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Social Impact Producer
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"To keep on going, you have to keep up the rhythm."
I once spent two years working in the depths of a massive university dining hall weighing uneaten food as it traveled back to become trash. One summer, I spent my days on bike in the Cambodian heat to spread the word about recycled biodiesel to a community historically had relied on ultra-dirty petroleum.
I'm all about uncovering creative solutions for a waste-free world, and day-dreaming ideas for sustainable business models that center around people and our planet.
Day-to-day, I get to work with diverse social impact organizations to design in-person and digital convenings.
The Union of Concerned Scientists says that biodiesel made from waste materials or used cooking oil can cut global warming pollution by 80 to 90 percent relative to conventional diesel fuel. This idea builds on the simple idea of producing biodiesel
Hi Bettina Fliegel sorry for the delay in my response to you-- I've been out of the country. My grandfather plays an Iranian card game called "hokm" (probably the most popular card game in Iran!). I don't believe that there are social workers there, but there are program leaders on staff. Because it is a center serving primarily Iranian seniors, all staff speak Farsi fluently.
Hi Bettina. I love the simplicity of this idea and think that your idea to use existing gathering places is spot-on. My elderly Iranian grandfather found great solace and community in a center for Persian seniors here in the Bay Area, CA. Thinking about his experience, I'm wondering how "Poker and Planning" can reflect the multiculturalism of senior populations, taking into account those that do not speak English, or who might feel more comfortable playing games that they are more accustomed to?
Hi Neshani. Thanks for highlighting this example, and for sending over the article. I love this strategy because it focuses on a crucial population: children. There's such amazing impact to be had here because children tend to spread information rapidly within their communities, and they will carry this knowledge for years to come! Elmo is a universal teacher, huh?