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Micro Loans in Action

I am currently teaching assistant for a class on entrepreneurship. We aid students in creating and implementing entrepreneurial ventures for the semester. In this way, not only do the students learn from lectures but also by doing. The main project of the course is to run a business and report their findings. The students get seed funding through micro-loans ($100-$200) that we the teachers negotiate with them. We are currently mentoring and…


Added by Eric Koziol on April 4, 2010 at 2:48pm — 2 Comments

Starting a Balcony Garden

I have convinced my roommates and I to have a small balcony garden for the vegetables

that we eat most – bell peppers and onions. We are currently looking for the best seeds and good size pots that can support the growth needed. This is pretty exciting since we will have to go to the store much less and have much, much fresher produce which tastes so much better. I can attest to this fresher taste from eating from my parents’ garden. I am…


Added by Eric Koziol on March 30, 2010 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Celebrate Water with Ebb and Flow

World Water Day. A celebration of water. A celebration of life. For without water there can be no life. The celebration must flow like water but also affect the mind. It must have the ability to be calm but then raging the next. To show people how important it is through its absence and then the beauty it can provide through its bountifulness.

A week prior to the event, water shipments stop. All those…


Added by Eric Koziol on March 29, 2010 at 6:42pm — 5 Comments

New Year's Eve 2020

It’s New Year's Eve 2020. Friends and I are partying at the top of Sears Tower in Chicago. A cutie comes up to me and asks if I’ve seen “The Grid”. “No, but I’d love too” is my reply. She takes me into a room filled wall to wall with computer screens. Massive graphs, constantly changing numbers, video feeds of the roof, inner columns and underground. On all those displays is the location and energy provided from every power source to not just the Sears Tower but…


Added by Eric Koziol on March 29, 2010 at 2:32am — No Comments

Electricity from the Motion of Buildings

Alright, so everything vibrates naturally from daily occurrences. Just look at how the trees sway in the wind. But we have replaced many, many trees with many, many buildings. Yet, those buildings still vibrate, those same buildings still sway even if you can’t feel it. The higher the building, the more likely it is that you will feel it drifting back and forth. What does this back and forth motion create? That’s right, kinetic energy that can be turned into…


Added by Eric Koziol on March 26, 2010 at 4:21am — 1 Comment

An eye on Tokyo

Mmmmm a long, fruitful 10 years since I first got the call from Alchemy. He ignited my inner passion to help change and shape the world. I am currently meditating on mountain top on one of my travels between

projects. I find the stillness in nature allows me to center myself with the chaos that is raging within the world. Yet I drift away and these two worlds collide. Fixing. Inventing. Helping. Problem Solving. Touching the hearts of others. I have taken…


Added by Eric Koziol on March 26, 2010 at 3:33am — No Comments

Shadowing Emily Pilloton

I’m choosing to hero shadow Emily Piloton for her work with and creation of Project H Design. Emily has made a venture that services and empowers the individual and community through design. This immediate impact sparks motivation for community members to better themselves and those around them. The learning landscape project is extremely intriguing to me for as a structural engineering student I focus on changing the environment to…


Added by Eric Koziol on March 20, 2010 at 6:55pm — No Comments

Be Positive and Do What Makes You Happy

“Stay Positive – don’t be distracted by what other people think”

Some of the best advice I ever got came from my boss. He told me “Forget what everyone thinks you should do, just do what you want to do. Your parents will still love you, even if you are doing the opposite of

what they wanted you do to do. Your friends, if they are actual friends, will support you and be happy for

you. Your girlfriend, well if…


Added by Eric Koziol on March 18, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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