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April 2015 Blog Posts (99)

Imagine Charleston

Imagine Charleston in 2020. The city is going to be much larger than it is today. The amount of people moving here is stunning. Year after year more people are drawn here. This is great for the economy and adds strain in the chance of natural disasters. In the year 2020 I am imagining that Charleston will have in the works a mass transit system to move people in and out of the city faster than today. This will increase corporate productivity as well as boost the economies of the surrounding…

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Added by Jeffrey Smeriglio on April 29, 2015 at 1:24am — No Comments

Resilience

The area in which our city is located calls for resilience in regards to hurricanes. Mother nature has hit us before and the city needs the resilience to be able to withstand it again. By creating extra shelters as well as informing many of the evacuation routes that are posted throughout the city we have been adding to the effectiveness. The issue this city has is the population of homeless, the city needs to create a system to get them out of the area as well.

Added by Jeffrey Smeriglio on April 29, 2015 at 1:21am — No Comments

Social Media

With the world the way it is and globalization increasing so is our interconnectivity. I feel that social media has now become the best way to reach a wide scale audience in regards to making positive changes. Take the ice bucket challenge of last year. This has also been used against war criminals to show what actually is taking place. This helps the world as a wh*** see the truth behind what is going on.

Added by Jeffrey Smeriglio on April 29, 2015 at 1:16am — No Comments

Women in 2020

The women in the developing world in 2020 will be an inspiration. Through assisting the mothers around the world the societies in general will improve. It has been proven that when a mothers income increases the household improves. This is because of the nurturing hearts of mothers. Improving their welfare in turn in 2020 has increased the overall welfare of society.

Added by Jeffrey Smeriglio on April 29, 2015 at 1:11am — No Comments

WomenLead

Womenlead is helping raise money for women in Nepal to help the rebuilding process. Our mothers and sisters are so vital to the reconstruction of a society after it has encountered devastation such as Nepal. Through this organization raising money they will be able to assist the women in getting clean water, supplies, blankets and first aid to those in need in Nepal at this very moment. Act fast and donate!

Added by Jeffrey Smeriglio on April 29, 2015 at 1:08am — No Comments

Iceland

Iceland is a country that is closing the gender gap faster than any other. It is a country to look towards as a leader. Such a positive world impact could be made if more countries followed their plan. The fight for women's equality can be helped with Iceland at the front.

Added by Jeffrey Smeriglio on April 29, 2015 at 1:05am — No Comments

Changes to Charleston

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zQ49AvLkhA2w.kfbaOGer-lQY

If you click my link to my custom map using Google My Maps you will see the addition of a Emergency Shelter to be used in case of a tidal wave or other event from the sea. Included are new emergency routes on what will be an expanded highway to allow traffic to flow in the event of an emergency.

Added by Benjamin John Heckman on April 29, 2015 at 12:44am — No Comments

Leadership and helicopters

When I'm 100 years old, we will most likely not be using helicopters anymore and leadership will be much different. My indigenous knowledge will be home to use leadership for good and how helicopters were a valuable tool in the Army when I joined and just a handy piece of equipment for the world in general.

Added by Harrison Dixon on April 28, 2015 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Creating Energy Efficient Homes

I think this is a good case study because if we develop more energy efficient homes or workplaces then we can divert excess energy towards other things. Also we can conserve and use less fuel to produce energy.

Added by Harrison Dixon on April 28, 2015 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Imagine

100 years from now one of the important pearls of wisdom that I would feed back would be focused on the environment, especially global warming because 100 years into the future I imagine that this is going to become a real issue. focusing on the cutback in carbon emissions as well as other atmospheric pollutants is what is going to save our atmosphere.

Added by Marshall Haas on April 28, 2015 at 1:58am — No Comments

Learn 8

The 1983 trip to Fuji was a case study I looked at and really enjoyed because it highlight on some of the economic variations that a culture has to undergo. They shared had capitalism was a powerful competitor and how economic and political governance are very important aspects for any society to function properly.

Added by Marshall Haas on April 28, 2015 at 1:54am — No Comments

Imagine 8

Imagine 8 Indigenous
Today, I am 100 years old. These eyes have seen: travel to Mars, the unification of the world’s currency and the fall of the Middle East and the rise of Western civilization. The events have been hard won for the people of the world. Remember, we were at one time without water and food; we traveled to great spheres in the sky for a better world. Take care of each world we have there may be no more.

Added by michael Holland on April 27, 2015 at 11:43pm — No Comments

Learn 8 Indigenous Knowledge

The tribal customs of Afghanistan are under threat today as the US tries to bring westernization to the tribal areas of Afghanistan in order to keep the Taliban at bay. Although the Taliban are bad for these people westernization can also be detrimental on their culture. They should be allowed to maintain their customs and way of life. The most important lesson is that their culture should be preserved. There are not many ancient cultures left in the world.

Added by michael Holland on April 27, 2015 at 11:33pm — No Comments

Act 5

An alternative form of money could be actions with a monetary value placed on them. This new form of currency would be called Credits- and these are of different amounts based on the magnitude of the actions. There will be both positive and negative credits based on the positive or negative actions. This week I bought a friend food and even though I used credits I would have gained some of these back for my good deed.

Added by michael Holland on April 27, 2015 at 11:18pm — No Comments

Charleston 2020

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Check out the attached doc**ent map.

Added by Harrison Dixon on April 27, 2015 at 3:05am — No Comments

Charleston's Plan

Charleston and the lowcountry has done many things to help the ecosystem. The main things that they have done are better waste management, testing the local waters, creating mariculture centers like the one in Bluffton that help check the biodiversity of the fish in the local rivers. I have told many of my friends of the city's goals and they responded by how stating that the Citadel does its part by emphasizing recycling in its barracks.

Added by Harrison Dixon on April 27, 2015 at 2:50am — No Comments

Ushahidi - The Next step

I could use Ushahidi to understand the issues with the local marshes and Charleston harbor. The main issues for the local marshes are changing chemical make-ups in the water and possibly could result from the harbor being drudged to make it deeper. Some stats I would use for Ushahidi would be chemicals that threaten the local marine ecosystems, their levels, and the negative effects of harbor deepening.

Added by Harrison Dixon on April 27, 2015 at 2:42am — No Comments

Burma 2020

In 2010, women from Burma are severely limited in terms of education with only 11 percent going to university or higher schooling. The main issues are lack of a source of income to pay for the schooling and work load. If this project goes through successfully, that means that more women can gain higher education in Burma, use those skills and apply them to the country. Women gaining an education in Burma could contribute towards building the community and bring up standards. By 2020, Burma…

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Added by Harrison Dixon on April 27, 2015 at 2:30am — No Comments

Educating those in the barracks on equal opportunity

For being unable to donate money, I have instead spread the word of ways to help equal the opportunities for women and empower them. I showed them the global giving website and stated how for many of programs you can donate a dollar and that small amount of money can positively impact a struggling woman on the other side of the globe.

Added by Harrison Dixon on April 27, 2015 at 2:22am — No Comments

Finding Justice in Somalia for Women

I found a compelling article in Woman Watch which explains the issue of gender violence in Somalia and how the locals and other organizations are trying their best to stop it. Unfortunately, the article had an example of how a woman by the name of Safia was threatened, held captive, and raped for two weeks. This is just a signal example of the horrible issue of gender violence. The United Nations Development Programme and the UNFPA have created institutions and are working with local…

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Added by Harrison Dixon on April 27, 2015 at 2:15am — No Comments

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