A crash course in changing the world.
I picked Alexis Belonio and the Center for Rice Husk Energy Technology as my social innovator (http://energymap-scu.org/center-for-rice-husk-energy-technology/). They promote the production and use of rice husk gasifiers to provide clean and cheap energy to the Philippines and East Asia. Millions of tons of rice husks are wasted every year when they can be turned into energy easily and cheaply. Rice is a major…Continue
Posted on September 24, 2012 at 11:12pm
Even though South Carolina and Charleston are in the United States, there is still much food insecurity and hunger to be combated. In South Carolina the food insecurity rate is almost 19%, the child food insecurity rate is 27%, the poverty rate is 16%, the child poverty rate is 23%, and unemployment is at around 11% statewide. There is a real need for help and change. Two of the leaders in combating hunger are the Low Country Food Bank and Crisis Ministries, both of which I have volunteered…Continue
Posted on September 10, 2012 at 10:41pm
In the future, I plan to impact the world in the realm of international business. I believe individuals who profit also have the calling to care for those in need. I would donate a percentage of my profits to global charities that promote either clean water or sustainable farming in Africa. In 2020 I will have founded my own international eco-friendly food distribution conglomerate and will donate unused or excess inventory to those in need.
Posted on September 10, 2012 at 10:34pm
I picked Blake Mycoskie, the founder of TOMS shoes. Blake saw the need for shoes in Argentinean children and created TOMS shoes which gives one pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair bought. I am following him on Facebook.
Posted on September 10, 2012 at 7:37pm