Future Perfect © Photo (CC BY-NC-ND): Lottie Hedley FUTURE PERFECT People are the face of the land For New Zealand’s Tūhoe Māori people, a spectularly sustainable building serves as the first tribal headquarters in 1.5 centuries. Here, nature, custom and community come to flourish in harmony. Photo (CC BY-SA): Karen Olsen / Cedarsong Nature School Children in nature Preschool in the Forest Children at Cedarsong Nature School spend their first school years – rain, shine, and snow – in five acres of Washington State forest. © Lottie Hedley FUTURE PERFECT Foraging from Mother Earth Perplexed that no one was promoting Māori food, a New Zealand chef ventured to acquaint his people with their native flavors. Today, Charles Royal offers food tours and supplies sustainably foraged plants from the bush. Photo (CC-BY-SA): Real Good Fish Sustainable fishery Catch of the Week Community-supported fisheries bring the benefits of community-supported agriculture to the seas. Customers support their local economies, while receiving the freshest of seafood. Photo (BY-NC-ND): Nikita Brown Future Perfect Clothing with a Conscience Space Between is a New Zealand social enterprise challenging waste and exploitation in the clothing industry. Its first collection transforms unwanted postal uniforms into stunning new fashion pieces. © Be. Accessible Future Perfect An Accessible World Imagine a world where every environment, experience and community is truly accessible for all. In New Zealand, the Be. Accessible social change movement is achieving just this. Photo: © Sweet Beginnings, LLC Beekeeping A Tale of Pollen and Empowerment In Chicago, Sweet Beginnings helps people returning from prison learn how to make a living with bees – changing ideas about ecology and imprisonment along the way. © CC BY-NC-ND Future Perfect Creativity in a quake-torn city In the wake of Christchurch’s massive earthquake, a series of social and creative projects bring new life to the battered streets. Photo (CC BY-NC-ND): Lígia Nassif Singing to ward off depression VOICES FOR SELF-ESTEEM The choir group Meninas de Sinhá, comprised of women from 54 to 97 years old, has presented its members with an alternative to aches and depression for 20 years. Foto (CC-BY-ND): Inspiring Stories The sustainable energy of young ideas Inspiring Stories has an ambitious goal: the charity supports young New Zealanders in developing ideas for a better future. © Caroline Montpetit Future Perfect Return of the Mohawk language in Kahnawake An elementary school offers a full Mohawk-language immersion program in the Kahnawake Indian Reserve. Foto (CC-BY-ND): Inspiring Stories Joining forces to create sustainable cities Three former international students in New Zealand aim to cut CO2 emissions by creating an online marketplace where businesses can join forces to buy from sustainable suppliers. © Rhea Almeida Logistics Delivery Girls Delivery girls thrive in India's male-dominated logistics sector. One of them is 21 years old, Scooter-Riding Sunita. © Verena Brüning Carpenters Building Human Rights At CUCULA, a “refugees’ company for crafts and design”, five young asylum seekers are building sustainable livelihoods for themselves by making and selling designer furniture. © Flash Mob Photography Future Perfect Protecting Country Climate change affects everyone — but not everyone evenly. If nothing is done to stop the impact of climate change, some of the oldest living cultures in the world could die out. An all-Indigenous youth activist group in Australia has risen to the challenge. @ Silver Donald Cameron Future Perfect Investigating Environmental Racism In Nova Scotia, minority and low-income communities are disproportionately located near degraded environments. An ongoing research project raises awareness of the issue, while also mobilizing affected residents to action. Photo: private biodiversity From wasteland to rainforest In Kodagu, India, a couple has created a biodiversity haven. Over two decades, the Malhotras bought abandoned farmland and planted a rainforest to invite all kinds of animals into their sanctuary. © SquareOne Villages Tiny houses for the homeless There's No Place Like Home Tiny houses in Eugene, Oregon, provide the formerly homeless with a sense of ownership and community. Foto (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 DE): DORV UG Ladensterben Den Laden im DORV lassen Der Lehrer Heinz Frey hat das Ladensterben mit neuen Dorfzentren gestoppt – zuerst in seinem Heimatdorf, dann in weiteren Dörfern, Stadtteilen und sogar Bahnhöfen. Foto (CC-BY): Anna Laakkonen / Rauniokaupunki Future Perfect Kultur in der Wildnis Der Kulturverein Rauniokaupunki bringt Musik und Theater in die nordfinnische, von der Wildnis umgebene Stadt Kajaani.