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ACT[4] Water Security

I located the site for the North American 'Water for People', and joined. I sent out ecards to family and friends reminding them of my father's work as a civil engineer as he monitored waste water treatment plants in Northern California's rural communities and my role as a child as I accompanied him on some of these visits. It had a great impact upon me at the time so when the science fair projects were due, my own was a drawing of the complete…

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Added by Laura Dawson on April 22, 2010 at 1:50am — 1 Comment

LEARN[4] - Water Security

It is wonderful to be able to address issues related to access by all peoples to clean drinking water. During my childhood, I would go with my father to each of the waste water treatment plants in his district. These large water purification sites were used to analyze water, then the right amount of treatments are added, filteration takes place to remove large particulates, then aeriation and exposure to light were used to reuse water that came from sewers that brought back the community…

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Added by Laura Dawson on April 2, 2010 at 6:09pm — 1 Comment

IMAGINE [3] POWER SHIFT-Solar Cookers and Money in the Bank

It is the Fourth of July-Independence Day, the year 2020, on the beach of Emerald Isle, North Carolina, where our family comes from all parts of the US and the World to celebrate our Country's Freedom and its Democracy. It used to be in my own day, that we would all go to a beach, park, or other open public space to BarBQue aka BBQ. We would cook steak, corn-on-the-cob and other vegetables wrapped in foil. The fuel of the times was simple, manufactored coals that had been moistened with…

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Added by Laura Dawson on March 31, 2010 at 3:54pm — No Comments

LEARN [3] Power Shift-Monitizing Carbon offsets

I discovered David Palella and is wonderful solar powered cook stoves when I began to look at ways to improve the quality of health in Nigeria. I am particularly interested in nutrition and its impact on health and well being, so his use solar power to cook when that would otherwise not have been possible was a delight to find. Even more so because he developed a method to pay for the cost of the cooking…

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Added by Laura Dawson on March 23, 2010 at 2:47pm — 4 Comments

MISSION-Food Security in my community,You are invited!

Here in North Carolina, USA our available food is abundent, however it may be chosen, stored and prepared in ways that may not provide the potential energy and health benefits expected.

The lack of education in the field of Nutrition has become a large part of our chronic disease increase. We used to teach our high school students in many commuities across America how to select, transport, store and prepare foods to nourish themselves. This essential education has been pushed…

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Added by Laura Dawson on March 17, 2010 at 4:17pm — 3 Comments

World Trade Organization Takes Note of Food Security Importance

In a notice received this past week, the World Trade Organization has agreed to make the farm trade committee activities (click on this link for more information) open and monitored by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture. Be sure to check out this important news and point out to each of your host country's Food Security Organizations. Then of…

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Added by Laura Dawson on March 16, 2010 at 5:47pm — No Comments

Food Security Begins at Home!

Well done, Sylvain. You and your family are well on your way to a healthier future than average. It takes time, persistance, and planning, all of which will produce quality nutrition. Be In Good Health.

Added by Laura Dawson on March 14, 2010 at 7:54pm — 1 Comment

LEARN [2] Food Security-USA Food Safety and Inspection Service

Here in the USA, it may not always be hunger that we face in our Food Security. It may be that pathogens have been allowed to enter the production process and then those foods are distributed on the market to the Public or Wh***sale vendors.

For instance, on March 2, 2010, a food recall was posted on the United States Department of Agriculture's branch website, the Food Safety and Inspection Service. The short version of the…

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Added by Laura Dawson on March 13, 2010 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments

ACT [1]

I visited my Facebook account to invite Mr. Neill Newton. On his profile he says - "Hello. I am the Founder and Chairman of Global Flying Hospitals, the Logistics Resource for humanitarian medical charities that provides care to suffering people worldwide. I invite you to join Global Flying Hospitals Group and visit our site."

I have chosen to shadow Neill in order to be able to utilize his resources at the Global Flying Hospitals Group to access remote areas where there is…

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Added by Laura Dawson on March 12, 2010 at 8:09pm — 1 Comment

IMAGINE1-Already on my way. What fun!

“The vision of my heart's desire is a gift of the Spirit, a true

perception of what now is really mine. The perfect order that

rules all things is even now adapting suitable conditions for the

perfect manifestation of this vision. The mighty forces of my

subconscious life are being coordinated for this manifestation.

Life Limitless shows me my goal, sets my affairs in order, and

fills…

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Added by Laura Dawson on March 9, 2010 at 7:25pm — 1 Comment

Learn [1] Innovation comes from constaint...

Learn [1]]Innovation (often) comes from constraint (If you’ve got very few resources, you’re forced to be very creative in using and reusing them.) from ethan on Design in Africa blog.

Writing a doc**ent in application for the position of Sr. Health Advisor to Nigeria my research brought to my attention resources that can be used in an new, innovative way to reduce the Under 5 Mortality Rate (U5MM) and the Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR), both of which have been…

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Added by Laura Dawson on March 9, 2010 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

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