Can a Tuktuk Ride Change the World? (Meet The Pilgreens)

If changing the world for the better was easy, we’d all be doing it. But it isn’t. It’s incredibly hard. But thinking that you can make a difference is audacious. It takes a sort of beneficent arrogance to set out to push humanity in a positive direction. To believe you will succeed is madness, but to believe otherwise is to surrender. I think of giving up as a form of death, so I’ll gladly side with the crazy ones who are trying to make things better.

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The world needs change as we’re headed toward multiple planetary boundaries, so someone needs to take the wheel and point us in a better direction.

I was invited to an intriguing event last Friday where I learned about the plans for something audacious. Something crazy.

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Can we afford renewable energy?

A new report has just been released that’s calling for a “moonshot” effort around renewable energy. The Global Apollo Programme seeks funding in line with that of the 1960’s Apollo Program which put the first man on the moon.

The report asks countries to commit at least 0.02% of their GDP to this effort. I’ve come across multiple articles on this, but those that I read didn’t attempt to put the ask in context. Let’s give it a whirl… (more…)