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Method That Turns Wastelands Green Wins 2010 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

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posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 07:38 AM
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Method That Turns Wastelands Green Wins 2010 Buckminster Fuller Challenge


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Today, the Buckminster Fuller Institute announced the winner of its 2010 Challenge: Allan Savory, who has spent the last 50 years refining and evangelizing for a method of reversing desertification that he calls "holistic management." The African Center for Holistic Management International, an NGO he helped found, will take home a $100,000 grant.

The Buckminster Fuller Challenge is meant to award big, sweeping solutions to seemingly intractable problems. As the Institute's executive director, Elizabeth Thompson, tells FastCompany.com, "The approach was pioneered by Fuller. We're looki
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posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 07:38 AM
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Hey ATS.

Here an article about using livestock or just big herbivores to re-green the deserts. It seems he is getting quite some results. Really good to see we can change the dry sand in a vast living green space.

He also has won a price so i think we are going the right way acknowledging projects like these.

Peace.

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posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 07:45 AM
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Well, the explanation makes perfect sense. So there is a reason for all those huge herds of large game animals moving around from year to year, after all. Amazing how 1 big change in the ecosystem like that can cause such a slow long term negative effect.

The guy deserves a lot more than that prize, that's for sure.



posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 02:52 PM
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Yeah you are absolutely right.
This could be an solutions to a lot of problems we are facing regarding deserts.

And so simple.



posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 06:54 PM
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Interesting.. Good to see someone rewarded for coming up with a solution that works. Hope that he will be able to fully implement it..




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