About the Program: Welcome Watch this! Underneath the mad scramble of materialist consumerism, like subterranean streams of consciousness . . . ever stronger peaceful resistance movements and counter cultures [are gathering], in which young people are already taking the lead. Joan Abbott-Chapman, 2000 SkillsBank Through SkillsBank Loic Menzies FRSA helped students to write and publish their own books: "[My] knowledge of schools and education meant that I had a very useful bank of knowledge to draw on when supporting him. I hope to do a lot more of that.” Be The Change Earth Alliance Our Model for Social Change Our model for social change was developed over the course of several years, and continues to evolve as we explore the frontiers of the social change movement. It helps us to recognize the many interconnecting aspects of our work, and reminds us of the many ways that we can collaborate with people, organizations, resources and programs to affect the change we desire. The encircled six-pointed star integrates the feminine and masculine energies in the triangles of connection and action, holding the integrity of “being” as well as “doing.”
Networking by numbers RSA Connected Communities has started a new project with Nathan of the MIT Center for Civic Media to create a new, cost-effective way to measure the social impact of public services and civic interventions and to allow people to see their own personal networks. We’re designing a mobile and tablet app for recording real-life social networks: your friends, families and contacts. The open source software we build will also be useful to journalists, ethnographers and anyone trying to make sense of rapidly changing social phenomena.
Collaborative Consumption is Overrated Don't get me wrong, I like collaborative consumption. I think Airbnb makes the world a more interesting place, allowing people have more authentic travel experiences. I love TaskRabbit. I use it all the time for errands. European Social Innovation Competition - Industrial innovation - Enterprise and Industry The Second European Social Innovation Competition is closed since 11 December 2013. Take a look at the best ideas selected. The Competition, launched in memory of Diogo Vasconcelos, invites Europeans to come up with new solutions to reduce unemployment and minimize its corrosive effects on the economy and our society both now and in the future. Social innovation is not only desirable, it is necessary.
Search Whipcar for Montreal, canada Dear customers and friends, When we launched WhipCar in April 2010, we embarked on a very exciting mission. We were the first to offer car owners the chance to make better use of their cars and offset the rising costs of motoring by renting to their neighbours. We are sad to say that, at this time, we have decided to close WhipCar. Open Source Blueprint for a Sustainable Civilization One Community is open source project-launch blueprinting and free-sharing everything needed to simultaneously address all the challenges currently facing humanity and build 7 different sustainable village prototypes for sharing it. The 7 village prototypes will be the first of a global cooperative of self-replicating teacher/demonstration hubs purposed to share and spread this model for comprehensive sustainability and collaborative global change for The Highest Good of All. Our initial focus is the following areas: More specifically, we are designing and free-sharing everything needed for duplication of each component and/or all of One Community including: Everything we do is created without patents, copyrights, or limitations of use of any kind. This means everyone is welcome and encouraged to use anything we create in any way they like.
Two fantastic years of crowdfunding for the platform Ulule A few weeks ago, one of the European crowdfunding leaders celebrated their two year anniversary. Alexandre Boucherot, co-founder and CEO of Ulule takes us back to the very beginning of this adventure and gives an outlook on 2013. Launched in 2010 in France and now available in 6 languages, with 1500 projects financed and more than 4 million Euros collected, Ulule is an undisputed leader of participative financing in Europe using a reward-based model.
Crowdfunding the commons Crowdfunding + distributed collaboration Goteo is a social network for crowdfunding and distributed collaboration (services, infrastructures, microtasks and other resources) for encouraging the independent development of creative and innovative initiatives that contribute to the common good, free knowledge, and open code. We support projects with social, cultural, scientific, educational, technological, or ecological objectives that generate new opportunities for the improvement of society and the enrichment of community goods and resources. Goteo adds collective returns to individual rewards