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New York City Plans the World’s First Underground Park - NYC is building the world's 1st underground park and kids help design it. Help fund it!

New York City Plans the World’s First Underground Park


Readings & Links - Marriage, Poverty, And Public Policy | Let's Get Married | FRONTLINE | PBS - Marriage, Poverty, & Public Policy | Let's Get Married | FRONTLINE | PBS The quality/stability of marriages matters.

Readings & Links - Marriage, Poverty, And Public Policy | Let's Get Married | FRONTLINE | PBS




Digital Sustainability - How to Build A Successful Workforce Webinar, Wed 22nd July 1:00pm PDT - Elcom

Digital Sustainability - How to Build A Successful Workforce Webinar, Wed 22nd July 1:00pm PDT - Elcom

Innovating for Good – EMPOWERING LOCAL INNOVATORS - Google+

Innovating for Good – EMPOWERING LOCAL INNOVATORS - Google+



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Innovating for Good sparks conversations about innovation in the humanitarian sector. Whether you're a humanitarian in practice or at heart, if you want to know more about how innovation and human-centered design are being used to solve some of our planet's biggest humanitarian challenges, this monthly series is for you. June's episode will explore ways humanitarian workers can train and empower communities to innovate for themselves.

Brought to you by UNHCR Innovation and +SocialGood. Participants will include representatives from IDIN and partners, and UNHCR
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Innovation | UNDP in Asia and the Pacific - 2014 has been a busy year for innovators at UNDP. With the support of the internal Innovation Fund, sixteen ideas were rapidly prototyped and tested across Asia and the Pacific

Innovation | UNDP in Asia and the Pacific



2014 has been a busy year for innovators at UNDP. With the support of the internal Innovation Fund, sixteen ideas were rapidly prototyped and tested across Asia and the Pacific, offering solutions that challenge business as usual. The inventions making the region better, smarter and - in some cases - a little more fun. read more!

Bee expert speaks for Pollination week - shows how corporate boardrooms are using bee societies as a model to ...

Bee expert speaks in Asheville for Pollination week

corporate america edible insects As humans eat more bugs, a $20 million industry has sprung upcomplete ... are rushing to feed America's newfound hunger for edible insects.

corporate america edible insects - http://www.fastcompany.com/3037716/inside-the-edible-insect-industrial-complex

How To Make Millions With Idea Sex

How To Make Millions With Idea Sex

"Truly groundbreaking ideas are rare, but you don’t necessarily need one to make a career out of creativity. My definition of creativity is the logical combination of two or more existing elements that result in a new concept. The best way to make a living with your imagination is to develop innovative applications, not imagine completely new concepts.”

FDA announces trans fats gone from American food in three years. ( It's about time. How many people have died because of political foot dragging! )

FDA announces trans fats gone from American food in three years.

Margaret Mead on the Root of Racism and the Liability of Law Enforcement | Brain Pickings

Margaret Mead on the Root of Racism and the Liability of Law Enforcement | Brain Pickings



Margaret Mead on the Root of Racism and the Liability of Law Enforcement

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“The more complex a society becomes, the more fully the law must take into account the diversity of the people who live in it… It is a matter in which the whole society is involved.”

Earths Table on Twitter: "Catching the bug: insects are the new shellfish (video) - Times LIVE | @scoopit http://t.co/F1y3kVpxjJ"

Earths Table on Twitter: "Catching the bug: insects are the new shellfish (video) - Times LIVE | @scoopit http://t.co/F1y3kVpxjJ"

Ethernest: Maker space for things electronic : Rice University George R. Brown School of Engineering

Ethernest: Maker space for things electronic : Rice University George R. Brown School of Engineering

GE Innovates Big Capacity Gains for Its Wind Turbines | ChEnected

GE Innovates Big Capacity Gains for Its Wind Turbines | ChEnected

CAEL - Economic Development - Linking Learning & Work - They really understand upward mobility & what to invest in. The heart of sustainable community development is the right kind of education!

CAEL - Economic Development



ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT


Companies choose communities that have the right workers with the right skills.

Communities that align education and training with economic development efforts grow jobs, reduce unemployment and increase quality of life.

So what can you do to build a healthy education ecosystem?

A Healthy Educational Ecosystem

A healthy educational ecosystem is one where all providers of education and training—K-12 systems, public and private universities, corporate education, two- and four-year colleges and skills training programs—all play their part in meeting the range of employer needs. Here is how CAEL keeps yours healthy and thriving

All Things Bugs - is the most fascinating of all the bug businesses that I have researched - I predicted Clean Harbors would be a tremendous StockPick, because they had the right ingredients, All Things Bugs does too! Read & Reap

I'll only order my cricket meal from him because he's a real agent of change. He's the George Washington Carver of edible insects and so much more!

All Things Bugs » People   Visit his Web Site!



Dr. Aaron T. Dossey
Dr. Aaron T. Dossey
Founder/Owner




Dr. Aaron T. Dossey is a life-long, self-taught Entomologist and enthusiast of Entomology and nature, as anyone who has ever known him can strongly attest.  He received his B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Cum Laude from Oklahoma State University in 2001, with minors in Chemistry and Mathematics.  He graduated with his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Florida in 2006.
The central theme of his research is to capitalize on the chemical and biological diversity which exists among arthropods for a host of applications including drug discovery, identifying new insect repellents and how insects might contribute to a more sustainable human food supply.
The research program he began in 2006 emerged from his life-long passion for entomology and understanding the biochemical and evolutionary mechanisms that underlie natural processes.  Dr. Dossey believes that there is substantial potential for insects to help combat world hunger and contribute to future food security.  In January, 2012, Dr. he was invited to and attended a meeting at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN FAO) in Rome, Italy <hyperlink> which explored this exact topic, and came away even more optimistic of the potential insects bring to bear therein.
In addition to insects as a sustainable human food source, Dr. Dossey believes that insects, nematodes and other invertebrates represent tremendous unexplored potential, or “low crawling fruit”, as a source of new natural product compounds and biosynthetic enzymes.  New compounds from insects could be useful as medicines, insect repellents and to ward off pests from crops.  New insect derived enzymes could be utilized in cleaner, greener production of a wide variety of chemical substances currently used in agriculture, medicine, materials, etc.  Read more in the Science section of this site!
Dr. Dossey’s research has led to award winning publications as well as speaking engagements at meetings and institutions.  For example, he was awarded the Jack Beal Award for “Best Paper in the Journal of Natural Products” for 2007 for his work discovering parectadial in the defense spray of the stick insect Parectatosoma mocquerysi.  More recently in December 2010, another of his articles was given the “Editor’s Choice Award” from the Entomological Society of America for “Best Article in Annals of the Entomological Society of America” at the society’s annual conference.
In addition to research, Dr. Dossey takes on a leadership role in his community whenever possible to promote activities and concepts that are important to him including: careers for young scientists, sustainable energy, recycling, and environmental protection.  He organized a large Entomology section of the USA Science and Engineering Festival in April, 2012, helped start the University of Florida Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and authored a resolution which was passed by the US House of Representatives to establish “National Postdoc Appreciation Week”.   Dr. Dossey is very interested in conservation, education and public outreach based on insects and Entomology.  One of his long term career goals is to establish a public insect zoo that works synergistically with his research facility.

Q&A: Cricket cookies and waxworm tacos look like delicious opportunity to Eric Bescak : Ct

Q&A: Cricket cookies and waxworm tacos look like delicious opportunity to Eric Bescak : Ct



We in the U.S. generally ignore a healthy, sustainable protein that 80 percent of the rest of the world eats with pleasure.
That's something "insectivores," or entomophagists, like Eric Bescak hope to change.
Bescak, 37, an MBA student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is among a growing number of people who see waxworms, crickets, locusts and beetles as an important part of the future of food.
Getting folks to equate the protein in a waxworm with protein in a chicken is a serious, if worthy, challenge. In a 2011 story in the New Yorker, Dana Goodyear wrote that while "most of the world eats bugs," Americans "tend to associate insects with filth, death and decay."
But though it may seem bizarre to a burger-and brat-centric culture, edible bugs are efficient to raise, easy to cook and commonplace in cultures from Thailand to Mexico.
"Lots of people are excited about the potential of edible insects," said Alexander McCall in an Aug. 15 story on National Public Radio.
"A 2013 report from the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization noted that insects like... "READ MORE! Hit link at the top of this page

There's a revolution occurring in the classroom. From embracing tablets in schools to the push toward making coding an essential part of the STEM curriculum, technology is helping educators re-envision how our children learn. Rethinking Education | Engadget Expand 2013

17 Habits Of Happy Couples (Are You And Your Partner Doing These?) - Minq.com "Great Advice, Elegant In It's Simplicity"

17 Habits Of Happy Couples (Are You And Your Partner Doing These?) - Minq.com



"CHANGE YOUR FOCUS
A lot of the problems that couples have can be fixed if both people can just change the things that they focus on in their partner. Rather than focusing on what your partner does that annoys you, remind yourself of the things that you enjoy about him or her." 
"So many people look for negatives even when surrounded by positives."

"DEFAULT TO TRUST AND FORGIVENESS"


Ethernest: Maker space for things electronic : Rice University George R. Brown School of Engineering

Ethernest: Maker space for things electronic : Rice University George R. Brown School of Engineering



Ethernest: Maker space for things electronic

9/22/2014
It might be a clubhouse for electronics geeks with an uncertain grasp of interior design. In one corner is a half-assembled 3-D printer. Next to it are pieces of Sound Worm, the interactive installation being built by Rice University architecture students next to Anderson Hall. To the right of the oscilloscopes comes the soldering station, and on the wall above it, to the left of the Joy Division poster and spelled out in blue tape, is “EtherNest” written in binary encoding.
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“It’s a hacker space. It’s part club, part technical resource, part social space. It gives engineers a place to work on projects beyond the classroom,” said Chase Stewart, a senior in electrical and computer engineering (ECE), co-founder and president of EtherNest and co-president of the Rice chapter of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).

Room A119 in Abercrombie Lab, formerly a laser research lab, was rededicated as the EtherNest last January. The name plays on “Ethernet,” the family of computer networking technologies used in local networks, and “nest,” implying a safe place to spawn ideas and a home for Owls.

Rethinking Education | Engadget Expand 2013 Every parent, PTA group, Home school group & school board must watch this - Code.org STEM - Educating The Digital Generation

Dog Treats Startup Weekend Winner Trending on Reddit

Dog Treats Startup Weekend Winner Trending on Reddit

Food Security Policy - The Ujamaa Co-op Buying Club is another program of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network. Through this program, members of the club are able to purchase a wide variety of healthy foods, supplements, and household items at discounted prices. Every four weeks, members submit orders through our vendor, United Natural Foods (UNFI)

This is so cool! More Cities should do this! DD





Food Security Policy



"The Ujamaa Co-op Buying Club is another program of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network. Through this program, members of the club are able to purchase a wide variety of healthy foods, supplements, and household items at discounted prices.
 
Every four weeks, members submit orders through our vendor, United Natural Foods (UNFI), which is the largest natural foods distributor in the United States. Each member receives a user name and password, with which they can log into the UNFI web site, browse products and choose items to order. Our orders are submitted electronically, and are delivered to our office at 3800 Puritan. UNFI has an extensive selection of items to choose from, including bulk beans, nuts, and grains, frozen and refrigerated items, cereals, vitamins and supplements, soaps and detergents, etc; anything available through popular local health food stores is available through UNFI, except for fresh produce. However, our farm currently supplies fresh produce.  We do not have a membership fee right now, but we may need to institute one in the future to build capacity to open a store. Any
membership fee will have to be voted in by the membership.

We also stock a number of items at our "convenience store", located in hte DBCFSN office at 3800 Puritan Street in Detroit.
 
Here are a few of the items we have available:
 
Organic seedless raisins (in the fridge) - $2.50 per pound
Raw Revolution Chocolate Crave and Spirulina Dream Raw Bars - $1.50 each
Alessi black pepper with grinder - $2.75
 
Click here for the complete list of available items.
 
Our present organization is only the beginning. We are working to grow our buying club into a full service store that will be operated within the city of Detroit. We have already conducted a feasibility study, we are currently working on a business plan, and we have some potential sites identified.
 
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There's no Planet B - 50+20: Management Education for the World - YouTube

There's no Planet B - 50+20: Management Education for the World - YouTube

when it comes to encouraging correct recycling behavior, words are the key to success - Waste Term Survey Shows Consumer Confusion Gigantic Idea Studio Big Ideas Blog

What’s in a Word? Waste Term Survey Shows Consumer Confusion Gigantic Idea Studio Big Ideas Blog  LINK



when it comes to encouraging correct recycling behavior, words are the key to deeds.

"If you would like a free copy of the full Waste Terms Survey results, please email us.
The survey is just one step toward achieving Zero Waste in California. Here at Gigantic Idea Studio, we believe more effective research focused on communications and carefully crafted outreach are both part of the answer. We’re not prepared to give up on the human race just yet." READ MORE

Two tempos -- rhythms for storytelling in the digital age | Dr. Mario Ga...

Mealworm bread recipe of Little Sutton student is a winner - Chester Chronicle

Mealworm bread recipe of Little Sutton student is a winner - Chester Chronicle

Can Fern that Cooled Planet Do It Again? | RealClearScience - Super future food

Can Fern that Cooled Planet Do It Again? | RealClearScience



July 15, 2014

Can Fern that Cooled Planet Do It Again?

Jennifer Huizen, Scientific American


The Associated Press
Fifty-five million years ago, when scientists believe the Earth was in a near-runaway state, dangerously overheated by greenhouse gases, the Arctic Ocean was also a very different place. It was a large lake, connected to the greater oceans by one primary opening: the Turgay Sea.
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Eating insects | Pat Crowley | TEDxZwolle