Summer in Copenhagen, Part 4: Fintech Lab (a co-working space)!

"...I had started working at BLOC, located in the Copenhagen Fintech Lab. The Fintech Lab is a co-working space for startups, situated in Christianhavn. There I met CEO and co-founder of BLOC, Deanna MacDonald — an inspiring woman and entrepreneur with a passion for sustainability, social justice and technology. She is a Canadian living in …

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To San Diego! Volunteering to provide low-income tribal homes with solar access

In a little less than 3 weeks, I will be in San Diego installing solar panels on low-income homes, to help families in the San Pasqual tribe access affordable alternative energy. The reservation is in northeastern San Diego County, California, near Valley Center. I will be staying on the reservation with a  few other UNC …

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Tactical Urbanism (Lesson Plan)

Prepared for UNC-Chapel Hill Seminar on Sustainable Cities (Featured photo via Creative Commons) What is tactical urbanism? Tactical urbanism describes small scale interventions in the built-environment, with the purpose of improving the people & space relationship. These projects are often low-cost, implemented by localized communities, nonprofits, ngos etc, and serve as both experimental test sites …

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Community Power: Samsø Island’s Transformation from Crisis, to Experiment, to Model of Sustainability

At the center of human endeavor is a need to connect. Relationships of necessity form societies to ensure survival, providing security against natural forces and the fulfillment of social drivers. Alongside the acceleration of technologies spurred by the industrial revolution, a global community has emerged, where the exchange of goods, energy and ideas continue to …

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Summer in Copenhagen, Part 3: Housing & Internship

"The city of Copenhagen is a walkable, bike-friendly haven offering a network of pedestrian streets and wide, devoted bicycle lanes.  In the pedestrian only sections of town, people dine in the streets as performers play the violin or sometimes the accordion nearby. The city is equipped with excellent public transportation via buses, metros and trains. …

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