Red Cross President Visits Joplin, MO
This is a great on-the-scene video from a chartity CEO. Whenever you can get to the frontlines of where the action happens for your organization, the impact of your message will be much stronger. Imagine her giving this same pitch from behind her desk.
Uploaded by AmRedCross on May 28, 2011
Uploaded by AmRedCross on May 28, 2011
Gail McGovern, the President and CEO of the American Red Cross, arrived in Joplin, MO Saturday following the recent tornado which devastated the area. The main purpose of her visit was to reassure the people of Joplin that the Red Cross will do everything within its power to continue helping in their recovery. If you would like to support Red Cross disaster relief, please visit redcross.org, call 1-800-REDCROSS or text the word “REDCROSS” to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
The Power of One
How will you use your power of one? You can make a difference.
This is a beautiful video promoting the cause of fighting climate change. The image of the island leader is particularly powerful. It’s just too bad we are still debating these issues.
Uploaded by unitednations on Sep 18, 2009 Let’s make 2009 the year the world finds an answer to climate change.
The numbers dont sound big, but their effects could be cataclysmic. A 2C rise above pre-industrial levels would see 20-40% of the Amazon die off within 100 years. A 3C rise would see 75% of the forest destroyed by drought over the following century, while a 4C rise would kill 85%. (Nature Geoscience).
However there is good news. The worst of global warming can still be avoided if Greenhouse gases levels are cut substantially.
Look at the inspiring figures here who have joined the Seal the Deal! campaign and given us their time, talent and energy to help make the world a better place.
We look forward to seeing your name here too.
The Seal the Deal campaign team!
Sign the petition for a fair climate agreement at the Copenhagen conference:
Uploaded by unitednations on Sep 18, 2009
Let’s make 2009 the year the world finds an answer to climate change.
World Hunger - A Billion for a Billion
What happens in 60 seconds and what can you do in about as much time to make a difference? Great use of statistics.
Uploaded by WORLDFOODPROGRAM on Sep 25, 2009
Hunger: every 6 seconds a child dies from hunger. If you’re reading this, you can make a difference. Take action: http://bit.ly/539R9t
(Please note: The children featured in this video are not accompanied by their true names and countries. The hunger conditions they face are real, but we have changed some of their identifying information.)
Join the Fight - Canadian Cancer Society
What would you say to Cancer if Cancer was person? A powerful video. (warning strong language)
Every 3 minutes, another Canadian is faced with fighting cancer. In this short film, 8 Canadians share their real experiences and emotions, inviting and inspiring others to join the fight for life. Visit the Canadian Cancer Society at FIGHTBACK.CA to find out how you can Join the Fight - http://www.fightback.ca
© 2009 Canadian Cancer Society
The Copenhagen Wheel - Data Visualization (by senseablecitylab)
This is an awesome idea! I can’t believe I haven’t heard of before. I can imagine though that the town I live in would never do it.
THE COPENHAGEN WHEEL
Smart, responsive and elegant, the Copenhagen Wheel is a new emblem for urban mobility. It transforms ordinary bicycles quickly into hybrid e-bikes that also function as mobile sensing units. The Copenhagen Wheel allows you to capture the energy dissipated while cycling and braking and save it for when you need a bit of a boost. It also maps pollution levels, traffic congestion, and road conditions in real-time.
SENSE and SUSTAINABILITY
Controlled through your smart phone, the Copenhagen Wheel becomes a natural extension of your everyday life. You can use your phone to unlock and lock your bike, change gears and select how much the motor assists you. As you cycle, the wheels sensing unit is also capturing your effort level and information about your surroundings, including road conditions, carbon monoxide, NOx, noise, ambient temperature and relative humidity. Access this data through your phone or the web and use it to plan healthier bike routes, to achieve your exercise goals or to meet up with friends on the go. You can also share your data with friends, or with your city - anonymously if you wish thereby contributing to a fine-grained database of environmental information from which we can all benefit.
ABOUT the PROJECT
The Copenhagen Wheel will be unveiled on December 15 at the COP15 United Nations Climate Conference. The project was conceived and developed by the SENSEable City Lab for the Kobenhavns Kommune. The prototype bikes were realized with the help of our technical partner Ducati Energia and funding from the Ministry for the Environment. Progical Solutions LLC provided technical support for the iphone control of the bikes.
The components of the project are an electric bicycle wheel that can be easily retrofitted into any regular bicycle and location and environmental sensors which are powered by the bike wheel and in turn provide data for a variety of applications.
The Copenhagen Wheel project demonstrates that small intelligent implementations can lead to major changes. This work will be displayed at the 2009 Cop 15 UN Climate Summit where the next version of the Kyoto Protocol will be signed.