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States, non-states and net-states, position TreeDripper project, please November 6, 2017 - 9:14am

This article found in Wired, outlines a new understanding of actors at a world compassing scale.

Article now being conceived and written. Based on the notion as stipulated in the above Wired link and an effort to get a universal understanding how this project should organize itself.

"Fight Fossil" in the Bonn Demo November 5, 2017 - 7:10pm

The present Bonn COP23 Climate conference offers the US-delegation a presentation of the benefits of coal for countering climate change. Not a popular statement, that was called: 'Beyond Absurd'!

Outside in the streets in the demo, yesterday November 4th, there was also a strong call for keeping coal in the ground. Specially for ending the open brown coal digging at 'Ende Gelande'.

Second manual upload test, images and text layout October 18, 2017 - 1:13am

This is the second manual upload test. Target is to find out how to position the images and to experiment with text as will for how to upload it as to find out how outsider appreciate the presentation.

FAX, questions frequently asked ... October 13, 2017 - 2:37pm
  • Why don't you use a bucket?
    Buckets are available, but for really poor people it is a heavy investment. That's why most of them are broken. And you can't send buckets by email.

  • Do people have water?
    There is always some water from a puddle that is not good for drinking or grey water, the water that remains after washing clothes or cutlery.

  • Do people have fertilizer?
    Probably urine can be utilized as well.

  • Do people have plastic bags?
    Yes, too many.

NASA really knows some things better ... October 10, 2017 - 10:11pm

NASA really knows some things better ...

For the background page, I need to be a bit better informed about what the actual impact in tree planting needs to be to be meaningful to counter climate change. So I once more googled with different questions. And this link really was interesting, as related to the approach of TreeDripper:

A Content Management System for the data about the TreeDripper project September 24, 2017 - 10:21pm

To organise the growing instream of data even before our first workshop

TreeDripper is a great idea and the info about the actual thing is not that much. Say ten pages A4 technical description. If you include the art of tree nursing and tree planting, then you have to consider to make space for a lot of books, though a small booklet may contain already 80 % of what matters for the TreeDripper enthusiasts.

Journal Saturday 23 september 2017 September 25, 2017 - 9:27pm

This Friday workshop did not 'work', the 'Teachers', four guys did not show up. Let's assume it was a communication hick-up, but not nice towards some people at the Foodbank dinner that wanted to join.

Test Manual 2 pages October 2, 2017 - 4:16pm

This is the cover page of the test manual

Yes, we can! Millions of new trees, seed, nurse and plant them September 21, 2017 - 9:50pm

Yes, we can create a wave, a surge, a hype of new tree planting!
How? The Demotech way is to look for forgotten recourses outside the realm of commercial thinking. Think different, search for what people like and long for. Think of what is in the way of getting things done differently.

Simple but evident constrain: money! Money is needed always. Or maybe not. The search is on for the gap where money is not needed per se, or where a new idea can piggybag on something else that is happening anyway.

"Walking" the Women's March with the Walking-type DemoUnits March 19, 2017 - 4:39pm

The Radish MU-student group set out to participate in the Women's March in Amsterdam. This would be the first test with the new smaller version of the DemoUnits, with the special property that one marching demonstrator, carries and balances one DemoUnit tower, light in weight, but still sticking out above the crowd two to three meters.

Policy change results in the birth of the 'Walking DemoUnit' March 18, 2017 - 11:57pm

A few weeks ago, a small student group came to Demotech and asked support for their wish to take part in the Anti-Hate march. That request was welcome as I have tried hard to get the latest DemoUnits-version ready for practical use.

This latest version incorporates also a policy change in regard of what 'hardware' to make available to people that demand assistance for social action.

"Put a banner on your DemoUnit", how this song was born ... December 27, 2016 - 8:17pm

Chris T. Rand is the artist name of the singer-songwriter Chris Binnendijk, who recently married a dear friend of mine. That gave me the chance to find out about his amazing ability to make no less than thousands of songs, his life long. One more for Demotech he made too and I love that one.

Floor cloth as waterlogged contact sheet for wetting the soil in the containers October 6, 2016 - 11:34pm This cloth is now used at the bottom of the trays suspeded in the window of Reinder's room. Important to find out if this cloth can remain immersed in water without falling apart. Info where info can be found and whre it can be bought.
Hy2U - Call for Volunteers October 5, 2016 - 5:10pm

Care for Kid's cleaner hands
Welcome to get this project off the ground! Why do we do it?
That's because by now we can! We, at Demotech, designed a school kid's hand washer, we made it in Nairobi and we make and demonstrate it here in the Netherlands.

Request from Uganda October 5, 2016 - 5:09pm

Request are often dry and dull, not giving much details, not explaining the real local situation and for whom it is meant. Such request state there is plenty need, so send books. Then we answer -if possible- right away that Demotech does not distribute books, but has its websites and video's at YouTube. I also always ask if Demotech can help with anything they find in our websites or video's.

Research about Hand Washing Campaigns in Peru October 5, 2016 - 5:08pm
Research about Hand Washing Campaigns in Peru October 5, 2016 - 5:06pm

This article is from three years ago, just found it when archiving my mail. A sad resilt is described of large media campaigns in a few countries.

The approach with the Hy2U differs completely with what has been described below. Would that give the Hy2U a better chance to make a difference?

Hand washing can save 2500 children's lives a day October 5, 2016 - 5:06pm

The number of hands that need proper care and don't get it, is huge.

Furaha, nururing hope and dreams October 5, 2016 - 5:05pm

Eveline did not let slip it out of her hands, the opportunity to introduce the Hy2U in her Community Center in Humara, a poor quarter in Nairobi.

In my last visit to Humara, two weeks in which everything went wrong, there were also two great moments: the workshop at Simon's Center and a demonstration and workshop at Furaha Community Center.

The big institutes, do they support the Demotech Approach? Part 4 of 4 October 5, 2016 - 5:04pm