Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The power of local eco-entrepreneurship

Local eco-entrepreneurship is not just for the poorer economies of the world, its for everyone. The future of green is local and entrepreneurial says Majora Carter who tells the stories of three people who are saving their own communities while saving the planet. "They are all problem solvers"  says Carter. India's developmental efforts and innovation system needs problem solvers.

India's poor and marginalised people have been a net receipient of charity. This talk underscores the need to shift charity to enterprise for sustainable development. Unfortunately India is focused on building shopping malls and stadiums without tending to its poor enough. If unchecked will lead us to the need for building more prisons. Everytime the poor populations are unemployed they migrate to the cities for jobs. When they can't shop in the malls, they steal. Or they become insurgents. Not good for cities. Is it?
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