Al Rozich: Beyond Global Warming — Other Inconvenient Truths with Focus on Water

03 Economy, 05 Energy, 11 Society, 12 Water, Civil Society, Commerce, Commercial Intelligence, Earth Intelligence, Government, Resilience
Al Rozich
Al Rozich

The resource crisis is bigger issue than global warming. Water-energy-food nexus is critical.

Radio Interview (12:31)

Book Website

Review: Other Inconvenient Truths Beyond Global Warming

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Jean Lievens: SHARE – the Public Library of Things

Access, Economics/True Cost, P2P / Panarchy, Resilience
Jean Lievens
Jean Lievens

A Library of Things Puts Frome On the Map as a Sharing Town

Imagine going to a shop, borrowing anything you like, and returning it when you’re finished. This is the idea behind SHARE: a Library of Things. Opened in late-April in Frome, a town in southeast England, the aim of SHARE is to enable people to spend less, waste less, and connect more. The first of its kind in the U.K., SHARE has already sparked interest from other communities.

Michel Bauwens: The Transition Will Not Be Smooth

P2P / Panarchy, Resilience
Michel Bauwens
Michel Bauwens

Tip of the Hat to Jean Lievens.

Michel Bauwens: The Transition Will Not Be Smooth Sailing

This is an English translation of Arthur De Grave’s interview in French. Cross-posted from OuiShare.

Michel Bauwens is one of the pioneers of the peer-to-peer movement. Theoretician, activist, and public speaker, he founded the P2P Foundation in 2005. His work, both rich and complex, is built around the concepts of networks and commons, and lays the conceptual foundations of a production system that would serve as an alternative to industrial capitalism. I had the opportunity to meet him at the French release of his latest book, Saving the World: Towards a Post-Capitalist Society with Peer-to-Peer (published by “Les Liens qui Libèrent”).

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Berto Jongman: Will US Collapse Soon? Robert Steele: Should EU Be Thinking About Post-US NATO?

#OSE Open Source Everything, Crowd-Sourcing, Design, Governance, Innovation, P2P / Panarchy, Politics, Resilience
Berto Jongman
Berto Jongman

Unthinkable: Brazilian Journalist Mulls Soviet-Style Collapse of US

Citing a series of geopolitical, economic and social setbacks faced by the United States since the turn of the century, geopolitical analyst and Sao Paulo Business School Professor Antonio Gelis-Filho argues that global policy planners must prepare to deal with the “improbable, but by all means possible, Soviet-style collapse of the United States.”

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Worth a Look: One Voice Now

Access, Crowd-Sourcing, Governance, P2P / Panarchy, Politics, Resilience, Sources (Info/Intel)
Click on Image to Enlarge
Click on Image to Enlarge

One Voice Now

“One voice made up of three hundred million people containing billions of brain cells all working together to solve the problems of today, making the world a better place for the children of tomorrow.” ~ David Frank ~

A “LOCAL ISSUES TELEVISION AND RADIO STATION” (Your Local Public Broadcasting Station) to send the information out to the community.

A “COMMUNITY COMPUTER” (Community Voter Database) to receive the calls (votes) from any touch-tone phone. The computer will verify the voter, ask what issue number they want to vote on, count the vote and prevent multiple voting. Issues of, by and for the people…

See Also:

Using your smartphone to verify evidence of war crimes

Michel Bauwens: 10 Open Source Policies for a Commons-Based Society

Access, Data, Design, Economics/True Cost, Education, Governance, Innovation, Knowledge, P2P / Panarchy, Politics, Resilience, Science
Michel Bauwens
Michel Bauwens

10 Open Source Policies for a Commons-Based Society

LIST ONLY

1 Education 2 Research 3 Purchasing 4 Patents 5 Data 6 Collaboration 7 Commons 8 Health 9 Economy 10 Systemic Change

Tip of the Hat to Jean Lievens.

Open Government Graphic Below the Fold

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Willow Brugh: Distributed Digital Disaster Response

Crowd-Sourcing, Geospatial, Governance, P2P / Panarchy, Resilience
Willow Brugh
Willow Brugh

Willow Brugh on Distributed and Digital Disaster Response

The citizen response to 2012’s Hurricane Sandy was in many important ways more effective than the response from established disaster response institutions like FEMA. New York-based response efforts like Occupy Sandy leveraged existing community networks and digital tools to find missing people; provide food, shelter, and medical assistance; and offer a hub for volunteers and donors.

In this talk Willow Brugh — Berkman fellow and Professor of Practice at Brown University — demonstrates examples ranging from Oklahoma to Tanzania where such distributed and digital disaster response have proved successful, and empowered citizens to respond in ways traditional institutions cannot.

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Findhorn: Turning the Tide – A New Global Ethic Where Sustainability and Spirituality Marry

Culture, Design, Governance, Resilience

findhorn logoTurning the Tide – A New Global Ethic Where Sustainability and Spirituality Marry

Giles Hutchins in CSRwire

EXTRACT

As anthropologist Gregory Bateson knew well, our materialistic sense of separation from this cosmic Mind breeds an ‘ecology of bad ideas’ where we delude ourselves in to believing we are separate from and in competition with each other and the world around us. It is this corrupting logic which fuels our carcinogenic way of living. Enter the contagion of consumerism, diabolical socio-economic debt-slavery and rampant cultural psychic atrophy.

Worth a Look: Open Source City

Access, Design, Innovation, P2P / Panarchy, Politics, Resilience, Science, Transparency
Amazon Page
Amazon Page

Explore the five elements of an open source city using Raleigh, North Carolina as a case study. See how the open source characteristics of collaboration, transparency, and participation are shaping the open government and open data movements. This book showcases the open source culture, government policies, and economic development happening in Raleigh and acts as a guide for other cities to pursue their open source city brand.

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Yoda: Pro-Active Measures – 50 Game-Changing Technologies for Defeating Global Poverty

Resilience, Science
Got Crowd? BE the Force!
Got Crowd? BE the Force!

Wisdom, we have.

Berkeley Lab’s List of Top 50 Game-Changing Technologies for Defeating Global Poverty

Lab’s Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies (LIGTT) produces first-of-its-kind blueprint for sustainable global development.

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Worth a Look: Open Source Ecology

Access, Architecture, Crowd-Sourcing, Design, Economics/True Cost, Hardware, Innovation, Knowledge, Manufacturing, Resilience, Science
Click for Wiki
Click for Wiki

Open Source Ecology is accelerating the growth of the next economy – the Open Source Economy – an economy that optimizes both production and distribution – while promoting environmental regeneration and social justice. We are building the Global Village Construction Set. This is a high-performance, modular, do-it-yourself, low-cost platform – that allows for the easy fabrication of the 50 different industrial machines that it takes – to build a small, sustainable civilization with modern comforts.

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Jean Lievens: European Open Science Cloud

Access, Architecture, Cloud, Data, Design, Economics/True Cost, Innovation, Knowledge, P2P / Panarchy, Politics, Resilience, Science, Security, Software, Sources (Info/Intel), Spectrum
Jean Lievens
Jean Lievens

Towards the European Open Science Cloud

CERN has recently published a paper which outlines the establishment of the European Open Science Cloud that will enable digital science by introducing IT as a Service to the public research sector in Europe.

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Jean Lievens: Can Analytics Save The Earth?

Access, Architecture, Data, Design, Economics/True Cost, Governance, Innovation, Knowledge, P2P / Panarchy, Politics, Resilience, Science, Security, Software
Jean Lievens
Jean Lievens

This Earth Day, Let’s Start Using Analytics To Conserve Energy

The success of new energy projects relies on one crucial skill: the ability to derive insights from massive amounts of rapidly changing data. That’s why utilities and energy companies are adopting analytics to meet the rising demand for renewable energy from more sophisticated customers.

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Mongoose: UNASUR Opens Defense School Focused on Peace and Stability

Economics/True Cost, Governance, Innovation, Politics, Resilience, Security
Mongoose
Mongoose

Unasur opens Defense School to elaborate a shared doctrine of peace and stability

The Union of South American Nations, Unasur will celebrate this Friday its eighth anniversary with the official opening of the South American Defense School (Esude) created to instruct on defense and security issues, both at civil and military level, following ‘the principles of a regional strategic vision’.

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