Topic: Thrive

Sep 10, 2014/04:38 PM

Open Source Farming: A Renaissance Man Tackles the Food Crisis

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Open Source Farming: A Renaissance Man Tackles the Food Crisis

With rapid and continued human population growth, we’re faced with many new challenges. Joe Breskin offers a creative, open source solution to concerns around the production and distribution of food, through his unique design for a greenhouse that is not only high in productivity, but energy efficient and low cost. Dahr Jamail reports on Breskin’s greenhouse and newfound issue of …


Aug 27, 2014/04:45 PM

Launching our 2014-2015 Thrive Fellows

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Launching our 2014-2015 Thrive Fellows

This past month, Generation Waking Up gathered at the Whidbey Institute near Seattle, Washington for the launch of the inaugural Thrive Fellows program cohort. 24 Fellows and facilitators came together from across the country for the eight-day “Thrive Academy,” working to build community, share skills, and dream big about what we can all accomplish in our lives and communities. Over the …


May 14, 2014/05:45 PM

GenUp at the Thriving Communities Conference

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GenUp at the Thriving Communities Conference

This past March, I flew up to the Whidbey Institute on beautiful Whidbey Island, Washington for the third annual Thriving Communities Conference. This year’s conference had the theme of health, with an oft-repeated thesis that “When people are healthy, communities thrive.”   GenUp’s mission includes an explicit focus on human thriving, which certainly encompasses physical health. Still, our work doesn’t …


May 14, 2014/05:31 PM

GenUp and Thrive Bay Area present Wiser Together

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GenUp and Thrive Bay Area present Wiser Together

These are times that are calling the generations to come together! GenUp is thrilled to be partnering with Thrive Bay Area, Impact Hub Oakland, and community partners to sponsor “Wiser Together – Collaborating Across Generations.” This series of intergenerational convenings launched last week and aims to bring together youth, adults, and elders from around Oakland and the Bay Area. The …


Apr 15, 2014/10:40 AM

Thrive Fellows 2014-2015: Apply or Nominate Today!

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Thrive Fellows 2014-2015: Apply or Nominate Today!

It’s that season when new and exciting things are happening! At GenUp, we’re thrilled to be launching our brand new Thrive Fellows program, a yearlong “leadership-in-action” journey that supports a diverse cohort of young leaders in designing and implementing social innovation projects toward a thriving, just, and sustainable world. The program will launch in mid-August with the weeklong Thrive Academy …


Feb 19, 2014/07:10 PM

Announcing our 2014 GenUp Leadership Trainings

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A powerful and inspiring group from a past training at Whidbey Island

Generation Waking Up is thrilled to announce seven different leadership trainings across the US in 2014. These trainings are a wonderful opportunity for students, activists, entrepreneurs, artists, educators, organizers and young leaders who are committed to transforming our world at the intersection of social justice, environmental sustainability, and human thriving. 2014 GenUp Leadership Trainings: Boston, MA — April 11-13 Santa …


Feb 19, 2014/06:15 PM

Inspiring Story: Utah’s Courageous Remedy for Homelessness

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Inspiring Story: Utah’s Courageous Remedy for Homelessness

At Generation Waking Up, we are big fans of finding creative and compassionate solutions to the problems that we face. That’s why we were thrilled to read this article, which showcases Utah’s simple solution to chronic homelessness: giving people homes. Over the last eight years, homelessness in Utah has decreased by 78 percent, and it’s on track to end completely …


Oct 31, 2013/04:38 PM

Resilience: Local Movements for a Thriving, Just, Sustainable World

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TRCC folk having a brainstorming session

What do solar panels, paper money, and vegetable gardens have in common? Resilience! Geneneration Waking Up is honored to be a member of the Thriving Resilient Communities Collaboratory (TRCC), which defines itself as “an action metanetwork dedicated to local communities where we all want to live.” The TRCC is diverse—member organizations range from Bay Localize and the Post-Carbon Institute to …


Sep 12, 2012/10:30 AM

Launch a Thrive Hub in your campus or community!

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Launch a Thrive Hub in your campus or community!

Generation Waking Up is excited to be launching the next phase in our programmatic work, a network of Thrive Hubs. These “hubs of change” are an exciting way for young people to sustain the awareness, energy, and commitment that is ignited at WakeUps and our training programs. A Thrive Hub is a creative space for diverse changemakers to build community & …


Aug 28, 2012/11:00 AM

The Beginning of Thrive WashU: An Experiment in Collaborative Social Change

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The Beginning of Thrive WashU: An Experiment in Collaborative Social Change

Imagine a space for transformative conversations on WashU’s campus, where people feel welcomed and supported while sharing their visions for a better world. Imagine all of the student groups focused on social change gathering regularly, not just to promote their own projects, but to build something together. Imagine students, faculty, staff, administrators sitting down together as equals, sharing their deepest …