Archive for March, 2010


March 30, 2010

A call for Geeks and Gurus:  The Wisdom2.0 conference takes place April 30-May 2, Silicon Valley, California.

Is it possible to use online and mobile technologies with mindfulness, meaning, and wisdom? Soren Gordhamer thinks it is. What’s more, he’s hosting a three-day event dedicated to this topic.

At this conference, technologists will mingle with Zen practitioners, yoga teachers, life coaches, nonprofits, and neuroscientists. Attendees can participate in several discussions and speaker presentations.  Based on the preliminary schedule, here are a few titles:

Managing the Stream: Living Consciously and Effectively in a Connected World, presented by panelists from Google, Twitter, Upaya Zen Center, and Facebook.

Mindfulness and the Brain, presented by neuroscientist Philippe Goldin, PhD.

Post-Modern Practice: Awareness and Wisdom in the Age of Technology, presented by a panelists from Facebook, Google, Sounds True, and Yoga Journal.

Producing Attention, Consuming Awareness, presented by Twitter’s Greg Pass.

Wisdom Teachings in the Internet Age, presented by panelists from Sounds True, Huffington Post,,, and The Mindful Child.

Lessons in Social Media, presented by Whole Foods.

Technology for Good.

For more information on the Wisdom2.0 conference visit where you’ll find the complete schedule, speaker and sponsor bios, and links to the conference pages on Twitter and Facebook.

To hear an interview with author and conference host Soren Gordhamer, visit the podcast archives page at Sounds True, Insights at the Edge.

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The Carrotmob is coming!

March 15, 2010

Businesses are getting mobbed. And they’re glad. Carrotmob rewards socially responsible companies with new sales and publicity.

The organization describes itself as “a type of consumer activism in which businesses compete at how socially responsible they can be.” When a company is chosen as a winner, the “mob” shows up and spends lots of money on its products. What’s more, the store gets good press.

The Carrotmob has been focusing on environmental issues but founder Brent Schulkin is open to taking on other causes.

Learn more about Carrotmob’s mission, watch videos of past events, and find out about upcoming events worldwide at

Learn more about other groups working for a cause at

Websites with a Green Mission

March 7, 2010

If you are looking for websites providing environmental news, research, and viewpoints, you can find thousands of them by doing an online search.

Many web sites use interactive tools and social media that allow visitors to participate in learning activities.

At the No Impact Project, visitors are challenged to take a “one week carbon cleanse.” If you sign up, you’ll join a group of people for a seven-day experiment. Each day focuses on a particular topic and actions you will take to reduce your carbon footprint. For example, one day focuses on not buy anything except absolute necessities, another day focuses on not creating trash, etc. At the end of each day, you post a blog or video log and share it with friends and communities.

The website’s mission, as the No Impact Man and website founder Colin Beavan puts it, is to show viewers how each of us can “make a better place to live for ourselves and everyone else ….” If you want to learn more about the challenge, visit No Impact Project.

Visit the Repower America Wall to watch video clips made by individuals and to add your own video. When you visit the site, you’ll see a wall of photos. As you scroll over each photo it enlarges and, in most cases, includes a camera icon that you use to view the video clip.

If you want to see a message from a particular person, use the Search icon at the bottom of the screen. You’ll have several options. You can search by a person’s name, by most recent or most popular posts. The search box also includes an interactive US map where you can view participants from the state of your choice.

To submit your own video or comments, click on the Add Your Voice arrow.

Visit Repower America Wall.

To learn about other interactive green websites, read the complete article at