Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Discoveries

Today, I was reading a very intriguing article in Wired (half of which I thought was pure bullcrud and half of which I thought was completely valid), where I discovered a website called worldchanging.com.

(Picture from current Wired article.)

Worldchanging.com is a website that...

is a solutions-based online magazine that works from a simple premise: that the tools, models and ideas for building a better future lie all around us. That plenty of people are working on tools for change, but the fields in which they work remain unconnected. That the motive, means and opportunity for profound positive change are already present. That another world is not just possible, it's here. We only need to put the pieces together.

(Worldchanging.com editor Alex Steffen's book.)

I really enjoyed looking at this site and plan on visiting it on a more regular basis now, especially after reading that Wired article (it was very negative and pessimistic and it also made me feel like all my efforts towards sustainability were for naught,even though I believe in getting many well-rounded views on all things). I suggest all to go here and check it out. It reveals many efforts that are currently being made towards living more sustainable, diverse, holistic and renewable lives on a large and small scale.
~Am~

2 comments:

Amanda said...

The World Changing book is worth purchasing (at the very least it is inexpensive, beautiful and dense). It is full of extremely interesting ideas, concepts, NPOs, and current issues + resources. I leave it out around the house for friends to pick up and flip through; each chapter is thoughtfully organized. It is a book definitely worth the exposure you have given it.
-Amanda

lu-n-am said...

i hope it's as good as it sounds! it's definitely on my list of books to read. and i am always trying to find ways for my friends to learn more about this stuff!

<3 Am

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