Paul Hawken and the Natural Capital Institute are setting out to apply good old fashioned crowd-sourced and open-sourced technologies to bring together what he calls the largest movement ever on earth - the sustainability movement. This will happen through WiserEarth. The lead technologist on the project (Oz Basarir) will be speaking in San Francisco on Tuesday Feb 13th - information is here. Or here. WISER stands for World Index for Social and Environmental Responsibility. There will also be a WiserBusiness to share information on sustainable business practices and a WiserGovernment to create public goods for public use.
This ties in nicely with the cross-sector theme and model I'm developing over at Wikia. More to come.