Machbare Schritte und profunde Innovationen für eine zukunftsfähige Lebensweise
Aus Indien erreichte mich heute früh folgende Mail. Ich finde es schön, wie mit auch dort mit dem "NING Schock" umgegangen wird: Konzentration der Kräfte und Intensivierung der Zusammenarbeit.
A message to all members of Environment Sustainability Leadership Program
Yesterday was perhaps the saddest day in the history of Internet Web
2.0, with Ning, which promises its users the 'power to connect' went
paid. Consequently, all Ning network creators including us have been
asked to either select a three digit$ plan or sign out. You can read
more about it on the ning website. Our initial reaction to this was to
shift our networking completely to facebook as the latter now has half a
billion users online! We also like to keep the Internet free, which it
has to be for all civil society (thank you google).
However, when we discussed this with some of our friends and members
here in New Delhi, they came forward to offer help in sharing the burden
of a part of the cost for hosting at least one of our Ning Network. The
promise that they wanted in return from us was that we should create a
nation wide network of green citizens, keep them engaged and informed
about green activities and actions and involve them in campaigns for a
better present and a more promising tomorrow. We also acknowledge the
support from The Climate Project-India in accelerating the transition to
a green economy and wish to continue the exchange of info and resources
through the Environment Sustainability Leadership Program.
We have therefore decided to keep our "iclimate" ning which has over 800
users all from different backgrounds and states but all of whom speak
one language - the language of green! We request all members to sign up
themselves to iclimate.ning.com as we begin the process of migrating all
our energies and efforts to it. We also request the first member to
sign up there to open a Group by the name of 'Climate Coolers' which
would be the group to take forward TCP-I's ESLP. Registration at
iclimate has to be approved by an admin owing to several spam attempts
so kindly bear with us on that. This time around, we have a much greater
urgency as time is running out on us. And with both indirect man-made
disasters (such as that caused by anthropogenic interference in the
monsoon taking most of North India under water) and direct like the
Mumbai oil spill are only adding, for lack of a better phrase, fuel to
We look forward to seeing you on iClimate!
On behalf of Delhi Greens,
and the nation-wide movement to safe-guard 'our common future'.