Archive for September 2008

Ashoka’s Changemakers.net launches new competition for social change idea generation

Banking on Social Change – Seeking Financial Solutions for All Enter by: Oct 1, 2008 | Voting begins: Nov 10, 2008 | Winners Announced: Dec 1, 2008 Finally – the new changemakers.net competition has been launched.   Join Changemakers and Citi in the search for innovative and cutting-edge methods that allow financial security to become a reality for everyone.…

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CF: SG Blocks on KTLA

Asha Blake visited us at the Ecobuild America AEC/ST Conference in Anaheim to do a feature on SG Blocks. Thank you KTLA! Its an excellent story. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lTbE275W24]

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Come to West Coast Green

In 2006, a conference was born which achieved what many thought was impossible: a uniquely transformative forum which balanced business and spiritual necessity. West Coast Green proved (over 11,000 registered attendees in 2007) that by combining our visions and our purposeful goals, our power to affect change is limited only by our imaginations. We hope…

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Why the resignation of Van Jones is a good thing for progressives…

[Arianna Huffington] Thank you, Glenn Beck. By helping force the resignation of Van Jones, you have done a great service to your country. But in the exact opposite way than what you intended. Your [judgments removed – see post for exact translation] campaign has helped reverse one of the worst examples of miscasting since John Wayne…

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CF: Grind for the Green in S.F. Chronicle

Billed as the first solar-powered youth hip-hop festival, Grind for the Green (G4G) has an impressive lineup: Raashan Ahmad of Crown City Rockers, the dynamic FIYAWATA, Jahi, Queen Deelah and DJ Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist of True Skool. While the show is geared toward young people (defined as 16-21), the goal is to bring families…

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CF: Urban Re:vision in Utne

Imagine a city where renewable energy is generated by helium-filled “solar balloons” floating hundreds of feet above the rooftops. Imagine a city where public transportation doesn’t follow regular routes, but is efficiently directed on demand, via cell phone and GPS technology. A city where walls and fences are replaced with structures, such as shared kitchen…

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