According to the Greennovate Environmental Challenge for Kids Outreach (GECKO), a small contribution is enough to support 5 Chinese girls to participate in the green ambassador program. Below is what I image each of them is doing in ten years.
Student 1: She is at a university in the final year of her Environmental Engineering Ph.D. She hopes to help China renovate its public infrastructure, while keeping mindful of the… Continue
Added by John M. Quick on April 11, 2011 at 1:08am —
Following my discovery of the Greennovate Environmental Challenge for Kids Outreach (GECKO), which educates and trains Chinese youth (mostly girls) to become ambassadors for sustainable living in their communities, I decided to make a contribution to the project. According to the site, a small donation can support 5 students in the program. The project has been around for only a few years, but has already won awards and impacted Chinese kids and their communities. I hope that it continues to… Continue
Added by John M. Quick on April 11, 2011 at 1:06am —
Through WomenWatch, I found an inspirational story about the Greennovate
Foundation's GECKO (Greennovate Environmental Challenge for Kids Outreach) program. This initiative educates and trains Chinese youth, many of whom are girls, in schools throughout China. Their programs are offered for free to students and inspire them to become ambassadors to their communities that can inspire others to practice sustainable living. The program… Continue
Added by John M. Quick on April 11, 2011 at 1:04am —
Section 1 – The Social Venture
Agriculture today is financed much like any other big business: with a view of investment that only includes financial return. This approach, however, is limited in scope and leads to major negative environmental and social externalities. With few sources of capital available to smaller players in the sector, and with an increasingly competitive marketplace, large-scale agriculture is increasingly squeezing out smaller scale… Continue
Added by MirkoZ on May 19, 2010 at 10:22pm —
I have been focusing my eyes on ARG for nearly one year and get totally addicted to study and play it. When I came back to China last May, I was thinking about to run a serious ARG in my home country by myself. Here is my big idea.…
Added by Miaomiao Huang on May 14, 2010 at 12:26pm —
Thought if you havent seen this you might enjoy ithttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg9qnWg9kak&feature=player_embedded
Living in a smallish apartment in Japan I find it kind of neat. I'd like more light then that yellowish glow myself tho.
Added by Ty_Ping on May 8, 2010 at 9:43am —
Hey... I highly appreciate the secret: how do people react in Pandemic.
It mentions that people may have overreactions when facing disasters or pandemics.
Probably all the Chinese are familiar with earthquake. Two years ago we have Wenchuan Earthquake which destroyed almost everything in that spot. Thanks to the effort of our wh*** nation and great help from other countries, we have gone through it. But back to the first time we heard about the… Continue
Added by Miaomiao Huang on April 29, 2010 at 2:15pm —
INTEGRATION OF QIANG
ETHNO-BOTANICAL KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICES INTO A REFORESTATION PROJECT,
AND RESTORES A DEGRADED WATERSHED IN CHINA
The Qiang people mainly inhabit the valleys of the Minjiang River (a main branch of the Yangtze) in Sichuan Province. This region is important Continue
for its mountain forests, which are a major source of water for…
Added by Benjamin H on April 22, 2010 at 7:30am —
A photo album displaying some of conditions of trafficked women.
Added by Bonan Zhang on April 21, 2010 at 11:00am —
For me, since I still don't really know what I'll be doing with my life, I decided to instead imagine a potential future. One I'd like, be satisfied with, and enjoy. If I was asked this question several years from now I'd probably be able to give a response that would fit much more fluidly with the prompt given.
However, I guess this will just have to do.
I imagine waking up in April 2020 - 10 years wiser both in mind and spirit. Those ten years would… Continue
Added by Jeremy Melloul on April 13, 2010 at 6:30pm —
Shanghai (BBCMoney.com) -- Treasury Secretary Timothy Huang will meet with a top Chinese official this week, possibly opening the door to a discussion over the value of China's currency.… Continue
Added by Miaomiao Huang on April 7, 2010 at 1:35pm —
EVOKE is proving to be quite a challenge! The first part of this mission was hard enough, but the second is even more difficult.
Just how do you pick one person from the millions who are out there making a real difference?
I went back to basics and started with where I find my inspiration: literature. My mind almost immediately jumped to the perfect person for shadowing; Xue Xinran.
Xinran is an author and journalist originally from Beijing in North China, who has… Continue
Added by Riko Kamachi on March 25, 2010 at 8:06pm —
I lead a pretty simple life--children, chores, research, chores, volunteering, chores, gardening, chores, travel...you guessed it...
There is an old Melanie Safka song (Brand New Key), covered by The Dollyrots (Blackheart Records 2008) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iM9WuVpfl3U. The lyrics at about 50 second in: "I ride my bike, I roller skate, don't drive no car, don't go too fast, but I go pretty far..." got… Continue
Added by Michele Baron on March 20, 2010 at 6:30am —
Kevin DeVico's post on the water-scraper mentioned the notion of Arcology. http://www.urgentevoke.com/photo/waterskyscraper-1?xg_source=activity
Having visited Paolo Soleri's Arcosanti project in the Arizona high desert, Kevin's post got me thinking about old Paolo. At 91 years of age, Soleri is still attempting to deal with the world on his own terms. Paolo has met with Chinese civil engineers many… Continue
Added by cameron michael keys on March 17, 2010 at 8:15pm —
Among other things, I like to cook. I have been cooking since I was tall enough to reach the table or counter-top. And I seem to cook wherever I find myself traveling. I have noticed there are some similarities, some differences in approach. Depending on the location and occasion, there are many differences in type, quantity, and quality of food prepared and served.
I have searched a few websites to provide general information for preparing food for… Continue
Added by Michele Baron on March 11, 2010 at 1:30am —