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Applaud Engineers for Bringing Solar Power to Slums


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Rose
- 556 days ago - forcechange.com
Target: Environmental engineers at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa Goal: Thank engineers for creating the "iShack" project Engineers at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa recently created a structure designed to help



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Roger M. (0)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 10:46 pm
Happy to give credit where it's due. Signed.
 

Naoko I. (261)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 1:24 am
Noted, gladly signed.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 8:35 pm
Great news Signed Cheers Rose
 

Ana Passos (2)
Monday January 14, 2013, 2:51 am
done
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (378)
Monday January 14, 2013, 2:56 am
Noted and signed. Good for him!
 

cecily w. (0)
Monday January 14, 2013, 4:18 am
Signed. Thanks, Rose.
Four things from this article jumped out at me: (1) local materials, (2) relatively easy to construct, (3) solar power, (4) water collection systems. Over the past decade there seems to be increased interest in minimalism, green living, modest-cost housing, "tiny houses","living in sheds" and "living in shipping containers". (I put the last three in quotes in case anyone wants to put them in their browsers.) It appears that some people in the US who are interested either want to, or need to, live off the grid. What if . . .?
 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Monday January 14, 2013, 4:51 am
It's so creative and new I almost forgot to sign!
 

Ro H. (0)
Monday January 14, 2013, 5:09 am
ty
 

Christeen Anderson (476)
Monday January 14, 2013, 5:31 am
Signed.
 

Joy Wong (73)
Monday January 14, 2013, 5:52 am
Noted and signed. Great job.
 

Winn Adams (190)
Monday January 14, 2013, 12:48 pm
Fantastic
 

. (0)
Monday January 14, 2013, 1:12 pm
getekend en genoteerd
 

Past Member (0)
Monday January 14, 2013, 1:18 pm
signed
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Monday January 14, 2013, 1:44 pm
Signed & noted. Thank you, Rose.
 

Lisa Neste (695)
Monday January 14, 2013, 2:27 pm
Your signature has been recorded. Thank you Rose.
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Monday January 14, 2013, 5:53 pm
signed & noted
 

Dana W. (9)
Monday January 14, 2013, 7:13 pm
Wonderful story - I'm impressed that these people used their education and training to improve living conditions for others instead of focusing on the next "big thing" that only richer people could afford. Who knows how many lives will be saved?
 

Quanta Kiran (63)
Monday January 14, 2013, 9:49 pm
noted
 

Henrik Thorsen (28)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 10:40 am
Signed.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 8:22 am
Done, thanks
 

Klaus Peters (9)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 4:24 am
Signed, conctruction of iShacks may only be possible with government help.
 
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