An Exuberant Manifesto
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.
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.
Global Ideas Bank
Buckminster Fuller Challenge
Utopian World Championships
Bruce Mau Design
Inhabitat (under the motto "Design will save the world")
Design for [with?] the other 90%
For US efforts in this direction, see
The New Urbanism
William McDonough and Michael Braungart's Cradle to Cradle paradigm. There are many good links to their work
online: here is one.
Compostmodernism – finally a form of postmodernism to get behind!
See for example Adele Peters, Heirloom Design
Improv everywhere: "we cause scenes" -- this has possibilities!
Hope: Howard Zinn's words of encouragement
New social forms
Ecosteries: ecological monasteries
Dolores LaChapelle, "Ritual is Essential"
Earthlinks: Connecting People-at-risk with Earth-at-risk
Forest kindergartens (and why stop there?)
Humans and other animals
Cultured meat: the latest
Jamming with orcas
Stewart Brand's "Clock of the Long Now" is being built:
Follow links to other attention-lengthening projects from this page.
Joanna Macy and the Nuclear Guardianship Project
Curt Stager's book Deep Future: The Next 100,000 Years – a useful shift of perspective
Toward a cosmic environmentalism
For the latest on extra-solar planets, start with
A conventional green case for space exploration:
On solar sailing, see the excellent Wikipedia page at
SETI and dolphins
Cultures of the Imagination -- with extraterrestrials!
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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