Community Power: Samsø Island’s Transformation from Crisis, to Experiment, to Model of Sustainability

At the center of human endeavor is a need to connect. Relationships of necessity form societies to ensure survival, providing security against natural forces and the fulfillment of social drivers. Alongside the acceleration of technologies spurred by the industrial revolution, a global community has emerged, where the exchange of goods, energy and ideas continue to …

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Summer in Copenhagen, Part 3: Housing & Internship

"The city of Copenhagen is a walkable, bike-friendly haven offering a network of pedestrian streets and wide, devoted bicycle lanes.  In the pedestrian only sections of town, people dine in the streets as performers play the violin or sometimes the accordion nearby. The city is equipped with excellent public transportation via buses, metros and trains. …

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Summer in Copenhagen, Part 2: To Vancouver first!

“….I applied to intern with a startup company matching my interests in sustainability and smart technologies. I had a hunch that working directly within the community and experiencing the process a startup in the sustainability field undertakes, within a city known for encouraging sustainable practices, would help equip me for my own plans to help …

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A Summer in Copenhagen, Introduction

One of my foremost desires is to see a sustainable future -- one that benefits all and protects the most vulnerable -- come to fruition. Incorporating smart technology with an understanding of what makes for a healthy society and world can help make such a future possible. It is my belief that responsibly developing solutions …

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Barefoot Suffocation

Bare feet pace rhythmically across the wet, glistening asphalt as rainwater is corralled into a tiny rippled stream. It pools by the blocked drain where an isolated silver maple tree lost its limb to the chaos of the winds. The waters are rising; to her, it's a drizzle. For years she's strained her dainty neck to keep her head …

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The Indigence of Inhibition

Shaky fingers caress the heartstrings of a stranger, as the mind tingles in anticipation of uncharted consequence. What has changed in these past few weeks, to take a panicking person and make her new, refurbished from the rubbish that'd convened in recess? 'Oft caught naked and rocking by the inward eye, arms wrapped tightly 'round …

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Dancing until we Cease.

  Too beautiful not to share first..: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMSBBRhdFc4   We dance through these seasons, spinning and flowing Gracefully, tragically We think they'll always come. We'll always be young- But then the goosebumps find us. And we taste that dry cold air of unspoken despair; a beautiful knowing that one day we'll be undone. And as …

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