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This is a lightly annotated list of some  of my favorite links for green imagineers. Just a sampling! Some of these are also included in the Chapter Notes at the end of the book, but many other links in the Notes are more like supporting citations for claims made in the text. This list is more for explorers out at the leading edges of green dreaming -- meant to provoke and intrigue. Let us know what you think, and please do contribute your own favorite links as well. 



Co-Imagineers
In general, there are all sorts of ideas out there, and all sorts of places  -- as adventurous as you want -- that want to hear about and even support yours.



   Worldchanging
         http://www.worldchanging.com/



   Global Ideas Bank
        http://www.globalideasbank.org/site/home/



   Buckminster Fuller Challenge
        http://challenge.bfi.org/



   Utopian World Championships
        http://utopianwc.com/info/main.asp



  Ashoka Changeshops
        http://www.changemakers.com/innovations


Designers

   Bruce Mau Design
        http://www.brucemaudesign.com/4817/112450/work/incomplete-
        manifesto-for-growth



   Inhabitat (under the motto "Design will save the world")
        http://inhabitat.com/aerohotel-by-alexander-asadov/



   Design for [with?] the other 90%
        http://www.designother90.org/cities/home
       
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jm9gZZDzH8


Transforming cities

   Transition Towns
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transition_town
        For US efforts in this direction, see
        http://www.postcarbon.org/relocalize

   The New Urbanism
         http://www.newurbanism.org/

   Resilient suburbia
        http://www.jeffvail.net/2008/11/resilient-suburbia-3-weighing
        potential.html

   Vertical forests

        http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/9AzhZI/www.greenmuze.com/nature/trees/4243-milans-vertical-forest.html

   Car-Free Net
        http://www.worldcarfree.net/


Stuff

   William McDonough and Michael Braungart's Cradle to Cradle paradigm. There are many good links to their work

   online: here is one.
        http://www.greenatworkmag.com/gwsubaccess/01novdec/
        reinventing5.html



   Compostmodernism – finally a form of postmodernism to get behind!
        http://www.compostmodern.org/

        See for example Adele Peters, Heirloom Design
        worldchanging.com/archives/009630.html


Making change

   Improv everywhere: "we cause scenes" -- this has possibilities!
        http://improveverywhere.com/

   Culture jamming
        http://depts.washington.edu/ccce/polcommcampaigns/
       
CultureJamming.htm

   Hope: Howard Zinn's words of encouragement
        http://thetyee.ca/Citizentoolkit/2004/11/29/OptimismOfUncertainty/


New social forms

   Ecosteries: ecological monasteries
        http://www.ecostery.org/default.htm

   Bioregionalism afoot
        http://www.salmonnation.com/index.php

   Dolores LaChapelle, "Ritual is Essential"

        http://www.context.org/ICLIB/IC05/LaChapel.htm



   Earthlinks: Connecting People-at-risk with Earth-at-risk
        http://earthlinks-colorado.org/

   Forest kindergartens (and why stop there?)
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood_kindergarten


Humans and other animals

   Cultured meat: the latest
        en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultured_meat
        Also:
        invitromeat.org

   Jamming with orcas
         interspecies.com


Long views

   Stewart Brand's "Clock of the Long Now" is being built:
        http://longnow.org/clock/
        Follow links to other attention-lengthening projects from this page.

   Joanna Macy and the Nuclear Guardianship Project
        context.org/ICLIB/IC28/Macy.htm
        joannamacy.net/nuclearguardianship.html



    Curt Stager's book Deep Future: The Next 100,000 Years  – a useful shift of perspective

          http://www.curtstager.com/Writings.php



Toward a cosmic environmentalism

   For the latest on extra-solar planets, start with
        http://www.exoplanet.eu/

   A conventional green case for space exploration:
        http://www.worldchanging.com/archives//000305.html

   On solar sailing, see the excellent Wikipedia page at
        en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_sail



   SETI and dolphins
        wired.com/wiredscience/2011/02/seti-dolphins/#

   Cultures of the Imagination -- with extraterrestrials!
        http://contact-conference.org/archive/coti.html

         I took part in COTI 2012. We were assigned a star system, focused from there on a life-generating planet (actually

         moon), and evolved a promising critter and eventually a space-faring civilization. One of my self-assigned tasks was to

         write up the result as an epic poem. If you're interested, check out "Graxes Rock" here.

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