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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

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“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 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

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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 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. 

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

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“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

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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.

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