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March 2014 Blog Posts (130)

2020 Women

Females in 2020 are free to follow their individual hopes and dreams and are not made to feel secondary to anyone else. Men respect women and their bodies and women all over the world are in leadership positions and positions of authority all over the world. Women are not afraid to point out their opinions at home or in the workplace and are confident in their sexuality even if it was not considered conventional in 2010. We have a female President in the US and it is a breath of fresh air…


Added by Courtney Miller on March 26, 2014 at 2:37am — No Comments

Empowering Women Action

My friends and I are very serious about supporting this cause and consider ourselves to be very passionate about helping women to truly make leaps and bounds in the grand scheme of the world. I have decided that I am going to make it my mission to write and publish a book about how to be a strong woman even in the face of opposition even though I have not faced opposition compared to millions of other women in other parts of the world. I want to write it to help young women grow up knowing…


Added by Courtney Miller on March 26, 2014 at 1:32am — No Comments

Early Marriage

I found it very interesting that one of the hot topics on the Women Watch page was the issue of early marriage and women speaking out against being forced to marry early. In many cultures, I know that it is very common for marriages to be arranged by parents and family members without any input from the people being married. It is a shame that women in some parts of the world are viewed as so dependent and insignificant that they cannot even choose for themselves who they want to spend the…


Added by Courtney Miller on March 26, 2014 at 1:28am — No Comments

Only What's In Front of You

Breaking News! A new bank has just opened in Florida this year (2020) and it is no longer lending money to people. Instead, you can use only what money you actually have in your name and instead loan money to friends and family personally. This decreases the enormous amount of debt that is such an issue in this day and age and instead forces you to live within your means as well as count on support from those around you and not the government. The bank is called Hands Bank because you can…


Added by Courtney Miller on March 26, 2014 at 1:23am — No Comments


Today, instead of paying my roommate back for food in cash, I asked her if she would mind accepting an alternate form of payment and when she agreed I cleaned her car for her. This is an example of a service that would normally cost her money, but instead I did it for her to pay her back for something else. It worked out well and I feel that it was truly a "win-win" situation.

Added by Courtney Miller on March 26, 2014 at 1:17am — No Comments


It is very interesting to consider the future of money not only in this country but also around the world. Bartering is an ancient way to exchange goods and services and it seemed to work out fairly well for the most part so it would be interesting to see what a modern barter system would do for the global economy as people had the freedom to live more within their means and actually contribute their goods or services to society.

Added by Courtney Miller on March 26, 2014 at 1:15am — No Comments

Water for People

I believe that Water for People is the best organization and the one I would be most likely to donate to and be a part of.

Added by Gregory Friedman on March 25, 2014 at 6:54pm — No Comments

Water Education in Schools

EcoSchools teaches students about how we can use water. They study the flow of water across their grounds and look for ways to improve water quality and infiltration. Schools seek to conserve water on their school grounds by: installing low-flow water fixtures in their bathrooms; using drip irrigation systems rather than conventional sprinklers; planting drought resistant "xeriscape" gardens; and capturing rainwater in cisterns and rain barrels for future use on school gardens, trees, and…


Added by Gregory Friedman on March 25, 2014 at 6:50pm — No Comments

My Elderly Advice

When I am 100, my advice to pass down will be that fighting against change will never succeed in the long run. The only thing that remains constant is change. We will change our view of the way the world works, technology, and ideology. I don't know what social or political issues will arise when I'm 100, but I know the push for change will not end.

Added by Charles Render on March 25, 2014 at 5:34pm — No Comments

Community Based Resource Management

In Cameroon, there was a conflict between local communities and a company called Plantecam. Plantecam was benefiting tremendously from harvesting the bark from trees, and the local villages were not benefiting at all. This lead to illegal harvesting by the local villages. There became an excess of harvesting and it was harming the local environment. In the end, there was a compromise solution to the problem. The concept of participatory conservation was introduced.

Added by Charles Render on March 25, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Coming to Terms with Uncertainty

Out of the five secrets of crisis communication, I feel that coming to terms with uncertainty is the most surprising and important. As a budding journalist, I am oftentimes met with article subjects that I'm not familiar with. If I were covering a breakout of influenza viruses as suggested in the example, I wouldn't know where to begin. Similarly, I would be scared to report incorrectly or insufficiently because I was uncertain about the subject matter. But as the Nieman Guide suggests, if…


Added by Jaime Sloane on March 25, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Paper power

Disney research team has invented a way to produce electricity using just paper. They have found a way to power LED lights, send a wireless signal to a PC or produce sound just by rubbing to special sheets of paper together. The technology is so thin, and responds to a number of tactile stimulations, it could potentially be used in interactive teaching materials like books, posters and more. The best part is it will last forever since there are no batteries involved. …


Added by Ricardo Salabarria on March 24, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Water Day 2020

We are going to try and make everyone all over the world wear a swim suit on this day in 2020 to draw attention for out need for water not only for drinking but in so many other aspects of our life. If everyone is wearing a bathing suit, we will get lots of media coverage, which will be a perfect platform to address the needs of our world in terms of clean water and more of it!

Added by Courtney Miller on March 24, 2014 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Water Security

I am going to post signs in the bathrooms where I live reminding people to turn off the water quickly and when they are done using it immediately so that we can start habits that will stick with people even when they leave college.

Added by Courtney Miller on March 24, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Water Challenge

At UF, the sororities and fraternities participate in the water challenge to see which house can successfully use less water over the period of about a month and it is really amazing to see how large groups of people are able to come together and work on an issue that truly faces the entire world even though we don't experience any negative consequences first hand. My sorority really took this challenge on and focused on small ways that we could make a big difference.

Added by Courtney Miller on March 24, 2014 at 2:28pm — No Comments


We live in a speedy pressurized world. A world where no one has time to stop and think about what is really going on, let alone fix it. Rather than constantly trying to keep up with news from the media, perhaps it is time to take action ourselves. It only takes one person to make a difference but imagine what all of us could do. Urgent Evoke has given us the light to lead us down the path to change.

Added by Nicole Lytwyn on March 24, 2014 at 1:17pm — No Comments


I think that we should focus on actually implementing these ideas in our communities. Urgent Evoke is great but it is all idea. No one is actually going into the world and fixing the problems at large.

Another Mission I think we should focus on is poverty. At least start within our own country and build out to the rest of the world.

Added by Nicole Lytwyn on March 24, 2014 at 1:05pm — No Comments


I rounded up a group of high school and college students who are hungry to make a difference. They have made a campaign and raised enough money to cure everyone in our area who has the flu. They have put in so much time and effort to make this happen.

Added by Nicole Lytwyn on March 24, 2014 at 2:52am — No Comments


I thought managing a panic in a pandemic was extremely eye-opening. Apparently, people don't listen to anyone when they are in a panic. Not even the government. In my opinion, if you have nothing to work with or no one to turn to, you listen to authority. I believe when the government pushes out the message, the public should listen to it. I think if we all focus on managing panic in a pandemic we can overcome a horrible situation.

Added by Nicole Lytwyn on March 24, 2014 at 2:31am — No Comments

Feeding America

I organized a philanthropy with my fraternity that worked to raise money and food for a local food bank. It is an annual event that benefits Feeding America, an organization that works to eradicate food insecurities in America. This past event, we collected over 300 pounds of food and raised over $500. http://www.urgentevoke.com/photo/food-bank?context=user

Added by Ricardo Salabarria on March 23, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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