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Sep 06
2011

New Media + Communication = Green power for all

Posted by GeraldineKent in sustainability , south africa , ngo , New Media , information society , ICT , green power , digital technology , development , Communication

GeraldineKent

After many weeks of blogging on sustainability, renewable energy sources, solar power, education systems, economic problems and much more... I have come to the realisation that I achieved my goal for this blog without even realising it.

Aug 29
2011

Money doesn't grow on trees... Solar power does

Posted by GeraldineKent in sustainability , solar tree , solar power , solar energy , san diego , go green , envision solar , development , California

GeraldineKent

“The frustrating search for a shady spot to park is about to get easier. But the new trees being planted at nine big parking lots in the San Jose, California, area aren't leafy green saplings, they're big silver specimens with 3.65 metre-tall trunks and broad steel canopies that will shield cars from the sun - and produce solar power.”

Aug 22
2011

The Shell oil leak

Posted by GeraldineKent in shell , scotland green party , oil leak , north sea , gannet alpha , clean up mission

GeraldineKent

On Friday, 19 August Shell Oil company announced that it had stopped the oil leak from Gannet Alpha platform in the North Sea.

More than 200 tonnes of oil have entered the North Sea from the pipe since the problem was first detected on August 10.

Aug 15
2011

The Jetsons and flying cars

Posted by GeraldineKent in Untagged 

GeraldineKent

"The price of oil is on an upward spiral due to increasing demand and diminishing supplies. Short of finding vast new untapped reserves buried somewhere under out feet, we need to find an alternative sooner rather than later."

Aug 10
2011

Nemo isn't afraid of the dark

Posted by GeraldineKent in Untagged 

GeraldineKent

"Schools of fish have shown engineers how to squeeze much more power from wind farms."

Well that sounds super interesting to me...

Aug 02
2011

Humans versus Dinosaurs: A Battle of Extinction woes

Posted by GeraldineKent in sustainability , human population , haiti society , haiti , extinction , ecology , ecological collapse , dinosaurs , development

GeraldineKent

Biologist E.O. Wilson once pondered whether many of our fellow living things were doomed once evolution gave rise to an intelligent, technological creature that also happened to be a rapacious carnivore, fiercely territorial and prone to short-term thinking.”

Enter the human race...

Jul 25
2011

Presidencies and iPads

Posted by GeraldineKent in sustainability , mashable , Jacob Zuma , ipad , internet acces , Government , digital technology

GeraldineKent

I just finished reading this article  on Mashable and some interesting ideas came to mind.

“While the Internet is no longer a “Wild West,” people in power are still trying to figure out how best to approach online communities and their social tools. There may not be any clear answers, but social is certainly not going to go away.

There are nearly infinite ways that governments are using social media. Help us add to the conversation by sharing your own insights in the comments below. How have you seen governments, large and small, use social media? What could be done better?”

May 30
2011

Teacher save me, please. Teacher save the world, please.

Posted by GeraldineKent in UN , tanzania , sustainability , south africa , schools , schooling , sarah mcgregor , primary education , millennium development goals , mdg's , mdg , ips news , human right , Government

GeraldineKent

This week's blog post will look at The Millennium Development Goal number 2, which is as follows:

Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education

Target 2A: By 2015, all children can complete a full course of primary schooling, girls and boys

o    Enrolment in primary education
o    Completion of primary education
o    Literacy of 15-24 year olds, female and male

May 24
2011

AIDS: A solution for overpopulation? Methinks not...

Posted by GeraldineKent in tb , south africa , sharc , rolling stone magazine , rian malan , rhodes university , pepfar , overpopulation , millennium development goals , mdg , malaria , living conditions , hiv , health conditions , grahamstown , global fund to fight aids , disease , cholera , Art , aintiretroviral drugs , aids infections , aids

GeraldineKent

On Monday 23 May and Friday 27 May, the Student HIV AIDS Resistance Campaign (SHARC) Society of Rhodes University, is hosting an HIV/AIDS test drive, offering free tests to all voluntary participants. And seeing as combating AIDS/HIV is one of the Millennium Development Goals, I thought it would be most appropriate to discuss this topic.

To re-cap this is the outline of the sixth MDG goal:

Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases

Target 6A: Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS

Target 6B: Achieve, by 2010, universal access to treatment for HIV/AIDS for all those who need it

Target 6C: Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major diseases

May 17
2011

Millennium goals for heroes

Posted by GeraldineKent in united nations , sustainability , poverty , mtv , mortality rates , millennium development goals , malaria , hiv/aids , global warming , gender equality , eskom , environmental sciences , Education , cholera

GeraldineKent

A friend of mine, Megan Evershed, is an Environmental Sciences student. She inspires me in so many ways because she is strong-willed and resilient in her fight for the greener side of life. She’s not just a hippie child who wants to chain herself to every tree being threatened with death-by-chainsaw. She is intelligent, logical and realistic in her arguments and for that, I stand by and support her cause. 

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