Another inconvenient truth - International Herald Tribune

by laliltk on Oct 06, 2008      Category: Food & Water Tags: water shortage biofuels
Interesting analysis of another cause of impending water crisis: 1. "to produce just one gallon of diesel fuel up to 9,000 gallons of water are required. Up to 4,000 gallons are needed to produce enough corn for the same amount of ethanol." 2. "Water is still treated as a limitless resource in too many communities, and one reason is that it is has no price."
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15 Learning Centers for Women in Deep Interior of Afghanistan

by rescuetaskforce on Oct 05, 2008      Category: Others Tags: women school learning afghanistan rtf hazara
RTF Departing for Afghanistan - Monday Media Alert     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   September 28, 2008Contact RTF Gary Becks        (619) 328-6511   Cell (619) 887-9230 Kurt Swann       (858) 729-8436Rescue Task Force (RTF) team volunteer Kurt Swann will arrive at Lindberg Field, San Diego, at 6:00 PM  Monday, September 29, 2008  for 8:00 PM departure –        COMMUTER TerminalA Great Vacation… Visiting RTF’s 15 Learning Cente
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Faces of Social Entrepreneurship

by Badhri on Oct 05, 2008      Category: Others Tags: social entrepreneurs
A slide show on different social entrepreneurs as identified by New York Times
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Interview of Alekhya - The girl behind "Saaral Social Service Society"

SaaRaL ~:~ HeLp tHe OrPhAnS the community in Orkut made by Alekhya with over 4000 member speaks volumes about Alekhya herself and the community…
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Arunim : A Disability Products Brand in India

by aneeshcs on Oct 05, 2008      Category: Health & Disability Tags: disability
The former President of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam has launched first of its kind marketing board for the disabled Association for Rehabilitation under National Trust Initiative in Marketing (ARUNIM).    ARUNIM is an initiative the Indian government, the corporate sector and the handicap sector in India to market products made and created by the physically or mentally challenged population of India. This also will help in enhancing the skills and empowering people with severe disabilities and bring them into the mainstream of a society.
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Blacknike: SE-Session 8: Running a successful social enterprise

by Badhri on Oct 04, 2008      Category: Economics & Business Tags: social entrepreneurship csim
Post on what happenned during the 8th session of Social Entrepreneurship course @ CSIM Hyderabad. This was a discussion based session that focussed on what are the aspects and considerations to build a successful social enterprise. I tried to build a story around what was a crossfire of discussions, questions and gripes about failed attempts. Never drained as much time or brain on a blog post. So, if you start reading, better get to the end. You have the liberty to scold me (but don't call!) if you don't like it in the end! :) Enjoy!
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Use waste to build your interiors

by parulgupta8ue on Oct 04, 2008      Category: Environment Tags: environment recycle green reuse construction
    Sharukh Mistry’s office in Indiranagar is nothing like what we are used to. The walls have a bare cement look. There’s a lot of use of open bricks. The roof on the terrace is built with re-used materials — old tiles and glass panes. The work tables and doors are fitted with old knobs and even older discarded clamps. The windows just have thin iron rods to ensure security, no glass.     In short, the architect’s office reflects openness, uses a lot of natural stuff, and, more than anything else, makes extensive use of recycled mate
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Growing at Home for Every Reason

by bryantighe on Oct 03, 2008      Category: Environment Tags: environment health hunger gardening
Global Warming, Tainted Food Supplies, Rising Food Costs, Environmental Pollution, and Nationwide Obesity Epidemic. These are just a few of the headline topics you may have seen over the past year. Like you, I too, found myself concerned and wondering what might possibly be done to combat these harrowing problems.
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James Nachtwey: Extremely Drug Resistant TB

by bryantighe on Oct 03, 2008      Category: Health & Disability Tags: james nachtwey xdrtb
James Nachtwey has now revealed the results of his work over the last year as part of his TED Prize wish. Today, photographs in support of XDRTB.org are being displayed around the world.
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Schooling at your own pace

by rakeshsharmak on Oct 03, 2008      Category: Education Tags: distance education nos spastics society open schooling
Understanding complex concepts was always a problem for Mendini. Life was difficult: she could not keep pace with the rest of the class, regularly fail exams and sit alone during lunch breaks. Education was, quite literally, a closed book for her. Until she enrolled for the National Open Schooling (NOS) programme. Now, thanks to NOS and the Spastics Society of Karnataka (SSK), she attends a special class for slow learners and learns secretarial practice as a vocational course. She also has a best friend at school. The NOS programme was launched in 1989 by the Ministry of Human Resource Develop
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