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futureportal… an ezine on the future, October 2008

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Welcome to Futureportal, an ezine of the Institute for the Future at Anne Arundel Community College (IF @ AACC), October 2008, volume 4, issue 9...We study the future to help build a better tomorrow.   

Inside this issue ...

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

Sustainable, equitable practices promote a healthier tomorrow. Too often the poor have born the brunt of living and working with hazardous conditions. The Office of Environmental Justice of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency works to promote equal protection for people from environmental and health hazards. Clark Atlanta University operates an extensive environmental justice resource center Web page about these issues and endeavors. 

  • applied foresight...using the perspective

Ten U.S. states have recently begun carbon offset trading with the goal of reducing carbon dioxide gas emissions, a major greenhouse gas. According to Derik Broekhoff of the World Resources Institute, this trading needs a consistent accounting system in order to accomplish its goal.
View the workshop PDF he presented for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

Developing visions for a city's future...This graphically rich report about desirable futures for Annapolis, MD was produced by Glenn Smith, Morgan State University. It documents the events and results of the EnVISIONing Annapolis (EA) Workshop - combining the expertise of Harvard University Loeb Fellows with the expertise and ideas of the citizens of Annapolis, the EA Foundation, and the Institute for the Future at AACC. View the EA Final Report - August 2008

  • on the horizon...learning opportunities & events - local, regional and global

 You can register for noncredit futures modules for professional development or personal enrichment. These online modules may be taken alone or in combination. These modules are suitable for employers or educators looking for some background information in order to introduce their employees or students to futuring.

Registration is now open for the 2009 WorldFuture Conference "Innovation & Creativity in a Complex World". The conference will be in Chicago, Illinois from July 17-19.

Get a jump on the future with "The Art of Foresight" PDF produced by our partner the World Future Society.