More than a model and a vision, Sustainia aims to be the world’s one-stop toolbox for sustainable solutions. Sustainia100 is an overview and inspiring catalogue of solutions already out there, which will make Sustainia a reality. In order to find new and inspiring solutions it’s critical to engage those who develop them around the world: you, our community.
We invited you to submit your ideas and solutions to supplement our research. The response was incredible – solutions from students, multi-national corporations, and individual crusaders, from Canada to Russia to Kenya.
Floating islands; hybrid mass transit systems; energy from speed bumps; solar power sold through the Avon business model. And each and every solution ready and being used today.
Together these solutions make up the Sustainia100, through which we aim to put today’s solutions at your fingertips. The Sustainia100 will be unveiled at a high-profile event at the Rio+20 conference this June. Later in the year one outstanding solution will win the Sustainia Award, a monetary prize to push the solution.
The Sustainia100 and the Sustainia Award will occur every year.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has"
Margaret Mead, Anthropologist
(used with permission)
"If you don't like the news .... go out and make some of your own !!"
Wes "Scoop" Nisker, Newscaster
Government is a slow and tedious process. While it often includes citizen and neighborhood involvement, non-governmental, private organizations have created movements and interesting groups which can create positive change in our cities and towns.
I am fascinated by the way groups are created and how they influence public decision making. This blog merely recognizes them and forwards the description of these groups from their own websites.