This Week in PopTech: Microforestry, Mockumentary and Money
Friday, August 20, 2010 UTC|
- Last week marked the opening of Studio H, the core educational initiative of Project H Design, a nonprofit design organization founded by 2009 PopTech Fellow Emily Pilloton to mobilize innovative product design for social good.
- Recent photos from Carolyn Porco Imaging Science Team on the Cassini mission to Saturn include stunning shots of Saturn’s moons, Epimetheus, Tethys and Dione.
- The microforestry organization KOMAZA has a beautiful video that shows how a half-acre tree farm can change a woman’s life in rural Kenya. KOMAZA founder and 2008 Social Innovation Fellow Tevis Howard partners with poor families to plant high-profit commercial tree farms that generate life-changing income and help preserve indigenous biodiversity.
- What we’re watching: The Majestic Plastic Bag – A Mockumentary by Heal the Bay, narrated by a straight-faced, fully emoting Jeremy Irons, tracks the tenacious migration of a plastic bag from a grocery store parking lot to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
- What we’re reading: The new “Money and Mission” blog from PopTech board member and Nonprofit Finance Fund CEO, Clara Miller.
- Failure quote of the week: “There is no failure for the man who realizes his power, who never knows when he is beaten; there is no failure for the determined endeavor; the unconquerable will. There is no failure for the man who gets up every time he falls, who rebounds like a rubber ball, who persists when everyone else gives up, who pushes on when everyone else turns back.” – Orison Swett Marden
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