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This article highlights some of the difficulties associated with articulating the need for a "green" revolution to people who don't already want it.  

Full text: http://www.greenbiz.com/article/pursuit-green-freedom-finding-voice-environmentalism

This article highlights some of the difficulties associated with articulating the need for a "green" revolution to people who don't already want it. Full text: http://www.greenbiz.com/article/pursuit-green-freedom-finding-voice-environmentalism

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Many people today don't use their strengths and/or follow their passions at work. Too many times today, I feel like I hear the words "It's a good job" from someone with a sigh. This is used as a justification for settling for something mediocre. "It'

Many people today don't use their strengths and/or follow their passions at work. Too many times today, I feel like I hear the words "It's a good job" from someone with a sigh. This is used as a justification for settling for something mediocre. "It'

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During my time in high school, we were encouraged to volunteer in our communities and given avenues through which to do so. Unfortunately, I think the support largely backfired and made me want to volunteer less. 

What lessons can we learn from my

During my time in high school, we were encouraged to volunteer in our communities and given avenues through which to do so. Unfortunately, I think the support largely backfired and made me want to volunteer less. What lessons can we learn from my

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I love positive deviance because positive deviants exist in any situation. They have solutions to the problems in the population. Those solutions are often simple behavior changes that can be implemented at low cost.

I love positive deviance because positive deviants exist in any situation. They have solutions to the problems in the population. Those solutions are often simple behavior changes that can be implemented at low cost.

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Develop a mobile app with an accompanying website on which anyone can post a challenge they are facing. E.g. "I can't turn my iPhone on" or "How do I fix my bike chain?" 

Users of the app/website can post answers, videos, or visit the person askin

Develop a mobile app with an accompanying website on which anyone can post a challenge they are facing. E.g. "I can't turn my iPhone on" or "How do I fix my bike chain?" Users of the app/website can post answers, videos, or visit the person askin

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Aaryaman commented on Chrono Foods

This is an interesting idea. I know I would be interested in buying foods that would get wasted otherwise and most people might if they are a little cheaper. 

To throw out an idea to answer Jacob's question, maybe design the grocery store as a circle. For simplicity, let's say the circle is a hexagon with 6 shelves where people can buy food. 

On day 1, you stock shelf 1 and put a label on it that says the food expires in 6 days. 
On day 2, you stock shelf 2 and put a label on it that says the food expires in 6 days. You change the label on shelf 1 to say the food on it expires in 5 days. 
On day 3, you stock shelf 3 and put a label on it that says the food expires in 6 days. You change the labels on shelves 1 and 2 to say the food on them expires in 4 and 5 days respectively. 
Keep doing this until all shelves are stocked. 
On day 7, your food from day 1 is expired and replaced with new food. The new label on this shelf says the food expires in 6 days. The other shelves are also updated. 

With this model, people always walk sequentially around the circle, but start in a different place depending on the day they come to the store. 

The model I explained here is an over simplification to help explain the concept. In real life, there would be some challenges like
1) Food doesn't often expire in an exact number of days.
2) Even the same type of food put on the shelf on the same day might expire in different amounts of time

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Aaryaman commented on Buymeby -update 10/15/16 new screens + team video

Hi Carlos, 

This is a very cool idea. I am happy to see a few ideas to bring food to people in a "just-in-time" way.  

Where is your pilot running? Is it available in Dallas, TX?

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Aaryaman commented on Measure Food Loss & Waste

Thank you both! :) 

I think the key is to communicate the information in pictures and charts rather than words. The old saying, "a picture is worth a thousand words" is applicable here. 

I think the challenge with communicating the information is to personalize the impact of wasting food. What do you think of using pictures of local water sources, natural landscapes, and farms in some with/without food waste scenarios to make it "real"?