Got a window? Then you can grow your own food. A group of driven, DIY-types from around the world are helping to bring hydroponic systems home. In her TED talk “A Garden in My Apartment” (below), Britta Riley of Windowfarms — vertical food gardens, if you will — shows how a socially-driven community of 24,000 hydroponics buffs […]
Can green Kickstarter projects succeed?
Kickstarter’s on fire. Notable funding successes include Diaspora, C-Loop and TikTok+LunaTik, the swank watch bands for the new iPod Nano that caused a stir in the blogosphere late last year. Some Kickstarter-funded films even made it to Sundance and two took home honors. The innovative service leverages the web and social media to help artists […]
Collaborative Consumption: The fifth ‘R’
Video: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Repair. Let’s add Redistribute to the list. Rachel Botsman, co-author of “What’s Mine Is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption,” has a great TED Sydney presentation on how social media and the “frictionless” aspects online community building are changing the behavior of consumers. From item swap sites to car sharing […]