Science and Technology Postings

World Bank Divests from Fossil Fuels

In a stunning declaration, The World Bank announced that it will respond to climate change by ending its financial support for all oil and gas extraction within two years. The Bank announced this bold step at the One Planet conference in Paris in mid-December 2017, which commemorated the two year anniversary of the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement.

Cleantech Forum San Francisco

The 16th annual Cleantech Forum will take place January 22-24th in San Francisco with the goal to chart the future and connect the globe.

Start-Up Energy Transition Award 2018

Start Up Energy Transition Award 2018 was launched in Bonn Germany at the COP23 UN Climate Conference. The award identifies global start-ups working on energy transition. Application are due on January 31st. “Start Up Energy Transition is a global initiative for visionaries and vanguards fighting climate change. We know there are many initiatives and great ideas out there.

Kiss the Ground, the Book

Kiss the Ground, a soil advocacy group, has published its book of the same title. It features stories of carbon-capturing soil, many well-crafted graphics about regenerative agriculture and approachable science. You can learn about many whole systems approaches and models like the small water cycle and perennial grasses.

GreenWave is one of the 25 Best Inventions of 2017, according to Time Magazine

GreenWave, the 2015 winner of the Fuller Challenge, was featured as one of the best inventions of the year by Time Magazine. They are in good company along with Tesla’s Model 3 and a hijab that empowers women athletes.

Regenerative Earth Summit

At the Regenerative Earth Summit on November 6th and 7th at the University of Colorado in Boulder there will be a focus on soil, climate, and culture.

Visualizing Sustainable Solutions

Visualizing Sustainable Solutions, By Peter Meisen

Where do we go to grapple with the critical issues of our time? Today’s problems are more complex, interconnected, and nearly impossible to solve within our standard silos of expertise.

GreenWave Wins INDEX Award

This October, 2015 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Winner GreenWave was selected as the recipient of the international INDEX Award, considered “the Nobel Prize of sustainable design” with a grand prize of £500,000. BFI and the Challenge program are thrilled by this new recognition for GreenWave.

Bhungroo Wins the 2017 Buckminster Fuller Challenge


NEW YORK CITY (October 11, 2017) - The Buckminster Fuller Challenge is pleased to announce the winner of the 2017 Challenge: Bhungroo, a project of the Sustainable Green Initiative Forum (SGIF) in Gujarat State, India. The project was submitted by Trupti Jain and Biplab Ketan Paul, SGIF’s co-founders.