Tag Archives: Western Europe

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

Posted on by Matt-Kennedy Good

… an alternative to fossil fuels fast – public support for change is enormous, especially here in Western Europe. But people think they can’t make a difference. The companies we offer to investors will all be dedicated to sustainable energy generation. People who invest with us will be helping to change the world.

If people can see where their money is going and the difference it is making, we think it has the power to change the way people invest. We want normal people to be able to get …

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Crowdsource a country clean? Yes we can.

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… is the cleanest country on earth, or the map is biased in favor of Flickr-friendly regions like Western Europe and the US.)

The combination of public archives, data-mining and human intelligence makes Let’s do it! a cost-effective way to target waste, and a great way to mobilize the masses. The platform has a simple ideology: one person, one action, one day at a time can make a real difference. This vision is backed up by a powerful technical system, able to manage and coordinate …

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Crowded planet: desperately seeking sustainability

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… problem (except for reindeer and right-wing politicians ). But we’re probably as guilty as any Western nation when it comes to over-consuming resources.

As well as rapidly reproducing, humans are fast becoming an “overwhelmingly urban species”. By 2050 there will be over 8 billion people living in cities. Can we find a way (other than by crowd funding a moon colony ) to live sustainably on such a crowded planet? According to some experts (and kindergarten teachers everywhere) the …

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Will 3D printing and crowdsourcing bring the industrial revolution home?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

In Europe and the US right now, almost no issue commands more air time than persistently high unemployment rates (other than what Kate Middleton is wearing, of course). But beyond the depressing jobless figures, new trends may be changing labor markets, and the economy as a whole.

Crowdsourcing was one of 2011’s buzzwords, but its potential is still largely unrealized. 3D printing looks set to …


The Great War Archive: could crowd conscription help?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… risk of being lost. Those that do survive are often either gathering dust in private homes around Europe, or too delicate to allow the general public to freely access them.

One Europe, working together

With this in mind (and to show that European collaboration is not limited to arguing over government debt), Europeana – Europe’s digital archive, library and museum – aims to make over 400,000 key documents and images from World War I freely available online (with help from …