What was the greatest invention of the industrial revolution? Hans Rosling makes the case for the washing machine. With newly designed graphics, Rosling shows us the magic that pops up when economic growth and electricity turn a boring wash day into an intellectual day of reading.
Synergy has joined the initiative Sustainable Energy for All.
Energy is opportunity. It transforms lives. Economies. And our planet.
Without access to sustainable energy, there can be no sustainable development. One person in five on the planet still lacks access to modern electricity. Twice that number, three billion people, rely on wood, coal, charcoal or animal waste for cooking and heating. In a global economy, this is inequitable ? and unsustainable.
In industrialized countries the problem is one of waste, not shortage, due to inefficient energy use. Throughout the world, excessive dependence on fossil-fuel based energy also contributes significantly to the dangerous warming of our planet.
The key to both challenges is to provide sustainable energy for all ? energy that is accessible, cleaner and more efficient.
Sustainable energy provides new opportunities for growth during the economic downturn. Sustainable energy enables businesses to grow, generate jobs, and create new markets. Millions more children can study after dark. Countries can grow more resilient, competitive economies. With sustainable energy, countries can leapfrog over the limits of the energy systems of the past and build the clean energy economies of the future.
The first project has been selected. In this case we chose a Mission in Maforga's rural area in Mozambique. To solve their needs, a group of experts will get together in March 2012 in the city of Oldenburg, Germany during a 3 day workshop.
If you wanna know more about the project or about us, stay tuned or write us a message giving your comments!!
After months of planning and working for this moment, Synergy is open to for the world to see. We really hope that together we will be able to make a difference for those that really need it.
Stay tuned, we'll have news to share soon!!
The One Laptop per Child mission has been working for a number of years to get low-cost computers to school children who would not otherwise be able to afford them.
Marc Cieslak looks at their new device which adds touch screen capabilities to the budget machine.
International aid groups make the same mistakes over and over again. At TEDxYYC David Damberger uses his own engineering failure in India to call for the development sector to publicly admit, analyze, and learn from their missteps.