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The Costs of Population Growth

The Costs of Population Growth | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it

The United States population is expected to pass 400 million by 2051.


That’s 85 million more people who will need good jobs, sufficient space, clean water and energy.


We will need to make adjustments in order to have a healthy economy in the coming years. So what would happen if the world population – including in the United States – just kept growing? It’s simply not sustainable. The costs to both people and our planet would far outweigh the benefits.

Read the complete article for the relevant facts on the potential impacts of population growth on environmental and social issues...


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MissPatel's curator insight, December 17, 2014 2:07 AM

It is constantly a strain on the environment but what about economically? 

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P2P Wikisprint Argentina

El P2P WikiSprint reúne a activistas, investigadores, hackers, periodistas y entusiastas del mundo P2P para mapear y documentar experiencias de forma colabor...
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INSPIRATIONAL YOUTH: 4 inspiring kids imagine the future of learning

INSPIRATIONAL YOUTH: 4 inspiring kids imagine the future of learning | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it
We ask four incredible youths: What do you think is the future of education. Adora Svitak, Kid President, Thomas Suarez, and Ying Ying Shang.

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The Ashoka Community's curator insight, March 13, 2013 3:29 PM

Do you love Kid President as much as we do? Do you want to know what he and other young changemakers believe the future of learning is? Check out thoughts from these young movers and shakers, as well as stories and perspectives from other young changmakers via Ashoka's Youth Venture and Empathy Initiatives.

Wise Leader™'s curator insight, March 15, 2013 7:16 AM

An inspiration to us all.

Open Road Teens's curator insight, January 26, 8:16 PM

These kids would love Open Road! Not just based in pedagogical theory but the actual experiences and opinions of young people...


“One of the most powerful shifts in the future of education will come from not only the tools at our disposal, but from an underutilized resource: the students whose voices have for too long been silent. We’re pushing for seats at the decision-making tables, empowering ourselves by shaping our own learning, and taking on activist roles both online and off. To me, this signals one of the most hopeful signs of the future of education — the shift from a top-down, learning-everything-from-the-authority-figure approach to an approach characterized by peer-to-peer learning, empowerment  and grassroots change.”

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THINKing » Top 9 Creativity Finds Of The Month

THINKing » Top 9 Creativity Finds Of The Month | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it
We've found a lot of good creativity-related articles this month and wanted to share them with the class. So, below is our list of Top 9 Creativity Finds Of The Month. What Type Of Thinker Are You?...

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Conference: Entrepreneurial Universities

Conference: Entrepreneurial Universities | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it
2012 Conference on Entrepreneurial Universities in M�nster Germany.
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Are you an entrepreneur? Learn how great leaders inspire action – TED (S. Sinek)

Are you an entrepreneur? Learn how great leaders inspire action – TED (S. Sinek) | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it
This is not a talk for people with great ideas. Ideas by themselves are not enough for new start ups to flourish or for an innovation to succeed. This is a talk for people with dreams. Dreams and p...
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The Happiest Cities in the World [Infographic] | Sustainable Cities Collective

The Happiest Cities in the World [Infographic] | Sustainable Cities Collective | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it
Happiness is a fleeting commodity in reality, it comes and goes, but the perception of happiness is the real bottom-line driver for cities and their branding.
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“To me it’s almost like magic”: The NE Seattle Tool Library opens for business » Transition Culture

“To me it’s almost like magic”: The NE Seattle Tool Library opens for business » Transition Culture | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it

An Evolving Exploration into the Head, Heart and Hands of Energy Descent

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Researching Resilience: Young Scholars Look to Communities as Classrooms - United Nations University

Researching Resilience: Young Scholars Look to Communities as Classrooms - United Nations University | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it
The UNU-IAS Young Researchers’ School is an activity of the Network for the Promotion of Sustainability in Postgraduate Education & Research.

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Bill Palladino - MLUI's curator insight, February 15, 2013 7:54 AM

I've always thought my community was the best classroom for me. Finding ways to convince the education system to head further in this direction has taken some time. What are some examples of schools using their communities to impact the education and lives of their learners?

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Five Private-Sector Initiatives Launched at First White House Tech Inclusion Summit | The White House

Five Private-Sector Initiatives Launched at First White House Tech Inclusion Summit | The White House | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it
Last week, more than two hundred people convened at the White House Tech Inclusion Summit—an unprecedented gathering of innovative thinkers from business, government, non-profits, and the tech world seeking to ensure that all Americans have the...
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Mitch Resnick: Let's teach kids to code | Video on TED.com

Coding isn’t just for computer whizzes, says Mitch Resnick of MIT Media Lab -- it’s for everyone.
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"Learning to code or coding to learn".. brilliant.

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VolunteerMatch: How Real-Time Data Visualization and Learning Improves Impact

VolunteerMatch:  How Real-Time Data Visualization and Learning Improves Impact | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it
Last week, I had the pleasure of doing a Brown Bag Lunch Book Talk for Measuring the Networked Nonprofit hosted by VolunteerMatch at their offices.

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Hayim Herring's curator insight, January 31, 2013 11:44 PM

A non-profit that understands the implications of big data....

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Open Letter to the President: Physics Education

Link to Brady's SixtySymbols video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xzn2ecB4Hzs MinutePhysics is on Google+ - http://bit.ly/qzEwc6 And facebook - http://faceb...
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WHO'S MAKING CHANGE: Sugata Mitra, Social Innovator, Builds a School in the Cloud

Onstage at TED2013, Sugata Mitra makes his bold TED Prize wish: Help me design the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can explore and learn from each other -- using resources and mentoring from the cloud.

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The Ashoka Community's curator insight, March 13, 2013 5:13 PM

Ted Prize Winner, Sugata Mitra, hopes to design the future of learning by supporting children all over the world to tap into their innate sense of wonder and work together. Read more about Sugata Mitra’s plan here. 


At Ashoka we too believe that children, and all adults in society can be powerful makers and creators. As Sugata Mitra’s work shows, leading change starts with asking great questions. This “self-directed intellectual journey” is what we at Ashoka refer to as self permission.

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Ideas para su negocio de Turismo Rural aprovechando Instagram - Revista Turismo y Tecnología

Ideas para su negocio de Turismo Rural aprovechando Instagram - Revista Turismo y Tecnología | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it
Es cierto que son muchas las Redes Sociales que podemos aplicar a un negocio de Turismo Rural, y también que si se presentan todas de una pueden llega...

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Conociendo al Knowmad: el trabajador del conocimiento y la innovación

Conociendo al Knowmad: el trabajador del conocimiento y la innovación | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it
Vivimos en la explosión de las redes sociales y la sociedad está cambiando, así como nuestra forma de aprender y de trabajar en ella. Fruto de este cambio, cada día tiene más relevancia el trabajad...
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5 Steps for Transforming Student Passion into Social Action - Forbes

5 Steps for Transforming Student Passion into Social Action - Forbes | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it
Student entrepreneurs at Changemaker Central, Arizona State University's social innovation hub.
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Comunicación y difusión de la innovación

Comunicación y difusión de la innovación | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it
El impacto y el éxito de un proyecto de I+D+i o de la estrategia de innovación de una entidad depende en gran medida de la correcta dinamización y desarrollo de las actividades de difusión y comuni...
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Shareable: Making the Solidarity Economy a Movement in NYC

Shareable: Making the Solidarity Economy a Movement in NYC | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it
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Kommercialize's curator insight, March 2, 2013 1:46 PM

A great short article that has some great learning points that can be carried over to other situations relating to commercial innovation.

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Brazil welcome a new economy! (english subtitles)

This video is a call to those who want to make a difference and stimulate a more human, creative and collaborative economy (wikinomy!). It was financed by al...

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Ernesto Sirolli: Want to help someone? Shut up and listen! | Video on TED.com

When most well-intentioned aid workers hear of a problem they think they can fix, they go to work. This, Ernesto Sirolli suggests, is naïve.
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“Planning is the kiss of death of entrepreneurship.”

"We need family doctors of entrepreneurs"  Sirolli. Brilliant.

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If in doubt, innovate

If in doubt, innovate | Social Innovation Trends | Scoop.it
IN 2010 A GROUP of students at Aalto University, just outside Helsinki, embarked on the most constructive piece of student activism in the history of the genre. They...
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The reinvention of Finland. Knowledge transfer, innovation and entrepreneruship. 

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