Conflict of Interest Al Gore Suggests
posted by October 26 at 21:20 PMon
Worldchanging, a tiny Seattle nonprofit and web site that is well-known internationally (and to me) but relatively obscure on its home turf, is celebrating the release of its book, “Worldchanging: A User’s Guide to the 21st Century,” with a talk by sci-fi writer and futurist Bruce Sterling and Worldchanging.com editor Alex Steffen at Town Hall this Saturday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m., (leaving plenty of time for Halloween parties!). Tickets are $5.
The book is a latter-day Whole Earth Catalog with more than 600 pages of solutions to problems such as climate change, poverty, and the AIDS epidemic. It’s an optimistic peek at a future radically transformed by technology, green design, clean energy, nonviolent protest, green transportation, women’s rights, public health, new media and more.
In his forward to the book, former vice president Al Gore says it “not only shows what is already possible, but also helps all of us imagine what might be—in our own homes, in our communities, and for the planet as a whole. Taken together, these solutions present a picture of a future that is not dark or catastrophic, but one that is full of hope and within our grasp.”