Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Bone dry, rich.

Have you heard of Mahjong?  It is a game that originated in China played by 3 to 4 players to gain points or win some money.  

Do you know that the handmade tiles can be made from bones that are laid on top of bamboo without glue?  I have never thought of it as a sustainable game of chance until I watched this video.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Flying 24/7 possible? Yes! With Solar Impulse.

Have you heard of Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg and their flying machine, Solar Impulse? As their plane runs on solar power, it means that they can fly day and night without a need to refuel!

In fact, they are going to attempt the first round-the-world solar flight in 2015.

The possibility of flying 24/7 is definitely in the air.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Have you heard of Neighborhood Fruit?

Have you heard of Neighborhood Fruit? It helps people find and share fruits in USA growing wild or in your backyard.  All you need to do is register the information at the following link:


That way when the trees are fruiting, they will be picked up by those who are interested instead of leaving them to rot on the trees when there is a bumper crop.  If this application is available around the world, it would make life better for those living in poverty. 

Fruits can be eaten fresh, cooked, squeezed out for juices or drinks or baked in cakes. Find ways to use them on Pinterest and see if a business can be developed:

For example, do you know that you can use some fruits for making dye?

Find more of such free tutorial from Pinterest:

It is common to see restaurant food served in banana leaves.  These can be collected to be sold if you know where you can find them: 

Even some product from Ikea are made from banana fiber?

Someone I know in Malaysia manufacture paper out of banana tree stump

Others I found by doing a search for "find free fruit in your area":
"Falling Fruit," pinpoints all sorts of tasty trees in public parks, lining city streets and even hanging over fences from the U.K. to New Zealand.

Wild Edibles

You see, you can even make a living sharing information about Wild Edible Plants in Columbia, SC

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

The Hyperloop

Elon Musk's electric Hyperloop can travel at 700mph.  Will that be the transport of the future?  How much fuel will it consume to run?

None according to this video because it is designed to be powered by solar.

If this idea materialize, we will have to option to fly or loop from one point to another.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

When there is a need, think green.

I am taking a free online course, “Leading Strategic Innovation in Organizations”, through Coursera, conducted by instructor David A. Owens of Vanderbilt University.

The project I am working on is "Stand On your Own", in which I hope to encourage single parents to create to sell Eco-friendly product.  This presentation is what it is all about.

I like it that I am able to include what I have shared on this blog to complete my course project.  So, never let others tell you that what you are doing is not useful if you think it is meaningful.  You never know where the future will lead you to when you are willing to share what you know.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Don't kill! Think green.

What do you think it will take to save livestock on a farm in Kenya from lions?  Bows and arrows or guns?

None of the above.  Pick this up from 13 years old, Richard Turere.  All you need are:

1) five flashlight bulbs
2) a car battery
3) a solar panel

Don't believe me?  Watch this video.

And for his environmentally friendly effort, Richard was offered a scholarship to study at The Brookhouse International School.  How great is that?

It just shows that you don't have to kill your enemies in order to survive.  Just think green.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Hot! It's so hot in Malaysia!

Yes, it's hot in Malaysia!  What do you expect, we are located near the equator.  But instead of complaining, what can we do about it?


That's what Julie and Scott Brusaw in USA are doing with their invention of Solar Roadways in their efforts to combat "Global Warming".  Watch this video and you will get an idea of how they are harvesting energy from the sun .

This concept should work very well in Malaysia too, don't you agree?