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The water crisis and how we effect it on a closer scale

In an approach to better help those of the United States and other well-developed nations around the world see the use of water in the community, I have developed a mini ecosystem containing a neighborhood of several homes on a single sanitation/water system. In the project, individuals will be able to examine a neighborhood from eye level in an effort to better understand water and its use as well as possible waste in our water systems. The ecosystem of the neighborhood which is comparable…

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Added by Cody Ford on March 28, 2015 at 11:04pm — No Comments

Uganda's Water Crisis

After carefully reading up on the water crisis in Uganda, I discovered that there are several programs taking a stand against the cruel and unforgiving water depressions that the nation faces year round. According to Water.org, several foundations under the organization operate with "microfinancing" institutions to provide loans for water and even sanitation efforts to better provide the villages of the nation with healthier living conditions. These two serves feed into a program associated…

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Added by Cody Ford on March 28, 2015 at 10:33pm — No Comments

Eastern Uganda and its approach to indigenous knowledge in climate change

In a remote region of Uganda lies a region referred to as the Teso Sub-region. Home to some of Uganda's oldest elders, the region houses multiple villages that still maintain traditional and often unrecognizable practices. Some of these practices tackle the problem of climate change in the region. In a scholarly article published by Anthony Egeru, I learned that these practices have helped the villagers of this region cope with the mild and sometimes increasing temperatures. Such practices…

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Added by Cody Ford on March 28, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Act 1

José Mujica, former president of Uruguay would be my choice because of his humility and generosity. He was known as the poorest president of Uruguay, not because the salary was so low but because he decided to donate the majority of his salary to charities. He even gave up living in a luxurious presidential mansion to keep on living on his little farm. He kept up with his farmer duties including with his presidential ones but he kept on living a life of humility and that is something that i…

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Added by Santiago Vega on March 10, 2015 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Learn 1

Live on $2 a day:

I believe this is the best option to truly learn what it is like to live in the shoes of others because it helps you understand the value of a dollar, as unoriginal as it may sound, it is the simplest way to put it. You learn to work for what you have and since $2 dollars doesn't do much for you today then you learn to fend for yourself and scavenge and know what it's like to have nothing in this world, to lose everything. Once you have been put in one of the lowest…

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Added by Santiago Vega on March 10, 2015 at 12:18pm — No Comments

A warning to the future of our people and growing ecosystem:

Greetings,

I come upon you with an urgent but last message. During my lifetime I have personally witnessed and continue to recognize the dangers of fossil fuels in our environment. These such pollutants come from vehicles beyond the legal rate of emissions, cigarettes, the burning of plastic and other resources, etc. Let it be understood that these actions will continue to lead to a daunting future that may contain severe health risks prove to make life difficult for inhabitants of…

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Added by Cody Ford on March 3, 2015 at 5:05am — No Comments

Adhere to this warning or further destroy your future to come:

Greetings,

I come upon you with an urgent but last message. During my lifetime I have personally witnessed and continue to recognize the dangers of fossil fuels in our environment. These such pollutants come from vehicles beyond the legal rate of emissions, cigarettes, the burning of plastic and other resources, etc. Let it be understood that these actions will continue to lead to a daunting future that may contain severe health risks prove to make life difficult for inhabitants of…

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Added by Cody Ford on March 3, 2015 at 5:03am — No Comments

IMagine

For this event I would have man made lake done and into this lake I would find a way to pour tons of fresh water into it for the people to drink from and use freely. This way the people would always have something to drink.

Added by Weldon Hunter Brandon on February 23, 2015 at 10:46pm — No Comments

Water visionary

I teamed up with my friend Dylan and together we went and bought bulk class of bottled water and took to to poverty stricken neighborhoods and delivered fresh water to families when the pipes were frozen.

Added by Weldon Hunter Brandon on February 23, 2015 at 10:43pm — No Comments

Solutions

To help solve the water crisis a lot of people are doing whatever they can to avoid polluting the enviroment. By reducing pollution we can make the air cleaner and provide better rainwater that will nor be wasted so fast
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Added by Weldon Hunter Brandon on February 23, 2015 at 10:36pm — No Comments

Imagine

In 2020 I plan to celebrate my 25th Birthday with maybe my wife? I don't think I will have kids yet *knock on wood*. Id hope that i could enjoy it with my family with no obligations, because hopefully we will not be at war with a random country. One can only dream this though because I just can't see this happening. Id like to just go to a nice dinner and spend all that time with friends and family and hopefully go back to a house that I may own and just relax. I hope the world will be like…

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Added by Weldon Hunter Brandon on February 19, 2015 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Act

If you think about the majority of Americans spend a lot of time behind a screen. If i could create anything I would try to find a way to conserve the amount of energy that computers take up. I would try to make a device that could capture the energy that they generate and use it to power simple household items.

Added by Weldon Hunter Brandon on February 19, 2015 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Learn

In my hometown there is a house that runs sole on solar power. The outside of the house is lined on the outside with solar panels that absorb light that generates energy and is able to power the wh*** house. Everything except water runs off the sunlight that these panels absorb. This saves a lot money and a lot of electricity that otherwise would be wasted.

Added by Weldon Hunter Brandon on February 19, 2015 at 4:07pm — No Comments

New Bank

I new bank just opened up here in Charleston and this new bank offers a variety of different services for their clients. They hold all types of different currencies. Clients can store any form of goods and/or currency they want there. They can store gold, silver, platinum. Anything that has some sort of value. This bank also allows the bartering of goods for the exchange of money and/or other goods. It lets people trade items to help develop a more bartering like economy .

Added by Marshall Haas on February 19, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Paypal

This week I opened up and used a paypal account. PayPal is an online payment service that allows individuals and businesses to transfer funds electronically. I have never used this before but I went online on Amazon and purchased a few items using the Paypal services. I was not aware before of all the options that Paypal offers which are if you have a PayPal account, you can add and withdraw funds in tons of ways. You can link your account with bank accounts or credit cards for more direct…

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Added by Marshall Haas on February 19, 2015 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Bartering

Bartering I think is something that can have a huge impact on the future on money. Exchanging goods and services is a form of currency that has been around a long time way before the creation of money. Bartering can be a way to help developing countries create a strong economic foundation to help level the playing field against bigger more developed nations. It is a good way to provide a creation of jobs and more economic versatility for nations around the world.

Added by Marshall Haas on February 19, 2015 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Dinner 2020

I feel that the world will have a healthier outlook on food in 2020. When I sit down for dinner I will be eating mainly vegetables that I have grown in my local garden free of pesticides and GMOs. I will also be eating meat from a sustainable source. The major companies will have less of a grip when it comes to providing food for families. We will make our way towards a healthier more sustainable world.

Added by Jeffrey Smeriglio on February 19, 2015 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Food Bank

I have been helping out at the local food bank. This is something that should help those parents who need it save some money and be able to feed their children long term. Having groceries given out on 2 weekends a month helps sustain the local population allowing them to save money for different personal goals.

Added by Jeffrey Smeriglio on February 19, 2015 at 1:31pm — No Comments

Hunger In Charleston

There is a local food security issue. Many times over the summer children end up going hungry. The reason for this is because during the school year parents can rely on help from the school to provide a lunch and sometimes breakfast. Once the children are home for the summer this makes it more difficult for the parents.

One action that is already in place is from a local church call Faith Remount. This church twice a month runs a local food bank for the citizens in this specific area.…

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Added by Jeffrey Smeriglio on February 19, 2015 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Barter system

A barter system that I am using that is unconventional is exchanging coffee for services here at The Citadel in my barracks. I purchased quite a bit of coffee, and I make it for people in exchange for multiple types of services or favors. The coffee cost about twelve dollars for a couple weeks worth and I am able to exchange a cups worth of coffee for a favor. Eventually, it becomes very obvious that I would receive more than twelve dollars worth of favors. That being said, left unchecked, I…

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Added by Matthew Doyle on February 19, 2015 at 1:09pm — No Comments

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