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Intercontinental Ballistic Microfinance

Intercontinental Ballistic Microfinance
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Visualized: Over 4 Million Micro-Loans Fly Around the Globe Kiva is a company that facilitates micro-loans between people from all over the world; incidentally, nothing to do with the Finnish KiVA. With the help of this non-profit, anyone can donate as little as $25 or as much as the sum of any single loan — you can read the stories of many different people seeking financial support across the globe; there are students, farmers, entrepreneurs and those looking to improve their physical living conditions. Kiva released a video visualizing the micro-loans that happened across the world in its five-year lifespan — a total of 4 million loans in 4 minutes: 620,000 lenders funding 615,000 entrepreneurs. Get inspired, and make a loan today — it’s a simple way to help a real person.

Groundwork Opportunities | The Power of Their Ideas and Our Support Eco-Friendly Battery Runs on Old Newspapers I'll start you guys off with a quote here: In talking about Sony's new battery technology, which uses old cellulose product like newspapers and cardboard to generate electricity, the BBC says: "Their work builds on a previous project in which they used fruit juice to power a Walkman music player." Thank you, crazy Sony recycling-engineers. This new tech relies on turning cellulose products (including, lest we forget, the paper greeting cards all you Earth-hating monsters are exchanging this time of year) into glucose sugar. That's done by introducing the old paper products to a solution of water and cellulase, an enzyme found in nature, and, um, shaking it. If you're wondering where in nature this wood-eating cellulase enzyme is found, look no further than the termite. As with all new battery tech, especially in the early stages like this one is, the battery isn't powerful enough to run high-demand gear.

Le (faux) procès du microcrédit qui masque ses (vraies) réussites Prenant prétexte de conflits de pouvoir autour de la célèbre Grameen Bank, les médias mettent en procès la microfinance, jetant l'heureux bébé du microcrédit avec l'eau sale du bain de ses excès. Depuis quelques semaines, la microfinance occupe à nouveau les devants de la scène. L’éviction du Professeur Yunus de la tête de la Grameen Bank et plus largement les messages très négatifs véhiculés sur ce secteur menacent une fois de plus ce bel outil de développement. La microfinance est-elle réellement menacée ou condamnée comme l’annoncent certains ? Retour sur les derniers événements. Muhammad Yunus, prix Nobel de la paix 2006, a donc été évincé, mardi 1er mars, de la direction générale de la Grameen Bank, qu’il a fondée et qu’il dirige depuis 1983. Que reproche la Banque centrale à Muhammad Yunus ? Une bataille de pouvoir à la Grameen Bank… prétexte d’une polémique sur la microfinance L’enjeu de cette bataille politique? La face cachée du microcrédit ?

Apply GrantsKeepers of the Earth Fund[English] [Français] [Español] Our goal through the Keepers of the Earth Fund is to increase access to funding for Indigenous communities and support Indigenous-led projects that create greater Indigenous control of Indigenous assets.We support strategies that address culturally appropriate Indigenous development (e.g., land use and conservation, traditional decision-making, climate change, food security, etc.).FUNDING CRITERIAAll applicants must: be an Indigenous-led grassroots/local organization or group.have an organizational bank account or access to a fiscal sponsor; copies of fiscal sponsor’s terms and requirements will be requested.ensure project activities will be completed outside of the United States. Grant amounts range between $250 and $20,000 USD. First time awards generally range between US $2,500 to $5,000. Project timeframes are between six and 12 months. It can take up to eight weeks to review and process your request.

Calcule o impacto de sua reciclagem por meio de nova calculadora A calculadora vai fornecer uma estimativa do quanto você reduziu em emissão de carbono e em espaço de aterro/Foto:Lúcia Braga Qualquer pessoa pode usar a calculadora, basta entrar no website da EcoRewards, digitar a quantidade de reciclagem que já foi feita na sua casa ou no trabalho e o período de tempo. A ferramenta vai fornecer uma estimativa do quanto você reduziu em emissão de carbono e em espaço de aterro, assim como a quantidade de energia e água poupada por meio da reciclagem. A calculadora utiliza comparações a partir de exemplos concretos, como veículos retirados da estrada ou o número de piscinas olímpicas preenchidas com resíduos que foram reciclados, e não foram despejados em lixões. Você pode utilizar as porcentagens calculadas em calculadores padrões da quantidade de papel e papelão, vidro, plástico, aço e alumínio, para acrescentar na ferramenta e então obter dados mais completos.

Microfinance and Microcredit Investment | Microcapital.org What We Do | Ben and Jerry's Foundation Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Inc. undertook a public stock offering to support its ongoing growth. The Ben & Jerry’s Foundation was created at the same time, with an initial gift from Ben of 50,000 shares and an unprecedented decision of the company’s Board of Directors to commit 7 ½% of the company’s annual pretax profits to philanthropy. Foundation and company staff held a retreat with experts in social change work and philanthropy to think about the Foundation’s strategies and effectiveness. The Foundation redesigns the grantmaking process to include employees directly in grant decisions. The Foundation develops a Matching Gift Program for all Ben & Jerry's employees. In 2000 the company was acquired by Unilever, a global company with over 400 brands. The Foundation celebrates it's 20th Anniversary Vermont Capacity Building Grant Program launched. Vermont Economic Justice Grant and National Movement Building Grant Programs launched.

Home Page Por favor, verifique o endereço informado ou use a função de busca dessa página para localizar o que você está procurando. Se você está certo que o endereço informado está correto mas está encontrando um erro, por favor contate o Administração do Site . Obrigado. Você poderia estar procurando por… Home Page por jorge, em 15/07/2009 18:25 Podcasts: Bernardo Toro destaca reformas educativas na América Latina por Redação EcoD, em 15/05/2012 09:23 Quais são os fatores ocultos que afetam os resultados das reformas educativas administradas na América Latina? Ministério do Meio Ambiente - Consumo Consciente por larissa, em 11/10/2011 11:31 O site do Ministério do Meio Ambiente é uma ótima fonte para conhecer o mundo da compra sustentável. Embalagens com conteúdo educativo por Redação EcoD, em 23/01/2012 16:22 Toddynho busca ensinar às crianças educação ambiental por meio de brincadeiras. Todo o conteúdo do EcoD está disponível no Flipboard por Redação EcoD, em 28/12/2012 13:07

Bolder Giving Advanced Reactor Gets Closer to Reality  Terrapower, a startup funded in part by Nathan Myhrvold and Bill Gates, is moving closer to building a new type of nuclear reactor called a traveling wave reactor that runs on an abundant form of uranium. The company sees it as a possible alternative to fusion reactors, which are also valued for their potential to produce power from a nearly inexhaustible source of fuel. Work on Terrapower’s reactor design began in 2006. Since then, the company has changed its original design to make the reactor look more like a conventional one. The reactor is designed to be safer than conventional nuclear reactors because it doesn’t require electricity to run cooling systems to prevent a meltdown. Conventional reactors generate heat and electricity as a result of the fission of a rare form of uranium—uranium 235. In the original Terrapower design, the reactor core was filled with a large collection of uranium 238.

Buzzbnk - Positive People Backing Bright Ideas Vídeo: O valor que a criatividade agrega a um projeto Sempre falamos aqui no Saia do Lugar sobre como inovação, criatividade e ter boas ideias é algo fundamental, inclusive um dos 8 segredos para o sucesso. Esse vídeo mostra de forma divertidíssima o experimento de 2 publicitários australianos em que eles vendem exatamente o mesmo produto por um preço muito mais alto, por causa da forma criativa que fizeram o anúncio. (Link para o vídeo no Youtube) O vídeo pode ser falso ou não, de qualquer forma no mínimo a ideia de fazer o vídeo já foi criativa e com certeza gerou ótimos resultado$ para os 2. Se você ainda não achava que ser criativo valia a pena, espero que esse vídeo tenha te ajudado a mudar de ideia. Abraços, Millor Machado (impressionado com esses australianos do barulho que aprontam altas confusões tamanho família) P.S.: Agradecimento especiais a nosso leitor e amigo Daniel Bruzeguez pela indicação do vídeo Quer receber artigos novos por email?

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