(end of) Winter Update

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Spring officially starts tomorrow, but the snow continues to fall on Berlin. It has been a long winter, but we have made the most of it by doing some good work in the office. Here some highlights of the past three months. To start the year, we launched two online platforms for the Danish Institute for Human Rights. They both form part of an ambitious anti-discrimination campaign for schools in ten European countries. We created portals for both teachers and students. more


LGMi launches the Open Innovation Slam

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LGMi is proud to announce the launch of the Open Innovation Slam, a crowdsourcing platform for innovative ideas to fight climate change. The competition encourages the submission and community voting of concepts to reduce waste of energy in households, with the winning idea receiving up to 95,000 euros in the form of a grant. The project was realized on behalf of Climate-KIC and Technische Universität Berlin. more


LGMi provides the Better Cotton Initiative with a new and improved online presence

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LGMi was delighted to be chosen to provide the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) with a new website, which officially went live earlier this week. Our brief was to design and develop an unusual design – one that would demarcate BCI's web presence from the usual NGO website. The solution is a clean and professional design with a high visual focus. The site mixes of intuitive navigation and impactful photography. The site runs on an open-source content management system (CMS). more


Geeky + Girly = More Sustainable?

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Forget Toshiro Mifune's samurai swagger; Japan should embrace girliness and geekiness as pillars for innovation, according to Morinosuke Kawaguchi, whose Geeky-Girly Innovation: A Japanese Subculturalist's Guide to Technology and Design was recently published in English.

Kawaguchi's lively survey of Japanese gal (girly) and otaku (geeky) culture is mostly about Japanese product development, but it's also useful as a cultural bridge, and is brimming with refreshingly unusual and amusing examples for those of us seeking new ways to think about sustainability. more


Stop motion to the rescue

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Don't kids just say the cutest things sometimes? You know, that all the methane unleashed by melting permafrost is potentially dangerous, or that rising sea levels could threaten the Netherlands, Venice, and New York City.

The recent "Aufgeheizt" project from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Change Research brought together local school kids from Berlin with climate scientists and animators to create short, stop-motion films that illustrate various topics related to climate change. more