Sustainability Maker Convention 2013 Reminder

Reminder: World-renowned Speakers at Sustainability Maker Convention 2013, October 15th in Cologne Germany, don’t miss it! http://sustainabilitymaker.org/ Prof Ezio Manzini from Italy, will talk about social innovation and the “new open and distributed world” Prof Chris Ryan from Australia, will discuss radical innovation for Sustainabilty, the new urban and design for resilience. Prof. Dominik Walcher, innovation expert […]

Mobile emergency alerts for UK folks

People in England can receive future messages from local accidents on their mobile phone. The government plans to test its new warning system and will announce it this year. Individual tests are to be carried out on 50,000 inhabitants of Yorkshire, Suffolk and Glasgow. A public vote will follow. It is currently unclear whether the […]

Sphere Project Training

California Baptist University is hosting an official Sphere Project Training, which provides the learner with global recognition as a Disaster Responder. “The Sphere Project is a voluntary initiative that brings a wide range of humanitarian agencies together around a common aim – to improve the quality of humanitarian assistance and the accountability of humanitarian actors to their constituents, donors and […]

Sustainability Maker needs you !

Join the next big thing! Attend the first Sustainability Maker Convention, the world’s first conference on Open Innovation, Crowd Sourcing and Crowd Funding for Sustainability. Be among the first to witness the start of the next Sustainability innovation movement and to know about the www.innonatives.com open innovation for Sustainability platform. Registration Please register online before October […]

RSA – Natural Disaster relief – 2005/06

Stuart Williamson Industrial Designer Macclesfield, Cheshire, United Kingdom Ensuring the immediate supply of food/medicines/water is a key priority in responding to disaster situations. Supplies have to be delivered quickly and efficiently and this can often be difficult due to remote locations/bad weather and limited transportation available. Maximizing the capability of these supplies is vital. Examine […]

The design development of the hexi-house – part 3

While retaining the concept of a lightweight structure, made from sustainable materials, the Hexi-House design has now gone through a radically reappraisal and we have decided to abandon the original idea of a funnel shaped roof. The central downpipe has been removed and the inward sloping roof has been replaced with a simpler six-sided roof […]

Habitat for Humanity helps Haiti

Three years ago, Haiti was hit by a devastating earthquake of magnitude 7.0. Habitat for Humanity was able to help more than 200,000 people. Just recently the “Jimmy Carter Project 2012” took place. Though recovery has been slow and arduous, progress is visible in the new community of Santo.  In February 2012, 155 families moved from […]

Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value

Get the chance to scale up your impact by nominating your initiative for the Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value. The Prize is awarded every two years and helps innovative, commercially viable, and high impact initiatives achieve social scale and financial sustainability. The Laureate receives an investment of up to CHF 500 000 (approx. USD 530 000) to scale up […]