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My Evokation - "Hope for the Homeless"

I'm starting a non-profit organization called "Hope for the Homeless." It would be a mentorship program designed to function much like Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Mentors would be paired with homeless people in order to help them through their daily struggles.



1. The Place. Where will you make a difference? Describe the institution, community, town or other geographic or virtual space in which you will focus your efforts.… Continue

Added by Luke Sokolewicz on May 14, 2010 at 7:33pm — 13 Comments

Who Can Take The Quickest Shower Challenge?!?!?

I would create a competition of "who can take the quickest shower?" This would be a public event that anyone can participate in and a lot of people would attend. Admission costs would serve as donations for Water Worthy cause.

Added by Luke Sokolewicz on May 4, 2010 at 1:08am — No Comments

Society Meets Technology

Check out this guy's blog. It's all about the intersection of Society and Technology.

http://benetech.blogspot.com

Added by Luke Sokolewicz on May 4, 2010 at 12:30am — 2 Comments

100 Year-Old Secret

My secret that I will pass on? Never undervalue the importance of helping one individual. It seems as though we get so caught up with solving the world's "BIG" problems when it's individual people that need our love and support.

Added by Luke Sokolewicz on May 1, 2010 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Meet the Nukaks



This physical object that I created for this mission is more of an innovative concept inspired by the indigenous hunter-gathers people named the “Nukak.”



They invented a very sophisticated fishing technique that has been reported in several cultures. “This technique uses nuún, the root of a Lonchocarpus sp. that contains a number of substances that when dissoluted in the water streams stun the fish, making them an easy catch for the… Continue

Added by Luke Sokolewicz on April 25, 2010 at 9:13pm — No Comments

Literacy for the Poor

I was intrigued by one of ACODEP Programs. The title was

"Meeting the basic needs of underprivileged populations in Mali: An anti-poverty tool.

I love how improving the literacy was a key factor. It's a domino effect that will impact many future generations.

Added by Luke Sokolewicz on April 25, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

Green Zones: The Future of Detroit

Added by Luke Sokolewicz on April 24, 2010 at 9:38pm — 3 Comments

Detroit Resilience

I live in Royal Oak, MI which is a suburb of Detroit, but I'm more

interested in Detroit's resilience plan. I am in the process of

contacting the city of Detroit and speaking to residents about what

they they know about disaster preparedness.



WIth no surprise, I learned that my coworkers have no idea what

Detroit's disaster plan would be. One thing that I discovered that was

interesting is that Detroit has created a DO 1 THING initiative. It is

designed… Continue

Added by Luke Sokolewicz on April 20, 2010 at 10:56pm — No Comments

Ushahidi Technology

What would have happened if the victims of the Twin Towers on September

11 had access to the technology like Ushahidi. Even Twitter. This got

me thinking. What if something like that were to happen again? And how

could Usahhidi become beneficial?



I think if there were a situation where there were thousands of people

trapped in a building, it would be beneficial if the information flow

came to the victims as well as from the victims. For example, if we… Continue

Added by Luke Sokolewicz on April 19, 2010 at 1:04am — No Comments

Escaping from the past.

It is year 2020 and thanks to all the donations from GlobalGiving.com, hundreds of women have escaped from Afghanistan, Iraq and Jordan. Not only have they escaped from the clutches of their abusive husbands, they have escaped many other facets of injustice that have held them back for decades. In fact, five of these women are now Fortune 500 executives. More educational opportunities for women has led to the implementation of new gender equality laws. More specifically, a revolutionary law has… Continue

Added by Luke Sokolewicz on April 18, 2010 at 3:11am — No Comments

Viral Donation Effort

In an effort to raise money on Global Giving, every day for a week, I will post a new cause for someone to donate towards. I will post the link on my Facebook wall and on Twitter. I'll encourage everyone to donate as well as share the link on their Facebook and Twitter accounts. If you can't afford to donate, this is a very simple and easy way for you to spread the word.


Added by Luke Sokolewicz on April 17, 2010 at 3:33pm — 2 Comments

We are an experiment.

As you may know, the mission for this week was to find a story on WomenWatch and make the story bigger. I found a story that was about a new social network created by In-Straw, an organization created by the United Nations for the purpose of research and training individuals to help achieve gender equality for women.



I was intrigued by the story because I’m really interested in the growing relevance of social networking in our everyday lives. And when I visited In-Straw’s social… Continue

Added by Luke Sokolewicz on April 15, 2010 at 3:55am — No Comments

Technology at its Greatest

The person that I have chosen to shadow is a man by the name of Jim Fruchterman. He's a super genius engineer that is using technology to help solve problems in today's society. I feel like technology is something that has such great potential in helping shape our future and help to move humanity to a better place. This man is taking practical steps and making it happen. It's so nice to read about people that are "doing" and not just "talking" ....like me, haha.



I am now subscribed to… Continue

Added by Luke Sokolewicz on April 1, 2010 at 2:06am — 4 Comments

Social entrepreneurs must take a step back

I was most inspired by the following posted secret.



Amy Smith on rules for design in the developing world:

2. Listen to the right people. Okay, so you probably don’t know what it’s like to carry fifty pounds of firewood on

your head. Well, don’t pretend…
Continue

Added by Luke Sokolewicz on March 21, 2010 at 5:30am — 6 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***tances can never exceed 31 % protein. In addition the Stinging Nettle consists…See More
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