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Act1.5 My Chosen Mentor ~ Jane McGonigal, Master GameDesigner and Action Woman

Hearty Greetings

This is my second time around Evoke

so I've decided to choose a different mentor than the one I followed last year and continue to do so, Alexandra Morton who is still going strong to save our wild salmon here on the west coast, I'm writing the letters and still doing what I can to support her. But a very soon time after I started playing Evoke, I added another mentor to my list.… Continue

Added by Buffy B on April 4, 2011 at 8:26pm — 3 Comments

Learn1.5 A World in Transition ~ Sharing on A Small Island

I've chosen the idea of Sharing for Food Security.

Living on a small island for the most part as I do, we already have a very tight-knit community of wonderful caring people who come together for all sorts of project or parties. A call for a meeting regarding Transition Town in our newsletter caught my eye: Quadra Island Transtion Initiative http://www.quadraisland.ca/transition/index.html

The Transition… Continue

Added by Buffy B on April 4, 2011 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Welcome Greetings to All Agents from the GUEM Team

Hearty Greetings

Welcome all Agents, hope you enjoy Season 1.5 while learning how to be Social Innovators.

Best wishes in your training here and we hope to see you at the finish line waving your special issue Urgent Evoke certificate along with ours. Game on!

Agent BuffyB

Team Leader

on behalf of the Monster Agents of the GUEM Team…


Added by Buffy B on March 29, 2011 at 3:30am — No Comments

Urgent vEvoke - Connecting Agents From Around The Globe Virtually

As the first season is almost completed and many people still want to connect, I've created a group called URGENTEVOKE in Second Life, a virtual reality 'game'.

The Evoke name has been changed to Urgent vEVOKE…


Added by Buffy B on May 17, 2010 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

ACT2 Buying Local Fresh Food Isn't Easy in Spring

UPDATE 20100515: I tried again to buy local veggies from our Sat Community market but none available again. I'll just have to try best I can to buy local products as close to home as I can until the gardens have grown.

So I made a promise with myself to go all out and only buy local fresh food on our small island here once the Saturday community market opened. I was there first thing on opening day... and all I could find was rhubarb… Continue

Added by Buffy B on May 16, 2010 at 8:01am — 2 Comments


This event was held by TechSoup global to explain the benefits of a nonprofit having a virtual office at the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life. The podcast is up check it out.

Event Details:
Sponsored by TechSoup Join us for a fabulous webinar about Using Second life to Collaborate. This introductory level webinar can be accessed either via the web or at the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life amphitheatre, so tell all of your non-SL friends as well!… Continue

Added by Buffy B on May 16, 2010 at 7:58am — 7 Comments

IMAGINE4 Virtual Conference Heartland GreenUp IT Symposium

This is an example which supports my Evoke for an Urgent Evoke group in Second Life.
I attended this conference for FREE virtually and while I wasn't able to make all the sessions, I did attend and Simon Mingay, VP…

Added by Buffy B on May 15, 2010 at 6:20pm — No Comments

LEARN7 ~ Emergency Evacuation for an Isolated Community

UPDATE 20100515:

This was a draft I was working on to prepare for an Evokation, I'm tagging it with Learn7 to keep it for next year and will talk to my local Emergency Response team about the idea and how best to refresh everyone's memory about what they're to do and where to go in an emergency here.…


Added by Buffy B on May 15, 2010 at 4:29pm — 5 Comments

Imagine10 What If I Told You

Here's my manifest, or my take on why join Evoke, a 60 sec video for Mission Imagine 10.…


Added by Buffy B on May 15, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

IMAGINE10 Well How About That ~ I'm a Gamer

This is a letter to those who haven't played Evoke before.

For all you Agents reading this, feel free to…

Added by Buffy B on May 15, 2010 at 8:17am — 1 Comment


UPDATE: 20100512: I gave this a lot of thought, and it just keeps happening that the more I read the more I am dismayed we let this get so out of hand. And I'm reading both sides. The Salmon sellers say no probs, the companies say no probs, but the young salmon (smolts) are dying or disappearing so their silent voice says it all to me. Did you know they DYE the farmed salmon PINK so you'll think it's tasty??? Did you know they ship smaller fish from Chili to feed their fish here (besides…

Added by Buffy B on May 12, 2010 at 10:35am — No Comments

LEARN1 Social Innovation

To be a Social Innovator I believe as many do that one must listen to the people and respect their culture and way of life, and only then will the trickle-down complications to solutions of problems be understood.

We must understand the problem right down to the nitty details; too often a problem is discovered and the solution races to mind.

Sometimes the problem isn't the problem, it's someone's solution to fix a problem. Read that…

Added by Buffy B on May 12, 2010 at 10:08am — No Comments

ACT1 Wish Me Luck

I've never marched in a protest before, so this is a first.

Tomorrow I'll be on a bus load of Quadra Islanders driving 4 hours to be with Alexandra Morton in Victoria and march to the Parliament Buildings to bring awareness that the open-net fish farm industry must get out of the waters.

I hardly know what to pack for such an event except I'll be wearing my marching shoes and bring my loudest voice. Wish me luck.…

Added by Buffy B on May 12, 2010 at 5:31am — No Comments

ACT4 OpenNet Fish Farms Are Spoiling Our Waters

After following Alexandra Morton, my hero who I've been shadowing lately as part of Act1 exercise to find a mentor, I found the more I learned about what she was doing about the issues faced with wildlife and water quality due to the abundance of open-net fish farms being allowed on salmon migration routes, and the way they pump the salmon with drugs to kill off the lice. The more I understand now why she is so passionate about doing something to get the fish farms out of our waters and on to… Continue

Added by Buffy B on May 12, 2010 at 12:07am — No Comments

ACT10 Smile, Smile A While

REVISED: 20100509



Added by Buffy B on May 10, 2010 at 2:00am — 2 Comments

LEARN10 Why Alchemy, Thank You for Asking

Thanks for asking for feedback Alchemy, I hope we also get to hear the things you learned from your first season too. Did you know Bill Gates was the first to ask customers what suggestions they had for improving service?

Updated: 20100509…

Added by Buffy B on May 9, 2010 at 5:52pm — No Comments

IMAGINE4 The US Fed Virtual World Challenge Winner Announced

I missed this event in Second Life and was sorry I did, Lyr (Dr. Cynthia Calongne) is inspiring! She won the challenge and leads this global community. It will be wonderful for me to watch her fly!…

Added by Buffy B on May 6, 2010 at 9:09pm — No Comments

LEARN8 Join Alexandra Morton on May 8 in Victoria BC

Alexandra Morton is my hero and she's almost reached her destination of Victoria BC Canada to march to the Parliament Buildings to show the support and send a message to our government that open-net fish farms must get out of our waters and on to land.

I'll be on the bus organized to take people from Quadra Island down to Victoria (4 hour drive) so will be there with all her supporters on May 8. I'm bringing my loudest voice.

If you can't be…

Added by Buffy B on May 6, 2010 at 4:03pm — No Comments

ACT5 Money Isn't Everything

I won a prize today for a contest that Bridges ran, and the first thing I did was to donate the prize back to Bridges for their students to have a prize draw, their staff to have something nice given to them, or to save as a Silent Auction prize. I did this the last time I won a prize and will probably always give them something back whenever I can. And this is not to say I didn't like winning the prize, I LOVE winning and always try for the brass ring. If I get it, fantastic, and if I don't… Continue

Added by Buffy B on May 6, 2010 at 8:04am — No Comments

LEARN1 Activists Bono and Geldof EMERGING AFRICA in Newspaper WOW

Get your video questions in now!

Not just any newspaper either, the respected Canadian national Globe & Mail.

Excerpt from article:…


Added by Buffy B on May 5, 2010 at 3:03pm — No Comments

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