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Crisis Communciation & Social Support

Important aspects of Crisis Communication - from the sources listed on the info page:

Challenge two: Education is not the sole purpose of news reporting. It is often assumed that the news media should serve primarily as an educator… Continue

Added by Tracy K. on May 8, 2010 at 9:42pm — No Comments

Indigenous Women and Traditional Medicine in Oaxaca (Mexico)


Women and Traditional Medicine in Oaxaca (Mexico)
- Case Study

Traditional medicine and healing are an emergent area of

concern. In this region, women form the majority of traditional healers.

Medicine people have formed 17 groups in Oaxaca and are now…

Added by Tracy K. on April 22, 2010 at 1:19am — No Comments

The Green Mega City

I had trouble with this task. So instead - I found this interactive presentation from Popular Science that has suggestions for things I haven't even thought of or heard about.

The Green Mega City

Added by Tracy K. on April 21, 2010 at 11:36pm — No Comments

World Water Day in Niagara - Paint the Rain

I think this idea is fabulous:

Paint the Rain: Rain Barrel Art Display, February-May 2010

ReNU Niagara and the Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper are proud to present a touring display of rain barrels called Paint the Rain: Rain Barrel Art Display. On January 18, 2010 ReNU Niagara and Buffalo Niagara

Riverkeeper partnered to host a…


Added by Tracy K. on April 21, 2010 at 10:28pm — No Comments

Niagara Disaster Reponse

An exercise in disaster

One person died and two more were injured during a sulphur dioxide leak at Vale Inco's Port Colborne plant yesterday morning.

The city's emergency response plan kicked into action, with Niagara Regional… Continue

Added by Tracy K. on April 21, 2010 at 10:24pm — No Comments

Niagara Crisis - Data Tracking

Natural Disasters: Flooding

The Niagara Region (Canada) is nicely nestled in between Lake Erie & Lake Ontario, with Lake Huron nearby. I think if flooding would certainly be an issue here.

Potential Future Crisis: Environmental

There's several things going on here: the climate is changing and is not dependable. We've had warm winters, dry summers or wet summers - strange extremes that don't reflect…


Added by Tracy K. on April 21, 2010 at 12:03am — No Comments

The digital divide is shrinking

I'm interested in access to the internet for everyone - or at least those who could benefit. The digital divide still exist on many levels; urban-rural, developed/ing countries, women-men, plus things like skills and literacy.


The digital divide is shrinking

In 2009, an estimated 26 per cent of the world’s population (or 1.7 billion people)…


Added by Tracy K. on April 19, 2010 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Raising Awareness - Women in Crisis

My 'Urgent Evoke' Mission this week is to spread the word about a venture supporting women's rights and opportunities. I've chosen to share "Change the Lives of 650 Women in Crisis" with my Facebook and Twitter network - and I'll share some more info here.

Fresh Start Women's Foundation

Fresh Start is a nonprofit organization…


Added by Tracy K. on April 11, 2010 at 5:55am — No Comments

Stop the Violence Against Haitian Women

Media feeds from the rubbles and ruin of Haiti report that Haitian women are fearing for their safety and their lives.

Quake leaves Haitian women as prey for rapists - March 18 2010

Women and children as young as two, already traumatised by the loss of homes and loved ones in the January 12 catastrophe, are falling victim to…


Added by Tracy K. on April 10, 2010 at 5:50pm — 4 Comments

Local Vision with Global Potential

A First Nations Community has taken the economic crisis into their own hands. Suffering at the loss of income, job and social support services (like many North Americans at this time), residences of the community have joined together to create a local economic system that combines innovation, collaboration, community and technology.…


Added by Tracy K. on April 10, 2010 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Creating Local Currency

The Example of Salt Spring Island, Vancouver

Salt Spring Island, off Vancouver, has a population of 10,000. On the 15 September 2001, Salt Spring Island Dollars were launched at the Island's largest annual gathering, the Farmers Institute's Fall Fair. They are the brainchild of the Sustainable Salt Spring Island Coalition which, in the fall of 2000, had been looking at ways to establish a local currency… Continue

Added by Tracy K. on April 9, 2010 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Digital Currency

Make a real economic transaction this week using a currency, platform or exchange system you've NEVER used before. Tell a story about your experience. What ideas does it give you for sparking the future of money?

I already use many different types of alternative currencies really, and can't think of one i have not: pay pal, MS Points, point cards for grocery stores, drug stores, gas stations - air miles, frequent flyers etc. (oi!). 85% of my purchases are done via…


Added by Tracy K. on April 9, 2010 at 5:12am — 2 Comments

Aqua Alliance

Water for People

Water For People helps people in developing countries improve quality of life by supporting the development of locally sustainable drinking water resources, sanitation facilities, and hygiene education programs.

Around the world, 884 million people do not have access to safe drinking water and 2.6 billion are without adequate sanitation facilities. Every day, nearly 6,000 people who share our…


Added by Tracy K. on April 8, 2010 at 4:43am — No Comments

Inspiring Clean Water Project

Clean Water for Haiti

Clean Water for Haiti (CWH) is a volunteer run, faith based missions and humanitarian aid organization started in 2001. As a registered non-profit organization in Canada and the US, CWH works to provide sustainable solutions to the water crisis in Haiti.…


Added by Tracy K. on April 8, 2010 at 4:24am — No Comments

2020 Celebrations - Powered by the Sun

It's a summer celebration, the family gets together in the backyard. Our portable music devices are powered by solar recharging devices (something like these: Solio), so we have great music playing all afternoon, and into the evening. All our cooking is done outside on the BBQ or fire pit; friends and family have brought treats and plenty to eat. As the sun sets, the solar lights come on and offer us a warm glow to continue our festivities.

Added by Tracy K. on April 8, 2010 at 2:22am — No Comments

New Way for the Everyday

Inspired by my home, which is powered by windmills & solar - I would like to think of something that recycles trash for power. Other things I've looked at (besides of the obvious using less, turning off lights or using candles) are things like Biodiesel Fuel:

Biodiesel Fuel can be produced from a variety of natural crops including rapeseed, soybean, mustard, flax, sunflower,…


Added by Tracy K. on April 8, 2010 at 2:10am — No Comments

Power Player

Teen’s DIY Energy Hacking Gives African Village New Hope

Some people see lemons and make lemonade. William Kamkwamba saw wind and made a windmill.

This might not seem like a mighty feat. But Kamkwamba, who grew up in Masitala, a tiny rural farming village off the grid in Malawi, was 14 years old in 2001 when he spotted a photo of a windmill in a U.S. textbook one day. He decided to…


Added by Tracy K. on April 8, 2010 at 1:34am — No Comments

Increasing Food Security - The Local

I've decided to try and share some of my knowledge of growing plants and vegetables with my son. As a child, I help the family with the small garden we had - and we ate what we grew. We had numerous failures (insects) but many delicious successes - I want to share that with my son. It's almost planting time here, and we're getting prepping the soil in between bouts of heavy rain. He'll be involved in what to plant and the reasoning behind it, and I'll also be sharing some information about…


Added by Tracy K. on April 8, 2010 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

A Spring Dinner in March 2020

I have some land outside of town where I live with my boyfriend, son and mother. I plant as much fruits and vegetables as I can, and eat what I grow. We buy our beef & pork from a local farm, our turkey and chicken from Dave's brother, and we pick up cheese from the mennonites in a small town 100 km north.

On this evening, we're sharing a dinner of BBQ lamb (from a cousin out of town), potatoes & seasonal veggies (my own), bread from the neighbour, and red wine from the…


Added by Tracy K. on April 7, 2010 at 11:17pm — No Comments

Local Food Security

Food Security in Ontario, Canada

OPHA (Ontario Public Health Association)

The OPHA Food Security Network was created in 1993 in response to a resolution which prompted OPHA to develop an advocacy strategy to ensure that food security for all residents of Ontario would be addressed by the government. The group committed itself to working toward the following food…


Added by Tracy K. on April 7, 2010 at 6:51am — No Comments

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Fourth of July on the Lake

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**stances can never exceed 31 % protein. In addition the Stinging Nettle consists…See More
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It is 7'oclock, I was late home from work due to an assignment that i wanted to get ahead on. By the time I get home I am feeling extremley tired and I cannot be bothered to make a proper meal. I walk to the fridge and open it to see what there is for me to eat. All of the out of date foodstuffs have been automaticaly thrown away by the fridge, they will be recycled tomorrow as animal feed or something. I see i have organic local eggs and some local cheese. Foods are vacc** sealded for easy…See More
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FutureToday is 2020/1/1. It is just like yesterday. The war is still continuing. It has started since 2010. In 2010, that year was a horrible year. Almost every energy ran out. Every country’s governments were crushed down at the same time. There were riots everywhere. All of the big company’s bosses were killed xdeadx in the riots. Troops fought each other everywhere. Food was bought up xawayx at once. There were no more food supplies in any shops. The economy was all crushed down. All the…See More
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