Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Fun with Statistics

Check out Gapminder - a cool non-profit that uses statistics to visualize human development.

Hans Gosling's presentation about Gapminder was a hit at this year's TED Conference (and for good reason).

Sustainability Start-Up

I recently came across SustainLane, a cool start-up that aims to raise awareness about sustainability through three offerings:

1. Rankings of sustainability of various US cities (top 3: Portland, San Francisco, Seattle)
2. Webisodes of the always-amusing-yet-informative Unsustainables (particularly great for a young audience)
3. Reviews of products and their impact on sustainability (they're seeking entries of products - you can win an eco-friendly car!).

What I like best about the site is that it has a very clear focus and a powerful message delivered in easily understandable (and easy to absorb) formats.