A crash course in changing the world.
Added by Richard Beresford on April 21, 2010 at 11:06pm — No Comments
Once again a comment that got out of hand, which deserves its own spot as a blog, so an introduction to me, and how i came to evoke (a brief one, I hope)
Bez ? who's that .. ? that's one of my many names - Online I am usually known as Quazimodo, Quaz(y) etc... and have been for so long now that they are also my names, similarly the 'nicknames' Berry/Bez have been used so long they are also my names.. :S My Parents call me Rich or Richard.. so its up to you i guess..
Added by Richard Beresford on April 21, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Ushahidi is an awsome example of how poeple are able to empower themselves making use of the new information technology, once they are aware of it and have access to it. I'll label this in the Empowering Women section for now, since Ushahidi was originally set up by a woman in a war torn region, seeking to distribute information.
If unaware of it by now, Ushahidi means 'witness' in Swahili.
Added by Richard Beresford on April 21, 2010 at 6:26pm — No Comments
Just a quick link or two here for now, as I have much to say on this topic also :P
Where I Heard about the Lewes pound and much about this week's topic of resilience:
Added by Richard Beresford on April 21, 2010 at 5:26pm — No Comments
I'll Blog alot more on this topic, as I have much I'd like to say. But thought i'd start with a quick link
http://www.transitionbristol.net/?page_id=130 <- a Transition group focused on increasing urban resilience in my town.
Since we have a national election approaching here in the UK. I will also be attending the Bristol West Constituency Question time on a 'Fair and sustainable future' on Friday, since…Continue
Added by Richard Beresford on April 21, 2010 at 5:22pm — No Comments
I feel this is definitely worth an evoke Blog, since it contains so many of my Heroes and is pretty innovative as a means to communicate ideas and allow collaberation between people who quite possibly never met.
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Here's a website run by some local Lads who are big on the allotment scene here in Bristol, the idea being that if you can't be totally self-sufficient in a city, you could try to be selfsufficient-ish www.selfsufficientish.com
In the Uk we dont have too many people starving through lack of food, our biggest problems are quality of diet (particularly amongst the poorer members of society) and a reliance on (mainly African)…Continue
I have many heroes when it comes to social innovators. I'll pick Nicholas Negroponte and his 'One Laptop per Child' scheme for now since his grand visions are fairly inspiring and it seems to be the most apt to this discussion. For a more in depth look at what he has been up to follow this link:…
Added by Richard Beresford on April 20, 2010 at 1:50am — No Comments