Tuesday, March 24, 2009

TED: Useful world improvements

This talk and its goals seems to me to fit in with the TV channel LINK-TV and its view of how the world can be made a better place without wars and destruction. Her work with students at MIT and field trips to Haiti have found ways to keep from killing 2 million children a year by mixing farm waste to create safer cooking fire materials. Seems funny that such simple solutions may have such far-reaching effects in parts of the world, but isn't it great that there are people like Amy Smith around to work on such things?


  1. Good article. Thanks for posting it. It is always gratifying to see someone taking discarded stuff and using it to better the lives of the people who discard it.

  2. Glad you enjoyed it. I'm sure those cows don't care about their refuse. /g/