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Change to a Sustainable Mindset

Famous Psychology Experiments. Projects | Knight Lab. Productivity Strategies. Fairphone | A seriously cool smartphone. Putting social values first. Students for Social Entrepreneurship   | AshokaU. The Students for Social Entrepreneurship on-campus internship program provides teams of students with the opportunity to apprentice under leaders in social entrepreneurship to develop key entrepreneurial skills through collaboration and experiential, team-learning projects. Results: Since Students for Social Entrepreneurship won the innovation award we have replicated this on our own campus in four other classes, initiatives, and even one competition.

Over 250 students are participating this school year with marquee social innovators such as: Ashoka, Acumen Fund, Teach for America, Kiva, Solutions Journalism Network, Benetech, Ayuda, Youth Ventures, Vittana, New Development Solutions Group, Fundación Paraguaya, and Dowser. Ways To Get Involved / Replicate The Innovation / Contact Us: We welcome talking to any highly recognized social ventures on future projects. We would also be happy to talk to any university interested in replicating this effort. 5 Education Hacks - Get Educated For Free ← Love My Life Right Now. How To Get A Degree Education, Learn A New Language, Teach Your Children Calculus, and Read Thousands of Books for Free Long gone are the days of Encarta Thesaurus and the Encyclopedia Britannica. Wikipedia has all but obliterated the need for a hard copy of any information. The Internet has changed the face of education and the new generation are going through school with an unprecedented amount of information at their fingertips.

There are so many reasons NOT to study such as: Price, Location and Time. We’re going to show you that there really are no excuses. No matter what you want to learn, there will be a source on the internet. 1. A degree education isn’t available to everyone for many reasons. Coursera: Coursera has partnered with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. 2.

The Khan academy was started by donations and is now significantly backed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Google (See this video featuring Bill Gates). How I built an electricity producing Solar Panel. Several years ago I bought some remote property in Arizona. I am an astronomer and wanted a place to practice my hobby far away from the sky-wrecking light pollution found near cities of any real size. In my attempt to escape city slicker yuppies (you know the kind, the ones that like to blab loudly on their cell phone while they work on some business administration degree in a cyber cafe somewhere in Trendyland.) and their light pollution, I found a great piece of remote property.

The problem is, it's so remote that there is no electric service available. That's not really a problem. No electricity equals no light pollution. I built a wind turbine to provide some power on the remote property. Here is a video of the solar panel set up and in use on my remote, off-grid property. Let me state up front that I probably won't be able to help you out much if you decide to build your own solar panel(s). So what is a solar panel anyway? After a while, I came to some conclusions: seller. Oops! DIY Solar Panels. Mike Davis is an astronomer. To practice his hobby away from the light pollution of cities, he bought some land in a remote part of Arizona. But there was a problem: No electricity. But he's a resourceful fellow. He built some solar panels using inexpensive blemished and damaged solar cells from eBay! Read on for more photos and some technical details to give you an idea of how he did it.

(The following is quoted from his website, with edits as noted.) I bought a couple of bricks of 3 X 6 mono-crystalline solar cells. A solar panel is really just a shallow box. Next I cut two pieces of masonite pegboard to fit inside the wells. I laid out the cells on that grid pattern upside-down so I could solder them together. I used a low-wattage soldering iron and fine rosen-core solder. Here's what the solar panel looks like from the front. Here I am testing first half panel outside in the sun. I drilled a hole in the back of the panel near the top for the wires to exit. [...]

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