In our globalized world of the 21st Century, we are all too familiar with wicked problems such as terrorism, childhood obesity, poverty, and racism. Imagine a world in which people collaborated across boundaries to solve systemic problems at their roots. What if communities could thrive on sustainable systems that strengthened citizens and the natural environment at the same time? Within the trans-disciplinary field of innovation, there is a niche known as Social Innovation.
*featured article on Design Ethos What if we could empower communities worldwide to form networks supporting the core beliefs of Sustainability? What if we could unite local businesses, leaders, artists, teachers, suppliers and every day civilians? What if there was a website that compiled data about all the sustainable businesses in your area? Guess what…it exists! Look no further than The Green Map! The Green Map is a tool developed by Thomas Turnbull, Lela Prasa, Wendy E.
*featured article on Design Ethos: http://www.designethos.org/ Most people would agree the Industrial Revolution rapidly transformed the quality of life in the United States and created the concept of the “American Dream.” Industrialization of numerous countries around the world also took place around the same time. Overall, people around the world were overjoyed by the advancements in medicine, public education, and material wellbeing. However, innovation came at a price. A