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Water for People

I have reached out to Water for People, which is a non-profit organization working towards solving real-world water problems such as lack of and sanitation. They are located in my home town of Denver, which I am moving back to soon. Looking towards innovation of systems and logistics seems to be essential in addressing water issues and I would like to be able to give my insight from a professional viewpoint as an Industrial Designer. I believe that taking action and aknowloging probelms and… Continue

Added by Jared Arp on April 5, 2010 at 4:59pm — No Comments

$20 Billion dollars give clean drinking to the world?

Please look him up. "Michael Pritchard TED". You will truly have your eyes opened.

Here is a man who observed a problem, learned to understand the problem and i working towards end by focusing on informing the world as to what is possible by being objective.

Added by Jared Arp on March 31, 2010 at 8:01pm — No Comments

Festivities in 2020

Energy supplies in 2020 will most likely be very close as they are today in the United States, fossil fuel based. However, I will do doing my part by supplying my home with solar power and hopefully selling some back to the Grid. My guess is that if the US doesn't open its eyes up very soon we will be in the same situation as we are in currently but 10 years in the future.

Come on US, let's get our priorities straight and get it together!

Added by Jared Arp on March 30, 2010 at 6:49pm — No Comments

Commute-Powered Office

The workplace seems to be a power hungry place. In the developed world it consists of computer, printers, copiers, lights, climate control, appliances, etc. Though it seems impossible to power all of these things with the power of human energy here is a concept that would help remove the load,

I am picturing a battery type device about the size of a Nalgene water-bottle (1 liter). This device would be "plug-n-play" as far as having a universal connector or multiple…

Added by Jared Arp on March 26, 2010 at 3:30am — No Comments

Dinner in 2020? Let's be realistic...

Dinner in the year 2020?

Sadly enough will probablly not look at that much different from dinner today. We will still have foodstuffs which have the same name in every language and marketing will surely win out a large portion of the population.

However, what my dinner should look like is this.

A ratio of 70% produce to 30% meats and grains. A small family gathered around a heavy wooden table enjoying food that was grown in our yard and community.

Lets face…

Added by Jared Arp on March 22, 2010 at 4:55pm — 1 Comment

Self-Watering Planters--Made from "Trash"

Self-Watering Planter from plastic bottles!

With this information planters can be adapted and made from almost anything! And even better, they actually work. I have been informing people in my community about the possibilities of growing food for a cost of almost nothing. Think about it, you can buy a pepper or other produce for a handful of pennies and plant their seeds in your newly made… Continue

Added by Jared Arp on March 22, 2010 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Food Security in Washtington, DC?

Though I live in the capital of the United States, food security is still an issue for lower-income communities. DC does have its fair share for soup kitchens and food banks but there is a new problem brewing. In short, budget shortfalls in local school districts are forcing school to cut or reduce funding to items in their budget:


Added by Jared Arp on March 12, 2010 at 3:14pm — No Comments

A Hero to Shadow: Cynthia E. Smith

We must not forget, innovators also need facilitators. This is not to say that Cynthia E. Smith is not an innovator but she is able to approach material and ideas and assemble them into a meaningful communication for presentation to society.

Cynthia E. Smith is Curator of Socially Responsible Design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Regarded as one, if not the best, true design… Continue

Added by Jared Arp on March 10, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Understanding is our greatest tool.

Without understanding we as innovators have nothing. Without understanding we are unable to fully realize what the root problem is in order to even think about a solution or perhaps innovation.

"Innovation comes from constraint."

This statement has an enormous amount of merit. In order to realize a situation's constraints we must fully understand not only our resources but our "anit-resources"; the resources a culture chooses to not… Continue

Added by Jared Arp on March 9, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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"I love that you've brought this to attention. An extensive database of uncommon but resistant and hardy plants/foods could be developed and organized by climate. Ease of growth and processing should also be taken in to account. I will try to…"
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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***tances 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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