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In 2020, I imagine I will be working with a conservation organisation - looking for ways to enable farmers to produce crops in more sustainable ways. Our current methods are inherently self-destructive. They rely on additives such as fertilizers and pesticides to ensure continued cropping success, while lowering the productivity of the land more and more. Continuing in this way will only lead to eventual disaster. I hope to be part of the solution, and plan on being in the thick of it by 2020.

Posted on March 13, 2010 at 6:25am

Act 1

I have chosen Jay Ingram as a social innovator to shadow.

His Bio is at http://shows.ctv.ca/DailyPlanet/bios/Jay-Ingram.aspx

His blog is at http://www.jayingram.ca/

Jay is an accoplished author, journalist, broadcaster, and researcher. He has spent years (since 1979) bringing science and technology to the public, and currently hosts Daily Planet on the Discovery…


Posted on March 13, 2010 at 6:15am

Effective Social Innovation

One "secret of social innvoation" that struck a chord with me was "talk to the people who have the problem – and LISTEN to what they have to say". I believe this is key to EFFECTIVE social innovation. Without this type of research, we cannot understand the true nature of the problem, we cannot understand all the ramifications of our solutions, and we cannot help people to help themselves. Social innovation should not ignore the culture, traditions and REAL needs of the people we are trying to… Continue

Posted on March 3, 2010 at 6:49pm

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At 4:30pm on March 5, 2010, Shawn Rose said…
HI! By 'B dot', I assume you mean 'Brandon' - sorry, I hadn't heard that one before! Good to see other Brandonites getting into 'evoke'. I think this is an incredible experience - hope it leads to some lasting positive changes, both in Africa and around the world!
At 2:40am on March 5, 2010, Kenneth Evan Neufeld said…
Hey look! Someone else from B dot!

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