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Futureportal… an ezine on the future, March 2013

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Welcome to Futureportal, an ezine of the Institute for the Future at Anne Arundel Community College (IF @ AACC), March 2013, volume 9, issue 3...We study the future to help build a better tomorrow.   

Inside this issue...

  • applied foresight... using the perspective
  • futures thinking... looking ahead
  • on the horizon... learning opportunities & events - local, regional and global

applied foresight... using the perspective

Carbon trading, or “Cap and Trade”  is a strategy for lowering overall global emissions of carbon dioxide. FERN, a Dutch not-for profit organization which seeks to expand the discussion to focus more on methodologies for absolute reductions of carbon dioxide emissions, has a wealth of information about carbon sinks, offset projects, carbon trading, and more.

futures thinking... looking ahead

The Near-Earth Object Program Office of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab monitors and studies asteroids – rocky solar system bodies which number in the tens of thousands. They orbit our sun, but are too small to be called planets. The Asteroid Watch site features expert discussion on recent and projected asteroid events, some simulation videos, as well as ideas to deal with a potentially hazardous event should one be detected in the future.

on the horizon... learning opportunities & events

The Brown Bag Lunch Seminar Series sponsored by IF @ AACC for March:

"Dividing Creek on Campus:
Current Conditions and Future Plans for Restoration "

by Dr. Sally Hornor
Professor of Biology, AACC
Thursday, March 28, 1 - 1:50 PM
CADE Bldg. Room 219, AACC Arnold Campus
This event is free and open to the public. (map)

Interested in a course on the future for college credit?

Check our Exploring the Future (FTR /BPA /SOC /PSY 105) course listing. This is a 3 credit-hour General Education course which also satisfies the diversity requirement, and it is offered in either online or face-to-face formats. Registration is open for the Spring 2013 terms.

Registration is now open for the WorldFuture 2013 Conference, "Exploring the Next Horizon". The conference will be in Chicago, Illinois, USA, July 19 - 21, 2013.

Create the future... today at the international futures ezine, Futuretakes blog. The blog can be a learning resource, or just a great mind-expander. Many of the questions are cross-cutting and trans-disciplinary. They are organized into categories for readers' convenience.

The Futureportal supports the spirit of community among colleagues and the synergy of working together.