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Trillion Fund: where normal people can invest (and save the world)

Posted on by Matt-Kennedy Good

… Fund. Trillion Fund’s modest goal is to eventually raise a trillion dollars for sustainable energy projects. Just as ambitious is the fund’s goal of raising it in small increments from people looking to invest modest amounts of money.

Trillion Fund is led by a diverse group of overachievers from the investment, tech and renewable energy industries. Julia Groves is one of them. I caught up with her last week to discuss her plan to use crowdfunding to save the world (and help normal …

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Could equity based crowdfunding pay for your retirement (and save the world)?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… Trillion Fund has the modest goal of raising a trillion dollars in order to solve the world’s energy needs. They plan to do it by making investing something profitable and engaging for normal people. I like their style. Come back next week to hear all about it.

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Winds of change: can crowdsourcing help solve environmental problems?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… important in efforts to preserve our environment. But, just like alternative sources of energy, harnessing it so that it delivers reliable, useful results, can be difficult. We need some more ambitious ideas.

If you know of any crowdsourcing projects succeeding (or failing) to help the environment, please join the discussion below.


Crowded planet: desperately seeking sustainability

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… “crowd sharing” could eventually see communities pooling everything from surplus space and energy, to food and power drills.

Steffen’s ideas might sound ambitious (he does want Americans to stop driving cars, after all), but many of his “predictions” are already a crowdsourced reality. In her latest publication The Enabling City, Chiara Camponeschi (another sustainability guru), lists an incredible variety of collaborative city projects – global and local. There’s …

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Crime-sourcing: the dark side of the crowd

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… make people suspicious of crowdsourcing in general? Right now there’s a lot of “positive-energy” around crowdsourcing. If we lose this, we risk losing the crowd altogether. Imagine people thinking: “those digital moles sure look cute, but what if they’re really a furry front for some evil cyber villain?” Or if crime-sourced games started infiltrating social networks (gives Mafia Wars a whole new meaning).

Of course, this is all speculation – a worst case scenario. …