Conquering a Cruel Continent for a Cause

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup Global's vice president for Africa David Barnard did. Ultramarathons are extreme running events: 250-kilometer (155-mile) foot races over five or six days in the harshest environments on Earth. The Namib Desert in Namibia (has the highest sand dunes on earth). What would motivate you to run 150 miles across hottest, driest, windiest, coldest, and sandiest places on Earth?

Microsoft's Ecohero: How Sean Nicholson Is Saving the Earth

Tech Soup Blog

These programs are one big reason why refurbishment is now a significant part of the global recycling industry. It's Not Just About the Environment. This interest may have been kindled when he was an ICT advisor to the government of Namibia before he came to Microsoft. You've heard of the Incredible Hulk and Green Lantern. But you've probably never heard of this green superhero.

Why Building Resilient Networks Matter

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: I’ve wrote about the importance of building resilience in networks given the complex and connected environment we live in today. This puts New York City’s economic disparity on par with places like Sierra Leone or Namibia. Undoubtedly, the inequities in who bears the brunt of climate change will play out in similar ways on the larger global stage.