A crash course in changing the world.
Scene unfolds in Washington DC. President sits in oval office, reclined in chair with newspaper in hand. A steaming cup of coffee rests on the desk and the light peeping in through the windows indicates that it is early morning.
A shot of the newspaper in the president’s hands. Headline reads: COCAINE BUST IN MIAMI, FL; LARGEST SUPPLY…
Added by Katie Brady on February 5, 2014 at 1:54am — No Comments
This week, my roommates and I went to the grocery store. While there, I bought a case of ZipLock bags and plastic wrap. One of my roommates tends to let her food go bad. She either forgets about it, or does not preserve it well. I bought these items to help keep her perishables safe and nutritious. It's a small step, but a large leap for food preservation in our household.
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"CONFLICTS BETWEEN NOMADS AND ARABLE FARMERS; ESTABLISHMENT OF GRAZING RESERVES"
In Northern Nigeria, nomadic Bororos and arable farmers were butting heads over conflicting land use. The constant travel of nomads and their cattle through the farmers' crops had led to damaged land and produce. This issue was ultimately resolved by the Nigerian government through laws that established grazing reserves.
I thought it was interesting that laws requiring education and "rehabilitation,"…Continue
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For my Urban Resilience project, I chose to research "Sustainable UF." The mission of this program is to make the University of Florida a "model of sustainability, integrating the goals of ecological restoration, economic development, and social equity." I shared some of my favorite pieces of information with my classmates...
1. Gator Dining serves locally-grown food including locally-made ice cream, cage-free eggs and locally roasted coffee beans. I knew that Gator Dining was steering…
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Right now, the Colorado river is shrinking. Prolonged drought has diminished 1,450-mile river, which supplies water to the 40 million people of California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming. This shortage has led inhabitants to reduce their water usage. Should this crisis extend eastward, the rest of America will have to quickly learn how to adapt.
Since drought is the main cause of the crisis, I would want to track data regarding temperature, humidity, rainfall,…
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Last week, the Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking, or "GIFT," set up a walk-ing exhibit in Union Square. Shaped like a giant gift box, this display is meant to raise awareness about Human Trafficking around the world. GIFT members hoped that the box would draw even more attention due to the influx of Super Bowl fans in the area.
Coincidentally, the Polaris Project and Clear Channel Outdoor teamed up for a similar campaign that week. This campaign featured digital spots across…
Added by Katie Brady on February 3, 2014 at 5:03pm — No Comments
I tweeted about the "Help Women Feed the World" project. This campaign helps support women farmers by providing them with information, land rights, time-saving systems, better access to public-private partnerships. By supporting this project, we can help women feed themselves, their families and even the world.
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I thought it was very interesting how Peter Sandman translated "risk" into a mathematical formula. To Sandman, risk= hazard+outrage. While scientists focus on hazard, the public is more concerned about outrage. Defining and explaining these components can help future generations handle their own "risks" and the communication regarding it.
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Next year, I think EVOKE should tackle the subject of drugs and other substances. This is a controversial and popular issue- especially with the current legalization of marijuana happening across the U.S. EVOKE should build new communities in Eastern nations, such as India and China. I would encourage all young adults to play season 2. The only thing I would change about EVOKE is the playing process. There are a lot of steps (accepting challenges, posting, getting posts approved, check posts…Continue
Added by Katie Brady on February 2, 2014 at 8:03pm — No Comments
This semester, I am without a car. For the most part, the bus system is reliable, though sometimes I need to ask my roommates to chauffeur me around. This transaction usually consists of me trading them food or favors for a ride. For example, I might need a ride to the doctor's office one morning. In exchange, I treat my roommate to coffee and breakfast.
Added by Katie Brady on February 2, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments
The economic crisis in Greece has left many citizens in search of new ways to pay for and exchange goods. Volos has come up with a creative system of currency called TEMs. A play off of bartering, people earn currency by dong work for one another. After completing the job, they are credited Local Alternative Units (TEMs). These credits are tracked online and can be accessed though individual accounts. TEMs ca be used to buy goods or services throughout the town.
Ludwick Marishane invented DryBath, a lotion to help impoverished populations, stricken by Trachoma. Trachoma is a disease 100% preventable through face washing, though many of these populations have limited to no access to clean water. DryBath is a water-less bathing product that has become popular in third-world countries as well as the American suburbs (hey, some people just really don't like baths). This product not only saves lives, but it also saves water.
I tweeted a link to…Continue
Added by Katie Brady on February 1, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments
One of my friends has a watch that is solely powered by movement. Every time he moves his hand or wrist, the watch is able to power the gears inside. I think it would be neat to implement this type of power into cell phones. We are always on our phones (checking the time, texting as we walk, multitasking phone conversations while making meals). If we could add this feature of turning movement into energy, we would not only have longer battery life in our cell phones, but we would also use…Continue
Added by Katie Brady on February 1, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Joshua Mitchell, a Clemson University graduate student, has been working to bring clean water to a Haitian village. The Cange village and its people have recently fallen victim to a ch***ra outbreak. The lack of sanitation and water filtration only made the disease spread quicker. Mitchell and other volunteers from the Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries program have been working to implement a new water system to provide clean water for the 10,000 residents of Cange and surrounding…Continue
Added by Katie Brady on February 1, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments
There is a big income gap throughout America and, in turn, there is also a large gap for food security. Many Americans that receive federal aid or support also have poor health and nutrition. This is due to the small nature of the stipend and the rate at which it is handed out. Not only are the payments very small, but they are dealt out once a month. Because of this, Americans struggle to stretch the money throughout the entire month. This leads to less food as well as less-nutricious food…Continue
Added by Katie Brady on February 1, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments
In 2020, I will create a guerrilla-marketing style event to help draw attention to the importance of water. On World Water Day, thousands of volunteers will set up makeshift water stands across the world. These will look similar to childhood lemonade stands, but instead of providing a glass of lemonade for $1, these people will be selling gla**** of water for $100. These stands are sure to gain a lot of attention and publicity. At the stands, volunteers will also be handing out pamphlets…Continue
Added by Katie Brady on February 1, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Halloween has always been my favorite holiday, and 2020 is no different. Luckily, Halloween decorations do not require a lot of energy and power. Though, I still want to be energy-efficient. I made my own decorations from recycled materials and all light-decorations have energy-efficient bulbs.
Added by Katie Brady on January 31, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments
It is 2020 and I am just settling down, ready to eat dinner. I am at the apartment I share with my fiance, washing a head of lettuce under the sink. Tonight, we are having a loaded salad dinner. Lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, cheese, walnuts and slices of grilled chicken breast to top it off. I am excited for this dinner, because all of the ingredients came from a local farmer's market. My fiance and I know the importance of eating well- I just like to occasionally throw in the "eat…Continue
Added by Katie Brady on January 31, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments
I am following The Cove/Oceanic Preservation Society on Twitter. While this is not a singular hero, I chose to shadow these organizations because of their work. Together, they work to preserve and protect our oceans and the creatures that inhabit them. The Cove/OPS has made great strides in awareness and activism concerning marine animals. By following their Twitter account, I am constantly kept up to date on current events (dangers and victories) regarding oceans and ocean life.
Added by Katie Brady on January 29, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments
I reall like tip #5 "think like a child – children have no limit to their thinking." As we get older, we create limitations to ourselves and our imagination. Sometimes, the key to innovation is breaking down these mental barriers and stepping out of the box.
Added by Katie Brady on January 28, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments