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The Story of Money: Shells

They say that money makes the world go round. But how does it work, and how has it changed over time? While developing the ECO Coin, we’ve been thinking a great deal of money, past and present. From the origins of civilization up to present day, economy has gone through countless shakeups, and yet we tend to take our current way of thinking about money for granted. Welcome to the second part of The Story of Money: Shells.

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The Story of Money: Livestock

They say that money makes the world go round. But how does it work, and how has it changed over time? While developing the ECO Coin, we’ve been thinking a great deal of money, past and present. From the origins of civilization up to present day, economy has gone through countless shakeups, and yet we tend to take our current way of thinking about money for granted.

So, we’ve put together the story of money: an accessible roadmap from prehistory to digital age – from cows to credit, from gold mining to bitcoin mining. The series consists of six parts, each one exploring a different age: livestock, cowry shells, gold, paper, plastic and bits.

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Microbial Factories

ECO Coin Award Interviews: Sandra Rey

The world is changing and it’s important that we evolve with it. The ECO Coin Award is our way of recognizing innovations and initiatives which help us adapt to our next nature. The nominees are all aiming to create a more humane and sustainable future for us all. Now, in the lead-up to the announcement of this year’s winner, we’re interviewing each of the three finalists to learn about their values, insights and visions for the future. This week, we spoke to Sandra Rey, founder of Glowee, nominated in recognition of her work to harness bioluminescence as a new light source.

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Suburban Utopia

ECO Coin Award Interviews: Ritsert Mans

The world is changing and it’s important that we evolve with it. The ECO Coin Award is our way of recognizing innovations and initiatives which help us adapt to our next nature. The nominees are all aiming to create a more humane and sustainable future for us all. Now, in the lead-up to the announcement of this year’s winner, we’re interviewing each of the three finalists to learn about their values, insights and visions for the future. This week, we spoke to Ritsert Mans, Dutch designer nominated in recognition of his unique creation: a wooden motorcycle running on algae oil.

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Wild Systems

ECO Coin Award Interviews: Shubhendu Sharma

The world is changing, and it’s important that we evolve with it. The ECO Coin Award is our way of recognizing innovations and initiatives which help us adapt to our next nature. All the nominees aim at creating a more humane and sustainable future for us and the planet. Now, in the lead-up to the announcement of this year’s winner, we’re interviewing each of the three finalists to learn about their values, insights and visions for the future. First up is Shubhendu Sharma, founder of Afforestt, nominated for the award in recognition of his efforts to spread the unique Miyawaki method of afforestation across the world.

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Wild Systems

ECO Coin Talk at ADE Green

Music festivals are all about having fun, and the opportunities to entertain people are endless. And that’s what people expect: to be surprised, entertained and to have a magical experience. But what if you can give your audience a good time and also engage them in creating a better world? This year Amsterdam Dance Events (ADE) green program will explore exactly how sustainable thinking and festivals come together. As part of this exploration, project lead of the ECO coin Lewis Just will speak on a panel exploring how the ECO coin ran its first living labs at DGTL and Welcome to the Village festival. Join us on the 18th October at 11.15am at the DeLaMar Theatre, Amsterdam.

More information and tickets to the panel can be found here.

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Next Nature

ECO Coin Makes Top 30 in ASN Bank World Prize

We are delighted that the ECO coin has been selected as one of the top 30 ideas for the ASN Bank World Prize, the award that has been running since 2008 and focuses on projects contributing to the preservation of society. With no less than 245 entries judges on the look out for innovation, feasibility, impact and completeness. In addition to training, coaching and spreading the word, the top 30 ideas are also now in the running to win the final prize of 45.000 euros. Wish us luck!

To find out more about the ECO coin please visit ecocoin.com.

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Wild Systems

ECO Coin Exhibits at EDIT Expo in Toronto

The Expo for Design, Innovation & Technology (EDIT) takes place in Toronto from September 28 to October 8, 2017. As part of this ten-day festival, we are excited to announce that the ECO coin will be included in the Dutch pavilion in an exhibition titled “For all, By all”. Displayed alongside the ECO coin will be works from many great Dutch organisations and designers, including artis and NNN’s ambassador Daan Roosegaarde with his Smog Free Tower. Come and visit us there to find out more about our plans for this new sustainable currency.

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ECO Coin Award 2017 Nominations Open

Each year at NNN we search the globe for people and projects that have outstandingly contributed to make this planet a more sustainable place and honor them with our ECO coin Award. Previous winners of the award include Yoyo Yogasmana for his work in Indonesia sharing sustainable farming techniques and Dave Hakkens for his open source Precious Plastic recycling machines. This year we will “open source” our award, anyone can nominate a person, an organisation or even a community working on a sustainable project worthy of the ECO coin Award 2017.

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Greetings from the Ciptagelar Village

Summer is in full swing and what better time to share with our readers the fascinating traditions of the local community of the Ciptagelar village in West Java, Indonesia. This village is the home of the first ECO Coin Award winner Yoyo Yogasmana. We received a series of unique photos from Adelaide Tam, student at the Design Academy of Eindhoven who spent two months with the Ciptagelar Kasepuhan community.

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