"Innovation (often) comes from constraint (If you’ve got very few resources, you’re forced to be very creative in using and reusing them.)"
The first point on the website was the one that made me think the most. In a world where we're running out of water to drink and fuel for our cars, inventors are being forced to be resourceful to solve these problems - not just the several big issues, but multitudes of smaller ones.
As you may be able to tell from the title, the show MacGyver jumped into my head. For those who haven't heard of the show, it's a show from back in the 80's featuring a detective called Angus MacGyver (they usually just call him Mac). Each episode, he uses ordinary, everyday items to build things that he needs - for instance, he combines a hairpin and wine to make a magnifying glass, and a muffler, some gas, a
steering wheel and some seat cushion stuffing to build a mortar shell.
Just like MacGyver, in our modern world, we need to be resourceful. It could be as small and simple as recycling water that we use, or it could be as big as a new type of desalination plant to turn salt water into drinkable water.
From the people who are researching and inventing new kinds of biofuel, right down to the person
making toy cars from scrap metal in Kenyan slums, show us that anyone, anywhere, can be innovative and resourceful.