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Make Ripples

For my ACT4 Mission I joined the Water Warriors.

wa·ter war·rior:

a person who has committed to tackling the global water and sanitation crisis by going out into their community and:

1. Educating friends, family and neighbors about the magnitude of the problem and proven solutions.

2. Raising funds for simple, proven solutions, such…

Added by Sarah Hickox on April 7, 2010 at 9:38pm — 2 Comments

Where the Rain Is

It's March 23rd 2020 and folks are tuning in to the Weather Channel and peering anxiously at the sky. People pack their cars, buy plane tickets and oil their bicycles, because where the rain is...that's where we'll celebrate World Water Day.



Added by Sarah Hickox on April 7, 2010 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Clean Water for 1/2 a Cent a Day

Michael Pritchard thinks the reason we haven't solved the world's water problem is that we think it's too big. So he invented a water bottle that filters filthy water into safe drinking water.

Watch this great video on TED to see it in action.


This sounds like a great solution to me!

Added by Sarah Hickox on April 6, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

BBC Eco Interactive Website

Upon my research on eco problems in Scotland for Quest3, I found this website on BBC. It's an interactive site for kids, built on a similar premise to this one - with missions and agents and whatnot - to encourage Reducing, Reusing, Recycling and Respect. Please take a look and share the link with any kids you know... …


Added by Sarah Hickox on April 1, 2010 at 5:26am — 2 Comments

Candlelight and the scent of old books...

It's 2020 and I'm hosting an outdoor party.

(photo via flickr)

It's twilight and evening, so mason jars holding candles light the area. They look like fairylight.


Added by Sarah Hickox on March 31, 2010 at 2:55am — 4 Comments

Adding a Coat of Paint

I've discovered the prospect of Electricity Generating Paint from EcoGeek.com

My invention supposes that this has been fully developed and methods have been created to turn the heat into use-able energy. Obviously, there could be lots of uses for this. I posted a photo early about solar panel roofing tiles. This paint may be a cheaper way. Maybe… Continue

Added by Sarah Hickox on March 31, 2010 at 2:00am — 3 Comments

Build a Solar Panel with Aluminum Cans

One of the downsides to solar power I discovered was cost. Here's a clever solution:

How to Build a Solar Panel with Aluminum Cans

If you google this you can find examples on both small and large scale. It's a little beyond my carpentry capabilities at the moment, but maybe…


Added by Sarah Hickox on March 30, 2010 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

World Cuisine

March 10, 2010

By this time I am somewhat of a world traveler. I like to relive memories through food.

I'll remember my 2008 summer abroad in Mexico with tinga for supper. Tostadas with delicious seasoned chicken, LOTS of avocado, crema, and black refried beans. With tuna water (made from the cactus, not the leftover water in a tunafish can.) Oh, and super fresh mangos and pineapple. Perhaps I should be visiting Mexico. That's the only way for the fruit to be truly… Continue

Added by Sarah Hickox on March 28, 2010 at 8:05am — 2 Comments

Click to Give!

I had to fight the impulse to make excuses to put off this mission. I'm in the middle of relocating, so I'm not really in the position to start volunteering for Meals on Wheels, the farmers market is out of season, and there's no yard to plant vegetables in.

So I started to think about what I can do NOW. These might be tiny contributions, but they'll add up. I've decided to visit each of these websites once a day until the move. Then, once I'm settled somewhere I can look for a… Continue

Added by Sarah Hickox on March 27, 2010 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

How to Feed the World?

I learned a lot about food security problems from this lovely video (via Superforest) It explains everything from food production, to distribution, to consumption in a simple and artistic way. I highly recommend watching!

How to feed the world ? from Denis van Waerebeke on…


Added by Sarah Hickox on March 26, 2010 at 7:00am — 5 Comments

Future: Next Exit

I imagine that in 2020

I will hold a M.A. in Social Contexts: Theatre Education

and will be running a Theatre Outreach program to help kids of all kinds reach their potential.…


Added by Sarah Hickox on March 26, 2010 at 1:49am — 5 Comments

Shadowing Jane McGonigal

For this mission I chose to shadow Jane McGonigal.

I want to do what she's doing with games through theatre.

Like online gaming, theatre and performing arts are often underestimated and perceived as trivial to a vast number of society. I am applying to a M.A. program for Theatre Education in Social Contexts from Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2011. Right now my ideas center around working… Continue

Added by Sarah Hickox on March 26, 2010 at 12:09am — 11 Comments

Think Creatively

Think creatively: start big, use constraints as a filter and find the simplest solutions.

Problems can't be solved without thinking outside the box. If the solution were obvious the problem wouldn't exist. This is the point where several other concepts meet...

  • Limitless Thinking - Exhibit A suggests, "think like a child –…

Added by Sarah Hickox on March 25, 2010 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

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This past weekend was the annual celebration at the lake house in Connecticut. It is amazing that the lake is still so clear and beautiful after all these years. The watershed association has done a wonderful job protecting these waters from the damaging effects of development.The wood grill was finally ready to cook on, so we didn't miss the propane tank fueled grill anymore. The food actually tasted fresher than in the past and was easy to keep fueled.Dad was very proud of the solar hybrid…See More
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