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SHOJI SADAO, QUIET VISIONARY

We are saddened to announce that Shoji Sadao passed away on November 3rd in Japan at the age of 92.

LIFT ECONOMY'S NEXT MBA

Are you a concerned citizen with a bold world-changing idea? Do you have a friend/family member wanting to align their work or money with their values?

FISCAL SPONSORSHIP HIGHLIGHT: GOOD MACHINE

In the near future, a fleet of autonomous undersea robots will dramatically accelerate regenerative aquaculture by planting heat-resistant coral 10 times faster than current human planting techniques.  And elsewhere, scalable solar-powered refrigeration units will help reduce rotting wastage in small-hold fishing communities.

Drawdown Virtual

Project Drawdown, co-founded by Executive Director of BFI, Amanda Joy Ravenhill, is partnering with Penn State to hold the first international conference on Drawdown — Research to Action: The Science of Drawdown, on September 16-19, 2019.

CO-AUTHOR THE CO-OPERATING MANUAL FOR SPACESHIP EARTH WITH US

As Fuller said, ”There are no mere passengers aboard Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.

WELCOME FROM TOM CHI, BFI NEW BOARD CHAIR

Dear BFI Community, 

I'm excited to serve as the new chair of the BFI board of directors. My background is in the technology world working initially as a physicist, inventor, engineer, designer, executive, and (most recently) investor seeking to help humanity become a net positive to nature. You can learn a lot more about how I see the world here:

Can Cooperatives Save Us From the Next Economic Crisis?

In the summer of 2009, economists reported that one-third of the capital equipment in the United States stood idle while some 17 percent of the workforce were either unemployed, forced into part-time jobs, or “discouraged” from even seeking work.

Welcome Shana Rappaport to the BFI Board of Directors

BFI is honored to welcome Shana Rappaport to our Board of Directors. In her role as Vice President and Executive Director of VERGE with GreenBiz Group, Shana has spent the last six years building and scaling the premier global event series focused on accelerating the clean economy and addressing the climate crisis.

Lectures, tours and workshops highlight fiftieth anniversary of Buckminster Fuller’s design revolution

In 1969, designer, scientist, developer, writer and Southern Illinois University Carbondale professor Buckminster Fuller published his manifesto for a design revolution. Now, fifty years later, Fuller’s work will be recognized as part of the Charles D. Tenney Lecture series at SIU.

Jeff Bridges Mentioned Buckminster Fuller and Geodesic Dome at the 2019 Golden Globes

Jeff Bridges was honored at the 2019 Golden Globes with the Cecil B. DeMille Award, which recognizes lifetime achievement in film. Many people watching his acceptance speech, though, thought he was channeling his character in one particular film—The freewheeling, pot-loving Dude from The Big Lebowski.