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An Electric Brazil

Fabio Rosa is a man from Brazil who had one main goal since he came there in the 1980s: provide electricity for the people who live in rural areas. To me he's not only a social entrepreneur, but he is also a POWER PLAYER, preferably one with big goals. Ever since Rosa moved to Brazil he had wanted to provide electricity for the countries. One of his big projects was actually his first, he helped the people in the countryside outside of a town in BRazil called Palmeras- bringing hundreds of…

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Added by Grant on May 12, 2010 at 11:35pm — No Comments

David and the KCIS making a difference in Kenya- Shadowing

When I went online to Afrigadget I found someone that I could follow who I thought had a spectacular idea. David who works for the Kenyan Community Intiative Support came up with the idea of a Anaerobic Digester using only the simple tools of a drum, a vale and some pipes. Here's how his crazy yet amazing contraption works:

The balloon shows that gas is being produced. The costs for the drum and professional valves may already be too high for some, and the design isn’t that optimal.…

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Added by Grant on May 12, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

David and the KCIS making a difference in Kenya- Shadowing

When I went online to Afrigadget I found someone that I could follow who I thought had a spectacular idea. David who works for the Kenyan Community Intiative Support came up with the idea of a Anaerobic Digester using only the simple tools of a drum, a vale and some pipes. Here's how his crazy yet amazing contraption works:

The balloon shows that gas is being produced. The costs for the drum and professional valves may already be too high for some, and the design isn’t that optimal.…

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Added by Grant on May 11, 2010 at 11:53pm — No Comments

Season 2- A Great future awaits

After the first season of Evoke is now over I can tell the wh*** EVOKE network and even myself that I have learned a great deal about the world and issues areound me. Everywhere and what recently happened in Mexico was an oil spill and this is the Urgent issue that I think EVOKE should try and tackle next: The Oil Crisis. This is something that affects people around the world especially in places like Venezeula, the Middle East and the Greater Middle East (Asia). The communities that I think…

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Added by Grant on May 7, 2010 at 10:47pm — 1 Comment

Taking a big risk with RISK

To me my the most shocking insight that I found was in COVERING RISK and it was RISK= HAZARD+ OUTRAGE. Something that was shocking to me that I didn't know was that if you and your body think that one risk is upsetting you wouldn't know that it's deadly at the same time or if it's not even deadly at all. To me before this I never knew that taking risk could be so related to something that could kill people, I didn't know that there was also a formula to finding risk. A hazard is whether this… Continue

Added by Grant on May 5, 2010 at 9:21pm — 1 Comment

Oaxaca: Gathering together: Indegious knowledge

In the state of Oaxaca which is in Mexico women are working together to help grow thier crops, easily make clothes and share their ideas with each other. One of my favorite secrets after reading about this country's case study is that they are working with the organization UNICEF to boost their struggles such as dealing with medicine and the association of physcians. AS these women in Oaxaca work together they are reaching their goal and the status of indegious women has been enhanced… Continue

Added by Grant on May 5, 2010 at 8:48pm — 1 Comment

An Overpopulated NYC

Since I live in the great city the great city that never sleeps more and more people are attracted to come here. Looking into the future as more and more people come here New York City could possibly face the similar problem China has: Overpopulation. Since to this day more people move here the only solution is instead of building out more we build up, in other words creating larger structures then the ones we have at the moment. If we possibly run into this issue I feel a way that Ushahidi can… Continue

Added by Grant on April 25, 2010 at 10:13pm — No Comments

Women of greater power in 2020

After analyzing the website freedomhouses.org my favorite Global Giving project was the one which is now taking place in the country of Jordan. In the region of the MIddle of East many women don't have many rights and freedom to speak out in their community and country. In the year if 2008 in Jordan they created a program called the Family Protection Law (FPL) and specialized in creating a specialized court in 2009 that involves dealing with honor crimes such as domestic violence and family… Continue

Added by Grant on April 19, 2010 at 8:19pm — 1 Comment

Providing people with clean water around the world

Many countries today around the world are facing the problem of water crisis. Although these countries are facing these problems they are creating many different projects to help improve their water supply. One country that is getting involved in interesting projects is Honduras. In this country many people are trying to help improve their water-supply and some of the interesting ideas they have came up with are protected springs, gravity-fed water systems, pumped water systems, storage…

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Added by Grant on April 15, 2010 at 8:31pm — No Comments

A Day for Water Around the World

If I were to design Urgent Evoke's biggest celebration or event it would be called: "International Water Conservation Day". On this specific day around the world people from in their country all join together and create a street fair or parade. During this they sell things such as T-shirts, hats, and many other items that show off the message of why it is important to conserve our water. While everyone around the world is selling these interesting gimicks they also earn money to help their… Continue

Added by Grant on April 15, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

Empowering Women in my local neighborhood

A way that I feel that I can help empower women is by gathering some of my friends and family in my local community or school and possibly have a fund raiser or dedicate a wh*** day to gathering items such as clothes, cleaning products, food, and water and shipping them off to places in need such as Africa, Haiti, Western China, or India. As well as this something else we could do is raise money by selling food or bakery goods. Everyone pitches in by selling many things and goods as well as…

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Added by Grant on April 14, 2010 at 8:34pm — 2 Comments

Empowering Women Through sports

After investigating a new story about how the organization UNICEF is helping women in Afghanistan right now in a way of getting them involved in sports and physical education. Doing this can help women boost their self-confidence as well as their well being. I think that I can uncover more about this article like seeing how this has and impact of these women's country and what skills will they develop throughout their future years. I think that I will be able to reach out to many other…

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Added by Grant on April 13, 2010 at 11:44pm — No Comments

Creating something new

Something new that I could design to power something which I use everyday is that instead of using gas and oil to power cars and airplanes things like alcohol could be used instead. By running small things such as motorcycles on alcohol it could save much money on gas and oil. This could help many people and possibly boost our economy since we don't have to be big bills. Another way to power vehicles could be cars and motorcycles could be algae or water. By running these vehicles on things like… Continue

Added by Grant on April 5, 2010 at 10:50pm — No Comments

Celebrating a special day in 2020

A special day that I would be celebrating in the year of 2020 would be the new year (Januray 1st). During this holiday alot of electiricity and power is used. Such things that would be powered would be the television in a home, radios, stoves and ovens for cooking, and computers. Other things could be outisde of a home such as in places like Times Square where the power that is being used is in the billboards, streetlights, and the huge televisions and the buildings not to mention the new…

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Added by Grant on April 5, 2010 at 10:40pm — No Comments

Help build a local garden

A way that I feel I can help a person in my local community to increase their food security is by helping them build or grow a local garden that will allow them to grow things such as nutrious fruits and vegetables. i feel that this will benefit my community a lot and help them increase their food security and possibly allow them have more food for the future. This is also something that we can all continue doing in the future.

Added by Grant on March 25, 2010 at 11:03pm — No Comments

What will I be having for dinner?

In the year of 2020 specifically the day of March 10 I believe what I will have for dinner will be a nice plate of chicken, broccoli, beans, and maybe a hot steaming plate of yellow rice. I will be having a healthy meal that will make me full and my stomach happy.

Added by Grant on March 25, 2010 at 10:51pm — No Comments

What will I be having for dinner

In the year of 2020 I expect to be having a nice healthy meal for dinner such as a plate of nice steaming chicken, broccoli, soup, and maybe yellow rice. I hope that everyone in the world during 2020 will have a meal like this one that will benefit them and their families.

Added by Grant on March 25, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Learning about being a social innovator

After learning about how to be a social innovator my favorite new thing that I learned was that instead of trying to invent something new, innovate using an aspect of technology that is already familiar to most people around the world. I think that this will be more of a benefit to many more people than trying to invent something that would be new and unfamiliar.

Added by Grant on March 23, 2010 at 1:08am — 1 Comment

Favorite Secret

After learning to be a social innovator my favorite secret to learn was that instead of trying always to create something new innovate it instead which is more likely going to be a bigger help for most people. It seems that when becoming a social innnovator you have to work fast and can not waste time trying to come up with something new. I think innovation is something of greater help rather then invention.

Added by Grant on March 21, 2010 at 11:54pm — No Comments

Favorite Secret

After learning how to be a social innovator my favorite secret seems to be instead of creating or inventing something innovate it instead. AFter reading and learning about it innovating I think can be more of a help than inventing something. All around the world today people need help and it takes numerous amounts of time to invent a new piece of technology so instead of doing that turn to innovating as something you can use.

Added by Grant on March 21, 2010 at 8:00pm — No 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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Stinging Nettle

In this blog post I will focus on a plant that is abundant in our nature, and which is immensely nutritious. It's of course the Stinging Nettle. Let's start with the chemical constituents of this plant:37 % Non-Nitrogen-Extracts19 - 29 % Ash9 - 21 % Fiber4 % Fat22 % ProteinOnce the leaves are drid, their protein content can reach an astounding 40 %, which is much higher than beef, which even under the best of circ***tances can never exceed 31 % protein. In addition the Stinging Nettle consists…See More
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