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Visionaries

Solving the world's problems requires vision, and not just one. We want to hear yours. Join our team of leading environmentalists and visionaries by sharing your vision for the future with us. By collecting your ideas, we believe we can channel our collective energy into action.

Visions

I am honored today, October 24, 2030, to be chosen as storyteller by the Smithsonian Institution's Council of American Peoples at the opening of the Geno Baroni Center for Democracy, a satellite institution of the Smithsonian in Acosta, Pennsylvania. Geno Baroni was born here 100 years ago, on October 24, 1930, as the son of Italian immigrants. Guido, his father, worked in the Somerset coal mine here in Acosta. Josephine, his mother, survived...

Societal and technological transformation in the face of climate change will be won or lost in our cities and urban communities. This is not just because of the global urban demographic shift with more than 50 percent of the population now living in urban conditions, or because cities contribute around 70 to 80 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, but it is as much to do with the growing economic and political importance of cities.1,2,3...

Featured Interviews

Sir Robert Tony Watson is a British chemist who has been described by the New York Times as "an outspoken advocate of the idea that human actions—mainly burning coal and oil—are contributing to global warming and must be changed to avert environmental upheavals." He has chaired, co-chaired or directed national and international scientific, technical, and economic assessments of stratospheric ozone depletion, biodiversity and ecosystems, climate change, and agricultural science and technology,...
Kurdish filmmakers Shara Amin and Nabaz Ahmed spent 10 years on the roads of Kurdistan speaking to women and men about the impact of female genital mutilation (FGM) on their lives, their children and their marriages. "It took a lot of time to convince them to speak to us. This was a very taboo subject. Speaking about it on camera was a very brave thing to do,” they told The Guardian. Their film, A Handful of Ash, changed the law in Kurdistan, and may have reduced the practice by as much as 50...

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The industrial revolution is dead! Burning fossils for fuel, stuffing our bodies with poisoned factory food and filling our homes with toxic possessions; pillaging and...
Co-Existence Model of Ecologically and Socially Sustainable Earth. (updated draft of "'Evolving' the Ideal Earth Design: Ensuring Transparency".) online http://www.modelearth...
The Need for Designing the Future Collaboratively: To Whom the Future of the Earth Might Concern. (online www.ModelEarth.Org ) I propose that the differences that there exist...

Editorials

Who Owns the Sky?
Thomas Piketty's Great Inequality Debate is Missing a Solution
Smart Economics and Women's Empowerment
Connecting the Solution to the Problem
Disaster Resilience: Reflections from a National Conference
Solving the Climate Crisis at a Profit
Full Spectrum Sustainability— Developing Working Models for Community Transformation
The Next System Question and the New Economy Movement

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