Education Postings

Systems Practice: A Practical Approach to Move from Impossible to Impact

Acumen+ and Omidyar have teamed up to offer a course in systems practice. Read this article to learn about a team’s experience with the class as well as the difference between Design Thinking and Systems Thinking. Sign up for the class here.

International Living Future’s Biophilic Design Map

The 2012 Fuller Challenge winner, Living Building Challenge has a new map of examples of biophilic design from around the world.

Soil Carbon Cowboys Videos

Enjoy these videos about a new type of cowboy that farms carbon in addition to grazing cattle. Stories come from all over the United States and tell stories of cascading benefits that result from managing carbon.

Biophilia Resources from Terrapin

Terrapin Bright Green offers some great research and resources for Biophilic design. Biophilia is the human desire to affiliate with nature. Practicing biophilic design can lower stress, increase productivity and improve moods.

Fourth Annual Biomimicry Global Design Challenge

The Biomimicry Institute launched their fourth annual challenge, focused on finding nature-inspired solutions to mitigate, adapt to, and/or reverse climate change.

Energy Lab Accelerator

Apply by February 18, 2018, to attend the Energy Lab that takes place in Sydney, Australia next May. The Lab is designed to support new energy businesses in their launch and growth stages.

Katapult Future Fest

Katapult Future Fest will take place May 14-16, 2018, in Oslo, Norway. The Fest is a three-day experience with speakers, concerts, workshops, and more. The participants are a blend of tech entrepreneurs, futurists, and impact investors focused on creating a responsible future.

Chasing Coral

“Chasing Coral” is a moving documentary about Earth’s coral reefs and the increase in bleaching events over the past few years due to warming ocean temperatures. The ocean absorbs 93% of heat trapped in the earth’s atmosphere. Without our oceans, the average air temperature would be 122 degrees Fahrenheit.

Accelerator Selection Tool

The Accelerator Selection Tool is a new resource to assist social entrepreneurs. The tool contains the most comprehensive list of accelerators, incubators, business plan competitions, and fellowship programs focused on positive impact in the world. "Did you know that it takes an entrepreneur an average of 60 hours to determine which accelerator programs to apply for?

Explorable Explanations

Explorables is a fun site that collects tools and games for learning through play. It is curated by a group of artists, coders, and educators and includes over 90 resources for learning about a wide variety of subjects from physics to philosophy.