Environment Forum

from PopTech:

Making it right in New Orleans

October 25, 2010

PopTech speaker Tom Darden is the executive director of the Make It Right Foundation, the organization started by Brad Pitt to rebuild affordable, green homes in New Orleans' lower ninth ward. Make It Right has already built 50 homes and are in the midst of construction for another 30. Their initial goal is to build a total of 150.

from PopTech:

Does our economy make us happy?

October 19, 2010


By Lisa Gansky

The opinions expressed are her own.

Does our economy make us happy?

The crash-and-burn of the financial system, a prolonged recession, and high unemployment obviously cause us enormous distress. We are forced to ask ourselves, “What can we afford now?”

from Adam Pasick:

Nike, the albatross, and sustainable design

October 24, 2009

photo by Kris Krüg

A dead baby albatross is a tough act to follow.

Nike's Lorrie Vogel took the stage at Poptech this week to talk about the company's sustainable product design efforts.

from Adam Pasick:

Victims of the Pacific Trash Gyre

October 23, 2009
Chris Jordan, Midway, Message from the Gyre  Midway by Chris Jordan

Have you ever seen 500 people stunned into a complete and devastated silence?