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Invest Your Trash!

Posted September 5, 2013 Avatar Emilia Siahaan

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You say garbage can? Sure, a garbage can! There is a school in South Sulawesi called SMKN 1 Pinarang that opens a method called Garbage Bank. Garbage Bank is a system that actually runs a simple rule like the real bank, where you can get money as you invest your trash in that bank. The trash that can be invested is dry-trash or inorganic trash. The trash that you give will be weighted and you will get the money depends on the weight of your trash. The principal of this schoo...


People in the world should always support each other

Posted September 25, 2013 no picture MustafM

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If we can learn to care for each other in this world our communities will simply be the best communities. Children should remain children and parents should play their part as parents. We used to be told that every parent is our parent and that kept us going as young people in the community, with an understanding that if you do something wrong in the neighborhood you will be punished. "It takes a village to raise a child" and the strategy to deal with external pressure is to join f...


Smart Village? Go make one!

Posted September 29, 2013 Avatar Emilia Siahaan

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Education has become the most happening issue in our world. There are some problems that are brought in the field of education, both for the low-income society or middle-to-high income society. The problems also come both from the students and teachers. The inequality to get the same chance for having education, lack of teachers, schools that cannot afford for proper facilities... name it! There are still a lot of problems. However, we can infer that education does matter, wherever...


Your name: Samantha Robison Your age: 27 Where are you originally from and where do you currently live? I grew up in the Washington DC Area, in the USA. Currently, I don’t have a home. I am always on the move from project to project. I spend the majority of my time in Mozambique. According to your business card – what’s your job title? Founder and Director of aptART. AptART is an organization of artists and activists working with vulnerable and marginalized yout...


Please, tell us your name: Dali Angel Where are you originally from and where do you live? I was born in the indigenous Zapotec community called San Juan Jaltepec from the Santiago Yaveo municipality of Oaxaca. What are you currently doing for work? Indigenous youth and childhood commission for the Indigenous Women organization for CIARENA AC. We promote the articulation of the indigenous youth network of Central America and Mexico; I am part of the Alliance...


OneMinutesJr. Bike Lane

Posted October 24, 2013 Avatar JulieVOY

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We are always thinking of ways to change our communities. Well, watch what this young man does with his bike:http://bit.ly/16t6UE9. (by Albulena Uikani, 21, Kosovo, 2013) What are some unique ways you can change your community?


Green economy localised

Posted December 3, 2013 no picture Kwoba @H_Kwoba

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Assessing “Greenness” of my local economy An article in the World Bank website (http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2013/04/04/creating-global-green-growth-indicators ) proposes the following areas as being critical in the assessment of progress made towards a green economy. · environmental and resource productivity and innovation · natural assets (including biodiversity) and their cost-effective management · the environmental quality of life (including access t...


"I am stronger than the storm"

Posted December 20, 2013 Avatar JulieVOY

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..Part 2 of Brianna Quigley's interview (go back to part 1). Here, Brianna tells us more about the recovery process of Hurricane Sandy. How prepared were you for the disaster and do you think disaster preparedness is important? My family and I were prepared for the storm the best we could be. I was raised with a grandmother who has been in Girl Scouting for over 60 years and my mom in Girl Scouts for about 34 years. The Girl Scout motto is Be Prepared! My mom is also a R...


VOLUNtourism

Posted January 17, 2014 Avatar Emilia Siahaan

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This morning as I ate my breakfast in front of the television, I watched one of the programs on MetroTv. At first, I thought that this program was just another travel program, but as I watched it longer, I found a unique vocabulary that I have never heard before. It is voluntourism. Voluntourism, I guess you could already guess, comes from the terms volunteering and tourism. How do these things work together? Well, this is how the story goes: The host visited Papua, one of the...


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