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Can government be run like the Internet, permissionless and open? Coder and activist Jennifer Pahlka believes it can — and that apps, built quickly and cheaply, are a powerful new way to connect citizens to their governments — and their neighbors.

From Engineering to Ecosystems

Post Carbon Institute

Urban Resilience Planning for Dummies, by Warren Karlenzig

Warren Karlenzig is president of Common Current, an internationally active urban sustainability strategy consultancy. He is author of How Green is Your City? The SustainLane US City Rankings and a Fellow at the Post Carbon Institute.

Sourcemap is the crowdsourced directory of product supply chains and carbon footprints.

Sourcemap is the crowdsourced directory of product supply chains and carbon footprints.

Sustainable Agriculture

Guidebook on Capital Investment Planning for Local Governments

This World Bank guidebook on capital investment planning is designed to help local government (LG) officers; managers of municipal utilities and service companies; and the staff of donor agencies, particularly in developing countries, to improve their capital investment decisions to build infrastructure…

The Green Standard

The Green Standard uses sciences based tools to holistically measure product impact.

Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance – Executive Order 13514

David Bartlett in a Smarter Planet article, Crossing the Sustainability Chasm

Geoffrey Moore’s ‘Crossing the Chasm’ defines the ‘Chasm’ as the gap between what it takes for early adopters to adopt a new technology versus what it takes for the early majority to buy into it. Moore believes visionaries and pragmatists have very different expectations, and he attempts to explore those differences and suggest techniques to successfully cross the “Chasm.” A similar ‘Chasm’ exists in the area of sustainability for companies trying to transition from early adopter projects to successfully planning, executing and achieving sustainability goals…

Sustainable Energy – Without the Hot Air

Sustainable Energy – without the hot air

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Conversations about Energy Policy

2050 Pathways Calculator

Try out your ideas and find your own way to reduce UK greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050. The 2050 Web tool uses real UK data to show the impact of your choices

My2050 Simulator

My2050 helps younger audiences visualise and discuss the options for reducing our greenhouse gas emissions.

 Rocky Mountain Institute’s Retrofit Depot

RetroFit Depot is the RMI’s new online resource for building owners, managers and energy service practitioners to discover the business case, best practices and tools for…

Global Energy Network Institute

R. Buckminster Fuller …highlight the relationships among all nations and cultures of the world rather than one which emphasizes artificial boundaries between them. Environmental concerns are becoming a central focus of our international agenda. Therefore, we must learn to see what unites us rather than what separates us, and to chart global resources, population and distribution patterns which characterize the complex trends and critical needs of the world today. In Fuller’s own words, ‘the Dymaxion Map reveals a One-World Island in a One-World Ocean’ which helps us to view the world as one interdependent system of relationships.

R Buckminster Fuller Library

Labels for HomesLabels for Homes

Michelle Kaufmann’s  goal is to expand the scope of her work to reach beyond the world of design and architecture to make green living accessible and achievable for all.