A crash course in changing the world.
When I am 100 years old I will share my wisdom of recycling not just bottles and cans but various materials. Although it is often easier to "just buy a new one" or throw out something that breaks I will encourage my successors to try and reuse resources and supplies whenever possible to reduce wasteful resource use.
Added by Samantha Cline on April 23, 2014 at 1:13am — No Comments
I chose to evaluate "Restoring Local Community Participation in Wetland Resource Management: A Bangladesh Case Study". In this case study, "The Initial Situation is that apart from habitat destruction, one of the main problems facing the management of most freshwater wetlands in the country is that the fisheries resources have largely fallen into the hands of the elite : wealthy and the politically well-connected. This process, whereby local fishermen are (sometimes forcefully) divorced from…Continue
Added by Samantha Cline on April 23, 2014 at 1:07am — No Comments
The EVOKE Network works to unite people and share knowledge about various crises that are or will affect world. The network also pushes individuals to take action and conduct further research to help solve the crises presented. The website is set up so that other people can discuss and share the work they have accomplished. The overall goal of the EVOKE network is to work together to make the world a better place.
Added by Samantha Cline on April 23, 2014 at 12:41am — No Comments
I believe that the next mission should be to focus on equality of educational opportunity across the globe.
Added by Samantha Cline on April 22, 2014 at 4:20pm — No Comments
If the next pandemic flu was reaching my part of the world I would organize all of the city's transportation works in an online site. This would allow for them to be contacted if there were sick individuals that had no means of physically going to get medical treatment. The drivers could be provided masks and sterile buses to transport the patients in therefore freeing ambulances for other medical emergencies.
Added by Samantha Cline on April 22, 2014 at 4:17pm — No Comments
I believe that coming to terms with uncertainty was not only surprising but important because once people recognize that some things are uncertain. We can work together to better understand uncertain event instead of working individually to predict the event ourselves. This secret of crisis communication also provided the idea that if a crisis such as infectious disease outbreak were to occur, it’s possible to report on infectious disease outbreaks without being a graduate-trained scientist.…Continue
Added by Samantha Cline on April 22, 2014 at 4:07pm — No Comments
Each year the University of Florida has a Greek Water Challenge. The objective of the challenge is to motivate the UF Greek community to reduce water use therefore improving Urban Resiliency. This past year water use was measured weekly from Jan. 20 - March 2. The house with the greatest percent reduction in water use won 100 points. The second place house received 50 points and the third place 25 points. Additionally, there was weekly challenges for earning bonus points. Weekly results were…Continue
Added by Samantha Cline on April 22, 2014 at 6:01am — No Comments
Living on the Gulf of Mexico, Red Tide is a yearly crisis. It kills thousands of sea creatures each year. In 2013, a record high number of manatees perished due to red tide causing them to have seizures. According to an article found in the Bradenton Herald, the only way the manatees can survive is through human intervention during the seizure that prevents the manatees from drowning. The coasts of Florida could use Ushahidi to share information about the algae blooms and work together to…Continue
Added by Samantha Cline on April 22, 2014 at 5:39am — No Comments
Although I was unable to give a donation at this time I shared information about Global Giving with many of my Facebook friends and relatives. I personally messaged them with the Global Giving link and urged them to check it out!
Added by Samantha Cline on March 31, 2014 at 5:20pm — No Comments
For this mission, I chose to focus on the "China’s Peng Liyuan named UNESCO envoy for advancing education of women, girls" article from the WomenWatch News Feed. Although I cannot reach China's First Lady, Peng Liyuan, I found a similar news event that can be added to the story. Just recently, the United State's First Lady, Michelle Obama, visited with Mrs. Liyuan to discuss education of women and girls in China. "Her focus on people-to-people relations, her focus on education and youth…Continue
Added by Samantha Cline on March 31, 2014 at 5:15pm — No Comments
For this assignment, I decided to trade my roommate a cup of coffee from Starbucks in exchange for an IOU for her to drive me to my car which is parked very far from my apartment. It was a system of bartering that I feel like can be used on a much wider scale in the future for simple everyday purchases.
Added by Samantha Cline on February 18, 2014 at 6:24pm — No Comments
I believe on of the biggest changes for currency in the future will be the establishment of an international currency, as well as, a move towards completely virtual currency. I believe that having an international or virtual currency would change the world because this would open up trade between many different nations.
Added by Samantha Cline on February 18, 2014 at 6:06pm — No Comments
For World Water Day 2020, I would run a contest that every university and college could participate in their respective states. Whichever college/university in each state that lowers their percentage of water consumption the most would receive local news interviews and a small prize. The winners of each state would then be compared. The overall national winner would then receive a large prize such a concern by a popular musician or a research grant.
Added by Samantha Cline on February 18, 2014 at 4:35pm — No Comments
There are more than 60 Water For People Committees throughout North America support Water For People's mission through community outreach, advocacy, and fundraising. These volunteer groups are subgroups of their parent organizations, including American Water Works Association Sections and Water Environment Federation Member Associations. I would further their water security efforts by increasing involvement and recognition in my local area through posting flyers and creating a social media…Continue
Added by Samantha Cline on February 18, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments
LifeStraw is a really awesome tool for people who do not have access to fresh drinking water. LifeStraw is a water filter designed to be used by one person to filter water so that they may safely drink it. It filters a maximum of 1000 litres of water, enough for one person for one year. It removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria and 99.9% of parasites.
Added by Samantha Cline on February 18, 2014 at 4:19pm — No Comments
It is Halloween 2020. The haunted houses and pop-up monster have been powered through solar and wind systems. The solar and wind power will create sufficient energy to scare plenty of children.
Added by Samantha Cline on February 18, 2014 at 4:15pm — No Comments
I like to read a book before bed every night and I use a lamp on my nightstand for light. My invention would allow me to read at night with sustainable energy. Living in a college town, many people bike to and from class. This invention would create energy by harnessing the energy created by pedaling your bike. It would charge a battery cell that could then be inserted into various objects such as lamps. A days worth of pedaling to class could then fuel my lamp to read at night.
Added by Samantha Cline on February 18, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Jane Chen’s company, Embrace, manufactures a sleeping bag-like device called the “Thermpod,” which warms low-birth weight babies in hospitals and clinics that have unreliable electricity and heat lamps that don’t always work. This creative invention provides an inexpensive green source of warmth for countries that have unreliable power sources.
Added by Samantha Cline on February 18, 2014 at 3:19pm — No Comments
In March 2020, I hope to be in my own apartment or home eating a meal with my husband. I will have purchase our food from the local supermarket's organic section or from a local farmers market. My husband and I will have worked together to cook the meal. I am good at preparing vegetables and other sides whereas, my husband will be in charge of the protein component of the meal. It would be a grilled fish taco on a gluten-free corn tortilla and fresh vegetables. It will be delicious.
Added by Samantha Cline on February 18, 2014 at 3:10pm — No Comments
I have personally increased food security for someone in my life by cooking a well-balanced dinner for my roommates when they would have ordered fast food otherwise. Also, the sorority that I am a member of often donates to local canned food drives. I donate non-perishable items such as canned vegetables and healthy soups whenever I can. I strive not only to donate to those in need but to also donate healthy food.
Added by Samantha Cline on February 18, 2014 at 3:05pm — No Comments