1. universalequalityisinevitable:

    From “The World Set Free" episode of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey:

    Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about Augustin Mouchot and his role in the history of solar power.

    (via dakotapuma)

  2. halftheskymovement:

    Wangari Maathai was a Kenyan environmental activist who founded the Green Belt Movement, which focused on planting trees and women’s rights; her organization paid a small stipend to women to plant seedlings throughout the country. She received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994, with the committee citing her contribution to “sustainable development, democracy and peace.”

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  3. An important point.  Language and emphasis matters.

  4. bookishboi:


    Teen scientist harnesses sun power to help Navajo community

    New Mexico teen Raquel Redshirt uses everyday materials and the sun to build solar ovens, fulfilling a Navajo community need and winning an award at the Intel ISEF competition.

    Growing up on New Mexico’s Navajo Nation, Raquel Redshirt was well aware of the needs of her community. Many of her impoverished neighbors lacked basics such as electricity, as well as stoves and ovens to cook food.

    Though resources in the high desert are limited, Raquel realized one was inexhaustible: the sun. “That’s where I got the idea of building a solar oven,” the teen says.

    She researched solar ovens and found that most incorporate mirrors or other expensive materials. Raquel wanted to create a design that anyone could easily afford and replicate, using readily available materials.

    READ MORE HERE: http://lrinspire.com/2014/06/19/teen-scientist-harnesses-sun-power-to-help-navajo-community/


    (via anthrocentric)

  6. (Source: planteink.com, via dakotapuma)


  7. This is very cool and exciting, but I cannae help wondering how much advancement in wind, wave and solar power we could get for the resources that are poured into experiments like this…


  9. "True radical innovation occurs not from new technologies, but when those new technologies enable newly possible business models. Take, for example, the cool modular mobile phone concept called Phonebloks. Imagine that you want that new, higher-megapixel cell camera block that they refer to … so you just buy and download the new block, toss your old one back in the printer and print up the new model in PLA with a metal layer with the electronics sintered on — all powered by the solar panels on your roof. Now, we’re starting to approach the manufacturing process used sustainably by nature over the last 3.8 billion years."
  10. oxfamgb:

    Global food production generates more greenhouse gases than every car, lorry, train, boat and plane in the world combined. That’s why it’s a big deal to discover General Mills and Kellogg (the food giants behind brands such as Frosties, Pringles and Jolly Green Giant) aren’t doing enough about emissions in their supply chains. 

    Climate change is already making people hungry, as poor farmers struggle to cope with extreme weather and seasons out of sync. SHARE this to show them that we expect better. A lot better.

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