EVOKE NETWORK MANIFESTO
- What are the goals of the network? How does it work?…
Added by Teresa R on May 7, 2010 at 3:04pm —
URGENT EVOKE 1
// 001-2 PLIGHT OF THE HUMBLE BEE
Welcome to Season 2 of the Evoke Network. As an Agent, it is your job to bring attention to the most critical issues in the world by learning, acting, and imagining a… Continue
Added by Teresa R on May 7, 2010 at 11:51am —
• WHICH great challenges and social problems should the EVOKE Network tackle next?
I think it would be a good idea to have a look at the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. We have covered many of them already in Season 1, but there are more of them that can be covered next year.
• WHERE in the world should the network try to build up new EVOKE communities?
Being an online game, it is quite difficult for some people in the developing world to access the game’s… Continue
Added by Teresa R on May 7, 2010 at 7:46am —
I found this: http://www.openmoney.ca/letsplay/
A game that teaches the basics of 'Local Exchange Trading Systems' which we learned about in Week 5 here on Evoke. Check it out!
-% Reese %-
Added by Teresa R on May 2, 2010 at 10:47am —
It's the year 2011, and the next pandemic flu has just reached YOUR part of the world. You've been asked to organize one group of people online to do something that matters. Who are they, and what heroic effort will Continue
you ask them to make? Tell a story in a video or…
Added by Teresa R on April 30, 2010 at 1:45pm —
I thought the secret of Crisis Communication that seemed most important and surprising was “How do people react in a pandemic?”
Peter Sandman’s explanation was… Continue
Added by Teresa R on April 30, 2010 at 9:39am —
When I came to Ghana, I was told to be careful not to walk in tall
grass or places with low underbrush. The locals told me about the possibility
of being bitten by a snake or stung by a scorpion. It is even risky to wear
open shoes, they said. I became nervous, thinking it was inevitable that I
would be bitten or stung before I left in three months. I was reassured that if
I was poisoned, they had a Blackstone… Continue
Added by Teresa R on April 28, 2010 at 9:10am —
Dear Children of Mother Earth:
I don’t have much time left on this planet. It is 2088, and I just had my 100th birthday last month. As I sit here at home, in my tiny cob house, knitting a sweater Continue
for my newborn…
Added by Teresa R on April 28, 2010 at 8:53am —
GENGENLILAS PRESCHOOL: COMMUNITY EFFORT FOR COMMUNITY GAIN IN CANADA
When the Campbell River First Nation on Vancouver Island decided to build a preschool for its community, it had specific needs in mind. It wanted a school that would teach children about the Continue
First Nation's culture and…
Added by Teresa R on April 28, 2010 at 7:00am —
Things I have uncovered about Vancouver’s resilience strategies:
Vancouver held a ‘Resilient Cities’ summit
last year while I was away…would’ve really liked to go! And another symposium
I missed at UBC...
Then I found and read a couple of interesting .pdf’s called ‘Beyond Food Security: Urban Agriculture as a form of resilience in Vancouver,… Continue
Added by Teresa R on April 26, 2010 at 9:00am —
I am from Vancouver, BC, Canada- an area that is right on an earthquake fault line. I have experienced a few earthquakes already in my life, but none of them major. As I was growing up, earthquake preparedness was taught to us in school and we were warned that one day, Vancouver would experience a major earthquake. It was just a matter of time.
If this crisis hit, I'm pretty sure my city would, quite literally, crumble and fall. I don't think society would be properly… Continue
Added by Teresa R on April 25, 2010 at 7:00pm —
Not really sure how to link the URL... but here's a cropped screenshot of the map I am working on right now (having trouble saving, though, due to crappy internet connection).
Red Line: Car boundary = *Note that it should continue along Boundary Rd...but didn't for some reason* No private vehicles allowed within this boundary. Emergency vehicles, public transportation only, and select business vehicles (e.g. food transportation); use local car stops and take public transit to get to… Continue
Added by Teresa R on April 22, 2010 at 11:00am —
It’s 2020- ten years since I donated $30 to the Self-Help fund in Ghana when I was there doing a research project during my undergraduate degree. Now I’ve come back with my family for a vacation- and the strangest
I was in K**asi, buying some… Continue
Added by Teresa R on April 16, 2010 at 9:30am —
Rural Women in Food Security
Excerpt from the article: “Despite the fact that smallholder farming in most developing countries has a woman’s face, women farmers are too often invisible and under-supported when it comes Continue
Added by Teresa R on April 15, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Yesterday (on behalf of my boyfriend and I) I donated $30 through Global Giving's website, to an organization called Self-Help which is based here in Ghana and uses profits to give micro-finance loans to women.
This $30, I was told, would help one woman buy vaccines to run her poultry business for one year. Who knows? Maybe I'll even eat the chicken she makes from my donation while I'm here!
Added by Teresa R on April 15, 2010 at 8:30am —
When I was in Peru a few years ago, I was too afraid to do any bartering with people. I was so used to seeing a price tag and paying what it said for it, that I had trouble adjusting to the barter system. If I went into a shop and asked how much something was (because I saw no price tag on it) the person who was selling me it would quote a price- and I would pay it, without asking for something lower, not knowing that they put the price higher than it was really worth them to sell it as- just… Continue
Added by Teresa R on April 9, 2010 at 8:30pm —
Well, my favourite experiment was that of the LETSystems- being from BC, I can’t believe I’d never heard of them before! But I think the Continue
solution that will bring about the most change in the future of money in
world is that of the DIY currencies like “craigbucks”. Though, in a way,
seems to me like these two things are actually the same. When you start a
you automatically introduce…
Added by Teresa R on April 8, 2010 at 2:00pm —
Using UV radiation is known to be an effective way to sterilize water. Why? Because the radiation kills the DNA of any living organisms in the water, thus making them unable to reproduce in the human body- or anywhere else, for that matter. The micro-organisms aren't dead, but they can't make any more of themselves!! Hahaha
And if you think about it, what do many of the African nations have plenty of? Well, I'm in Ghana right now, and I would argue that it is SUNSHINE. Plenty of UV… Continue
Added by Teresa R on March 31, 2010 at 10:00pm —
“Good morning. And happy Canada Day, honey!” I said to my husband, who was just waking up, “I made you chocolate chip pancakes!”
“Wow, really? With the new stove?” he asked me.
“Yeah, it works so well! It was… Continue
Added by Teresa R on March 30, 2010 at 7:00pm —
This is definitely the most difficult act so far. I really would like to actually come up with a design to power something in a new way that I use every day, but I
feel like I am not creative enough or I don’t have the necessary background in
understanding energy technologies.…
Added by Teresa R on March 29, 2010 at 6:30am —