'A Public Thing' sparks conversations and...
Good Work Group is incredibly excited to be involved with A Public Thing, an ongoing space for conversations and inspiration in-person, in print, and online. Here’s a little bit about the project, a collaboration with Works Progress, Sarah Peters, Good Work Group, Sam Gould from Red76, Molly Balcom Raleigh, and a growing group of artists, designers & writers. A Public Thing is a...
Minneapolis food swaps help build community
In cities all over the world, community-building around sustainable food is being further inspired by local food swaps. According to a story today in IFpress: “The contemporary bartering venue is a place to exchange locally-produced food, share sustainable food-growing techniques and promote community building. Food is the only currency; no exchange of money takes place.” Of course,...
"Undriver licenses" reveal commitment to a cause
Undriver licenses are talking mobility to the next level, allowing those who care about the environment and their health to pledge their support in unique ways. With this badge of honor, users are committed to a cause and movement, and have a daily reminder to prove it. The Undriver movement also asks users to share their story, allowing them not only to be a participant but a leader for the...
Cool event alert: Renewable Energy 101
Our pals over at the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society are holding a class in January for anyone interested in learning more about DIY renewable energy. According to the site: This class introduces technology alternatives and options, including solar PV (electric), solar hot water and space heating, passive solar and active solar hot air heating, wind energy, energy efficiency, RE environmental...
Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education expert and recipient of the RSA Benjamin Franklin award talks about educational paradigms using an animated storyboard.
Bakeries & pastry shops become resale shops in...
In France, ressourceries (resource shops) are recycling, upcycling, restoring, repairing and reselling consumer goods. Read more on TreeHugger.com.
Brita Riley’s exploration of urban food growing has grown into a vision resulting in an open source website that is changing how we think about growing food. Our.windowfarms.org connects urban farmers from all over the world share successes and failures with their own window farms in order to further the global development of hydroponic edible gardens for urban windows.