Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Worldchanging for the Green

Greetings to all our readers, volunteers, and fellow garden and sustainability enthusiasts,

Last week the sustainability met to assess our progress, budget and future plans, and one of the many possibilities we addressed was introducing other valuable organizations and resources that are committed to sustainability, and possibly looking into recruiting speakers for workshops and lectures about our community learning garden, and sustainability.

One such organization that came up is local, Seattle-based “WorldChanging,” a nonprofit media group with a global network, and global goals of affecting sustainable change. Since its inception 7 years ago, Worldchanging has produced a bestselling book: “Worldchanging: A User’s Guide for the 21st Century,” which is widely considered an encyclopedia of all things green and sustainable, and “go-to source for forward thinking, solutions-based journalism that takes a big picture approach to sustainability,” and publishing more than 11,000 articles related articles, with local issue specific blogs for Denver, Seattle and Canada. Earning Worldchanging the honor of being rated the second largest sustainability site on the web by Nielsen Online in 2008.

Worldchanging: A User’s Guide to the 21st Century,” is a 600 page compilation of solutions from across the globe. Among its many accolades it has been on Amazon’s bestseller list in both the U.S. and Canada, and won the Green Prize for sustainable literature, and one of the books of the year by BusinessWeek. The book has also been translated into French, German, and Korean, and expects to soon be available in several others.

Co-founder and Executive Editor of, and editor of “Worldchanging: A User’s Guide to the 21st Century,” Alex Steffen, spreads the message of sustainability global through regular speaking appearances at leading companies such as Nike, Amazon, Yahoo!, and has been hosted as a keynote speaker at design and invocation conferences across the globe including Ted, Pop! Tech, as well at some of the world’s leading universities including Harvard, Yale and Stanford.

His talk last November in Seattle’s Town Hall, explored why our present global crisis requires a different approach to reach a greener future in which we can provide increased prosperity, security, and quality of life for everyone on the planet, and helped influence Seattle’s adopting the goal of carbon neutrality by 2030.

Today he will be addressing Seattle again on “The State of the Future,” where he will be presenting his new ideas on “planetary futurism,” global solutions, and the next big step towards a sustainable future.

Best of luck to Alex and Worldchanging in all their green endeavors. And to our readers, volunteers, and fellow green enthusiasts, check out the latest goals, events, and news from Worldchanging on their website, or their book for solutions for a more sustainable future.

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