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2010 Featured Broadcast Solutions:
PlayPumps: Innovations for improving access to safe water in rural communities in Africa through the use of pumps powered by kids playing. PlayPumps are now bringing play opportunities and improved access to safe water in hundreds of communities and schools in South Africa, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, and Zambia.
Charity: Water: Installation and rehabilitation of freshwater systems, as well as the formation and training of local water committees who are empowered to maintain the systems, and promote better sanitation and hygiene for the community, resulting in overall improvement in the quality of life.
One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Computers: Hand cranked computers for learning from a distance so children from the most impoverished places would have access to information age benefits, specifically education and improved healthcare through telemedicine.
Mobile Telemedicine Technologies: Telemedicine refers to the use of various telecommunications by physicians and medical institutions that provide health care to their patients through electronic or digital means. Telemedicine employs Information Age technology that makes it possible for heath care providers to care for their patients in the patients' homes or in other remote areas.
Inveneo: Provides people at the local level with Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) systems thereby empowering a means for them to prosper from the global marketplace of goods and ideas, get educated, and through tele-medicine improves a number a health issues.
Microfinance: Some 500 million poor worldwide have reportedly benefited from $6 billion in micro-loans leading to greater self-sustainability and increase in local development for the poor.
SCALE: Open source economic solution allowing people to exchange (recycle) clothes, toys, gadgets, coupons and more using “community credit” to get things they need; thereby decreasing the amount of “public money” one must earn to meet their family or individual needs. Find our more about the SCALE model by clicking here.
Solar Fridge: Small portable unit requiring no outside power source that is used to keep perishable goods such as milk, meat, and medicine cool for days so it does not spoil.
Malnutrition Matters: providing sustainable low cost food technology solutions for malnutrition, primarily by using soya, but also cereals, grains, fruits and vegetables. These plant-based foods offer the greatest nutritional, environmental and economic benefits.
SEWA-Nepal: Provide educational institutions, civil society organizations, parents and individuals with teducational information, knowledge, and expertise on Emotional Intelligence necessary to create a Peaceful and Joyful world society.
Trees For Life: Using the fabulous Moringa Tree, and working on projects that address soile regeneration, this organization has planted tens of millions of fruit trees in India, Guatemala, Haiti, and Brazil since 1984.
Paulownia Tree: Paulownia is the fastest growing Hardwood Tree on Earth. In the right areas it can be used for reforestation, sustainable lumber and fuel, and also has medicinal properties.
Pedal Pro: Energy generation using a basic bicycle for rural and village sites without electricity.
Room To Read: Partners with local communities throughout the developing world to provide quality educational opportunities by establishing libraries, creating local language children's literature, constructing schools, and providing education to children in need.
Aprovecho Rocket Stoves: This ingenious technology decreases pressures on deforestation, health disease caused by smoke, and pollution form open fires. Aprovecho has assisted the Programme for Biomass Energy Conservation in Southern Africa (ProBEC) in designing biomass stoves for institutional cooking in Lesotho, Malawi, Uganda, Mozambique, and Zambia.
ECHO (Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization): technical support helping community development organizations and workers increase agricultural development in over 180 countries.
Plumpy Nut: One 3-ounce packet Plumpy'nut delivers 500 Calories per serving. This product was distributed to an estimated 500,000 children last year decreasing malnutrition.
The Sustainable Energy and Economy Network (SEEN): A project of the Institute for Policy Studies (Washington, DC) and the Transnational Institute (Amsterdam), works in partnership with citizens groups nationally and globally on environment, human rights and development issues.
SolarFlex Fruit & Vegetable Dryer: Passive solar fruit and vegetable dryer that has a flexible design and is inexpensive to manufacture. Drying fruits and vegetables with this system is a costeffective long-term food storage solution that requires no external electricity to operate, and eliminates the need for chemical preservatives.
Sky Farming: Imagine a cluster of 30-story producing fruit, vegetables, and grains while also generating clean energy and purifying wastewater.
Atmospheric Water Technology: Creating clean water from thin air using ozonation. Ozonation is a clean and efficient alternative to chlorine-based water treatment. It's not only a powerful way to eradicate bacteria and viruses; it's also a highly effective bleaching agent. Ozonation is also Nontoxic.
SRI Rice Intensification: Methodology for increasing the productivity of irrigated rice cultivation by changing the management of plants, soil, water and nutrients. SRI practices lead to healthier, more productive soil and plants by supporting greater root growth and by nurturing the abundance and diversity of soil organisms.
Walk for Peace: Organizing individuals committed to the up-liftment of our communities, just normal people with normal lives who want to mobilize people in a positive manner to increase the safety and security of local living conditions.
Project Concern International (PCI): Ensuring women in rural areas have access to lifesaving resources when dealing with high-risk pregnancies or complications during childbirth. In addition, PCI’s maternal and child health programs empower women to feed and care for themselves and their families by promoting healthy behaviors such as prenatal care, immunizations, and exclusive breastfeeding. In Zambia, PCI-trained volunteers have provided home-base care to a over 12,000
AIDS patients benefiting from antiretroviral therapy.
Featured solution ~ PlayPump
Elisabetta errani Emaldi's poem
The soul of our Mother Earth
Love doesn’t triumph when
stupidity of man contained in his ignorance
does not respect our Mother Earth.
Humanity suffocates, slowly,
very slowly, in its total indifference.
Our Mother Earth, the great alive soul
warms us on her heart and
nourishes us, but we are enveloped by ignorance
we are blind and deaf to her appeal.
Maybe, are we waiting for the ill fruits of our
Mother Earth poisoning us?
Let us not being suffocated by her, we must cure
our Mother Earth with devotion, because she
nourishes us with love and energy.
I feel my spirit tremble,
while her great sick soul is suffering and
desperate because her children are ungrateful,
they haven’t respect for themselves and not even for her.
While she dies slowly and in silent
I feel her sorrow, her suffering and her tears
falling on my anguished heart.
Love triumphs only when
we respect ourselves and our Mother Earth.
Life will continue only if we wake up from the sleep of
I feel her suffering breath, acid rain
that falls on me and
consumes my members, while she implores us
to listen to her echo of pain that flies
to our deaf ears and to our minds
away from heart.