About Shock/Wave

A global collection for action.

This is a global collection of the events, interventions and organizations and leaders that are using COVID-19’s dramatic changes as an opportunity to rethink our collective impact on future generations.

What type of content do we source ?

Orb Media has built this platform to collect and showcase multi-sectoral efforts around sustainability. We hope in doing so, thoughtful pivots and innovations toward sustainability may gain visibility and collaborators. Our researchers hope to spur effective analysis of actions across sectors and share insights with the public as the world moves into rebuilding our systems for resilience.

Where does the content come from ?

Orb Media researchers are regularly adding new projects to the collection and we invite you to submit your own projects.

What do we feature?

Actions that prioritize our future generation’s needs as much as our present needs in response to challenges COVID-19 has wrought.

These actions come in many forms: ideas, projects, and events. In all forms, they use this moment in time to tackle systemic issues that reduce environmental quality, economic prosperity and social capital and equity.

What don’t we feature?

Short-term, stop-gap measures that fulfill the immediate needs of already privileged populations without consideration of environmental or social cost to broader current population and future generations.

As this site evolves, the definition of what sustainability means in the context of COVID-19 response, recovery and resilience will too.

As projects are uploaded and over time, we reserve the right to refine what is showcased to adequately represent interventions that are making the most impact.