A crash course in changing the world.
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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,…Continue
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…Continue
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.
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…Continue
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…Continue
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