What I decided to do as my action is spread the awareness of swap from Kenya west Africa. Swap is an organization that helps advocate against the spread of HIV. In the program they make water treatments and other products available for those who are in need. And as my act I will contribute in the spread of awareness of the program.
Added by crystal banks on June 1, 2011 at 7:15am —
The Project that I picked is from Africa in Ethiopia. For this project they are serving 32,ooo people in 76 communities. Here is where they offer clean water to those who are a part of their project.
Added by crystal banks on June 1, 2011 at 7:08am —
The event that I will be enjoying would be New Years Day, and the way that it will be powered is by solar energy.
Added by crystal banks on June 1, 2011 at 6:56am —
For my object that I use every day I would power my car by the energy the environment. That way besides the hybrids that already exist this would be a way to make sure that cars would always remain eco friendly.
Added by crystal banks on June 1, 2011 at 6:52am —
The power player I found is known by the name of Aviva Presser Aiden and Hugo Van Vuuren, who are the co-founders of the energy need for off grid and lighting in the up and coming world.
Added by crystal banks on June 1, 2011 at 6:39am —
I love almost everything there is about Christmas-- except for the incredible amount of waste and energy used to celebrate it. And as we all know, Christmas celebration isn't just one day-- it's more like a month.
There is a lot of waste at Christmas time in terms or food and garbage. This year, I am using all biodegradable wrapping paper to wrap my husband and children's gifts. I've always been huge on recycling, but a lot of times at Christmas, because of all the cardboard boxes… Continue
Added by Kimbra L. McCaul on June 1, 2011 at 6:08am —
This new bank keeps track of goods and skills offered to receive those goods. A person is able to "deposit" the skills used to help neighbors in their community and in return, the person can "withdraw" goods that are needed for the week. For example, a person cut and styled another individual's hair. That counts as a deposit into the bank and can be exchanged for food or yard work that needs to be done. This bank controls the amount of goods withdrawn from the bank in order to protect from… Continue
Added by Shelly Yichoy on June 1, 2011 at 6:07am —
Recently, a friend of mine was going to their cousin's graduation party. My friend wanted to bring a really great cheesecake dessert, but didn't know how to make one. I taught him how to make the cheesecake from scratch in time for his cousin's party. In exchange for helping him, he taught me how to change a tire on my bike. I'm participating in a century ride in September and it would be beneficial to know how to change a tire in case I need to. This way, my friend didn't have to go buy a cake… Continue
Added by Shelly Yichoy on June 1, 2011 at 5:49am —
Watches are able to power themselves by movement, so why can't cell phones be, too? I'd like to "invent" the same technology used in wind-up watches for our cell phones. We are so hooked to our smart phones, that most of us have to charge their cell phones daily. This daily energy could be saved just by taking every cell phone off their wall chargers. Our phones already have sensors in them, and we know that technology in pedometers have very sensitive sensors-- we move around a lot and our… Continue
Added by Kimbra L. McCaul on June 1, 2011 at 5:45am —
I think the greatest impact on the future of money is to trade skills rather than currency. I think if people had genuine interest in helping each other out, communities would benefit from trading skill sets. For example, a baker could trade fresh bread with a gardener who tends to their yard. This type of trade would provide an incentive to work together to lower costs for each other.
Added by Shelly Yichoy on June 1, 2011 at 5:37am —
I am impressed with the work of Power Player William Kamkwamba. At the age of 14, William built a windmill from Blue Gum trees, bicycle parts, and materials from a local scrapyard. In his town of Dowa, Malawi, his neighbors thought he was crazy. But Williams invention came to life and proved them wrong. His windmill created energy and lit up his family's home. Since… Continue
Added by Kimbra L. McCaul on June 1, 2011 at 4:19am —
Every Tuesday and Thursday I carpool to school with a friend, and instead of paying gas money to each other we have decided to trade favors. So saw she drives one day, that day I'll buy her a cup of coffee, or if I drive she'll get me some coffee. Just trading goods rather than giving gas money, that way there’s a mutual understanding with each other while we are both helping each other achieve success in our education by carpooling and sharing favors.
Added by Alex White on June 1, 2011 at 3:33am —
For this learning assignment I decided to just think of a clever way to get incentives for doing work and an alternative currency. Let's say have a reward system funded by the government for good deeds that citizens do and get rewarded with a points system that they can redeem at the end of the year. Say for doing 100 hours of community service, they get 100 points which translates to 100 dollar rebate. It's like a big game but with currency and it can help change the world with an imaginary,… Continue
Added by Alex White on June 1, 2011 at 3:17am —
Women and children are being given better opportunities to become educated, to learn how to take care of themselves and to teach others how to become better humans.
The more they learn, the better they can become empowered and the more empowered, the better this world will be. Women must take their rightful places in society -- that alongside men, not in the back of them. In some cases, women step ahead of them.
The future of women is bright. Support from generous givers… Continue
Added by CASSANDRA JUNIEL on June 1, 2011 at 2:39am —
Women and children around the world are suffering, beyond what we can imagine or think. Many of them do not have access to hygiene items, tools for education, or even those necessary things to live.
The girls who have been educated are likely to marry later and to have smaller and healthier families. Educated women can recognize the importance of health care and know how to seek it for themselves and their children. Education helps girls and women to know their rights and to gain… Continue
Added by CASSANDRA JUNIEL on June 1, 2011 at 2:20am —
“It is crucial that the terrible acts of sexual violence they both stand accused of are exposed in the legal process currently under way,” stated Ms. Wallström.
“Only by explicitly bringing these horrible deeds into the open can we help to break history's greatest silence.”
Two men were apprehended last week after evading authorities for over 16 years or so. One person, Ratko Mladiae, war-time leader of the Bosnian serb forces, was captured in charges of sexual abuse; 15… Continue
Added by CASSANDRA JUNIEL on June 1, 2011 at 2:07am —
For this party I want to go big, so everything at the event will be powered by constantly renewing water supply. So basically the water that we are drinking will also keep re-filtering in and powering turbines that is power the wh*** event. All the grills will be powered by hydro-electricity, and the steam will be collected and condensed back into drinking water. Nothing will be wasted at this event and we will have 1000s of people show up and try to have as many pop culture icons and political… Continue
Added by Alex White on June 1, 2011 at 2:05am —
I am going to follow Carlos Aguilar on twitter as he is an advocate for water conservation and water techniques with renewable sources. He promotes a lot of great ideas and I will be able to retweet him and let my friends know about the great stuff he is doing. Any of his ideas that he posts that I feasibly can get involved with I will so I can do more than just spreading the word.
Added by Alex White on June 1, 2011 at 1:56am —
A danish water bottle company (Kildevæld) has come up with a genius incentive to get people to purchase bottles of water from them. For every bottle you purchase they donate a “life straws” which help filter water so people in developing countries can have clean water. These little devices would give me an incentive to buy for sure because I know when I buy water, I'm helping someone else drink fresh water. Ideas like this hopefully will keep spreading to other companies and we can help save… Continue
Added by Alex White on June 1, 2011 at 1:49am —