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Heroes: Making money better

Posted by Calida DeBello on 08 Apr under Heroes of the Week, People and Ideas

The missions for Week 5 examine the mysterious nature of money: at once the most real and the most vaporous aspect to many people’s lives.
To introduce yourself to the questions about money, there’s no better place to start than these questions: How many Evokians did you earn today? How will you spend them? Agent Mark [...]

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From a leader cloud to a brainstorm

Posted by Mita Williams on 05 Apr under People and Ideas

I thought I would take our new Leader Cloud out for a spin. I loaded it up and dove right in.
Here are some great ideas and experiences I found from our newest heroes:

Meghan D. Saar’s disappointing shadowing experience of ACT1 taught her about social applications and social entrepreneurship
Robbie Gongwer explanation of the differences between growth [...]

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Taking Action on Currency & Exchange

Posted by Joshua Judkins on 04 Apr under People and Ideas

Week Five of Urgent EVOKE has seen Agents exploring alternative currencies and trying out ways of exchanging what they have in ways they never have before. Those who have tackled the challenge to ACT have done so with creativity and gusto, with Agent Mark Mulkerin even proposing and putting into action an “Evokian” Currency – [...]

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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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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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