Our world and economies are unsustainable. There's over 1 billion people today that don't have sufficient access to clean drinking water. The healthcare system is broken, there's a growing need for sustainable architecture, and many other areas such as transportation, banking, and education that need to be reworked. These are only a few examples. A "Clean Economy" goes beyond just CO2 reduction. Clean Economies are smarter ecosystems of technologies, education models, business models, ways of living, and models to decrease gaps between socioeconomic classes.
We are entrepreneurs with diverse interests ranging from crowdsourcing, open source software, sustainable architecture, and clean energy. We think the key element to catalyzing change is a place where people can interact, build on each other's ideas, and educate the public on these needs.
clean economies will be an interactive blog and monthly micro conference (presentations, pitches, panel discussion, networking) that promotes the confluence of ideas, people and technologies. Our mission is to create the best possible platform for meaningful conversation. This means designing a forum that fosters open conversation and collaboration between people whose interests, when cross pollinated, produce the fittest ideas.