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[edit] Working Organization Invitation Draft

Your work indicates that, like me, you believe strongly that sustainable solutions should be shared whenever possible. We are gathering together a large community of like-minded groups and people, called the Open Sustainability Network (OSN), to work on overcoming barriers to openness and collaboration. Our first conference will be at San Francisco State University on October, 18th-19th and admission is free. Your support for OSN can range from simply joining and offering valuable passive support (granting permission to use your name and logo in our list of supporting members) to very active support (OSNCamp attendance and promotion of OSN via blogs and newsletters). To promote OSNCamp attendance, we will enable virtual attendance for those who can't be physically present.

I'd love it if you could attend OSNCamp 2008 in person or virtually. Join us as we work together to increase openness and collaboration to accelerate our respective missions!

For more information: http://opensustainabilitynetwork.org
To register for OSNCamp 2008 see: http://osncon.eventbrite.com
To see the OSN member pledge: http://www.appropedia.org/OSN_member_pledge
To see the current member list: http://www.appropedia.org/OSN_members

Note: you can pledge without attending, or attend without pledging.

Please feel free to forward this to like-minded people and organizations. Contact me with any questions. Thank you for doing the kind of work you do!

[edit] Working Organization Staff Invitation Draft

Dear ___________ staff,
Your work at ____________ indicates that you believe in sustainable solutions and maybe are concerned about how these solutions can be best shared and built upon. We are gathering together a large community, the Open Sustainability Network (OSN), to work on overcoming barriers to openness and collaboration. The first OSN conference will be at San Francisco State University on October 18th-19th, 2008 and admission is free (or $20, your choice).
You are invited.
Join us for the first Open Sustainability Network unconference as we explore free content and knowledge sharing in sustainability, international development, appropriate technology and solutions to poverty.
More information: http://opensustainabilitynetwork.org/
Registration: http://osncon.eventbrite.com/
Please contact me with any questions.
Thank you,
Lonny

[edit] Somewhat More Personal Invitation Draft

Dear _____,
Your work with _____ and in life highlights your belief in sharing and building upon sustainable solutions. We are gathering together a large community, the Open Sustainability Network (OSN), to work on overcoming barriers to openness and collaboration. The first OSN conference will be at San Francisco State University on October 18th-19th, 2008 and admission is free (or $20, your choice).
You are invited.
Join us for the first Open Sustainability Network unconference as we explore free content and knowledge sharing in sustainability, international development, appropriate technology and solutions to poverty.
More information: http://opensustainabilitynetwork.org/
Registration: http://osncon.eventbrite.com/
Please contact me with any questions.
Thank you,
Lonny

[edit] Already invited

Now that the list is getting crowded with folks already invited, I'm splitting it up. Check the "already invited" section before adding to the "to invite" section. Note: trying to keep roughly alphabetized for easy scanning...

  • AIDG (CurtB asked Cat of AIDG, and received verbal support and logo. Still need MOU formality.)
  • Appropedia Facebook group --Lonny 00:55, 3 September 2008 (PDT)
  • Amy Smith --Lonny 17:14, 8 September 2008 (PDT)
  • http://arttec.com (sent invite to Guy Marsden: CurtB 12:35, 5 October 2008 (PDT))
  • Care2 (Sent an invitation to Randy Paynter, CEO: CurtB 21:15, 14 September 2008 (PDT))
  • Catalytic Communities (Michael Maranda... already signed up, not sure if formally invited: CurtB 21:32, 14 September 2008 (PDT)) formally invited --Joshua 01:38, 17 September 2008 (PDT)
  • Clarence Foundation (sent to Marc Manashil, ED: CurtB 21:15, 14 September 2008 (PDT))
  • Creative Machines (Sent invite to Tad Beckwith: CurtB 12:35, 5 October 2008 (PDT))
  • Demotech (Reinder : CurtB 10:30, 19 September 2008 (PDT))
  • D-Labs/MIT? (Smari McCarthy : CurtB 10:30, 19 September 2008 (PDT))
  • Doctors Without Borders - David.reber (talk · contribs) has started a dialogue with DWB who also happens to be having an event in San Francisco on the same weekend
    • Doctors Without Borders won't be attending but we have reserved a spot for 40 people to get a tour of their camp Sunday at 3pm --David.reber 13:48, 28 August 2008 (PDT)
  • Ecopalooza (submitted event - web site had problems so I emailed them about the event User:Rachelmmurray 17 October 2008 (PDT)
  • Ekopedia (Olivier Chaput - CurtB 10:30, 19 September 2008 (PDT))
  • Enabling Innovation --Joshua 01:38, 17 September 2008 (PDT)
  • Eventful 2.0 event site - also did Upcoming at Yahoo User:Rachelmmurray,Oct. 17/08
  • Fab Labs (CurtB chatted with Smari and sent invite to him...But it bounced!. CurtB 17:48, 14 September 2008 (PDT))
  • Foundation for sustainable development has been invited --David.reber 19:18, 28 August 2008 (PDT)
  • http://ferrocement.com (Sent invite to Garrett Connelly: CurtB 12:27, 5 October 2008 (PDT))
  • Full Belly Project --Lonny 02:54, 10 September 2008 (PDT) (Oops, I did too: CurtB 17:48, 14 September 2008 (PDT))
  • GreenBiz.com User:Rachel 17 October 2008 (PDT)
  • Greenlivingpedia.org (Peter Campbell: CurtB 10:30, 19 September 2008 (PDT))
  • Influential bloggers
    • Katie Kurtz (Lonny invited - CurtB 10:30, 19 September 2008 (PDT))
    • Gil Friend (Lonny invited - CurtB 10:30, 19 September 2008 (PDT))
    • thesietch.org (Boston based) --Lonny 02:54, 10 September 2008 (PDT)
    • Marguerite Manteau Rao (sent invite: CurtB 11:31, 19 September 2008 (PDT))
  • Bay area Indy Media User:Rachelmmurray,Oct. 17/08
  • Inveneo (Sent an invite to Kristin Peterson: CurtB 20:18, 14 September 2008 (PDT))
  • IRN (Sent invite to Elizabeth Brink: CurtB 11:31, 19 September 2008 (PDT))
  • Kickstart (Invited Martin Fisher: CurtB 11:31, 19 September 2008 (PDT))
  • Kiva --Joshua 01:38, 17 September 2008 (PDT)
  • LeapingStone (Curt B, on the board at LeapingStone, will be there: CurtB 21:15, 14 September 2008 (PDT))
  • Open Source Ecology (Marcin has already signed up... not sure who invited them: CurtB 17:52, 14 September 2008 (PDT))
  • The Lighting Project (Sent a note to Sailesh Rao, Exec Director: CurtB 21:15, 14 September 2008 (PDT))
  • NCIIA.org (Sent an invitation to Jennifer Keller Jackson: CurtB 12:57, 5 October 2008 (PDT))
  • NetSquared's Community Blog] User:Rachelmmurray,Oct. 17/08
  • p2pfoundation.net (sent a note to Michel Bauwens: CurtB 21:15, 14 September 2008 (PDT))
  • Palo Alto Online (posted in events listing page - may not make it in because not enough notice User:Rachelmmurrayl, Oct. 17/08
  • Paul Polak --Lonny 00:55, 3 September 2008 (PDT)
  • Room to Read - I have invited them --David.reber 19:04, 28 August 2008 (PDT)
  • Social Edge - invited by David.reber 18:16, 26 August 2008 (PDT)
  • SolarCooking.Wikia (Invited Pat McArdle and Tom Sponheim: CurtB 11:31, 19 September 2008 (PDT))
  • Technology for the Poor (Sent invite to Job Ebenezer: CurtB 11:31, 19 September 2008 (PDT))
  • TipThePlanet (Sent invite to Tom Savage, part of "bulk invite":CurtB 11:31, 19 September 2008 (PDT))
  • TribeUser:Rachelmmurray,Oct. 17/08
  • Village Earth (Sent a note to Mark Horowitz, Dave Bartecchi and Maury Albertson: CurtB 20:18, 14 September 2008 (PDT) Replies back from Mark and Dave that they cannot attend physically, interested in virtual, and they sign on as members.)
  • Wikia (Angie: Chris and I - CurtB 10:30, 19 September 2008 (PDT))
  • http://www.wish4humanity.org/ (Sent invite to Crawford "Al" Irvine: CurtB 12:35, 5 October 2008 (PDT))

[edit] To Invite

Check the "already invited" section before adding to the "to invite" section. After you have contacted the following - please tag it with a signature. Occasionally we'll move names to the "already invited" section above.

We want representatives from many groups that are inspiring or who might get inspired about open sustainability. It's particularly important to get word out to folks overseas for whom travel is big factor. Some ideas include:

  • AIDG Facebook group
  • Open design people (See Open Design Collaboration)
  • http://apptechdesign.org/
  • Appropedia contributors (of course!)
  • EWB, ESW, esp USA & Canada
    • EWB-USA (Dr Amadei, who Zubaida previously talked to about this: CurtB 11:31, 19 September 2008 (PDT))
  • WiserEarth (posted as an event at WiserEarth, but did not invite the org itself yet: CurtB 21:47, 14 September 2008 (PDT))
  • Rocky Mountain Institute
  • "Majority world" orgs and people - very important to have

representation from such places.

    • Latin American orgs and people - is there a possibility of

sponsored travel & billeting?

  • influential green bloggers, e.g.:
    • WorldChanging
    • Little Devices that Could (Boston-based)
  • Practical Action
  • Agroinnovations, Frank
  • Cascade Climate Network
  • IDDS (Lonny sent an invite to Amy Smith already... Who else should we include?)
  • IPIDAT
  • Akvo.org
  • American Rivers
  • Errsons
  • Howtopedia
  • SD Wiki
  • Student Sustainability Initiative, Oregon State University
  • Xpress - The SFSU campus newspaper
  • SFSU student orgs
  • SFBC
  • Bikes on Board Caltrain
  • Ecostudents
  • Shatz Energy Research Center
  • Humboldt Bay Center for Sustainable Living
  • CCAT
  • Humboldt Coalition
  • See Organizations for more

This list is not meant to be comprehensive (it could go on forever).(Please forgive us if we miss your name or your group...this list is being developed ad hoc and subject to human error, so please don't read any intention into our omissions or the sequence! Thanks, and particular thanks to Olivier Chaput for beginning this list.)

What about local Bay Area sustainability organizations like Acterra (in Palo Alto) and Foundation of Sustainable Living (in Santa Cruz). Doesn't look like anyone's contacted them - should I? Also what about any local eco calendars like on Acterra's site? I saw something on Upcoming but not sure what other 2.0 event places have been done. ~~ Rachel User:Rachel

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