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The system is failing, hack the system

The system is failing, hack the system
We live in an unsustainable world. Our climate is warming. Our food system is failing. But wait ... Carbon emissions rose at a slower rate in 2012, but they are still rising. The reality is that our global economy and society are unsustainable at their core. Many social entrepreneurs have their hearts in the right place but are not going far enough to create systemic change. What we need are social entrepreneurs who hack the hell out of the current system, destroy it and create new systems where the externalities are regenerative, sustainable, just and happy. So what is social hacking? Two of my favorite social hackers are Ela Bhatt and Reema Nanavaty of the Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA). Social hackers like Bhatt are not afraid of the dirty secret that no one wants to admit – that we have over-developed. Who is your favourite social hacker? For more news, opinions and ideas about the social enterprise sector, join our community Related:  SustentabilidadeInnovation socialeSOUP

7 R's: Amigos do Meio Ambiente - ReambientaR Repensar | Reduzir | Reutilizar | Reaproveitar | Reciclar | Recusar | Recuperar I – Conceito de Repensar Geralmente agimos na vida automaticamente, sem analisarmos o que estamos fazendo, pois de antemão concluímos que todos fazem a sua parte. Mas é necessário parar para pensar: Realmente precisamos de determinados produtos que compramos ou ganhamos? II– Conceito de Reduzir Portanto, devemos reduzir o consumo tomando as seguintes atitudes: Comprar somente o necessário; Comprar produtos duráveis; Adotar um consumo mais racional; Comprar produtos que tenham refil; Diminuir a quantidade de pacotes e embalagens; Evitar gastos desnecessários de papel para embrulhar presentes; Levar sacolas ou carrinhos de feira para carregar compras, em substituição as sacolas oferecidas pelas lojas e supermercados; e Dividir com outras pessoas alguns materiais como: jornais, revistas e livros. III – Conceito de Reutilizar Este conceito está relacionado com a utilização de um produto ou embalagem mais de uma vez.

Maker democracy: Roberto Unger, progressive politics, and collaborative experimentation It is Maker Day. You catch the ziptrain into the city. As the conburbs flash by, you browse the Maker Day app on your phone. Maker Day has only been around a couple of years. The Democrats got it started in 2020, after they seized the White House back from the Republican Party. The idea was to redress unemployment by cutting the working week to 4 days and making the 5th day Maker Day. Maker Day makes social innovation a community exercise. Outside the Maker Day pavilion, crowds of people are testing robots and drones. Today, you decide, you’ll pitch in with the Home Care Sharing XChange. Maker Day is where the future happens. Roberto Unger didn’t coin the idea of Maker Day, but he’d happily endorse it. Unger has a hacker mentality. Unger seized the attention of the US political media in 2012 when he argued, in a video uploaded to YouTube, that progressive Democrats should attempt to unseat Obama at the upcoming election. Here is the thing. We can do this. Like this: Like Loading...

Towards the circular economy Linear consumption is reaching its limits. A circular economy has benefits that are operational as well as strategic, on both a micro- and macroeconomic level. This is a trillion-dollar opportunity, with huge potential for innovation, job creation and economic growth. The last 150 years of industrial evolution have been dominated by a one-way or linear model of production and consumption in which goods are manufactured from raw materials, sold, used and then discarded or incinerated as waste. In the face of sharp volatility increases across the global economy and proliferating signs of resource depletion, the call for a new economic model is getting louder. The quest for a substantial improvement in resource performance across the economy has led businesses to explore ways to reuse products or their components and restore more of their precious material, energy and labour inputs.

15 Lugares Famosos Mostrados Junto A Su Verdadero Entorno Esta colección fotográfica de monumentos majestuosos, nos muestran la importancia que tiene el encuadre, punto de vista e iluminación en una gran fotografía Un cambio de perspectiva puede cambiar mucho las cosas, lo que se aplica tanto a la fotografía como a cualquier otra cosa en la vida. Claro, la Puerta de Brandenburgo y el Monte Rushmore son majestuosos cuando están enmarcados de la manera correcta, pero pueden parecer mundanos cuando no son el foco central de la foto que se esta tomando. 1. Pirámides de Giza 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Version móbil ¿Te gustó lo que viste?

Le manifeste des Tiers Lieux Le manifeste des Tiers-Lieux est un ouvrage collectif qui vise à améliorer la compréhension de la dynamique des Tiers-Lieux de manière à diffuser ses valeurs et à démultiplier son impact sur la société. Toutes les informations autour de ce manifeste sont disponible dans l'onglet discussion de cette page. "Un Tiers Lieux ne se définit pas par ce que l'on en dit mais par ce que l'on en fait..." - #TourTT La présentation à l'écran Les Tiers Lieux sont mots clés : #Gens #Communautés #Cultures #IntelligenceCollective #BiensCommuns Le Tiers-Lieu est un bien commun révélé, délimité, entretenu par et avec un collectif. Le Tiers-Lieu est une démarche collective. Ce collectif est généralement composé d’individus qualifiés qui ne parviennent pas à s’exprimer pleinement dans une structure organisationnelle classique. Le Tiers-Lieu va ainsi évoluer en fonction des différentes oscillations du collectif comme un ensemble organique et intelligent. Car le Tiers-Lieu est un bien commun. Références Sur le web

Shared City Imagine if you could build a city that is shared. Where people become micro-entrepreneurs, and local mom and pops flourish once again. Imagine a city that fosters community, where space isn’t wasted, but shared with others. A city that produces more, but without more waste. While this may seem radical, it’s not a new idea. Cities are the original sharing platforms. They formed at ancient crossroads of trade, and grew through collaboration and sharing resources. But over time, they began to feel mass produced. We lived closer together, but drifted further apart. But sharing in cities is back, and we want to help build this future. We are committed to helping make cities stronger socially, economically, and environmentally. We are committed to enriching the neighborhoods we serve. We celebrate the cultural heritage of cities. We are committed to being good neighbors. We are committed to supporting local small businesses. We are committed to working with cities to share with those in need.

Como podemos? | Engajamento cívico The Art of Participatory Leadership I had the opportunity to participate in a gathering called The Art of Participatory Leadership, which is defined as "an intensive 3-day event where you experience and practice a set of simple, yet powerful, processes for building community, facilitating powerful conversations, building strong partnerships, and leading change." While I have experienced several of the approaches before, such as World Café, what I discovered was that when a group is together for several days in this kind of generative space there is a fundamentally different quality and impact of the experience. In contrast, the typical way that meetings are structured (e.g., a tight agenda focused on efficiently reaching desired outcomes) feels like a constraining straightjacket in terms of how much creativity, connection and innovation is actually possible within any group. Here are some of the qualities of what I experienced that were highlights:

The Embassy Network - Reinventing Home For awesome coliving communities that want to be part of something bigger. Cultural Qualities of Embassies: Thoughtful and creative about the things you do, and can celebrate curiosity and participation Seek to have a meaningful positive impact, whether in art or science, small or big, internal or external. Are committed to providing a clean and safe environment. Membership is zero-obligation and zero commitment. Email and tell us about your house: House Name Approximate Size (square feet, number of residents) Location (we will not post your exact address, but will list the neighbourhood and city) Number and type of guest accommodations Typical or regular community activities or events How to make a reservation Comment (something about your culture or identity as a residence, why you are excited to be part of a network, any special features or quirks of your community) Photo (link or attachment - ideally 500px square or bigger but give us what you got!)

o mudar o mundo lavando a louça Um dos efeitos mais interessantes do avanço da cultura digital é a globalização definitiva da ideia de que tem muita coisa pra se consertar no mundo. Antes da internet, nosso contato com os problemas ao redor do planeta não apenas dependiam da edição das agências de notícia e dos grandes veículos como tinham interferência limitada no nosso cotidiano, ficando restritos aos horários de noticiários de rádio e tv ou ao momento da leitura do jornal. Com a internet, a coisa é bem diferente: a qualquer momento podemos ser (e frequentemente somos) impactados via rede social ou email por fotos, vídeos, reportagens, abaixo-assinados e todo o tipo de registro de mazelas, tragédias e falcatruas. Como se não bastasse, esses impactos vem dos lugares mais variados. Segundo o jornalista inglês John-Paul Flintoff, autor do pequeno e simpático manual “Como mudar o mundo”, você pode fazer muita coisa. Essa é a principal beleza de “Como mudar o mundo”. Foto de abertura do post: New Old Stock. 3 Comentários