GFSC Home Global Facilitators Serving Communities (GFSC) trains, supports, mentors and collaborates with communities and individuals to enhance local resources and skills that build community resilience and self-reliance. We believe that every community has tools and skills for improving resilience that often need to be identified, refined and encouraged. GFSC is committed to the development of, and reliance on, these local resources as much as possible. Worldwide, GFSC helps local facilitators create processes that increase capacity, sustainability and participation in their communities, agencies and organizations. GFSC also provides opportunities for volunteers and communities to share experiences and successful methods across cultures and borders. In this way GFSC contributes to our vision: a world of resilient and collaborative communities.
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Focaccia Focaccia: This is a simple savory bread warm from the oven, to be enjoyed with a crisp cool white wine, or a rosé from the regione di Ponente (western Liguria, where the sun sets over the mountains). It's also a wonderful base for a sandwich, and is one of the finest nibble-foods there is. To serve 6 you'll need: Prep Time: 3 hours Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 3 hours, 15 minutes Desis Lab Vision DESIS Lab members explore the relationship between design and social change. Our goal is to advance the practice and discourse of design-led social innovation to foster more equitable and sustainable cities and practices. In a complex world facing numerous systemic challenges, DESIS Lab members rethink assumptions about cultural and economic environments, bringing nuanced approaches drawn from integrated design practices to communities of all kinds. In the DESIS Lab, service design is considered an advanced approach, one integrating many design disciplines.
Diffusion of innovations The diffusion of innovations according to Rogers. With successive groups of consumers adopting the new technology (shown in blue), its market share (yellow) will eventually reach the saturation level. In mathematics, the yellow curve is known as the logistic function. The curve is broken into sections of adopters. Mexican Food Recipes Salmon is a wonderful fish to work with but make sure you get a good quality piece. This recipe calls for filets not steaks. Choose fresh (not frozen) salmon and pick some filets that are about 1 or 1¼ inch thick. A good indicator of freshness is a bright pink color. Fresh salmon smells like water not like fish. If you are using vacuum-packed fish then use the best before date as a freshness indicator as well as the color.
Harvard ilab The modern professional athlete is both an athlete and a business. With the increase in available wearable technologies, mobile platforms, sensors, real-time biometrics and athletic performance data, the professional athletes of today are gaining unlimited access to vital information that can have a profound impact on both individual athlete and team fitness, training and performance. A panel of elite current and veteran professional athletes discuss how access to real-time biometric feedback may have changed their strategies for managing their own athletic careers. L&Q: About L&Q L&Q is one of the UK's leading housing associations and one of London's largest residential developers. We own or manage over 70,000 homes in London and the South East. We build high quality homes to meet a range of needs and incomes. We also provide other services for our residents, such as managing their homes and investing in local communities. In this section
Communities of Practice (Formation and Facilitation) Mike Baird, flickr.bairdphotos.com "Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly" (Wenger,2006) A classification of communities of practice (2006). IGI Global.Akkerman, S., Petter, C., & de Laat, M. (2008). Atitude Br - Domain Default page If you see this page, it means that you have set up your web server for serving a new site, but have not uploaded the site content yet. You have the following choices: PET bottle recycling Bottles made of Polyethylene terephthalate (PET, sometimes PETE) are recycled to reuse the material out of which they are made and to reduce the amount of waste going to landfills. In many countries, PET plastics are coded with the resin identification code number "1" inside the universal recycling symbol, usually located on the bottom of the container. Usage of PET
Chris Corrigan You’ll see on the sidebar a bunch of different offerings for this year. Seems my Art of Hosting teaching practice is making a couple of shifts. First, there are lots of places around the world where you can go and do a basic introductory Art of Hosting. The schedule is getting pretty crowded actually if you are willing to travel! Biodegradable plastic Utensils made from biodegradable plastic Biodegradable plastics are plastics that are capable of being decomposed by bacteria or other living organisms. Two basic classes of biodegradable plastics exist: Bioplastics, whose components are derived from renewable raw materials and plastics made from petrochemicals with biodegradable additives which enhance biodegradation. Examples of biodegradable plastics Development of biodegradable containers ASTM industrial standard definitions
Put Down the Post-Its: We Need to Define What 'Innovation' Really Means The last six months have been a relatively short, yet immersive, transplantation from undergraduate educations in sociology and anthropology into the world of social design, i.e. design for social change. Along the way, we’ve picked up on a few buzzwords, some more intuitively understandable than others: innovation, design thinking, human-centered, empathy, impact, multidisciplinary, with-not-for, transdisciplinary, ideate, prototype, transparency, iterative and, our personal favorite, cultural entrepreneurship. But what do these words actually mean? Sure, they seem incredibly powerful at first glance, but what happens when you take an objective step back and run a fine-toothed comb through them? Without a clear and concise rubric attaching these words to metrics and outcomes, they simply become vague and empty terms left open to interpretation.