Women in the Construction Trades: Reinventing Wilma Flintstone

By |May 29th, 2016|construction, Dining For Women, income generation, inequality of opportunity|

Learning the fine points of ceiling fan installation – photo: Cindy Ariel, ThinkOutsideOfTheToolbox From the time of the Flintstones, men have been the technology gatekeepers while women are the traditional experts in weaving and textiles, as well as wielding cooking and domestic tools. […]

Bottle Bricks: Upcycyling Plastic, Building Schools

By |February 8th, 2015|bottle bricks, construction, fuel savings, Global South export to elsewhere in the Global South, plastic bottle reuse, upcycling|

Bottle Brick school wall - Photo: Hug It Forward/Rotary Bottle bricks, empty plastic bottles filled with compressed non-biodegradable waste, originated [...]

Plastic Bottle Greenhouses

By |October 25th, 2014|construction, plastic bottle reuse|

Greenhouses extend the season, protecting plants and helping to get an earlier start and keep them going longer.I have seen [...]

Bottle Bricks: Constructing Durable Sand Castles – Picture of the Week

By |April 18th, 2013|Bolivia, construction, picture of the week, plastic bottle reuse, Uganda, upcycling, Water, Woman Humanitarian Tech Stars|

 3 Students from the Kasiisi area of Uganda, who attend school adjacent to Kibale National Park in western Uganda, are [...]