I was gonna make a Google map of my resilient city, but I thought about it for a moment and that didn't make much sense. I think the infrastructure need for a resilient city is not structural, but informational. We need our residents connect through informational networks (compulsory and otherwise), not through a physical coming together.
Maybe that's a cop-out of an answer, but that's what I'm going with.
A unique way to use Ushahidi in the Southeastern United States? We're really not prone to many natural disasters. Earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, and blizzards are all exceptionally rare. Combine that with are exceptional 911 service, and Ushahidi seems almost useless here. That is unless Ushahidi can actually report on a crisis that's not visible to the naked eye...
I'm not a germaphobe by any means, but I can see how it would be exceptionally useful to have everybody…
In 2020, I think the majority of teachers will be women... for both boys and girls, closely resembling our current gender roles here in America's educational system. That's it. Not much to say, but a lot to hope for.
Too easy. I'm in the Army. I've been to Afghanistan and I'm going back soon. This is what I do. I make situations possible to empower women in that country. This time around I'm going to follow Greg Mortenson's model.
A Global Network of Community Urban Farms will provide more food security than isolated Community Urban Farms. A Distributed Network is safer than the current model of centralized food production and distribution http://personalpages.manchester.ac.uk/staff/m.dodge/cybergeography/atlas/baran_nets_large.gif In case a disaster hits one farm or one region, then the rest of the farms will have small surpluses that can be shared with those farms and add up to enough food in emergencies.
"I love that you've brought this to attention. An extensive database of uncommon but resistant and hardy plants/foods could be developed and organized by climate. Ease of growth and processing should also be taken in to account. I will try to…"
This past weekend was the annual celebration at the lake house in Connecticut. It is amazing that the lake is still so clear and beautiful after all these years. The watershed association has done a wonderful job protecting these waters from the damaging effects of development.The wood grill was finally ready to cook on, so we didn't miss the propane tank fueled grill anymore. The food actually tasted fresher than in the past and was easy to keep fueled.Dad was very proud of the solar hybrid…See More
In this blog post I will focus on a plant that is abundant in our nature, and which is immensely nutritious. It's of course the Stinging Nettle. Let's start with the chemical constituents of this plant:37 % Non-Nitrogen-Extracts19 - 29 % Ash9 - 21 % Fiber4 % Fat22 % ProteinOnce the leaves are drid, their protein content can reach an astounding 40 %, which is much higher than beef, which even under the best of circ**stances can never exceed 31 % protein. In addition the Stinging Nettle consists…See More
It is 7'oclock, I was late home from work due to an assignment that i wanted to get ahead on. By the time I get home I am feeling extremley tired and I cannot be bothered to make a proper meal. I walk to the fridge and open it to see what there is for me to eat. All of the out of date foodstuffs have been automaticaly thrown away by the fridge, they will be recycled tomorrow as animal feed or something. I see i have organic local eggs and some local cheese. Foods are vacc** sealded for easy…See More
FutureToday is 2020/1/1. It is just like yesterday. The war is still continuing. It has started since 2010. In 2010, that year was a horrible year. Almost every energy ran out. Every country’s governments were crushed down at the same time. There were riots everywhere. All of the big company’s bosses were killed xdeadx in the riots. Troops fought each other everywhere. Food was bought up xawayx at once. There were no more food supplies in any shops. The economy was all crushed down. All the…See More
The exchange works directly for state and public workers and servants. It gives them credit in exchange for the amount of public work they contribute to the community. The more constructive they are based off a base rate the more credit they recieve.