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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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Preflight challenges bring professionals into the classroom to engage with students through real world business challenges. 
The challenges give students a glimpse of career opportunities through role models, experience using relevant design-thinkin

Preflight challenges bring professionals into the classroom to engage with students through real world business challenges. The challenges give students a glimpse of career opportunities through role models, experience using relevant design-thinkin

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Modeled on Americorps, this initiative would place young adults from 18-25 in one-year paid internships (with the possibility of re-upping for a second year) with NGOs, start-ups, public entities and for-profit companies across the country and around

Modeled on Americorps, this initiative would place young adults from 18-25 in one-year paid internships (with the possibility of re-upping for a second year) with NGOs, start-ups, public entities and for-profit companies across the country and around

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Welcome to the team!!

Rock uP is an idea for a  youth produced radio program at your local college.  (The big idea would be to scale this to include affiliates on university campuses and within teen produced radio stations nationally.)  The idea behind Rock uP Radio is th

Rock uP is an idea for a youth produced radio program at your local college. (The big idea would be to scale this to include affiliates on university campuses and within teen produced radio stations nationally.) The idea behind Rock uP Radio is th

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Has valuable insights into youth culture and is generous with sharing them!

An idea for post grads (21+)  to spend time with 50 + adults  while sharing common interests,  a love for books and film.   Time spent together has the potential to create community and friendships.   Growing friendships can lead to opportunities for

An idea for post grads (21+) to spend time with 50 + adults while sharing common interests, a love for books and film. Time spent together has the potential to create community and friendships. Growing friendships can lead to opportunities for

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Enthusiastic, generous, and has helped build the idea!

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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"?