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I live in Nuremberg, a very hilly city. I could combine my bike with a generator which could be hooked up with my mobile phone. Once I ride downhills, electricity can be generated and my mobile phone will be charged easily, maybe not fully charged at once, but considering that I ride bike at least twice a day, the power will be sufficient for a daily use.
Added by Jiawen Wu on June 28, 2012 at 2:56pm — No Comments
I suggest that refugee should be the one of the next topics that evoke will focus on. There are millions of vulnerable people who left their countries and families and strive to live in an other place. Initiatives and solutions need to be evoked to help these stateless people overcome loneliness and settle in the new country, or support them to get back home.
About the WHO: College students are the most suitable players of evoke. We have passion, we have new thoughts and we also have…Continue
Added by Jiawen Wu on June 28, 2012 at 2:40pm — No Comments
I would organize a themed painting event "water in our lives": each place in different countries has a super long canvas, kids and adults will all be invited to paint on it. They can draw anything about water, either realistically or using their fantasy: how water is used in their daily life, where does water come from and how is water cycled, what spectaculars things can be done with water, what would life be like when water is in shortage and what doohickeys may help saving water... Then…Continue
Added by Jiawen Wu on June 24, 2012 at 2:40pm — No Comments
Music is an infectious global language and has the power of inspiring people. When the next pandemic flu begins to spread, I will organize a group of musicians all over the world. We will write songs together with inspiring tunes and lyrics or lyrics that can get across information about precautions and so on. We will then take videos of people from different countries singing the songs, mix the video together and upload them. By doing so, we are trying to deliver the message that all the…Continue
Added by Jiawen Wu on June 22, 2012 at 2:58pm — No Comments
After studying the five "secrets" of crisis communication, I come to the conclusion, that trust plays a crucial role in delivering crisis messages. Public trust can be damaged when officials lie about the truth (normally they tend to put best face on dangerous situation and think it would reassure people in panic). On the contrary, it would lead to the consequence that the public tends to believe that the circ***tance should be much worse than reported, even when the message is not "sugared…Continue
Added by Jiawen Wu on June 22, 2012 at 2:27pm — No Comments
Finally dinner is on the table! Today is the "Day of Neighborhood" and I'm sitting at the table with my neighbors. We live in a new fashion of mansion in the center of the city, but our apartments are all on the northern side of the building, because every floor of the southern side is covered with gardens, using vertical farming technique. Each family has its own garden and we plant all kinds of vegetables and crops on it. I have sweet onions, pumpkins and lettuce, and I often exchange it…Continue
Added by Jiawen Wu on June 17, 2012 at 5:55pm — No Comments
When I am 100 years old, the world would be totally different from today. Highly urbanized, mechanized and crowded with 15 billion people living on the earth. I will tell my grand grandchildren how our generation has fought against pollutions, irrational economic development and fought for sufficient resources for later generations. I will pass down our love towards nature, animals and plants, the awareness of importance to keep the balance between economic system and ecological system.
Added by Jiawen Wu on June 16, 2012 at 10:05am — No Comments
I've investigated in the internet and found some interesting projects funded by IFAD (International Fond for Agricultural Development). A row of three projects in Peru has caught my eyes. These projects empowered communities to rebuild their livelihoods based on natural resources and to restore their once lost knowledge of terrace farming by using the communities' cultural identity and pride as driving forces for change.
Most of cultivation practices of the region's terraces date back…
Added by Jiawen Wu on June 14, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Most residential areas have vegetation covered roofs and are facilitated with solar panel. Because of the convenience of shopping and going to work, people ride bikes more often than driving cars. Light-rail system snakes through the wh*** city. Waste…
Added by Jiawen Wu on June 10, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments
I am grown up in Urumqi, the capital city of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China. The most accurate social problem in the region is the ethnical conflicts between the Han people (ethnic chinese) and Uyghurs. One biggest riot happened on 5 July 2009 in Urumqi, as a protest of over 1000 Uyghurs escalated into violent attack that mainly targeted on Han people, which led to death of at least 200 people and over 1000 injuries as well as destroyed vehicles and buildings. Innocent people on…Continue
Added by Jiawen Wu on June 9, 2012 at 6:05pm — No Comments
In the year 2020, thanks to the persistent financial supports and political interventions from all over the world, all the women and girls finally have got their rights assured. They won't be threatened by sexual harassment or violence any more, muslim women could get rid of the purdah and receive respect as the men do. All the girls attend school and empower themselves with knowledge, no one could force them to stay at home or get married when they are young or against their will. Also…Continue
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In April and May, 2011, up to 900,000 LifeStraw Family water filters will be distributed to approximately 90% of all households in the Western Province of Kenya. The "Carbon for Water" distribution program will provide more than four million residents with quick access to safe drinking water at home.
The program is led and solely funded by Vestergaard Frandsen (VF), a European company that specializes in disease control textiles, including LifeStraw Family water filters, in partnership…
Added by Jiawen Wu on May 21, 2012 at 4:04pm — No Comments
The Project Masiluleke (meaning "hope" in Zulu) shows the great potential that technology has in public health sector, by delivering HIV/AIDS and TB messages to the general public, providing counseling via cell phone, supporting HIV Self-Testing and keeping patients connected to care. This successful project shows the importance of understanding the crux of one problem, in this case the living situation of HIV positive citizens. The access to health care information was not blocked by…Continue
Added by Jiawen Wu on May 1, 2012 at 1:47pm — No Comments