  environment  design  advocacy  climate  cities 
march 2010 by tsuomela
Worldwatch Institute | Vision for a Sustainable World
Worldwatch Institute delivers the insights and ideas that empower decision makers to create an environmentally sustainable society that meets human needs. Worldwatch focuses on the 21st-century challenges of climate change, resource degradation, population growth, and poverty by developing and disseminating solid data and innovative strategies for achieving a sustainable society.
non-profit  civil-society  organization  environment  sustainability  ecology  politics  globalization  poverty  global-warming  climate  population  science 
march 2010 by tsuomela - Welcome to - Imagine. Connect. Act.
Idealist is a project of Action Without Borders, a nonprofit organization founded in 1995 with offices in the United States and Argentina. Idealist is an interactive site where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas, locate opportunities and supporters, and take steps toward building a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives.
non-profit  jobs  activism  community  volunteer  career  organizations  sustainability  collaboration  forums 
march 2010 by tsuomela
Worldchanging: Bright Green is a nonprofit media organization headquartered in Seattle, WA, that comprises a global network of independent journalists, designers and thinkers. We cover the world’s most innovative solutions to the planet’s problems, and inspire readers around the world with stories of new tools, models and ideas for building a bright green future.
environment  sustainability  technology  politics  design  activism  weblog-group  urbanism 
march 2010 by tsuomela
Open Society Institute and Soros Foundations Network
The Open Society Institute works to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. To achieve its mission, OSI seeks to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights. On a local level, OSI implements a range of initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media. At the same time, OSI builds alliances across borders and continents on issues such as corruption and freedom of information. OSI places a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of people in marginalized communities
politics  economics  community  social  activism  international  sustainability  democracy  funding  grants  open  global  philanthropy  foundation 
february 2010 by tsuomela
Green Museum - Environmental Art Museum
Much environmental art is ephemeral (made to disappear or transform), designed for a particular place (and can't be moved) or involves collaborations between artists and others, such as scientists, educators or community groups (distributed ownership). These variables can make exhibiting this work difficult for traditional museums so we created an online museum for global the environmental art movement.
art  environment  museum  ecology  gallery  green  nature  installation  sustainability  public  landscape  contemporary 
february 2010 by tsuomela
The Problem of Organizations « Easily Distracted
The political and social problem of making institutions renewable and self-repairing without handing them a perpetual license to seek transfers, to be always “too important to fail”, is the real problem of the 21st Century. It applies across market and state, civil society and private life.
institutions  organizations  design  sociology  politcal-science  politics  power  corruption  21c  renewable  time  endurance  sustainability  societies 
january 2010 by tsuomela
Nature's role in sustaining economic development — Philosophical Transactions B
In this paper, I formalize the idea of sustainable development in terms of intergenerational well-being. I then sketch an argument that has recently been put forward formally to demonstrate that intergenerational well-being increases over time if and only if a comprehensive measure of wealth per capita increases. The measure of wealth includes not only manufactured capital, knowledge and human capital (education and health), but also natural capital (e.g. ecosystems).
environment  research  sustainability  intergenerational  equality  future  ethics  measurement  econometrics  economics  development 
january 2010 by tsuomela
Charlie's Diary: Designing society for posterity
So. You, and a quarter of a million other folks, have embarked on a 1000-year voyage aboard a hollowed-out asteroid. What sort of governance and society do you think would be most comfortable, not to mention likely to survive the trip without civil war, famine, and reigns of terror?
sf  fiction  space  space-opera  travel  societies  endurance  time  design  futurism  speculation  organizations  institutions  sociology  social  sustainability 
january 2010 by tsuomela
Built to Trash -- In These Times
Cooper argues for “product life extension”—making things more durable, using them properly, and ensuring they are maintained, repaired, upgraded, and reused. A key obstacle, he says, is the perception (supported by public policies) that higher levels of consumption yield greater happiness.
consumerism  consumption  environment  sustainability  manufacturing  business  reuse 
october 2009 by tsuomela
Complementary Currencies |
Marketplace is an all-embracing and flexible package which goes the extra mile for you. The main module is transactions, which provides a payment form and a transaction contentType and exposure to views. There are many views, blocks, actions, etc ready to use.
currency  economics  community  money  activism  business  local  sustainability  alternative  complementary  alternative-currency  drupal  software 
september 2009 by tsuomela
Inhabitat » Spray-On Solar Cells Energize Almost Any Surface
Spray-on solar cells may sound like a high-end development, but the technology actually stands to be cheaper than traditional solar panels.
technology  solar  energy  innovation  early  sustainability  environment  future 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Idea Index | The Buckminster Fuller Challenge
The Idea Index serves as a tool to educate, network, and help solve problems. As an educational tool, the Index is full of hopeful, exciting ideas and solutions to pressing problems. As a networking tool, the Index allows site visitors to contact the project leaders, leave a constructive and/or encouraging comment and connect with one another. It presents a fully searchable database of socially-responsible initiatives, in all stages of development, in need of further funding and support.
design  sustainability  technology  innovation  ideas  environment  science  resources  contest  futurism  future  fuller  buckminster  visionary 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Sustainability : The Book of Trogool
When even scholars wanting to do the right thing and hand off their work to a responsible party cannot find anywhere to go, when enabling digital communication and the preservation of its results is an altruistic act in libraries instead of the bedrock of our mission, when worthy digital projects die because we in libraries do not notice and reach out to them, when we ourselves can't see our way clear to sustaining digital materials… we have a serious systemic problem.
digital-library  data-curation  archive  repository  sustainability  failure  memory  science 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Street Farmer -
profile of Will Allen from Growing Power farm in Milwaukee, WI
agriculture  food  urban  profile  sustainability 
july 2009 by tsuomela
Technological Ecologies
Together, computerized writing environments (e.g., physical spaces, hardware, software, and networks) and the humans who use and support such technologies comprise complex ecologies of interaction. As with any ecology, a human-computer techno-ecological system needs to be planned, fostered, designed, sustained, and assessed to create a vinbrant culture of support at the individual, programmatic, institutional, and even national and international level. Local and larger infrastructures of composing are critical to digital writing practices and processes. In academia, specifically, all writing is increasingly computer-mediated
rhetoric  technology  ecology  sustainability  writing  academia  book  publishing  digital  scholarly-communication 
june 2009 by tsuomela
NextStep Homepage - Minnesota Sustainable Communities Network
This site has been designed to provide Minnesota Sustainable Communities Network (MnSCN) members and others with information, access to resources, opportunities for networking, and inspiration on the topic of sustainable communities. NextStep site users h
sustainability  resources  tip  cooperation  government  minnesota 
june 2008 by tsuomela
Social Watch
Social Watch is an international NGO watchdog network monitoring poverty eradication and gender equality.
activism  development  economics  international  justice  non-profit  social  society  sustainability  world  politics 
march 2008 by tsuomela

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