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 —
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
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***tances can never exceed 31 % protein. In addition the Stinging Nettle consists…See More
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
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
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.
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