On July 17, 2008, Al Gore issued this challenge: "America must commit to producing 100% of our electricity from cheap, clean renewable energy sources like solar and wind within 10 years."
This community is dedicated to meeting Gore's challenge. We encourage people to share news relating to Gore's challenge, climate change, advances or opportunities in renewable fuels, sustainable business practices, community efforts toward sustainable energy, reviews of relevant books, and related topics. Please consider adding "Gore's challenge" to your Interests -- the more people who know about this, the better our chance of meeting the goal.
For gore_challenge, good matches would include communities interested in: environmentalism, politics, activism, ecovillages, global warming, alternative energy, green living, human-powered transportation, public transportation, sustainable business, relocalization, and other "green" or "sustainable" themes.
Cyberfunded Creativity is a new, growing business model. It allows writers, artists, musicians, crafters, and other creative folks to sell their goods and services directly to audiences online. It allows ordinary, individual people to support performers and artisans they admire, which encourages them to produce more of what their audience members enjoy. It cuts out the middleman, putting more money in the hands of hard-working creators and more control in the hands of enthusiastic consumers. CFC is most often done through blogs and personal websites, and there are many variations on how people do it.
For crowdfunding, good matches would include communities interested in: writing, reading, music, artwork, inspiration, creative business endeavors, audience interaction, online business models, and cyberspace theory. We're especially interested in connecting with anyone else who is practicing any of the several flavors of cyberfunded creativity; see profile and community for examples.
This community is a gathering place for people who like to cook and eat food that can be prepared on a very low budget. Both vegetarian and meat dishes are welcome. Both "healthy" (modified to reduce fat, sugar, salt, etc.) and "full-nutrient" versions are welcome. Anything that can be safely eaten by humans, even if it's something that not everybody considers acceptable to eat (beef tongue, potato peelings, etc.) is welcome. Use your imagination and ingenuity.
For cheap_cookin, good matches would include communities interested in: cooking, food, recipes, cookbooks, saving money, living on a budget, gardening, and so forth.
If you would like to exchange links, please contact me. Specify which of my communities you'd like to affiliate with, and what community you think would be a good match for it. I look forward to hearing from you!