How to Save the World

How to Save the World

August 28, 2008 How to Find Community Byron Bay, Australia Caves Branch, Belize The 500sf home above was built using local, healthy, natural materials into a woodland hill in Wales ,is sustainable and energy-efficient, and cost about 1500 hours plus£3000 ($6000).

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Preparing for Civilization's Collapse: How Do We Create Community?

How to Save the World

Hopkins village in Belize (photo above) where Joe now lives was founded of necessity three hundred years ago when a group of slave ships was shipwrecked and the escapees needed to find a place to live together. BLOG How Do We Create Community?

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Competitive advantage from better interactions

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

These "tacit" activities—involving the exchange of information, the making of judgments, and a need to draw on multifaceted forms of knowledge in exchanges with coworkers, customers, and suppliers—are increasingly a part of the standard model for companies in the developed world. But building these advantages wont be easy: companies must alter the way they craft strategies, design organizations, manage talent, and leverage technology.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Imagine, innovate and realize the community: This is the collective work of designing and building the community to meet the criteria you have set. As unnatural as it may seem, and asunhappy and unfulfilled as it may make us, and as unresponsive,irresponsible and unsustainable as we know it to be, most of us areresigned to this model. This is the model of most affluent nations, andmost of the worlds cities everywhere.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

My recent visits to Belize (wonderfully warm, but soon to becomeanother failed state struggling nation), Australia (warm in the moretropical parts, but already environmentally challenged and so very faraway), and New Zealand (delightful, lovely and full of smart,knowledgeable people, but almost as cold as Canada) have persuaded methat the country that I have called home for almost all of my life is,perhaps, not where I or any other human was really meant to live.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

My recent visits to Belize (wonderfully warm, but soon to becomeanother failed state struggling nation), Australia (warm in the moretropical parts, but already environmentally challenged and so very faraway), and New Zealand (delightful, lovely and full of smart,knowledgeable people, but almost as cold as Canada) have persuaded methat the country that I have called home for almost all of my life is,perhaps, not where I or any other human was really meant to live.

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