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IMAGINE3 - 2020 Special Day

On this day in the year 2020, I will be celebrating my husband birthday with him. We will have purchased a solar cooker, and while we may not use it all year round at this point we do try to use it in the spring and summer months, where we want to be spending more time outside anyways. At least this way we're conserving some energy, and not sending emissions into the air from burning fuel or charcoal. We will have hopefully also purchased some solar pannels to be able to power some of smaller… Continue

Added by Justine Roberts on March 23, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Meal Time In 2020

Reading this mission made me think of a ton more than just what I'll be eating for dinner at this point in time. It made me think about family. I'm hoping at this point I will have started family as I'll be 31 by then. As of right now that's not quite in the prospects but hey the future is filled with surprises. But assuming this has worked out for me here's what I see me having in store.

We'll be sitting around the table, my husband, my 2 kids and myself. Our meal will be full of a… Continue

Added by Justine Roberts on March 17, 2010 at 3:45am — No Comments

ACT2 - What I Did To Increase Food Security

This mission threw me for a bit of a loop. Currently being on campus at the University, and not knowing anyone that lives out in the community, I really wasn't sure how I was going to tackle this weeks ACT mission. Then, while laying awake the other night, an idea hit me.

I work for the student housing services in my university and run academically focused programming for a group of about 46 first year students. My section in particular is full of social science students, so any hard… Continue

Added by Justine Roberts on March 15, 2010 at 3:54am — 7 Comments

Food insecurity in Canada, and what Guelph and other areas do to help

From the research I have done so far, it seems that Canada’s biggest issue when it comes to food security, outside of global warming is actually ‘poverty’. According to Canada’s Action Plan for Food Security, those

who are the poor and vulnerable members of society are the most likely to

suffer from food insecurity, and also those who are the least likely to be able

to change the situation. It was found that…


Added by Justine Roberts on March 13, 2010 at 6:27am — 1 Comment

My Hero Responded To Me!!!

I had e-mailed Deb late last week, and just received a reply! Here it is!

Justine, Thank you for your note. I am honored. Can you tell me a bit more about Evoke, or send me a link?

Also, let me know if there's any way I can be of assistance in your studies, life, world. I'm

always happy to provide mentorship for future social innovators!

Best, Deb

On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 10:08 PM, Justine Roberts <… Continue

Added by Justine Roberts on March 8, 2010 at 11:53pm — 3 Comments

Tokyo Food Crisis: Suggestions For Change

Before I make these suggestions, allow me to back myself up with the fact that I DO NOT have experience in the environmental sciences, agriculture or economics, and that I am basing these opinions on research that I have been doing. Thanks.

A lot of the sources I have found online pertaining to the potential food crisis in Tokyo all seem to point their fingers at the effects of westernization/globalization of Japanese diets. Where the traditional diet of Japanese people included a lot… Continue

Added by Justine Roberts on March 7, 2010 at 8:01am — No Comments

What happened to the honeybees?

I was doing some research on this, after looking at the wikipedia page on the investigate this mission link. Strangely enough, the same day I looked at the wikipedia article, a notice came up on the home page of my my school's website, saying that one of our professors has made international headlines. Dr. Ernesto Guzman of the University of Guelph has identified the culprit responsible for the decrease in bee colony's in my area of Canada.

From what I have read earlier there has been… Continue

Added by Justine Roberts on March 7, 2010 at 6:38am — 3 Comments

Stepped Out Of The Shadows --> Contacted Hero!

After much debate I finally got up the courage to send an e-mail out to the hero I am shadowing, Deb Levine. I don't know if I'll get a response, but I can hope. Even if I don't at least she will know that I am inspired by the work that she has done.

If any of you are interested, here is a copy of the e-mail I sent her.

Dear Mrs. Levine,

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Justine Roberts, and I am currently a third year Psychology student. I

am also a… Continue

Added by Justine Roberts on March 6, 2010 at 7:35am — No Comments

IMAGINE1: Where Will I Be?

In the year 2020, when Alchemy calls upon me to help with the Tokyo food crisis, I will have only been out of school for a couple of years. I will have a Masters in some sort of

Psychology, most likely in Counseling Psychology and working in an office that

lends aid to individuals struggling with eating disorders and or other addictions.

Looking at it realistically, it would be ambitious to say I would have my…


Added by Justine Roberts on March 6, 2010 at 3:54am — No Comments

LEARN1: Don't Fight Culture

I would have to say my favourite secret is "Don’t fight culture (If people cook by stirring their stews, they’re not

going to use a solar oven, no matter what you do to market it. Make

them a better stove instead.)".

I see this as helping me in my journey towards innovation because it's a thought to help keep me grounded in my venture. Too many times I see and hear of people wanting to change things in other nations and cultures. This is great and noble of them, however I… Continue

Added by Justine Roberts on March 4, 2010 at 8:09am — 1 Comment

Deb Levine - my hero to shadow

I took a look through the different people on the Global Social Benefit Incubator and the Pop Tech Social Innovators links, and I have

to say I found a few people who definitely caught my attention, especially Nik

Kafka and Paula Kahumbu. However when it came down to actually

making a decision, I ended up deciding upon Deb Levine of Isis-Inc.org


Added by Justine Roberts on March 4, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

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