If we want to live a good life, we need to first imagine it for ourselves. Envision the beautiful planet we want to continue inhabiting, the fulfilling lives we want to lead, the fun we want to have, the bright future we want for our kids and descendants. "We must see ahead with fresh eyes. … Continue reading Imagine our brightest future
Are we doomed by climate change, or is there still hope? Christiana Figueres shows us how our attitudes make a big difference in deciding our fates on this planet. In a short and inspirational TEDTalk, Christiana Figueres shares how she has injected positivity into every possible aspect of her work in the UN to fight … Continue reading Unprecedented positivity
Alex Steffen is a fellow futurist who is helping us imagine and rapidly move to live a sustainable life. In one serious reality check post, Steffen explains that the aim of climate denialists is to keep enough of the public trusting in the future of oil for just long enough to ensure a steady generation of enormous profit for a select few at the top.
In a stretch of Sacramento with hardly a grocery store in sight, Chanowk and Judith Yisrael broke the yoke of corporate life and are bringing about change for themselves and their community by growing their own produce and teaching their neighbors to do the same. It started in 2008 when Chanowk realized the economic downturn … Continue reading Yisrael Family Farm: disrupting a food desert
William (Bill) McDonough is a brilliant architect and designer focused on making sustainable buildings and products that plan for the well-being of "all children, all species, for all time." In this Ted Talk, McDonough shares some inspiring examples of his work, including the awesome, closed-system, sustainable cities he helped design in China. Take a look: … Continue reading Great Minds: Bill McDonough’s riveting insight on sustainable design
The future can seem rather bleak at times, what with climate change, mass extinctions, constant wars, and increasingly obvious inequalities between humans. But if we're to believe singer/songwriter Pete Seiger (and who can resist Pete?), we'll trust that if we couldn't have anticipated the fall of the Berlin Wall, we shouldn't assume there's no hope. … Continue reading If it’s good for you