The Story of Derreck Kayongo: Hope Through a Bar of Soap
After surviving a civil war in Uganda
years in a refuge camp in Kenya
arrived in the US
spent his first nights at a hotel
After coming back to his room
on the second day of his stay
a completely new bar of soap
thought it was strange
had hardly used the soap
the night before
was being charged for it
the policy of the hotel to replenish the soap every day
It seemed wasteful to him to throw away things that can still be used
knows a little more than the average person
His father used to make soap
was sharing his experience with his father
had a good idea
What if we could recycle the soap
and send it to people who need it
It took several years
participate in the project
have provided over 150,000 bars of recycled soap to people in ten countries.
Access to soap
make a big difference
millions of children die from diarrheal diseases
even though they can easily be prevented by using soap
when someone can only earn $1 a day
to pay 25 cents for a bar of soap
being recognized for his great work
After surviving a civil war in and years in a refugee camp in Kenya, Derreck Kayongo arrived in the US. He spent his first nights at a hotel in . After coming back to his room on the second day of his stay he saw a completely new bar of soap in the bathroom. He thought it was strange, because he had hardly used the soap the night before. Worried that he was being charged for it, he brought the new soap to the front desk. He was told that it was the policy of the hotel to replenish the soap every day.
Derrick couldn’t believe it. It seemed wasteful to him to throw away things that can still be used.
Derreck knows a little more than the average person about soap. His father used to make soap in Uganda. When he was sharing his experience with his father he had a good idea. He started thinking, “What if we could recycle the soap and send it to people who need it?”
It took several years, but in 2009, Derreck Kayongo, began the Global Soap Project. Currently, 300 hotels participate in the project. So far, they have provided over 150,000 bars of recycled soap to people in ten countries.
Access to soap makes a big difference. Ever year millions of children die from diarrheal diseases even though they can easily be prevented by using soap. However, when someone can only earn $1 a day, it is extremely hard to pay 25 cents for a bar of soap. Derrick’s soap is saving lives.
Derreck is finally being recognized for his great work. In 2011 he was named a Top 10 CNN Hero.
Here’s a great idea for this winter from South Korea.
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What do you think? Are you ready to at home?
Keep Warm By Using A Tent Inside
get pretty cold
With temperatures around -8 degrees
to keep a room warm
This is especially true
Six of the country’s 23 nuclear reactors
have been shut down recently
As a result
heating costs have soared
several power blackouts
just in time
has come up with an ingenious idea
while saving money
have started using tents indoors
The idea is really catching on
flying off the shelves
cannot make them fast enough
to keep up with orders
can make a big difference
Even though the room temperature is a chilly 18 degrees
inside a tent
warm 26 degrees
even putting them on top of their beds
cut their heating costs in half
put up a tent
Here’s a great idea for keeping warm this winter from South Korea.
South Korea can get pretty cold in the winter months. With temperatures around -8 degrees outside, it can be very difficult to keep a room warm. This is especially true this year in South Korea. Six of the country’s 23 nuclear reactors have been shut down recently. As a result, heating costs have soared and there have been several power blackouts as well.
But just in time, someone has come up with an ingenious idea for keeping warm while saving money. All over South Korea people have started using tents indoors. The idea is really catching on. Tents are flying off the shelves. In fact, tent manufactures cannot make them fast enough to keep up with orders.
The indoor tents can make a big difference. Even though the room temperature is a chilly 18 degrees, inside a tent it is a warm 26 degrees. People are even putting them on top of their beds and sleeping in them. Some tent users claim that they have cut their heating costs in half using indoor tents.
What do you think? Are you ready to put up a tent at home?
What do you think are the biggest energy users in your home? Your list most likely includes your A.C., fridge, washing machine, etc. But you would be surprised to know that your smart phone is one of the biggest energy hog in your home.
Charging the phone itself uses very small amounts of energy. The real energy impact lies in the data centers and networks that process data for your smart phone. According to a recent study your smart phone requires more energy to run than your home’s refrigerator.
Currently, it is estimated that around two percent of the world’s energy supply goes to the Internet and it contributes almost two percent of total carbon emissions. These numbers are only expected to rise as Internet and smart phone usage expands.
The Tesla Model S in the U.S. The such famous luxury car models as the Audi A8 and the BMW 7-series. is that Tesla, a new car company, more carmakers in the luxury car market. , Tesla (Tesla Motor Inc.) over 20,000 of the model this year.
The Tesla Model S at a price of $69,900. have already gone over 10,000 .