2020 October

Education of girls

“If you educate a man, you educate an individual, if you educate a woman, you educate a nation.” Some 130 million girls around the world between the ages of 6 and 17 are still not in school —75 percent of whom are adolescents. As a society we need to change that. Girls’ education yields some… read more »

Ecological restoration

Ecological restoration (ER) is based on using ecological knowledge to understand how ecosystems work and to use that understanding to recover ecosystem conditions that maintain their structure and function. A mainstream concept intertwining social and scientific roles that reflect modern scientific and public views how valuable nature is and the need for her to sustains… read more »


Foldscope Instruments Inc developed a paper folding microscope and as they say on their website, their goal is to share curiosity worldwide. Foldscope is the ultra-affordable paper microscope. It was designed to be portable and durable, while performing on par with conventional research microscopes (140X magnification and 2 micron resolution). That is strong enough to view… read more »

The tubercle effect – Whale Power

Whale Power is a company that got inspired by the fins of hump-whales. These majestic 30-tonne marine mammals can reach heights of 15 meters as they break through the ocean’s surface, how can they do it? Well, they have some special designed by nature elements, that help them with that. Tubercles are bumps on their… read more »

Planting 73 million – largest reforestation project so far

Conservation International set out to achieve the goal of zero net deforestation in Amazonia to protect essential resources, mitigate climate change and increase prosperity of the local people. They are currently working on a 30.000 hectares (70.000 acres). In the past decades more than 20% of the Amazonian rain-forest was cut down and the predictions… read more »

Nowlight – Put the power in your hands

There are more and more companies that are focusing on the needs of people who live in the 3rd world countries and Deciwatt is definitely one of those. The good thing about companies like this is that their products can also serve a purpose in the developed world, where we are more and more dependent… read more »

5 (Neo)Commandments, Stewardship & Family companies

Family companies that survived for more than 3 generations and what we can learn from them… I will lay down 5 Neo-commandment learned through decades of hard work and perseverance from those who came before us. But before we do that, let’s just for a moment pretend someone came down from a mountain and gave… read more »