Dispatches from the infirmary
So I’ve been sick and trying to conserve some energy this weekend.
But it is hard to read my Facebook and Twitter feeds without finding some links of interest. So here are some gems from my internet browsing the past week or so:
- Forget Shorter Showers, an article detailing some of the reasons why consumer-centric choices limit our ability to affect systemic change.
- Fair Trade Electronics, an in-depth article regarding the working conditions in the electronics industry. An important addition to the e-waste series I previously hosted on the blog.
- Three Avocados, a not-for-profit company selling Uganda Bugisu coffee to benefit a community in Uganda.
- Institute for Development Studies, an academic institution looking to explore community-centered development in a way that benefits the poor.
- Aid Watchers, Bill Easterly’s blog to challenge the foreign aid industry to benefit poor persons
- Engineering for Change, a website operated by the American Society for Mechanical Engineering to help network NGOs and engineers coming up with technical development solutions.
- Mr. Wind, a public service announcement to educate about wind energy.
- The Objective Danger of Holiness, a sermon by Fr Patrick Henry Reardon exploring our relation to holy things.
- Imogen Heap improvising in Boston, also available for purchase at her charity page where all proceeds benefit Berklee City Music of Boston.
I also found a Google Maps (not Google Earth) tool that allowed you to see what would happen if the oil spill in the gulf was in your backyard. Re-googling only gives me the Google Earth version.
Hopefully I’ll be back in form soon.