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  • Ben Goldhirsh

    yup. check out if you want to see an ecosystem approach effort that's afoot out in LA. anyhow, would be curious to see what you think as we're just getting started on that project.

    • Todd Tyrtle

      I'm with Nicole! I'd love to see that here in Toronto also. There's a lot of good things happening but pulling it all together is so important. So much opportunity for synergy! Thanks for sharnig!

      • Ben Goldhirsh

        indeed. not only so much opportunity, but also so much waste if an ecosystem approach isn't pursued. This is best represented in LA by nature of the fact that we have one governmental department focused on protecting from flooding and getting rid of water into the pacific, and a separate function looking at how to capture and preserve water. Yikes. Anyhow, what's afoot in Toronto? Anything that you've seen exciting on this wholistic approach front?

        • Todd Tyrtle

          This is the first I've seen of the approach and I really like it. I don't think much is happening in that way here. Loads of people doing great things but many are unaware of each other. I'd love to see that change.

    • Nicole Cardoza

      Watching all you do, waiting not-so-patiently for it to make it to NYC because we're seriously lacking a comprehensive social good platform for collaboration cross-projects

      • Ben Goldhirsh

        Nicole, it means a ton to hear this sort of support for the work we're cranking on. I met with the head of Bloomberg Foundation when back east the other week. They seem to be making a bunch of interesting moves. Are they being seen as a leader in smart civic investment on your end?

        • Nicole Cardoza

          Definitely! Perhaps it's just the integration with the GOOD community, but in general LA2050 feels much more attached to the community there than BF does here. Just from my perspective, at least! We're missing that.

        • Nicole Cardoza

          They are, but less engaged with the community, which could be more from its integration from GOOD than LA2050 itself, but nevertheless feels a bit more accessible for someone running a social good initiative. That's what I meant to say in my previous post.

          • Ben Goldhirsh

            yeah. LA 2050 benefited by being able to tap the tools on and the whole GOOD community. The challenge is now turning those who engaged in the maker challenge, into a team that can collaborate toward some shared objectives. And the prereq for that is getting everyone to collaborate on defining what these shared objectives are, that we can then pursue together. Hopefully, we''ll get these live by end of Q1, and thus truly launching the 36 year hustle to try and knock them out of the park.