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BFI's Year End Fundraising Goal

This year BFI has grown faster than ever. We've got new staff, new projects and we look forward to deepening our impact on the world's most pressing problems in 2013. In these trying economic times, however, we rely on your support more than ever as well. Please donate to support our work, because we're stronger together!Donate now!




BFI Launches New Dymaxion Artifacts Store

BFI is proud to roll-out our redesigned online store, Dymaxion Artifacts! We hope you agree that the new design is more fun to browse and easier to use. Check in to see the new interface and new products too! The new address is www.bfi.goodsie.com




Staff Member, Pablo Freund's Report on NYC Flood Management

BFI Pablo Freund and colleague, Adam Yukelson report on their study of flood management in New York City, before politicians had any interest in the topic. Read more of the anticipatory report, "Resilience and Flood Risk" on the Earth Institute's website.





TRENDS + PERSPECTIVES

Challenge Semi-Finalist, Architecture for Humanity Launches Post-Sandy Restoration Plan

Architecture for Humanity launches their 5 point strategy for providing assistance to existing short-term recovery programs as well as rebuilding the damaged areas of the mid-Atlantic coastline with sustainable, resilient infrastructure. Read more here!




99% Invisible Discusses Fuller's Iconic Dome in Woods Hole, CT

In their show, "Derelicht Dome", the design radio show, 99% Invisible explains the history of Bucky's Woods Hole dome, as a restaurant, an eye-sore and a beloved icon, as well as its dubious future! Listen here!




Occupy Wall Street starts Rolling Jubilee Program to Relieve Student Debt

Activist group, Occupy Wall Street has launched a new initiative to buy off debt from burdened former students. Still in it's infancy, the program has a lot of promise andan informative website





RESOURCES

CUNY Hunter's Planning Department Releases Comprehensive Map of Sandy Relief Efforts

The folks at the CUNY Hunter developed anopen-source mapto display where people have extra resources, and where they can be put to use. For those of you in the area, find out where you can help, or add the help you need. More links on how to add info here




Naked Value available as an EBook

Now you can get a copy of Naked Value by Howard Brown, a critical explanation of today's technological landscape and how it affects industrial resource management, as an ebook! More info atdMass.net




Sam Green Launches a website for Long Song of R. Buckminster Fuller Live Documentary

If you've been waiting for Sam Green and Yo La Tengo to announce that they will be in your city next, then check out this spiffy website with up to date touring information. Read it here!





EVENTS

350.org Do The Math event comes to NYC

This Friday, Nov. 16th, Naomi Klein joins Bill McKibben and 350.org bring their lecture tour to New York, presenting the case for environmental math. If you're not in New York, stay tuned for your city's event date. Sign up now!




National Building Museum's PLAY WORK BUILD exhibit opens

The National Building Museum in Washington, DC partnered with Rockwell Group to create an interactive exhibit exploring the relationship between play and design. Looks like a great excuse to bring out their world-renowned collection of architectural building toys! Learn more here!




Peter Fend's What To Do Next at the Peanut Underground

Veteran environmental artist, Peter Fend, opened a new show in New York's Peanut Underground Gallery, with detailed drawings on subjects including seaweed and methane gas energy production. Find a review in theNew York Observer here