Sunday, December 30, 2007

Alex Steffen presents inspired ideas for a sustainable future

Last week we had the last part of our holiday green gift guide for book lovers. I would like to thank all the people who contributed great recommendations to the guide. Thank you all! You can find the whole guide right here -

Today I want to share with you an interesting talk of Alex Steffen, cofounder and executive editor of and also one of the contributors to our guide.

I found it on Triple Pundit and it's from a 2005 TED conference in Oxford, UK. Steffen talks about the problems we're facing and presents some of the most inspiring solutions and ideas that will help us to face the current global challenges and reach the still unimaginable sustainable future we're looking for.

Here's the description given by TED to the talk: founder
Alex Steffen offers a fast-paced round-up of radical (but possible) answers to our planet's greatest challenges, ranging from green cities and buildings, to digital collaboration tools, to ingenious tools for the developing world (flowers that detect landmines; straws that purify water as you drink; merry-go-rounds that pump water using the energy expended by children at play). As Western-style consumerism spreads to developing countries, we must re-imagine our world.

So, here it is. Enjoy!

Raz @ Eco-Libris

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