Our Approach: 7 Stages to Sustainability (7SS) Building sustainable futures from the ground up At the foundation of Empowerment WORKS, 7 Stages to Sustainability (7SS) is a collaboration road map, an Asset Based Community-driven Development (ABCD) framework, philosophy of self-determination and an educational curriculum empowering communities to build sustainable futures from the ground up. In short, 7 Stages to Sustainability is a tool to transform poverty into prosperity in the world's most economically challenged communities. And, modeling the way nature creates, the 7SS pattern is universal and used world-wide to catalyze innovation in business, technology, music and even movies.
47 photographies lourdes de sens qui vont vous bouleverser Certaines photographies valent mieux qu’un long discours. C’est le cas de ces 47 clichés bouleversants qui illustrent des moments touchants et souvent tragiques de notre histoire. On vous les fait découvrir. 1. Un petit garçon affamé donne la main à un missionnaire Mykonos Panormos Villas + Fun News! Minnesota is getting slammed with yet another winter storm (so much for my melting snow!) so I'm really needing this virtual escape today! Overlooking beautiful Panormos Bay on the Greek island of Mykonos is a private community of 11 luxurious homes called the Mykonos Panormos Villas. Shown above is the main residence, Anassa, and it's absolutely stunning...downright heaven!
1000 Words: A Manifesto for Sustainability in Design 1000 Words: A Manifesto for Sustainability in Design By Allan Chochinov I don't like the word manifesto. It reeks of dogma and rules—two things I instinctually reject. I do love the way it puts things on the line, but I don't like lines, or groups. So a manifesto probably isn't for me. Fallacies of Distributed Computing The Fallacies of Distributed Computing are a set of assumptions that L. Peter Deutsch and others at Sun Microsystems (now Oracle Corporation) originally asserted programmers new to distributed applications invariably make. These assumptions ultimately prove false, resulting either in the failure of the system, a substantial reduction in system scope, or in large, unplanned expenses required to redesign the system to meet its original goals. The fallacies The fallacies are summarized below:
VEASYBLE >Project What : VEASYBLE is a set of wearable accessories that can be converted at a touch into a means of isolation. Composition : VEASYBLE is made of paper bonded to polyethylene and fabric. Objects : visor, ruff, bag, mask. Keywords : Isolation, Ornament, Revelation, Intimacy. The project is based on three keywords: isolation, intimacy and ornament. Sign Up for Project Green Challenge Erin Schrode is the co-founder and spokeswoman of Teens Turning Green, a student-led movement promoting global sustainability, youth leadership, environmental education and conscious lifestyle choices. Have you ever felt as if you wanted to “do something,” but didn’t know where to start? Project Green Challenge is that chance, your entry point into action and sustainability.
upright - Making distributed systems Up (available) and Right (correct) UpRight is an infrastructure and library for building fault tolerant distributed systems. The goal is to provide a simple library that can ensure that systems remain up (available) and right (correct) despite faults. UpRight tries to make fault tolerance easy. Typically, connecting an application to the UpRight library requires only a few small changes, after which UpRight can handle the details of replication, fail-over, consistency, etc.
5 Ways You're Accidentally Making Everyone Hate You #2. You Wasted Their Time Getty All you did was email your boss with a simple question or idle thought, and she jumped down your throat!