Living Green

Eco Evolution

Michael Gosney

Eco Evolution – The Evolver Community: Making Change Online and On-the-Ground

With Ken Jordan, co-founder Evolver and Reality Sandwich
On the forward edge of the progressive ranks of the sustainability movement is and its companion online journal, Reality Sandwich. This is where dreamers and innovators express possibilities in an open-minded venue that encourages out-of-the-box thinking and big visions. It is also where evolutionaries from around the world meet via the elegant Evolver social network (that has flourished in the face of the Facebook juggernaut) and through on-the-ground meet ups called Spores which address monthly themes with a local focus. In this provocative conversation with Evolver co-founder Ken Jordan, a long time online community builder, we cover not only the genesis and current activities of Evolver, but also the essential role of transformational media and digital platforms in facilitating change. Finally, we touch on a subject that has been of interest to Ken and especially his partner writer Daniel Pinchbeck for many years: the December 21, 2012 Mayan New Year and what it means as a symbol of the Shift.