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BFI Updates

AltPress for Semi-Finalists

This year's Challenge semi-finalists are receiving a great deal of press since their announcement. Follow along on the BFI Challege media coverage page.

AltSave The Date!

Please join us in New York City, the evening of Friday June 10th to celebrate the winning solution of the 2011 Buckminster Fuller Challenge!

AltFollow BFI on Twitter!

Stay informed and help us expand our reach: become a follower of the official BFI twitter account: @BuckyFullerInst , #trimtab.

 

Trends and Perspectives

The Law of Mother Earth

Bolivia is set to pass a radical new policy named, "The Law of Mother Earth." It is intended to make humans equal to all other natural life. Read more...

New Electric Ship Terminal NYC

Instead of idling engines, large ships that dock in New York will soon be able to plug into the US East Coast's first electric ship terminal. See more here.

Google Supports Solar Power Plant

Bightsource Energy's Ivanpah solar power plant in the Mojave desert in California has recieved $168 million from Google. More at Treehugger .

 

Resources

AltSkoll World Forum Coverage

See extensive documentation of the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship; held last month in Oxford, England.

AltWorldWatch Feature

WorldWatch Institute blog, 'Nourishing the Planet' will be featuring 2011 Challenge semi-finalists' projects troughout the month of April.

Carbondale Dome Restoration

Last weekend a restoration efort lead by the RBF Dome organization began on Bucky's former dome residence in Carbondale, Il.


AltComing Soon: City Atlas NYC

City Atlas is a bottom up sustainability plan for New York City. It harnesses our depth of creative talent and puts it to use in solving and communicating environmental challenges.

 

Events

Anne Tyng: Inhabiting Geometry

Chicago: Sculpture exhibition by artist, architect, and peer to Bucky, Ann Tyng. It features room-sized models of tetra-, octa- and icosahedron. More info here.

Hypothetical Development Organization

New Orleans: The Hypothetical Development Organization, will celebrate a public launch at the Du Mois Gallery on Freret Street. The exhibition will run through April.

Elizabeth Thompson on Greenisgood.fm

BFI Executive Director, Elizabeth Thompson recently spoke with GreenIsGood.fm about the Buckminster Fuller Challenge. The show will be broadcast on May 7th.

 

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