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1. Einleitung



Urgent Evoke ist ein Spiel basierend auf der Idee der Sozialen Netzwerke. Das Ziel von Urgent Evoke ist es sich eingehend mit bestimmten sozialen Problemen auseinanderzusetzen und Lösungen für diese zu finden. Teilnehmer sollen andere Teilnehmer mit ihren Ideen inspirieren, diese bewerten und eigene Erfahrungen sammeln, um einen WIN-WIN-WIN-Effekt für sich, seine Mitspieler und die Gesellschaft zu generieren. Zehn unterschiedliche Missionen beleuchten Aspekte wie Armut,… Continue

Added by Sven Schmittbuettner on June 9, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Learn 9

Good things happen if you do them



We've had different sets of experts get together and discuss the empirical evidence to support the notion that good things will happen if you do them. That's what I'm going to call psychological first aid, and it has certain underpinnings—safety, calming, connection, efficacy and hope.



• Safety is about removing people from a threat.

• Calming happens when you want to lower the state of arousal so people can function,… Continue

Added by Sven Schmittbuettner on June 7, 2011 at 10:17am — No Comments

The Center for Indigenous Knowledge Systems (CEFIKS)

CEFIKS - The Center for Indigenous Knowledge Systems (CEFIKS)

is an independent not-for-profit, non-governmental organization based in Accra, Ghana. CEFIKS has an affiliate branch in the United States. CEFIKS is committed to the inclusion of indigenous knowledge systems in Africa, specifically Ghana, in the mushrooming information technology movement. CEFIKS is also committed to the empowerment of disadvantaged groups in rural and urban areas in gaining access to and also in utilizing both… Continue

Added by Sven Schmittbuettner on May 26, 2011 at 10:32am — No Comments

Empowering Gladyse

I lend 25 Dollars to Gladyse via Kiva.



Gladyse is 44 years old and is married, with one child who is four years old. Gladyse sells various foodstuffs in her business, such as sugar, breads, biscuits, tomato sauce, bonbons, etc. Gladyse has had her business for 1 year. Her business is open from 8am until 7pm every day. This business is well-organized.



Gladyse has requested a loan from Kiva, via Vision Finance Company, in order to expand her business by purchasing more… Continue

Added by Sven Schmittbuettner on May 11, 2011 at 9:52am — No Comments

Kiva

I lend 25 Dollars to Gladyse via Kiva.



Gladyse is 44 years old and is married, with one child who is four years old. Gladyse sells various foodstuffs in her business, such as sugar, breads, biscuits, tomato sauce, bonbons, etc. Gladyse has had her business for 1 year. Her business is open from 8am until 7pm every day. This business is well-organized.



Gladyse has requested a loan from Kiva, via Vision Finance Company, in order to expand her business by purchasing more… Continue

Added by Sven Schmittbuettner on May 1, 2011 at 7:07pm — No Comments

Water Dective Award

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Water detectives WANTED !!!!
Whoever can find the greatest „water waster“ will win the WATER DETECTIVE AWARD.
Go out there, do as much sleuthing as you can, make Sherlock & Watson proud and get us the person, family, company, enterprise that spends water the most wastefully, lavishly and unthriftly. Send us blog posts, pictures, videos, ... and make the waste of water transparent!

Added by Sven Schmittbuettner on April 26, 2011 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Engineers without borders

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The regional group of engineers without borders in Braunschweig is currently working on a project in Balanka, Togo. During the dry season, this African community does revert to rainwater, which contains germs and other aetiologic agents which cause diseases like diphtheria and malaria. In order to help the people in Balanka the regional group of Braunschweig is planning the construction of cisterns to save the rainwater in situ. Their goal is to store superfluous rainwater of the… Continue

Added by Sven Schmittbuettner on April 26, 2011 at 12:25pm — No Comments

The Swiss Concrete Pedal Pump (PeP)

PeP was designed by Swiss retired engineers in collaboration with Indian farmers. Presently it is manufactured and operated in small-scale in more than 10 countries including India, Nepal, Cambodia, Kenya, Tanzania, Sénégal, Paraguay, Peru, Niger, Burkina Faso, Madagascar, SriLanka, etc.



The efforts of these retired Swiss engineers culminated in the following:

• a pump which could be built at grassroot-level in tiny workshops in villages

• a pump which could be manufactured… Continue

Added by Sven Schmittbuettner on April 26, 2011 at 11:56am — No Comments

FUTURE FUSION FESTIVAL

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The FUSION FESTIVAL I have in mind will be a festival of music and arts which creates a new world for four days. It will be a platform where people have the chance to meet and to discover new ways and ideas for living together. Before the festival takes place there will be a competition of ideas and concepts in which everybody can participate and present his ideas, imaginations and suggestions for new ways of living together. These concepts must fulfill different requirements and… Continue

Added by Sven Schmittbuettner on April 19, 2011 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Iphone charging station for my bike

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Everyday I go to university by bike. And just as well, everyday I have to charge my Iphone. That's why it ocurred to me that it would be a brilliant idea to design an Iphone charging station for my bike. In order to do that I will use a dynamo which is supposed to generate energy by the movement of the wheels. This dynamo is going to be combined with a regular Iphone charging station that is attached to the bike. And that's it. No more waste of energy just for charging my Iphone. And… Continue

Added by Sven Schmittbuettner on April 19, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Imagine2

By the year 2020, there will be so many people on earth that the Security Council will have to enact a new law of ground distribution. So, many people who own a lot of land will be forced to give different basic service productivity back to society to make sure that there will be enough ground that every country can provide their basic services for itself. Inspired by different subventions people with less ground and high productivity get different benefits. Thereby, a peronal culture of… Continue

Added by Sven Schmittbuettner on April 12, 2011 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Learn2

In general, Germany does not have serious problems of food security like other countries because the German welfare system supports most of the people in need in the country. However, at the end of every month there is still a surprisingly high percentage, which is not to be disregarded, of especially old people and families who struggle to get through the rest of the month. The main problem in Germany is not the lack of food. About 50 percent of all comestibles get dumped. The fundamental… Continue

Added by Sven Schmittbuettner on April 12, 2011 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Act1

One of my favorite role models for social innovation is Colalife. There are many reasons why I’ve chosen this project. First of all, I think Simon Berry, founder of Colalife, the is a fascinating personality who can win people, companies, entire countries and other supporters for his projects. Moreover, he's a man who lives for his idea. Secondly, the history and development of Colalife are an outstanding, impressive and informative example for social innovations. Simon Berry had this idea… Continue

Added by Sven Schmittbuettner on April 10, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Imagine 1

In ten years I see myself living with my family in Germany. By that time, I will have finished my second career in design and I will already have worked for an international institute which creates self-sustaining houses, cities, regions and countries based on the cradle to cradle design.
. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cradle_to_Cradle_Design,

Added by Sven Schmittbuettner on April 10, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Learn 1

Learn 1: 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.)

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Don’t fight culture

I think getting to know culture will help to understand people with their problems, needs and wishes . Culture is the key to the people. You need the people because only they know the problems which endanger projects. Besides the technical problems there are often social… Continue

Added by Sven Schmittbuettner on April 9, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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This past weekend was the annual celebration at the lake house in Connecticut. It is amazing that the lake is still so clear and beautiful after all these years. The watershed association has done a wonderful job protecting these waters from the damaging effects of development.The wood grill was finally ready to cook on, so we didn't miss the propane tank fueled grill anymore. The food actually tasted fresher than in the past and was easy to keep fueled.Dad was very proud of the solar hybrid…See More
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Stinging Nettle

In this blog post I will focus on a plant that is abundant in our nature, and which is immensely nutritious. It's of course the Stinging Nettle. Let's start with the chemical constituents of this plant:37 % Non-Nitrogen-Extracts19 - 29 % Ash9 - 21 % Fiber4 % Fat22 % ProteinOnce the leaves are drid, their protein content can reach an astounding 40 %, which is much higher than beef, which even under the best of circ**stances can never exceed 31 % protein. In addition the Stinging Nettle consists…See More
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It is 7'oclock, I was late home from work due to an assignment that i wanted to get ahead on. By the time I get home I am feeling extremley tired and I cannot be bothered to make a proper meal. I walk to the fridge and open it to see what there is for me to eat. All of the out of date foodstuffs have been automaticaly thrown away by the fridge, they will be recycled tomorrow as animal feed or something. I see i have organic local eggs and some local cheese. Foods are vacc** sealded for easy…See More
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FutureToday is 2020/1/1. It is just like yesterday. The war is still continuing. It has started since 2010. In 2010, that year was a horrible year. Almost every energy ran out. Every country’s governments were crushed down at the same time. There were riots everywhere. All of the big company’s bosses were killed xdeadx in the riots. Troops fought each other everywhere. Food was bought up xawayx at once. There were no more food supplies in any shops. The economy was all crushed down. All the…See More
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