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WHICH great challenges and social problems should the EVOKE Network tackle next?
WHERE in the world should the network try to build up new EVOKE communities?
WHO would you encourage to play Season 2?
HOW would you change the game for Season 2?
WHAT new tools would you want as an EVOKE agent?
WHY would you come back for a second Season? What more would you want from the experience?

Added by Taylor Nones on April 19, 2014 at 4:21am — No Comments

At 100

You can do your part to reduce waste by choosing reusable products instead of disposables. Buying products with minimal packaging (including the economy size when that makes sense for you) will help to reduce waste. And whenever you can, recycle paper, plastic, newspaper, glass and aluminum cans. If there isn't a recycling program at your workplace, school, or in your community, ask about starting one. By recycling half of your household waste, you can save 2,400 pounds of carbon dioxide…

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Added by Taylor Nones on April 19, 2014 at 4:20am — No Comments

Learn 9

People’s perceptions of various risks differ greatly. How will these beliefs about risk play out in a pandemic? And what is the role of officials and journalists as they deal with both people’s strong emotions and emerging facts as they communicate with the public? Peter Sandman, an expert in risk communication explains why risk truly has two elements—hazard and outrage—and why understanding them both is crucial to crisis communication as well as pandemic journalism.

Note: Below are…

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Added by Taylor Nones on April 19, 2014 at 4:08am — No Comments

Mission 8 Imagine

Any expert in crisis communication will tell an inquiring reporter that maintaining public trust is the most important pillar of successful outbreak communication.

Trust in authorities will prevent people from panicking. It will enable individuals to better cope with their fears, act more rationally, and support each other. It will allow people to accept more drastic measures such as quarantines and school closings.

But which messages build public trust during an outbreak, and…

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Added by Taylor Nones on April 19, 2014 at 4:06am — No Comments

Mission 8

Uncover a community management success story from the CBNRM Net's collection of more than 250 case studies from 75 countries. Or, pick an indigenous knowledge case study from the KIVU Project for Indigeneous Knowledge. Pick out what YOU think is the most important lesson from the case study and share it with the EVOKE network in a blog post, video or photo essay.

Added by Taylor Nones on April 19, 2014 at 3:53am — No Comments

Papua Women

The equality between men and women has been a topic widely disputed among many nations. According to a statistic from the 2010 World Bank, only 20 out of 128 economies worldwide have equal rights for women and men. This has created a wide economic gender gap. especially since only 1% of the world's wealth comes from women when they comprise more than 50% of the world's population.

I really like WomenWatch organization because they track the progress and accomplishments of women across…

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Added by Rachel Lowe on April 18, 2014 at 11:49pm — No Comments

Local Exchange Trading System

The future of money is such a vital topic for our ever changing world especially since 3 billion people currently live on less than $2 a day. One of the creative solutions that I read about was the Local Exchange Trading System. I really liked how it was a way that will change the world in terms of money. The basis of the LETS is that it's a locally initiated, democratically organized non-profit community enterprise. It provides communities ways to record transactions of members exchanging…

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Added by Rachel Lowe on April 18, 2014 at 11:17pm — No Comments

In this allegiance, I would work with Changemakers. I would work to provide sanitation and clean drinking water to people around the world. I would work to raise money to purchase water bottles with …

In this allegiance, I would work with Changemakers. I would work to provide sanitation and clean drinking water to people around the world. I would work to raise money to purchase water bottles with the filter in them and then distribute the bottles in the communities that need them most. I think that this would be a great organization to work with. They have companies such as PepsiCo. backing them so they must be a good company.

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Added by MIchael Blake Yungmann on April 18, 2014 at 3:25pm — No Comments

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Added by MIchael Blake Yungmann on April 18, 2014 at 3:20pm — No Comments

EVOKE works by educating you about a subject or pressing issue. It then gives you resources to LEARN more about the issue and it's underlying causes. Then, it calls you to act. It calls you to come u…

EVOKE works by educating you about a subject or pressing issue. It then gives you resources to LEARN more about the issue and it's underlying causes. Then, it calls you to act. It calls you to come up with solutions and make a different in the issue. After that, it makes you imagine. Imagine the possibilities that could happen from this solution. Imagine what you could do to help solve this problem.

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Added by MIchael Blake Yungmann on April 18, 2014 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Season 2, First Episode- Illegal Immigration Learn- What are the present issues that revolve around illegal immigration? Find some and rank 5 in order from most pressing to least pressing. Act- Go ta…

Season 2, First Episode- Illegal Immigration

Learn- What are the present issues that revolve around illegal immigration? Find some and rank 5 in order from most pressing to least pressing.

Act- Go talk to people on both sides. Figure out what is stalling legislation and solutions.

Imagine-Come up with creating solutions to solve the problem.

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Added by MIchael Blake Yungmann on April 18, 2014 at 3:13pm — No Comments

I think that urgent evoke should focus on illegal immigration reform next. There is a lot of opportunity for some good ideas on that front. No one seems to know what exactly to do in or order to solv…

I think that urgent evoke should focus on illegal immigration reform next. There is a lot of opportunity for some good ideas on that front. No one seems to know what exactly to do in or order to solve the issue and there appears to be no real solutions right now. I think they should try to build up communities in high schools. Some of those kids have the best ideas. I would make the next EVOKE a game rather than just a bunch of blog posts. That gets real old doing all of them. I would also…

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Added by MIchael Blake Yungmann on April 18, 2014 at 3:10pm — No Comments

My site would be designed to help people in the event of a natural disaster. Living in Florida, natural disasters are a constant concern. My site would have communication access to all available reso…

My site would be designed to help people in the event of a natural disaster. Living in Florida, natural disasters are a constant concern. My site would have communication access to all available resources and would be able to help house about 100 people. It would not be that tall in order to produce little wind resistance and would be able to withstand fires. It would also be on high ground so I wouldn't have to worry about flooding.

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Added by MIchael Blake Yungmann on April 18, 2014 at 2:53pm — No Comments

I think that the insight that I found to be most surprising and important was the one about how people react to a pandemic. I found this to be real interesting because I have always felt that the wor…

I think that the insight that I found to be most surprising and important was the one about how people react to a pandemic. I found this to be real interesting because I have always felt that the worst thing you can do in a negative situation, is overreact. I have always felt that overacting only produces more problems and leads to decisions that need to be made with a clearer head. I think that this is by far, the most important piece of advice.

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Added by MIchael Blake Yungmann on April 18, 2014 at 2:47pm — No Comments

I have chosen an european deer mount as my object. I have chosen to pass it along to other generations and cultures so that we remember where we came from. Not many people have a deer scull hanging o…

I have chosen an european deer mount as my object. I have chosen to pass it along to other generations and cultures so that we remember where we came from. Not many people have a deer scull hanging on their wall. It has been my observation that society doesn't know where their food comes from and this scull should be a reminder of that. I feel that it would make society appreciate what they have available to eat, if they were able to realize that an animal gave its life in order for them to…

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Added by MIchael Blake Yungmann on April 18, 2014 at 2:44pm — No Comments

I picked the Case Study of Santaca Pilot Project1 in Mozambique. I found it to be interesting because the government decided to work with the locals instead of against them. They took into account, t…

I picked the Case Study of Santaca Pilot Project1 in Mozambique. I found it to be interesting because the government decided to work with the locals instead of against them. They took into account, the way of life in the communities and collaborated with them to accomplish their goals. This has added stability to the communities where the coal is being harvested. This case goes to prove that you can accomplish a lot more with honey than you do vinegar and you that collaboration will get you…

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Added by MIchael Blake Yungmann on April 18, 2014 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Tampa has numerous warning services designed to warn people about hurricanes. There are radio stations that broadcast information and numerous news channels are constantly keeping the community up to…

Tampa has numerous warning services designed to warn people about hurricanes. There are radio stations that broadcast information and numerous news channels are constantly keeping the community up to date on the latest information. There are also tornado warnings that can be heard on the radio as well. If you don't know about a hurricane before it is coming, it is because you live in a h***. Many of the local papers also publish hurricane survival guides that tell you what you need and where…

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Added by MIchael Blake Yungmann on April 18, 2014 at 2:26pm — No Comments

For Florida especially, a very real crisis that could happen in the future would be a drought. Florida agriculture is a huge contributor to the Florida economy and a drought would devastate tax reven…

For Florida especially, a very real crisis that could happen in the future would be a drought. Florida agriculture is a huge contributor to the Florida economy and a drought would devastate tax revenues that agriculture brings to the state. There are certainly summer that are drier than others. Not only would a drought cause agriculture to suffer, but it could also fuel some of the state's wildfires. This could create massive devastation and the state would suffer from the lack of water…

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Added by MIchael Blake Yungmann on April 18, 2014 at 2:21pm — No Comments

It's the year 2020. Women all across the world have equal opportunities to education and voting rights. There is not glass-ceiling in the work force. They are given the same respect in society as men…

It's the year 2020. Women all across the world have equal opportunities to education and voting rights. There is not glass-ceiling in the work force. They are given the same respect in society as men are. They can do anything they work for. Issues of gender inequality are not longer an issue in regions of Africa and South America. The Middle East still needs work but progress is being made. Women's lives are better now than they have ever been and there is no sign of that momentum slowing…

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Added by MIchael Blake Yungmann on April 18, 2014 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Some of my classmates and I made an effort to reach out to the Gainesville Women's Club. We raised money in an effort to help them, help the community. We helped take care of their butterfly garden, …

Some of my classmates and I made an effort to reach out to the Gainesville Women's Club. We raised money in an effort to help them, help the community. We helped take care of their butterfly garden, plant new trees and participated in the city's recycling program. This helped raise awareness of the organization in the community.

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Added by MIchael Blake Yungmann on April 18, 2014 at 2:11pm — No Comments


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