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Ninmah's Blog – May 2010 Archive (8)

my town is a Transition Town!

While doing some research for ACT 7: Urban Resilience, I discovered that my town is a Transition Town with a thriving community focused on resilience. My neighbors know a lot!


My ACT plan for this topic is to gently ease into it, since this is an area where I tend to feel very uncomfortable. I might start by visting the…
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Added by ninmah on May 12, 2010 at 5:54pm — 14 Comments

insight about crisis communication

While all the information was very interesting, and much of it was new to me in that I had not thought of crisis communication in those terms before, the piece that resonated with me most strongly is Peter Sandman's recommendations for outrage management.


When outrage is high but hazard is low, Mr. Sandman recommends an eight-hour…
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Added by ninmah on May 12, 2010 at 2:53am — No Comments

My Season 2 Wish List

I have LOVED playing EVOKE -- and I'm not done yet -- but you asked me to make a wish list for the next round, so here it is!


Which challenges and problems are next?
* Climate change, environmental issues;
* Education -- changing the form of schooling to match today's learners and tomorrow's societal needs;
* War and conflict


Where in the world should EVOKE build new…
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Added by ninmah on May 6, 2010 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

securing land rights for indigenous peoples in Central America

Case Study: Maps of indigenous land-use patterns in Honduras and Paraguay


This project, Participatory Research Mapping, involves personal interviews with indigenous peoples, primarily hunter-gatherers, to determine the location and extent of land that they require for subsistence. The way this was done was to collect oral descriptions of the land and also to examine maps sketched on the ground. Once this…
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Added by ninmah on May 6, 2010 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Ushahidi for earthquake response

One natural disaster that could very easily happen locally is a large earthquake. Ushahidi has already been used to track earthquake data in Haiti and in Chile, so I reviewed those maps and made these preliminary lists.


Data to Track


Immediately:

  • Emergencies, including fires, gas leaks,…
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Added by ninmah on May 5, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Where are they now?

It's May 5, 2020, early afternoon. A group of 15 Afghan women have gathered in the teacher's lounge at the school where they work. It's the midweek curriculum meeting, and they are comparing notes about how their cla**** are doing.


10 years ago, these women could not read, but thanks to the efforts of the Afghan Institute of Learning, they are now teachers themselves in a fully…
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Added by ninmah on May 5, 2010 at 10:28pm — No Comments

A small contribution

While I love the idea of hosting a party to collect donations (and may yet do this), it can't happen right now because of my travel schedule. Instead, I made a small personal donation through GlobalGiving -- and then I spread the word through my social networks.


I chose to support the Afghan Institute of Learning…
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Added by ninmah on May 5, 2010 at 10:07pm — No Comments

Mexico launches Blue Heart campaign to end human trafficking

The Article I Selected
There are so many important women's issues listed in WomenWatch; it was hard to choose one. I selected "Mexico leads countries in UN ‘Blue Heart’ human trafficking campaign" because it seemed like an issue that can only benefit from greater visibility. According to the…
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Added by ninmah on May 5, 2010 at 9:35pm — No Comments

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public servants

The exchange works directly for state and public workers and servants. It gives them credit in exchange for the amount of public work they contribute to the community. The more constructive they are based off a base rate the more credit they recieve.
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Where I will be in ten years.

Ten years from now I will be in a political job assisting with people in the midlands of South Carolina particularly the rural working class and farmers. As the class of people that feed the nation I find that it is imperative that we assist with making sure they produce as much food as possible. I would like to support local scientists as well that are leading in research on how to produce food more efficiently. I will also be participating in missions to foreign countries to help people with…See More
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Changes to Charleston

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zQ49AvLkhA2w.kfbaOGer-lQYIf you click my link to my custom map using Google My Maps you will see the addition of a Emergency Shelter to be used in case of a tidal wave or other event from the sea. Included are new emergency routes on what will be an expanded highway to allow traffic to flow in the event of an emergency.See More
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India Water home

The secret was living on the water via boats common in many developing countries like Myanmar. This is a real Indian boat home made of wood and this provides a shelter for many peoples around the world.
Apr 28
Marshall Haas posted a photo

pam-wollis-quilt

Charleston has an exhibit opening up with pieces of old african art and sculptures. Every piece of art, quilts and dolls, is beautiful and engaging in their own way… Many of them address the mermaids that followed the slave ships to return the souls…
Apr 28

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