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Help us name our new Progressive Community

We are continuing our efforts to design a community of progressive thinkers forming new ways of presenting, creating, and organizing products and actions in our daily lives.

The Vision of FreeIdeas ultimately aims to offer an information-rich site where corporations, agencies, and organizations can access and implement new ideas.

While I figure out which would be a better host- scoop or wordpress we need to decide on a name (currently FreeIdeas) for the organization. Which do you like (see the poll)
 http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/5/21/114233/462

 http://freeideas.wordpress.com/

We are continuing our efforts to design a community of progressive thinkers forming new ways of presenting, creating, and organizing products and actions in our daily lives.

The Vision of FreeIdeas ultimately aims to offer an information-rich site where corporations, agencies, and organizations can access and implement new ideas.

While I figure out which would be a better host- scoop or wordpress we need to decide on a name (currently FreeIdeas) for the organization. Which do you like (see the poll)

(give your suggestions for the name and I'll add them to the poll).

 http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/5/21/114233/462


here is an example from the community:

Green Product Packaging as new Cool
May 12th, 2006

Who: Newly formed Non-Profit or advertising wing of conglomerate.

What: Cultivate a multi-brand multi-corporation campaign that creates cultural cache for the packaging of products in eco-friendly, minimal packaging.

Specifics:

Packaging should use no artificial colors and should be easily recognized among other brands on shelf.

Package should contain all required information: product name, company, nutrition information as well as logo for this Product Design Idea

As more and more products adopt this packaging, this form of design will literally take over the aesthetic of store shelves.

Needed:

To cultivate literacy concerning the look and idea behind this packaging (PR) effort.

Create a central web site conveying this information.

Spread the news of this through VNR's, interviews and other PR activities.

Noted:

This idea is easily pitched to corporations to take on themselves. Tell them: product cost will decrease; advertising for product will both be free and visually stylish; this product will link corporate efforts with ecological movements.

thanks 21.May.2006 08:58

admin

for helping us. Link up!

My Ancestors Lived Happy, Healthy Lives Without "Packaging" 21.May.2006 12:21

Basalt

If the stuff is traded/marketed in bulk and/or fresh, who needs "packaging'?

If it can't be traded/marketed in bulk and/or fresh, who needs it? Gold prospectors? Venture colonists? Ones bereft of a bioregion? Captives of technology?

What purposes does packaging--especially "value added" packaging serve?

What resources are expended solely for "packaging"?

Does "packaging" support a reasonable life for all beings?

Why isn't more effort put into less packaging, rather than goosing it up to be more "ala mode"...more "up to date" with the latest next best thing?

Would this be capitalism grinding on, perpetuating the status quo in, well, new "packaging"?

My ancestors lived happy, healthy lives for 100s of 1000s of years with only Nature's packaging.

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what we really need, is to get rid of most packaging, and most of the stuff in the packages for that matter.

consumerism is dead, it just does not know it yet