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Investigate Episode Five

Posted by Alchemy on 31 Mar under Investigation Files

Get the facts behind the story. Make yourself an expert.
And discover the eighteen secrets of episode five…

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EVOKE Code of Ethics, by Agents

Posted by Calida DeBello on 31 Mar under How to EVOKE, People and Ideas

The EVOKE Network is feeling the need for a statement about its values, and since it is a self-reliant community, it has quickly solved its own need. Here is a code of ethics being created by Agents:
1.  Make a positive contribution. I post only blogs, pictures, and videos that I believe will promote the awareness, [...]

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FOUND: hidden treasure in the network

Posted by Gene Becker on 30 Mar under People and Ideas

Round 1 of the EVOKE Treasure Hunt has come to a close, and the results are in!
I’m very happy to introduce you to some agents you probably haven’t met, but you really should get to know. Per the rules of Round 1, they are agents from South America and Africa, with fewer than 100 power [...]

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High-Energy Heroes

Posted by Calida DeBello on 26 Mar under Heroes of the Week, People and Ideas

Energy doesn’t go away: it changes to another form. (That’s not just a comforting idea, it’s the law.) The Week 3 Mission was all about efficiency: where is energy being wasted, i.e., changing to a form that we currently don’t use?
“I am an energy efficiency obsessive.” When an Agent begins a blog post this way, [...]

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Discovering hidden treasure

Posted by Gene Becker on 26 Mar under People and Ideas

I just issued a challenge to the network, to play a little game and to help us discover the true strength of the more than 14,000 EVOKE agents. It’s a treasure hunt, where the treasure is us!
“The resourcefulness, creativity and collective wisdom of the network is here. I know it and so do you. But [...]

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Investigate Episode Four

Posted by Alchemy on 24 Mar under Investigation Files

Get the facts behind the story. Make yourself an expert.
And discover the twenty secrets of episode four…

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Find and be found with StandardTags

Posted by Joshua Judkins on 21 Mar under How to EVOKE, People and Ideas

I would love to see blogs categorized in to sections, food security, environment, innovation etc. There is so much information out there I feel I can’t truly speak to the few who are interested with just plain old being annoying! – Nate B

I don’t know about you, but like Nate I’ve ended up a little [...]

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Recycling energy: Energy Scavenging Evokation!

Posted by Ken Eklund on 21 Mar under People and Ideas

Agent NickDutch may be on to something. He says, “We recycle glass and cans and paper. Why not recycle energy?”
This makes a LOT of sense. Most of our energy processes right now are tremendously inefficient;

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One Game May Hide Another

Posted by Calida DeBello on 18 Mar under People and Ideas

Kenneth Koch saw a sign in Kenya at a rail crossing: “Warning: One Train May Hide Another.” He wrote a poem about it, and mentioned many of the occasions when you focus on one thing and thus are oblivious to the larger thing bearing down on you.
We have an [...]

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Heroes of Food Security

Posted by Calida DeBello on 18 Mar under Heroes of the Week, People and Ideas

Again this week they (mostly) come in pairs:
PLANTING A SEED – Agent Shakwei Mbindyo of Kenya and Agent Kath-Ning of the USA. Shakwei set off a roaring discussion this week with her simple real-world question about crop choices: should Kenya grow for export (and thus for money) or grow to feed its poor [...]

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