I had to write a paper about the Evoke network for university. I'm sorry that it is only written in German but it was much easier for me.
Here it is:
Zu Beginn muss ich sagen, dass ich vorher kaum einen Gedanken an „Social Innovation“ gerichtet hatte, daher war es für mich schon Neuland, welches ich betreten habe. Der Grund aber warum ich mich für dieses Seminar entschieden habe, war dann aber doch die Neugier, dieses Spiel zu entdecken… Continue
Added by Fabian Rose on June 7, 2011 at 1:00pm —
It think the meaning of the word panic is a big factor. The word is often used but most of the time there is no panic.
But what is a panic?
For The Nieman Guide panic means that it is a loss of social order and a internal order. In critical situations people often running around and doing what they believe is self-protective. So this might not be a social order but also not be a panic.
I picked the case study of the santaca pilot project in Matutuíne in Mozambique.
Here are some extracs of this study:
The project is located in Matutuíne District, Maputo Province in the south region of Mozambique. The project emphasizes mainly forest management for fuelwood production, however it deals also with soil and water management related to agricultural development, towards a better… Continue
Added by Fabian Rose on May 24, 2011 at 4:00pm —
Because of the climate change in the past years it was sometimes very dry in the summer month, so the problem of forest fires will rise in the future.
Here in Germany we have the so called "FireWatch" (Link), it's a system with optical sensors which works with a smoke detection software so that a fire can be already detected in the development stage. It can detect smoke from a distance of nearly 15 km.
I find it difficult so say this in words, so i find some videos about the rights for women in the so called "Southern Core" region (South America). They are doing some interesting projects to help women standing on their own feeds.
It think it is a great way to for the community to get fresh and healthy food. Something that many people in the USA do not know unfortunately. Many only know the restaurant with a big M. It is also very important for kids to get fresh vegetables, so i think… Continue
Added by Fabian Rose on May 5, 2011 at 10:30am —
It is the first day in may 2020 and today the last german nuclear power station was closed. It is a big day for all the people in Germany and in Europe, because most of the countries in Europe, back in 2013, agreed to a contract which says that all nuclear power stations in Europe must be closed until 2030.
Most of the energy will come from sustainable energys like solar, wind craft or geothermal. The big solar plant park in the desert of the sahara in north africa is just a few… Continue
Added by Fabian Rose on May 5, 2011 at 9:58am —
This is a very interesting and on the other side a very difficult issue i think. First i found a video about local currencies:
And now the questions are: How should we solve this problem? Will there be a chance to invent a global new currency which has a social component or which concentrates more on the exchange of goods than making profit? Or should… Continue
Added by Fabian Rose on May 2, 2011 at 1:00pm —
I will be having a little barbecue with my wife, my three kids and the grandparents. We are sitting in the garden of our estate and eating fresh salats and grilled meat, which we bought from a local butcher, who get their meat from local farmers.
We are enjoing the warm and great weather and having a lot of fun. Another great event is happening today: Germany has switched off its last nuclear power station.
Added by Fabian Rose on April 29, 2011 at 11:10am —
I found Harish Hande from Bangalore who has set up a company called Selco which supplies many people with solar energy.
I found this interesting video:
I think this is a great way to help poor people getting power. But not only power by the way, it's sustainable power. So it protects the environment. So like he said in the video, he can kill… Continue
Added by Fabian Rose on April 18, 2011 at 1:00pm —
I think it can be helpful to create a partnership with local farmers. I think everybody can benefit of that, because the customer knows from where the food is coming and he can drive to the farmer to see if everything is fine. And you can also create a personal relationship with the farmer.
So you can get must of your needs from local companies (farmers), but doesn't that mean the end of the globalization? No i think it only makes sense to get fresh foods, like vegetables or fruits… Continue
Added by Fabian Rose on April 12, 2011 at 7:28am —
In 2020 i will be working for a big company or maybe i will start my own business. Right now i have one son, so i think in 2020 there will be probably two or three. Germany does not have any nuclear power stations but France has built 20 more. The problems in Africa are unfortunately not solved because the european politics don't really want it. Continue
I think it is very important to travel to those regions who have specific problems in order to get the real "feeling" of the problem and the culture of that country or their people and not only see it on pictures or on tv. If you do so than there are great chances to solve the problems. Continue
Added by Fabian Rose on April 10, 2011 at 10:03am —