Wednesday, November 14, 2012

These guerrilla cartographers are mapping the edible world | Grist

These guerrilla cartographers are mapping the edible world | Grist:

What does the map of the edible world look like?

Hmmm...

This is a school and a Kickstarter project (crowd-sourcing) that led to some interesting results on how local is the food that is "locally grown" in Berkeley, CA.

Apparently a lot of the locally grows was very close, within 25 miles.

But California grows everything. Move this project to off season or out into the mountains and it could be very different.

But, a rather cool project just the same.

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Friday, November 9, 2012

2012 WISE Summit | WISE - World Innovation Summit for Education

2012 WISE Summit | WISE - World Innovation Summit for Education

This is a cool summit upcoming Nov 13 - 15 in Daho, Qatar.

The title of the summit itself sounds pretty clever and wise.

All sessions sound interesting but the one on sustainable education is on the 13th

Date: Tue November 13, 2012
Schedule: 10.45 - 12.15 (UTC+3h)
Moderated by: Dr. Don D. GUTTENPLAN
 
It appears that this session will be streamed live. Can't tell if a payment is required to view it though.
 
Twitter is all ajitter about it though:-) 
(#WISEenvironment on Twitter).