Sepp Hasslberger: Urban Farming in Kansas

Sepp Hasslberger

Sepp Hasslberger

Is Urban Farming taking off? Here’s a documentary about the Urban Farming Guys in Kansas City… 

Check Out What the Urban Farming Guys Have Been Doing the Last 3 Years. You’re Gonna Be Amazed.

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Jan 22

Global Ecovillage Network Updates

logo ecovillageGEN International Newsletter January 2015

Ecovillage Transition Strategies for Whole Systems Change

GEN has grown and evolved over the years. From more isolated ‘islands in the green’, ecovillages have transformed into highly vibrant and interconnected hubs and inspiring living and learning centers for high quality, low impact lifestyles. More and more, politicians are starting to appreciate the impact ecovillages have on their regions. More and more, ecovillages are recognised as participatory, community-based responses to our realities, e.g. climate change, loss of bio diversity or lack of social cohesion. Read PDF Newsletter.
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Jan 9

Advance Order (15 Jan 15): Digital Humanitarians: How Big Data is Changing the Face of Humanitarian Response

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This book shows us once again why Patrick Meier is a thought leader in leveraging emerging technologies for social impact. His book captures the enormous possibilities and avoidable pitfalls of big data, social media and artificial intelligence in crisis contexts. Digital humanitarians can be powerful agents for social change but ground-truthing what we see and hear digitally is more important than ever.
—Aleem Walji, Chief Innovation Advisor, Leadership, Learning, and Innovation, World Bank Group

Phi Beta Iota: The book title and description from the publisher are misleading.  This is not a book about Big Data. It is a book about distributed human networks using open source information technologies to achieve situational awareness with a speed and precision that the entire US secret intelligence community (which costs $100 billion a year) cannot match.

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Patrick Meier @ Phi Beta Iota

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Dec 18

Sepp Hasslberger: Beautiful Woven Refugee Tents Get Their Power from the Sun Read more: Beautiful Woven Refugee Tents Get Their Power from the Sun

Sepp Hasslberger

Sepp Hasslberger

Beautiful Woven Refugee Tents Get Their Power from the Sun

Designer Abeer Seikaly has developed a practical yet elegant solution to the need for lightweight, mobile, and structurally sound shelters for disaster zones.

The Canadian-Jordanian’s Weaving a Home project not only provides flexible, transportable shelter, but also incorporates water collection, solar power generation and solar water heating into the design.

Each tent has its own water collection system, utilizing the natural channels formed by the skin to direct water to the storage point. By using a fabric with strong thermal properties, the tents can alsoconvert solar radiation into power and heat collected water for showering.

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Sep 14