Weaving our lives and the world anew
Here’s some good news: "threads" of a new culture are showing up out of 2020's "Great Unraveling"! The breakdowns of last year are revealing many “threads” of a new emerging culture of connection, cooperation, collaboration, caring, and generosity!
Below are some examples of these new “threads” in only a few areas, and these are just the tip of the iceberg. These kinds of examples are showing up increasingly in every area of our lives.
The Cultural Butterfly Project is a catalyst, inspiration, and support for this emerging culture of the greater good and well-being of all. If this culture resonates with you, please contact me.
Economy and Finance:
WellBeing Economy Alliance (WEAll):
“10 principles to build back better and create wellbeing economies”
#VisionsOfAWellbeingEconomy blog series
RSF’s Integrated Capital Institute: Financial activists leveraging capital as a tool for positive change
Truly Shifting Philanthropy’s Power Dynamics Requires New Structures for Giving
RSF Named Finalist in Fast Company’s 2020 World Changing Ideas
“What is stakeholder capitalism, and can it change business for good?”
“How repaying loans with social service transforms communities”
Stanford Designer is Making Bricks Out of Fast-Growing Mushrooms That Are Stronger than Concrete
Scientists Create Transparent Wood Nearly as Clear as Glass to Make Stronger, Better Insulating Windows
Breakthrough 3D Solar Panel Design Increases Light Absorption By 125% – A Potential Game-Changer
Bamboo Tower Produces Up To 25 Gallons of Water In A Day Without Electricity
Mini Wind Turbine Can Generate Energy Made From the Breeze You Make When Walking
These Wind Turbines Attached to Highway Street Lights Are Powered By Traffic
Kites of Renewable Energy Generate Wind Power by Flying Through the Air
Student finds bacteria that eats pollution and breathes electricity
Natural Organisms in Soil Can Power Lights With This Bio Battery, Which May Be World’s Most Disruptive Technology
Scientists Create 'Super Enzyme' That Eats Plastic Bottles Six Times Faster than Previous Enzymes
H&M In-Store Recycling Machine Turns Old Clothes into New Threads—A World First
Englishman Grows 500 Types of Edible Foods With Only a Few Hours' Work a Month
Off the Wall: Vertical Growing is Coming to a Market Near You
TED Talk: Big data, small farms and a tale of two tomatoes: the path to a healthier, zero-waste food system
How Costa Rica Slowed, Stopped, Then Reversed Deforestation in Their Rainforests
Tiny Forests Are Springing Up All Around Europe, Inspired By Japan, to Help Restore Biodiversity
TED Talk: The global movement to restore nature's biodiversity
Couple Turns Barren Estate Into Eden, Rewilding to Attract Species of Astonishing Diversity
In a world’s first, India’s dozen major ports now run fully on renewable energy
Zero-Emission Trucks Set To Make New Zealand A World Leader In Hydrogen Energy
Downtown Sydney is now powered by 100% renewable energy thanks to historic deal
Invention For Renewable Energy Inspired by the Physics of Northern Lights
New Ways of Living:
Asia's largest organic rooftop farm - located in busy Bangkok. This green roof and farm offer a Swiss army knife of solutions — flood control, solar energy, fresh produce, green space for city dwellers, jobs, learning opportunities, and more.
World's Biggest Rooftop Greenhouse in Montreal is as Big as 3 Football Fields – Now Can Feed 2% of the City
Largest urban rooftop farm in the world, now supplying produce in Paris
Scientists and Refugees Grow Crops in Desert Using Old Mattresses Bound for the Landfill
Designer Works to Erect First Modern Village to Generate its Own Electricity-and Food-in 100% Sustainable Loop
Solar is Now the Cheapest Electricity in History and Just Met 100% of Demand in South Australia For First Time
These Giant Oil Companies Are Providing EV Chargers Next to Their Gas Pumps
Volkswagen-Backed Startup is Building a Revolutionary Battery for Electric Cars
New Transparent Spray-on Coating For Windows Can Block Heat And Conduct Electricity For Cheap Smart Solution
Revolutionary Recycling Stream for Plastic AND Waste Solves Two Problems at Once
Stylish Tiny Homes Are Now Being 3D-Printed In 24 Hours And Shipped to Your Site
3D-Printer Completes the Largest 3D-Printed Home in Europe in Just 3 Weeks
TED Talk: How to build cities of the future using ancient wisdom
Beautiful Mural in Warsaw Eats Up Smog, Purifying The Air Equal to 720 Trees
How an Indian Architect is Sucking Carbon Emissions Out of the Air and Turning it into Stylish Tiles
Creating Transformative Physical Spaces for Learning and Human Flourishing
The City of Berlin Now Runs a Department Store That Sells All Recycled Goods
Ikea to Buy Back Used Furniture Worldwide in Recycling Push For Black Friday
TED Talk: Why "biofabrication" is the next industrial revolution
Dutch Man Invents Coffin That Turns Bodies Into Mushrooms: “We are nutrients, not waste”
New Ways of Being in Community and Governing Ourselves
Co-living communities, including cohousing and relatively new agrihoods.
Sociocracy: a new way to organize ourselves and make decisions that aligns with, implements, and fulfills democracy’s values of freedom, equality, and self-determination.
TED Talk: How participatory budgeting unlocks collective radical imagination.
The Institute for Ecological Civilization promotes civilizational change for the long-term wellbeing of people and the planet.