The Breakthrough Challenge – an update from Volans

Newsletter September 2014   The Breakthrough Challenge Team Volans is excited because the coming months will see us going into Breakthrough overdrive – hyperdrive, even. Key developments include the launch of our latest book, the start of the latest phase of our Breakthrough Capitalism program and the second round of …

News @NEON – New Observatory Director, new airborne data, and more

  Fall 2014  In this issue Observatory Director New airborne data available New higher education video on LiDAR data Construction updates Fall into Phenology 2014 NEON summer intern blogs Call for papers: Understanding uncertainty in remotely sensed vegetation data products New jobs in NEON science NEON hires new Observatory Director …

Heads of Exclusive Global Institutions Call for “Inclusive Capitalism”

                                Press Release                               May 29, 2014   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE      Heads of Exclusive Global Institutions Call for “Inclusive …

Ecocities: Emerging To support humanity’s transition to the Ecozoic Era

  Greetings!   It’s been a busy year for Ecocity Builders. Program wise, we launched the EcoCitizen World Map Project with pilots now starting in Morocco, Egypt and Colombia. We’re excited about the potential for this project to replicate and grow to support other cities and citizens around the world. …

Climate Bonds: ‘EBRD $250m climate bond closes

Climate Bonds has posted a new item, ‘EBRD $250m climate bond closes / Norway’s REC planning $110m 5yr convertible / We’re looking for climate science-savvy interns’1. That EBRD AAA, 5 year “environmental sustainability” bond I blogged yesterday is out; proceeds go to climate related investments. See the EBRD announcement at http://goo.gl/8HwOBH. …

Civic App Turning Residents into Agents of change

From The Ground Up How a civic app is turning city residents into agents of change By Kristine Wong Communities across the U.S. are collapsing the gap between needed services and civic improvements through an innovative citizen-to-city communications system. …Read More Why we should enable the autocatalytic city By Benjamin …