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16 March

Sunisthefuture Team At Kiva As A Catalyst

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Dear Readers,

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If you are in favor of renewable,  clean, or solar energy, please sign this petition for FIT/CLEAN Program, accessible at http://sunisthefuture.net/?page_id=1065 Thank you very much.
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Dear friends and readers,

Few days after my meet at San Francisco, CA, with Milepointer-Kiva DOers, I emailed one of Kiva’s strategic planners.  I see Kiva (a microfinance global organization) as a vehicle to help magnify development of businesses, particularly for potential solar or renewable energy businesses for countries/locations with less developed infra-structures.  Below, is the letter/email I’d like to share with you:

Hi, Michelle,

It was wonderful to meet you at Kiva’s DO in SF, CA, even if only for few minutes.  I was so energized by all the positive energy that I started a Sunisthefuture Team at Kiva.
Since I am also running a site, http://sunisthefuture.net to bring greater awareness to general public about solar energy, I have come across many projects and feel  that these projects will work beautifully with/Kiva and help to speed up the process of conversion of our planet into the renewable, cleaner, and safer world.  So, I’d like to share some links with you:
1.  One Laptop Per Child  (solar education, Jan. 28, 30, 2012 posts of http://sunisthefuture.net) at: http://sunisthefuture.net/?m=20120128

http://sunisthefuture.net/?m=20120130

The company (One Laptop Per Child) that works on One Laptop Per Child may be able to work cooperatively with Kiva to help
more people in developing countries to have access to education and information.

2.  Solar Cooker (Jan. 5, 6, 7, 9, Feb. 18, 2012 posts at http://sunisthefuture.net) at:
There are several already established organizations that used to provide basic solar cookers…but may have stopped.
Making solar cookers available (at low costs) will solve much fuel, pollution problems, not to mention protecting women and children (who are usually the gatherers of firewood, often late at nights or going to places where they may become victims of rapes or harm). Solar cookers also help to solve much of the problems associated with water borne diseases.  There is E4C (Engineers For Change) organization that had come up with different solar cooker designs that will work at night (in the fifth post/link above).

3.  Haiti Empowerment Project-Solar Energy Project via Michigan State University (Jan. 23, 2012 post of http://sunisthefuture.net):
I am hoping that educators from various universities working on empowerment projects will help to educate Kiva’s field partners about
potential solar energy business ideas and help to spread the use of solar energy and starting of solar businesses.  The Kiva lenders will be looking forward to helping to fund these businesses.

4.  University of the People, the world’s first tuition-free online university at: http://www.uopeople.org/
It may be tuition free, but interested students still need to provide a small fee (this is where Kiva may help).  Providing education is the most efficient way to bring people out of poverty and find ways to solve world problems.  Kiva and its lenders will be able to help students/people from all over the world to cooperatively reach the goal of obtaining education for these students/people who otherwise would not have been able to achieve this goal.

5.  Fistula Foundatioin at : http://www.fistulafoundation.org/
Even though this is not a serious problem in developed nations, obstetric fistula is still devastating in developing countries and need help.
Here is a link explaining what is fistual: http://www.fistulafoundation.org/whatisfistula/
The mission for Fistula Foundation is to raise awareness and funding for fistula treatment, prevention and educational programs worldwide.
Helping these recovering women to start their own businesses will be a great service for these women and their communities.

6. Startup businesses entrepreneurs in USA also need help: http://startupweekend.org/contact/
I see the potential of these organizations/businesses cooperating with Kiva and magnify the ability for Kiva to do a great deal of global good.
Finally, I’d like to invite you and your friends to read/listen to over 120 posts/video clips about solar energy at http://sunisthefuture.net so we can all spread more sunshine across our planet.
~have a bright and sunny day~
sunisthefuture-Susan Sun Nunamaker
I hope this letter/email will serve as a catalyst to many future cooperative businesses/projects at Kiva to spread more sunshine across our planet and increase the chance of a cleaner, safer, and more prosperous world for all of us.  If you have any suggestions/ideas/comments for potential solar/renewable/green energy businesses, please feel free to email me at sunisthefuture@gmail.com  .  Please keep in mind that I am soliciting for business ideas that may be applicable to any part of the world.
~let’s spread the sunshine~
~have a bright and sunny day~

Gathered, written, and posted by sunisthefuture-Susan Sun Nunamaker

Any comments and suggestions are welcomed at sunisthefuture@gmail.com

Please also get into the habit of checking at these sites below for more on solar energy topics:

www.sunisthefuture.net

www.youtube.com/user/sunisthefuture

www.kiva.org/team/sunisthefuture

www.facebook.com/sunisthefuture

www.pinterest.com/sunisthefuture

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30 January

Addendum to Solar Education-One Laptop Per Child (OLPC)’s New XO 3.0 tablet

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Dear Readers,

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If you are in favor of renewable,  clean, or solar energy, please sign this petition for FIT/CLEAN Program, accessible at http://sunisthefuture.net/?page_id=1065 Thank you very much.
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Dear Friends & Readers,

To answer some of your questions regarding OLPC (One Laptop Per Child): why give a laptop/education to a child who may have no electricity or even running water?

The answer is: you don’t stop education until all other challenges are solved.  It is important to educate while trying to solve all the problems because education is the foundation of all the solutions.  That is why XO is designed to withstand rugged conditions, at low cost, low power (and can be charged with solar power), connected (so kids can access internet, share files with others, collaborate on projects).  The XO has a screen that would allow users to read in direct sunlight (because many children using XO may be attending schools outdoors), built-in webcam for pictures and video clips,  many education focused software, and many other features.  Ultimately, the XO’s lead to engaged and inspired young students who want to learn, go to schools,  to draw/write/do new things/solve new problems.  One day, these young students may even help us to solve our problems/challenges. So, that is why those of us who believe in OLPC also believe in Give A Laptop Per Child = Change the World.

One Laptop Per Child at Kagugu Primary School at Kigali, Rwanda, Sep., 2009 (prior to XO 3.0) seen in Jan. 28, 2012 post of http://sunisthefuture.net

I would like to share this video clip below (there are actually 2 parts to it):

~have a bright and sunny day~

Gathered, written, and posted by sunisthefuture-Susan Sun Nunamaker

Any comments and suggestions are welcomed at sunisthefuture@gmail.com

Please also get into the habit of checking at these sites below for more on solar energy topics:

www.sunisthefuture.net

www.youtube.com/user/sunisthefuture

www.kiva.org/team/sunisthefuture

www.facebook.com/sunisthefuture

www.pinterest.com/sunisthefuture

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28 January

Solar Education-One Laptop Per Child (OLPC)’s New XO 3.0 Tablet

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Dear Readers,

(Please click on red links below)

If you are in favor of renewable,  clean, or solar energy, please sign this petition for FIT/CLEAN Program, accessible at http://sunisthefuture.net/?page_id=1065 Thank you very much.
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Dear Friends and Readers,

This year, among many cutting-edge innovations that were seen at the CES 2012 (Consumers’ Electronics Show, in Jan. 10-13, 2012, at Los Vegas, NV), many solar products on display prove that the solar technology has gone mainstream.  A solar-powered laptop was on display by Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. and One Laptop per Child (OLPC). OLPC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help every child in the world to gain access to a modern education, using a low-cost, low-power water-proof tablet that can be charged with solar panels or hand cranks.  To this end, OLPC have designed hardware, content, and software (Linux, emphasis in open source software) for collaborative, joyful, and self-empowered learning.  Through these solar laptops, children from many developing nations will be able to engage in their own education, to learn, to share, and to create together.  They will be connected to each other,  to the world, and to a brighter tomorrow.  Hurray from all of us who are in favor of education for every one throughout the planet earth, especially in this case, in the form of solar education! One hour of sunshine (XO 3.0 tablet with 4 W solar panel, 8″ tablet) will enable two hours of computer use.  Below, let’s take a look at this XO 3.0 tablet at CES 2012:


~have a bright and sunny day~
written & posted by sunisthefuture-Susan Sun Nunamaker, sunisthefuture@gmail.com
Homepage: http://www.sunisthefuture.net


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~have a bright and sunny day~

Gathered, written, and posted by sunisthefuture-Susan Sun Nunamaker

Any comments and suggestions are welcomed at sunisthefuture@gmail.com

Please also get into the habit of checking at these sites below for more on solar energy topics:

www.sunisthefuture.net

www.youtube.com/user/sunisthefuture

www.kiva.org/team/sunisthefuture

www.facebook.com/sunisthefuture

www.pinterest.com/sunisthefuture

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