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.
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 Ingredients: 6 1/4 cups (750 g) unbleached all purpose flour A cake or package of active yeast of the kind sold in the supermarket. Preparation: Dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Preheat your oven to 400 F (200 C). Grease a baking sheet and dust it well with finely ground salt. Let the dough rise about 10 minutes in the pan. Bake the focaccia in a low rack until it is a lively golden brown, turning it 180 dgrees when it is half-cooked, then remove it and let it cool. A couple of tips: Put a bowl of water in the oven with the focaccia, to keep it from drying out overmuch as it bakes.
IAF - Home Mexican Food Recipes | Mexican 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. Salmon can be baked, pan-fried, roasted, grilled, or even cooked in the crockpot. Serve the finished salmon with a side salad or with your favorite Mexican vegetable side dish. Make Flan the Traditional Mexican Way Mexican desserts are always a wonderful treat. One of the most delectable Mexican desserts to choose is the Mexican flan recipe and every Mexican knows this recipe well. Your family will thoroughly enjoy this wonderful Mexican dessert. Hello, “As a native Californian living in Boston I have to fend for myself when it comes to Mexican cuisine. Buen Provecho
Cours de formation en facilitation et renforcement des capacités Est-ce que votre projet ou programme est financé par l’Agence canadienne de développement international (ACDI)? Oui En principe, tous les programmes et les projets de l’ACDI sont admissibles aux services qu’offrent au pays l’Unité facilitation et développement organisationnel interculturels du CAI dans le cadre d’une entente administrative entre l’ACDI et le MAECI. La demande peut être faite par un agent de programme/projet de l’ACDI, un partenaire de l’ACDI ou une agence d’exécution. Le personnel du CAI collaborera avec le personnel de l’ACDI ou d’un projet pour déterminer les besoins, la faisabilité et la rentabilité de l’investissement. Tous les coûts de développement de l’atelier (analyse de besoins, conception) et d’animation (honoraires, transport, hébergement et indemnité quotidienne des animateurs au Canada ou à l’international) sont couverts pour les ateliers approuvés par l’ACDI. Pour de plus amples renseignements, veuillez S.V.P. contacter : firstname.lastname@example.org Non
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 In this section of the website you can find out more about: You can also download all of our printed publications here. Our residents and our homes We provide homes to a wide variety of people, on a broad range of incomes. Our 'general needs' homes, as we call them, are usually rented to families on low incomes, who come to us from local council lists of people who need housing most. We also provide shared ownership homes to people who are taking their first steps on the housing ladder. We rent and sell homes at the going market rate too. Our work All our work is about creating places where people want to live.
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). This paper aims to gain insight into ways in which communities of practice can be deliberately organized. Evans, M. A CoP has a social purpose of supporting peers and colleagues by sharing knowledge and artifacts that serve authentic practice. Garavan, T. The study identified a number of specific strategies CoP managers use to develop trust, facilitate collaboration, facilitate the negotiation of shared meaning and manage power issues within the CoP. Helm, J. Communities of practice have enormous potential to support and sustain quality care and education within a community and, in fact, are doing so. Laxton, R., & Applebee, A. Wenger, E. Byington, T. Kala S. Wagner, J.
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 PET is used as a raw material for making packaging materials such as bottles and containers for packaging a wide range of food products and other consumer goods. Process "1-PETE" resin identification code Post-consumer waste The empty PET packaging is discarded by the consumer after use and becomes PET waste. Sorting When the PET bottle is returned to an authorized redemption center, or to the original seller in some jurisdictions, the deposit is partly or fully refunded to the redeemer. Processing for sale Further treatment Melt filtration Global statistics See also
LAREPPS / ESSBE | Présentation Des pratiques et des politiques en mouvance Le LAREPPS vise à cerner les conditions d'émergence et la spécificité d'un modèle québécois de développement social dans le contexte de la transformation de l'État-providence. Il s'intéresse aux pratiques et aux politiques sociales, définies dans un sens large. Son originalité tient à sa recherche d’alternatives démocratiques du développement social articulant économie sociale et économie publique, dans une perspective d’économie plurielle. Plus de 15 ans de recherche en partenariat Le Laboratoire de recherche sur les pratiques et les politiques sociales, le LAREPPS, a été mis sur pied, en 1992, par Yves Vaillancourt et Réjean Mathieu, professeurs à l’École de travail social, à l’UQAM. Depuis 1997, le LAREPPS s’est adjoint une équipe de recherche en partenariat, l’équipe Économie sociale, santé et bien-être (ESSBE). Faire de la recherche dans une perspective d’économie plurielle
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 In the United States, the Federal Trade Commission and the EPA are the authoritative body for biodegradable standards. ASTM International defines methods to test for biodegradable plastic, both anaerobically and aerobically as well as in marine environments. Controversy Many people confuse "biodegradable" with "compostable". There is a major discrepancy between this definition and what one would expect from a backyard composting operation. Withdrawal of ASTM D 6002 See also
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! This represents something of the shift in the world of this practice. As a result, those of us that have been at it for a number of years have begun to develop new offerings to support advanced practice. Tim Merry, Caitlin Frost, Tuesday Ryan-Hart and I have put together our Art of Hosting Beyond the Basics offering which is aimed at folks who are extending participatory leadership practice to broader and deeper contexts, including systems change, widespread community engagement and working with power. I am also in the early stages of creating a more specific offering for small teams and individuals to support leadership retreats here on Bowen Island.
Plastic recycling Plastic recycling is the process of recovering scrap or waste plastic and reprocessing the material into useful products, sometimes completely different in form from their original state. For instance, this could mean melting down soft drink bottles and then casting them as plastic chairs and tables. Plastics are also recycled/reprocessed during the manufacturing process of plastic goods such as polyethylene film and bags. A percentage of the recycled pellets are then re-introduced into the main production operation. This closed-loop operation has taken place since the 1970s and has made the production of some plastic products amongst the most efficient operations today. Challenges Compared with other materials, such as glass and metal, plastic polymers require greater processing (heat treating, thermal depolymerization and monomer recycling) to be recycled. The use of biodegradable plastics is increasing. Processes Thermal depolymerization Heat compression PS
Le Facilitateur, un role encore meconnu HTML Project One of the most common household plastics for Americans is polyethylene terephthalate, also known as PET, or PETE (Pakhare, 2008) College students encounter this lightweight, versatile packaging as the colorful, mass-marketed plastic bottles which hold beverages such as Coca-Cola and Dasani water. About 88% of all plastic bottles will be tossed into the trash, never to be seen again. Plastic (specifically PET) recycling is a process by which scrap or waste plastics are retrieved and reprocessed into new material, often converted into something entirely different from the start (Pakhare, 2008). PET/E recycling begins with four methods of Collection (buy-backs, returnable container legislation, curbside collection and drop-off). Collection Four methods exist in the collection of PET plastics and other recyclable materials: Returnable Container Legislation, buy-back recycling, drop-off recycling, and curbside collection (Pakhare, 2008). Resources