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May 10
2011

Saving the world... One gadget at a time

Posted by GeraldineKent in wood , Twitter , technology , sustainability , polar bears , petroleum , organic remains , mauritius , ipad , ice bergs , hydrocarbons. fossil fuels , glaciers , finite resources , energy sources , energy , dodo , development , coal , clean water , carbon emissions , blackberry

GeraldineKent

“In the real world, we do have hydrocarbons and other finite resources, and most of our current welfare, technology, and population size depends on that fact. Slowly running out of these resources will be painful enough. Running out abruptly and being ill-prepared would be disastrous.” Let that thought sink in for a while... Perhaps that’s a bit harder without fully understanding what this statement could mean.

May 03
2011

Polar bears and iPads, ice bergs and Blackberry’s, forests and Twitter.

Posted by GeraldineKent in world resource , water , Twitter , tree fellers , sustainability , survival , pollution , polar bears , planet , peak oil , news , nb , natural resources , metals , lobbying , land , Journalism , jeremy grantham , ignorance , ice bergs , hydracarbons , growth , going green , go gree , global warming , fishermen , finite resources , filter , fertiliser , farmers , environment , development , developed countries , Data , crisis , corporations , commodities , advocating , advocate

GeraldineKent

This week’s post deals with the issue of our world’s resources, and the severe crisis in trying to sustain these valuable commodities. I stumbled upon this post whilst wading through a very long list of new Twitter feeds. 


Now because I am a Journalism student, I've had to adapt to the habit of receiving an inordinate amount of news, at all hours of the day and using my own filter to decide what I need to read right away, what I need to read by the end of the day, and what I can add to a list of things I’ll hopefully read later on this year (key word – hopefully). 

Apr 26
2011

Disrupting the Academic year

Posted by GeraldineKent in world cup , wix , Twitter , teacher strike , sustainability , south africa , Soccer World Cup , private corporations , parastatal , ngo , Microsoft Office , johannesburg , internet , ICT , government school , fifa world cup 2010 , FIFA , Facebook , email , Education , Easter , development

GeraldineKent

I was lucky enough to come home to Johannesburg for the Easter weekend. It has been a very busy, very short break. But a much deserved one nevertheless! Whilst spending some time with my extended family, my youngest cousin, Sabrina, was talking about all the plans she has for her school holidays. And my younger brother, Bradley, became very upset when he realised that Sabrina was going to be on holiday until next week Tuesday, 3 May 2011. The reason this upset my brother, is because Sabrina goes to a government school (unlike my brother who is a private, Catholic school), which means she has already had her first term break. Being allowed to miss seven days of school, in the middle of term time, is usually a very difficult thing to get away with.

Apr 20
2011

Grahamstown's development goals

Posted by GeraldineKent in township regeneration strategy , sustainability , poverty , Port Elizabeth , nombolelo , metroplan , mayoral business forum , makana , joza , grocotts , green , grahamstown , graham hotel , Education , development. ict , community , Bandwidth

GeraldineKent

My friend, Lauren van der Vyver recently wrote an article about development and sustainability for Grocotts Online .


“A bold plan to create new business hubs in Grahamstown's townships was announced at a Mayoral Business Forum meeting at the Graham Hotel recently.

Apr 12
2011

Colliding(IT)Earth

Posted by GeraldineKent in university degree , tree hugger , technology , sustainability south africa , sustainability , south africa , rhodes university , Research , poverty , politics , patriot , ngo , New Media , matriculation , Journalism , humanity , history , hippie , Government , global warming , environment , Education , economics , digital media , development , culture , community , activist , Accessibility , 2012

GeraldineKent

First things first… I am not a hippie. I am not a tree-hugger. I am not a political activist. I am just a Journalism student, who has a keen interest in History, Politics and humanity’s incredible ability to ruin all the good stuff about this planet of ours.

I am a cynic. I am critical. I do believe that we can use history and past mistakes to fix the present and secure a better future. Global warming - I think I believe it exists. The apocalypse of 2012 – I’m rooting for that to be real, for it to be a cleansing session for our world. South Africa – I’m a true patriot at heart but very aware of this country’s flaws and inability to solve crises.

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