A narrative commons for all the ideas, people, technologies, behaviors, and organizations that are working to improve global sustainability.
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John Haffner, Scot Frank, Catlin Powers 06/16/14
With a solar cooker designed through community consultation, two young innovators are delivering clean energy to remote mountain villages, as well as your backyard BBQ.
Aditi Sen 06/11/14
India's National Green Tribunal provides the country with a more accountable legal mechanism to protect the environment and those whose livelihoods depend on it.
Project Syndicate 05/16/14
Once notorious for its drug gangs, the tale of the Medellín's innovative transformation holds important lessons for urban areas everywhere.
Creative Time 05/08/14
Artist Mel Chin is working with Sahrawi refugees in northwest Africa to develop a local currency backed by solar power generation.
Project Syndicate 05/06/14
Government surveillance and Heartbleed-type security scares have shaken faith in online freedom, yet Brazil pushes ahead with an Internet bill of rights protecting net neutrality.
Stanford Social Innovation Review 05/01/14
An experiment in design thinking has jump-started a mediation program in a neighborhood of Monrovia that was underserved by the justice system.
Former San Francisco planning advisor Eugene Leong gives ten key policy lessons for China's leadership on mitigating air pollution.
Project Syndicate 03/24/14
There cannot be universal access to education without an agreement that we will cater to young people in conflict zones. A pilot project in Lebanon leads the way.
Ethics & International Affairs 03/20/14
Eliminate extreme inequality at the national level in every country. This idea should be included in the world's development goals.
Project Syndicate 03/06/14
Innovative development finance can mobilize private capital and public funding to create and commercialize technologies for regulating the trade in endangered species.
Wildlife Conservation Society 12/18/13
What would UAV developers design if they could imagine their inventions through the eyes of front-line wildlife conservation staff?
Nicholas Rutherford discusses trends in humanitarian innovation and the annual AidEx conference he runs where the sector meets to talk shop.
Project Syndicate 10/24/13
Can artificial photosynthesis cure us of our fossil fuel dependency? Scientists at the California Institute of Technology say the field is primed for a breakthrough.
Project Syndicate 10/02/13
An education investment bank, capitalized in part by a financial-transactions tax, could extend high-quality schooling to all the world's children.
Judy Manning, Zeda Rosenberg 09/26/13
New sexual and reproductive health innovations have the potential to revolutionize options for women by diversifying delivery forms, varying product duration, and targeting multiple health risks simultaneously.