Category: Technology

A New School for NYC

New York City may be adding a new higher education facility in its midst fairly soon.  Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg recently decided that the City of Lights needs a top of the line applied sciences school.  The mayor has taken a great interest in the idea of a new academic institution, much to the chagrin …

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Vertical farms

Is the next “green revolution” going to happen in cities? There are two main reasons that explain the increased interest in urban agriculture in the recent years. One of them is the increasing concerns about health and environmental impacts of large-scale industrial agriculture. On the other hand, urban agriculture is growing because it is becoming …

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¿Cuántos Esclavos Trabajan Para Usted?

Read this Post in English ¿Sabe dónde está hecha su ropa? Que manos recogieron los tomates que usted come? ¿Cómo los cosas que usa a diario se fabricaron? Su respuesta probablemente es no, y la verdad es que la mayoría de nosotros no tomamos el tiempo para averiguarlo. Podemos leer la etiqueta cosida en nuestra …

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Trafficking Calls to Action

January is right around the corner. It signifies the beginning of a new year, of new opportunities and resolutions. It is also gives a solemn reminder of the 27 million people who don’t enjoy the freedoms and opportunities we do. In 2010, President Barack Obama designated January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness month. …

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Child Exploitation.Com

This week my blog posts have been exploring the topic of child exploitation. My viewpoint is that children are our most vulnerable population due to their mental and physical fragility. Yesterday, I explored how children have been exploited during the chaos caused by natural disasters. Today, the focus is the use of technology to trick, …

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How Many Slaves Do You Employ?

Do you know where your clothes were made? Whose hands picked the tomatoes you eat? How the items you use on a daily basis are manufactured? Your answer is probably no and the truth is that most of us don’t really take the time to find out. We might read the label stitched to our …

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Standing Up and Speaking Out

Bullying has always been a problem in our schools. It is understandable. I’m sure all of us are ashamed of some of the things we said to others during our adolescence. Bullying has unfortunately ratcheted up even more over the past few years. As social networking sites have developed a more prominent role in teenagers’ …

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Social Good Summit Recap – Day 2

So day two of the Social Good Summit, was another jam packed day of speakers and social media. Key Takeaway- Empowerment of women is more important than ever Geena Davis, actor and advocate, shared a startling statistic that the United States is responsible for 80% of all media, so we are in fact exporting many …

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Judging Development: Supercomputers And Your Emotions

On Sept 16th, Foreign Policy magazine printed an article about the predictive powers of computes in foreshadowing revolutions around the world. The writer claims that in the not so distant future, technology and super computers will be able to predict pubic unrest and reveal incredible insights to the functioning of society. Drawing extensively from Klev …

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