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Clean Water for Haiti

http://www.cleanwaterforhaiti.org/

In the aftermath of the devastating Haitian earthquake, clean water is more important than ever before for the people of Haiti. The sick and wounded need fresh water, as do the people that remain healthy. The contaminated waters will carry disease and put the people at a greater rick of malnutrition and disease.

Help for Haiti is stepping up to the challenge and installing…

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Added by Jenny Siler on April 5, 2010 at 9:21pm — 1 Comment

Celebrating a Better Quality

In the year 2020, I hope to be celebrating an event such as the opening of a chain of schools for children in Ethiopia. It would be amazing if the idea of sOcckets catches on and all of the people will be capable of creating their own energy.There will also be many solar-powered electric options for the schools and the village people.

By that time, the people of Africa will have been given the gift of power, and it will be a large contributor to helping them help…

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Added by Jenny Siler on April 1, 2010 at 8:42pm — 1 Comment

Sometimes It's the Little Things

I've been milling over this question for the last week, trying to be creative and come up with something pratical that I would actually be able to implement in my own life, and I've finally decided that the best thing that I can do to improve energy efficiency in my own life, is in fact many small things. A basic list is below, but you get the idea that almost every single thing I do on a daily basis can be effected.

1. Use a normal toothbrush, rather than an electric…

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Added by Jenny Siler on April 1, 2010 at 8:20pm — 1 Comment

Another Hero: D Light!!!

http://www.dlightdesign.com/home_global.php

According to their website, "1 in 4 people do not have electricity and live in the dark."

D.Light Design is creating many energy-producing products and marketing them specifically to the places in the world who need it the most. Their goal is to ultimately improve the quality of life for developing countries by replacing dangerous kerosene heaters with clean,…

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Added by Jenny Siler on March 27, 2010 at 11:18am — 2 Comments

Southern California Food Inspiration

Who is affected by hunger and food insecurity in your community?
Living in southern California, I would have to say that we are very lucky to be equiped with nutrient-rich soils and year-round sunshine that are ideal for growing all sorts of vegetation. I would also venture to say that we are ahead of many other areas in taking notice of the growing concerns over food security, and there are many organizations that have stepped up to the challenge of creating a better tomorrow.…
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Added by Jenny Siler on March 26, 2010 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

2020: Living the Dream

In the year 2020, I will be 35 years old. By then, I will likely be living in the United States, but spending many months of the year abroad working. I will be a project manager for the Peace Corps (or a similar organization), analizing complex international issues and forming teams of volunteers to best suit the individual need and make a difference. I will be well-versed in several areas of extreme poverty, and I will have the acquired knowledge with wich I can build projects that will… Continue

Added by Jenny Siler on March 26, 2010 at 5:23am — 1 Comment

Understand by observing the environment, infrastructure, culture and lives of people by being there.

It has been a stark reality to me in recent times that people in American culture, and possible any other developed country, do not take the time to undersand situations and other cultures, which creates tensions and ultimately a lot of hatred. We are all very different, and the majority of human beings believe that they are the best culture. What else are they to think?

People must take the time to evaluate situations in terms of the context and history and…

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Added by Jenny Siler on March 26, 2010 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

2020: Eating in the Dream

In the year 2020, I will be able to take the time to really study an indiviudal group of people to find the best solution to their food problems and needs. Many areas of Africa and the middle East are already being affected by global warming, and I suspect that will be an area of extreme concern by 2020. I invision myself part of the solution to that problem.

Where are you? I am likely to be travelling in Africa, helping to analyze tribes of people who have been seriously…
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Added by Jenny Siler on March 26, 2010 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Urban Plantations Project

I am currently working on a project to construct an organic garden that will supply a cafe, eventually making the cafe self-staining. Living in San Diego, we are lucky to have year-round weather that permits year-round local seasonal fruits and vegetables. The plan is to plan the garden with herbs, vegetables, and citrus trees. There will be a large compost so that the disgarded waste from the deli will replinish the soils.

We are planning on hiring students from the local…

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Added by Jenny Siler on March 25, 2010 at 11:02pm — 2 Comments

Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Half the Sky

I have chosen to shadow the authors of Half the Sky. Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn have dedicated an immense amount of time and effort to informing readers of the startling oppression and abuse of our fellow women in developing and repressed countries. They have taken an approach of using brutal honesty with no sugar-coating, while inviting readers to get involved and take a stance on the issues that seem to be so distant in current media outlets.

I consider myself a…

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Added by Jenny Siler on March 20, 2010 at 4:31am — No Comments

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"I love that you've brought this to attention. An extensive database of uncommon but resistant and hardy plants/foods could be developed and organized by climate. Ease of growth and processing should also be taken in to account. I will try to…"
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Fourth of July on the Lake

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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Future

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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