Global Toast Diary
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There are two key images that I have as I blog today
the first is from national geogrphic. It shows a purification system
that uses old clear
plastic bottles and sunlight.
The second is a Ted
talk in which the speaker,Michael Pritchard describes an inexpensive 20
how to purify water with
gravity assisted pendulum pump to filter water
extreme cyst water filter
solar desination at
april 1 2007 I think carbon offsets should buy a solar desalinator
that drip irrigates a forest, grown in a desert with sea water
March 1 2007 Legal
opinion on water as a human right
Feb 1 2007End Water Poverty
Jan 1 2007 Britain has Declared Clean Drinking Water to be a Human
Right of its citizens!
(let's get other countries to do the same!)
Dec 1 Drinking
Water from Solar Hybrid Technology
Nov 1 Concentrating solar power and water desalinzation solar
steam towers always create fresh water
Oct 1 Great system for turning
air into water
Sept 1 another
movie on water aid
July 1 Have you seen this great
show on water
June 24 Have you seen this awesome
WATER movie by Leonardo DiCaprio!!
June 19 A
simple aerobic sewage treatmant plant developed in africa for
June 15: Carbon
Nanotubes could bring the cost of desalinating salt water way down.
Rather than Desert Storm we need Desert Bloom.
June 8: Exciting
announcement out of china! New clean water tech!
May 23 2006 I'm inspired by the playful
globalism in zefrank's global
I put up a version of the global toast
movie with a 'donate' button. I think this movie needs text overlay
talking about the problem.
THIS WAS WORLD WATER DAY!!
March 22 2006 L U.N.
warnings about world water situation
March 20 2006
Kamen, the engineer who invented the Segway, is puzzling over a
new equation these days. An estimated 1.1 billion people in the
don't have access to clean drinking water, and an estimated 1.6 billion
don't have electricity. Those figures add up to a big problem for the
world—and an equally big opportunity for entrepreneurs.
To solve the problem, he's invented two devices, each about the size of
a washing machine that can provide much-needed power and clean water in
"Eighty percent of all the diseases you could name would be wiped out
if you just gave people clean water," says Kamen. "The water purifier
makes 1,000 liters of clean water a day, and we don't care what goes
into it. And the power generator makes a kilowatt off of anything that
Feb 10 2006:
I donated a well and another large package at christmas.
I want to see this page create some benefits for the people involved.
Realistically though, if people on the web(like me) dont have enough
to give, they can at least give time. I want this place to be a
house for information about clean water for all.
Jan 29 2006:
Well I think I put the page up a year ago, and really I haven't done
it. I was hoping the wiki would just spontaneously become good, but
instead it got erased by a
spam bot. I was having to come by and clean out spam every couple
I guess I'll file the wiki under future technologies and do the
work of making the global
toast website worth visiting myself. or not... I never know
when I'll get inspired to work
on this. I like that my workspace can handle a lot of common
feelings I have, musical, textual,
codesolving, charitable... its just I dont really feel charitable often
enough. I suppose as I get
older that will be more often.
but this a project that a skilled media manipulator could pull off
(fundraising wise) in a
year. I donated enough for a well in madagascar that will supply 300
people with water forever.
It cost a little over $300...
At that rate its tempting to do the math as1 billion people would only
cost 1 billion dollars.
With efficiency and volume purchase power that might be a doable
number, but lets say
The us military budget is a billion a day.
Jan 30 2006
The media page on global toast might be a place to
There are a lot of pros making throw-away media to test tools and such.
This is an opportunity to throw some towards the poorest people on