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May 2011 Blog Posts (797)

Importance of Water

Water is the common name applied to the liquid form (state) of the hydrogen and oxygen compound H2O. Pure water is an odorless, tasteless and clear.



It is one of nature's most important gifts to mankind and is extremely essential to life. Man cannot live or the body cannot function without it. It is one of the most essential elements to good health; necessary for proper digestion; and helps to rid the body of its waste.



Health experts have emphasized that we should drink… Continue

Added by CASSANDRA JUNIEL on May 31, 2011 at 8:17am — No Comments

MISSION ONE ACT

I chose TABLE FOR TWO. TFT is an organization that simultaneously addresses hunger in the developing world and obesity in the developed world. The concept is to transfer excess calories from places like the U.S. to countries in need. When a healthy TABLE FOR TWO-branded meal is purchased, 25 cents is donated to feed one child in the developing world a healthy school meal.



I chose this because the program is simple and convinient but easy to participate and also it can be lasted for a… Continue

Added by choi kayoung on May 31, 2011 at 8:15am — No Comments

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The economic transaction I made was donating £5 to the Kiva micro-loan company that enables people in other countries to receive small amounts from people to start businesses or establishments on their own. I thought this was an interesting idea as it allows people from poorer backgrounds to become sponsored and fulfil ideas for success that they would not have been able to achieve without the help from others. However, I did read about the corruption in India after I had donated the money… Continue

Added by Zoe Kusnierz on May 31, 2011 at 8:01am — No Comments

Managing Panic in a Pandemic



Every year we have at least one big panic. The matter will be made ​​but only by the media to panic. Sure, the media must operate well. So they make their money. Many people are influenced by the media. I wrote about it in an older blog post of mine. An example of a panic would be the dioxin scandal this year. A manufacturer of fats has… Continue

Added by Timo on May 31, 2011 at 8:01am — No Comments

MISSION ONE SOCIAL INNOVATION

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My favorite secret : Provide skills, not just finished technologies



The current revolution in design for developing countries is the notion of co-creation, of teaching the skills necessary to create the solution,rather than simply providing the solution. By involving the community throughout the design process, you can help equip people to innovate and contribute to the evolution of the product. Furthermore, they acquire the skills needed to create solutions to a much… Continue

Added by choi kayoung on May 31, 2011 at 7:59am — No Comments

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An alternative way to use currency in the future which I thought was interesting was connecting the use of mobile phones to paying for things in shops or online. Today with phones being so popular and widely used in the world it could be successful to also use them as a form of currency.

Added by Zoe Kusnierz on May 31, 2011 at 7:20am — No Comments

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My event idea for World Water Day 2020 would be a competition to see how much rain water people could collect in a week all around the world and there would be an event in various cities. There would be demonstrations on how much water people could save by doing small tasks and how people could live off the rainwater they have saved.

Added by Zoe Kusnierz on May 31, 2011 at 7:04am — No Comments

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The water visionary I have connected with is a cafe in the UK who also donates a large amount of profit to charity and the homeless but also focuses on ways to save the environment. Last year they saved 140,000 litres of water by installing water hippos in their establishments around the country. I have already previously advertised their efforts in saving the environment by sending letters to various supermarket chains asking them if they would consider doing the same to save huge amounts of… Continue

Added by Zoe Kusnierz on May 31, 2011 at 6:57am — No Comments

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The water project I enjoyed and thought was inspiring was the work that the Water 1st International is doing in India where they are building wells and toilets in homes all over India. Not only this but they are also educating every household they provide on how to be hygienic themselves and keep their water and sanitation clean. I have been to India and experienced the need for this type of knowledge as they are generally less hygienic than western countries and live very differently.

Added by Zoe Kusnierz on May 31, 2011 at 6:47am — No Comments

Mission two. food security imagine

In may 2020, I am eating dinner with my husband. Everyday we make a meal by ourselves and share it.
We usually try to eat home-made meal and buy organic and locally grown vegetables and fruit.
Sometime we share home-made foods with our neighbors and donate our stuffs(fruits or vegetables grown by ourselves) to local community.

Added by choi kayoung on May 31, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Mission two. food security act

I think TFT's program can be solution for food probelm.

TFT(TABLE FOR TWO) is a non-profit organization that accomplishes the global food imbalance.

The concept is to "transfer calories" from one part of the world with an exess to populations in need.



TFT accomplishes this primarily by partnering with university and corporate cafeterias, serving low calorie, nutritionally balanced TFT meals. A 25 cent charge is added to the price of these meals, which is used to provide… Continue

Added by choi kayoung on May 31, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Mission two. food security learn

I am foreigner who lives in near San Francisco.

I am really shocked how many homeless people are in the city.

Living in the United States, especially San Francisco downtown, I could find homless wherever, whenever. Some people are insane and begger aggresively. At first time I couldn't understand why they occupy in front of store and why police don not catch them. But, I heard that the government does not figure out the problem. Eventhough police catch some crazy homless, they can not… Continue

Added by choi kayoung on May 31, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

The Working Ways of Urgent Evoke

Urgent Evoke Network works by making problems apparent, and then prompting its users and community to find a logical and thoughtful solution to these problems. These problems are real problems in the world. The members of Urgent Evoke are mostly students, and they are from all parts of the world. The good ethics about being an Evoke agent is that you end up helping the world by finding solutions to its many problems. The Evoke network likes to create mystery because the solutions to the world's… Continue

Added by Julian Ozel Rose on May 31, 2011 at 2:50am — No Comments

WHICH?, WHERE?, WHO?, HOW?, WHAT?, and WHY?

WHICH great challenges and social problems should the EVOKE Network tackle next?



Right now, the Urgent Evoke Network is tackling good, tangible problems. However, it needs to expand this problem-tackling to more specific targets and events.



WHERE in the world should the network try to build up new EVOKE communities?



The network should stick to simply just the Internet, as this is the largest community, and expanding to countries would be over-committing, and… Continue

Added by Julian Ozel Rose on May 31, 2011 at 2:32am — No Comments

The Indio Medical Response Organization

For my emergency group of doctors, I have helped assemble the Global Indio Response Organization. This organization is for my own city at my home, Indio, California. At Indio, we do not have any kind of emergency response for medical emergencies, so I have helped to create the Indio Medical Response Organization. This organization, in 2011, can respond immediately to outbreaks of the flu by immunizing people beforehand with flue shots, or by applying specific shots and medicine to the already… Continue

Added by Julian Ozel Rose on May 31, 2011 at 1:45am — No Comments

Changemakers Partnership

I'm partnering with Changemakers, who participates in a variety of humanitarian efforts across the country.



One project for change involved a group that carried out a project through community members from a settlement in Lilongwe. They'd gone to a small village (Embangweni) and discovered ecological sanitation units. These folks were impressed withwhat they saw and noted that their major challenge was that of space as their plots were becoming smaller and smaller with all the filled… Continue

Added by CASSANDRA JUNIEL on May 31, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments

Press Institute-Information empowering the future

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In 2020, the women that have been empowered by the Global Press Institute will be the prominent journalists. The information we discover will empower women leaders and we will definitely have a women president. 

 

The information provided through the GPS will break the seal of silence around trafficking and all the rescued women will be able to live…

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Added by Jennifer Ann Stupak on May 30, 2011 at 11:06pm — No Comments

Empowering Women through social Networking

After reading the article I chose, and some other articles from the Women's Watch website I was inspired to share the information with my Facebook and twitter friends. I am also in the process of making a Tumblr post dedicated to the website.



I want to find a program that especially inspires me and make a donation. The ones listed on the Learn page are all very great examples that are extremely worthy of looking into.



I have said it before, the Press Institute is one of my… Continue

Added by Jennifer Ann Stupak on May 30, 2011 at 10:44pm — 1 Comment

How do people react in a pandemic

People react in a variety of ways, depending on the type of the event, the extent of the catastrophe and if it is something that is ongoing, or what have you.



This particular article was important to me because it outlined the five ways people react and the reasons why they do react in the manner that they do.



It firsts go into how people react and how they overeact. It is the period of adjustment that happens in this phase. They know what the situation is, they pause,… Continue

Added by CASSANDRA JUNIEL on May 30, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Providing Shelter for the Wronged

LAOS:Family pressures exacerbate trafficking

 

"AFESIP provides support to families while the girls are in the shelter, including supplying food and water and contributing to house repairs when necessary. "

 

This story about shelters providing rehabilitation to women who are rescued from sex trafficking really struck a cord with me. It is unfathomable that these poor, innocent women…

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Added by Jennifer Ann Stupak on May 30, 2011 at 10:21pm — No Comments

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