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SPACESHIP EARTH MOVIE NOW PLAYING

The Buckminster Fuller Institute has partnered with Academy Award-winning studio NEON to present SPACESHIP EARTH, the true, stranger-than-fiction, the adventure of eight visionaries who in 1991 spent two years quarantined inside of a self-engineered replica of Earth’s ecosystem called BIOSPHERE 2.  The

2020 GLOBAL SOLUTIONS LAB WITH MEDARD GABEL

Medard Gabel is running a virtual 2020 Global Solutions Lab from June 21-29, 2020.  Students and young professionals will be briefed by the UN experts (from the UN Development Program, UN Environmental Program, UNESCO, UNICEF, WHO, and other UN agencies) to develop comprehensive strategies for solving some of the world’s most critical problems and present their work to the UN. 

MEETING POINTS WITH ABEER SHEIKALY

Recently, we had the pleasure of talking to Abeer Sheikaly, a Jordanian woman working across sectors of architecture, design, fine art, and cultural production. She has designed and developed a unique tent, created with high performing structural fabric systems, exploring the social implications of creating homes for displaced communities.

FIVE TWO-YEAR PHASES OF THE DESIGN SCIENCE DECADE

We are now two months into what BFI is calling “the second Design Science Decade” and we are right on track to fulfill Fuller’s vision of retooling the world to work for 100% of life in 10 years.

WE ARE ONE WORLD

“We are facing a tremendous crisis, a crisis of consciousness. The turning point, the perceptive decision, the challenge, is not in politics, in religion, in the scientific world; it is in our consciousness. One has to understand the consciousness of mankind, which has brought us to this point.” - J. Krishnamurti

NEW PLATFORM FOR REGEN NETWORK

Regen Network - Platform for a Thriving Planet - is an ecological contracting platform startup that offers businesses, governments, and institutions a simple way to regenerate the world’s ecosystems.

SCIENTISTS IDENTIFY HOW MANY TREES TO PLANT TO STOP THE CLIMATE CRISIS

Around 0.9 billion hectares (2.2 billion acres) of land worldwide would be suitable for reforestation, which could ultimately capture two thirds of human-made carbon emissions.

WINNERS OF THE YUN FOUNDATION INCENTIVE PRIZE

The Buckminster Fuller Institute and The Yun Foundation are thrilled to announce the winners of the Incentive Prize. We would like to congratulate Anthony Myint and Joshua Seims, the two winners, for their stellar contributions to design science solutions addressing our planet’s most crucial issues

FISCAL SPONSORSHIP HIGHLIGHT: TECHNE VERDE LAUNCHING COMMUNITAS.ZONE PRIVATE SOCIAL NETWORK 

Communitas.Zone is an integrated private communication and collaboration network designed for social change leaders, communities and organizations creating positive change worldwide. 

SPACESHIP EARTH MEMEFEST: BLUE CARBON 

Blue Carbon initiatives -- a new wave of ocean conservation efforts -- are among the best levers we have to reverse global warming while also boosting the health of local communities and increasing resilience to extreme weather, sea-level rise.