According to Guardian
, The World Bank
approved a controversial $3.75bn loan to build one of the world's largest coal
-fired power plants in… Continue
Added by Elastika on April 10, 2010 at 7:00pm —
miror, miror on the wall who from 186 168 agents suspended deserves it all?
Added by Elastika on April 6, 2010 at 9:30pm —
Yesterday I've got a little tax return for 2009, cca. 115$. I was thinking what to do with it and I decided to join Kiva and lend this money to people who need it much more than I do.So, I've opened a Kiva account (very simple) and a Pay Pal account to put money on my Kiva account (also very simple).
I've decided to split 100$ between four entrepreneurs I've chosen out of 2000 applicants. Deciding who should get it was a really hard job, I guess the… Continue
Added by Elastika on April 3, 2010 at 12:00pm —
People are used to say "Time is money",
but I prefer saying "Money is time!
Money eases the exchange of product and services.
However for earning it we have to invest our time.
I think the problem of "Global Western Society" is the big emphasis on the qualitative dimension of money. I'm not saying, that for ensuring a decent life,… Continue
Added by Elastika on April 2, 2010 at 8:30pm —
This post was a comment on MAK post: UEvoke? WHATS GOING ON??
In a fact it's a second part of my post Act, Reflect & Improve
, so I decided I post it also on my blog.
As a psychologist, with another degree in sociology and social work I like to think that… Continue
Added by Elastika on March 31, 2010 at 9:00am —
in the US UNICEF
launched a Tap project
campaign with a simple concept:
- restaurants would ask their patrons to donate $1 or more for the tap water they usually enjoy for free
- money will be used…
Added by Elastika on March 26, 2010 at 9:30pm —
In 2020 EVOKE party boat
will spread its sails and start a long celebration journey around the world.Imagine:
- solar lights and lampions
- soft bean bags on the deck
- summer party fusion foods
- colorful cooling fans
- honest friends
something like this
.Are you on? :)
Added by Elastika on March 23, 2010 at 8:30pm —
Designing a new way to sustainably power something I use every day, it's not an easy task.
At least at first.
But then I started brainstorming and identifying all the things I power and use every day like computers, phones, TV, stove, washing machine, ... and I came to the conclusion that for sure, there is only one "object" which I use and power every day in the year, all 24 hours.
And that's my body.
So, I think the key challenge is to… Continue
Added by Elastika on March 21, 2010 at 8:00pm —
on Saturday,20th March 2010
:Total no. of AGENTS
- 2990 women (26,1%)
- 8484 men (73,9%)
Added by Elastika on March 20, 2010 at 8:00pm —
An hour ago I've read a mail written by agent Harper Tang
about the problem of hostile speech which started to spread on EVOKE. I agree with her.
I know there are some bugs
in the game considering the power votes, however I think in the long run this things will be corrected.
So, agents let's stay positive
Added by Elastika on March 18, 2010 at 8:26pm —
- I was a little girl living in Yugoslavia ...
- all the products we used were labeled "made in Yugoslavia": cars, telephones, shoes, cosmetics, ...
- we could just buy local food in the shops ...
- so for the "luxury items" like bananas, chocolate, coffee…
Added by Elastika on March 15, 2010 at 9:24pm —
The world it's not really a complex place.
In fact, it's a very simple organism. Continue
It's simple because, there is really just one rule.
And this rule is, that everything in this world is connected.
Unfortunately people in the real life are a little short-sighted. They see just some connections, usually the ones…
Added by Elastika on March 11, 2010 at 11:52pm —
If you read a post and you see that it's not tagged, but it should be to complete the mission or that agents don't know that they can give points to others or themselves etc. And motivate them with a point if their contribution is useful!
Take a minute and explain how it works :)
Added by Elastika on March 10, 2010 at 8:00am —
Since I first log into Evoke five days ago I think I've read at least 100 blog posts from people of different backgrounds, countries, lifestyles, etc.
I was fascinated by the idea how many content can be generated in such a short time and even more by the fact how many positive ideas people carry in their hearts.
However, in the process of evoking I've realized that like always in real life, people participate in the Evoke experiment from different reasons. I'm not here to judge… Continue
Added by Elastika on March 8, 2010 at 9:08pm —
Suddenly Facebook became just so boring.
You log on, read status updates, look at friends photos and chat about everyday things, just simply to kill some time.
On the other hand, Evoke has an enormous potential to make some real useful changes
I'm fascinated by the idea how people are massively logging to Evoke with a desire to contribute their knowledge and their views on different world problems
, suggest solutions, connect for… Continue
Added by Elastika on March 7, 2010 at 10:10am —
I think local insight
is one of the most important powers, because the easiest way to start changing the world is on our doorstep.
The great example of the local community initiative is Slovenian group of architects and designers named Prostoroz (in english: space+flowers).
Every year, usually in spring, with their imagination spark up Ljubljana's forgotten outdoor spaces, side streets and lawns,
and change it into fascinating… Continue
Added by Elastika on March 6, 2010 at 4:00pm —
- I hope I will have a roof vegetable garden,
- I hope I'll have good friends & my family,
- I hope I will still work as a freelancer,
- I hope I'll be an active member of TimeBank,
- I hope my cooking improves,
- I hope I won't run out of fresh ideas,
- and I know I will still have hope to change the…
Added by Elastika on March 5, 2010 at 8:30pm —
I don't like naming people who inspire me heros.
I prefer the word visionars.
It's less autoritative, more informal, approachable.
I respect a lot of visionars.
Two of the most important ones for me are Braungart and McDonough, a biochemist and an architect.
Their revolutionary concept Waste = Food
, is profitable and successful in the real life.
Watch the… Continue
Added by Elastika on March 4, 2010 at 8:00pm —
We use far too many world resources. We buy things we really don't need and pollute our environment with them. Radical change of consumption is necessary and needed fast or else our quality of life in the near future will decrease.But how is it possible to persuade an average consumer that modest consumption is actually good for him?
Changing consumption patterns is not easy. Spoiled consumers are used to have… Continue
Added by Elastika on March 4, 2010 at 6:55pm —