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Innovation? Define it.

1. In the long run a company cannot survive on doing the same things better and cheaper.

2. Most managers are like dogs. They bark at what they don’t know.

3. Managers say yes to innovation only if doing nothing is a bigger risk.

4. Continuous innovation is bullshit. You only innovate when you have to.

5. Organizations frustrate innovative employees.

6. Starting innovation is like a child starting to walk. Learn to love the struggle!

7. If there’s no urgency innovation is considered as playtime.

8. Most people only innovate when they have to. Pick the right moment.

9. Innovators need the patience of a hunter to wait for a shot that you’re sure you can make.

10. Never start innovation with an idea. You will fall in love with it. But love is blind.

11. A big idea is a new simple solution for a relevant problem or dream.

12. The best innovators are need seekers.

13. The problem of brainstorms is the inability of people to let go of the old ideas.

14. If you don’t get new insights you won’t get new ideas.

15. For most companies evolutionary ideas are quite revolutionary.

16. You can invent on your own, but in an organization you can never innovate alone!

17. Think outside the box and present your idea inside the box otherwise nothing will happen.

18. Innovators should bring back new business not new ideas.

19. Nobody buys innovation from a clown so bring back a new business case.

20. The voice of the customer is your best support for a new concept.

21. Innovators should stop writing plans. Innovation is learning by doing.

22. Innovation does not stop at the first “No”. That’s the moment it really starts.

23. Less creative ideas are better because they have a higher chance of becoming reality.

24. An organization is just like a herd. Focus on the slowest animals. When they start running too your organization really gets innovative.

So here were 24 of my essential insights about innovation. I hope some of them are helpful to you. As I promised 25 insights please do me a favor and share with us, as a comment, your own essential insight as professional about innovation as number 25……..

– See more at: http://www.innovationexcellence.com/blog/2014/05/03/25-most-essential-insights-about-innovation/#sthash.NcualEzZ.dpuf

Humans Carbon Emmisions

How much carbon does a typical person use?

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average person creates 48,488 pounds of carbon every year. That’s equivalent to removing 110 trees or adding four more cars to the road every year. download (4)

How can we reduce our carbon footprint?

There are several lifestyle choices that we can make to reduce our carbon footprint. Choosing green energy sources, such as wind and solar, buying energy efficient appliances, carpooling and recycling are all steps we can take to reduce our carbon footprint.  Although we cannot directly eliminate all carbon emissions from our daily activities, we can offset them! Carbon offsets are measurable and tangible benefits granted to environmental projects that help mitigate the carbon emissions and support a sustainable environment.

What are carbon offsets – How do they work?

A carbon offset is a reduction in emissions of carbon dioxide made in order to offset an emission made elsewhere. Carbon offsets are typically measured in tons and are achieved through funding projects that offset carbon emissions.  Projects have a broad range; from forestry projects in South America to large wind turbine projects in the United States.
Purchasing carbon offsets means you are contributing to a reduction in carbon emissions that would not have happened without the financial support of the carbon offset market  This concept is known as “additionality”.6583572-3x2-700x467
For example, gas capture projects at landfills not only prevent the release of methane gas into the atmosphere, but they also use the captured methane to generate electricity that would otherwise be generated by burning fossil fuels such as coal or natural gas. Gas capture projects can be expensive.  In order to finance the construction and operation of the project, the developer can sell the emission reductions in the form of carbon offsets.

What are carbon emissions?

Carbon dioxide emissions come from burning fossil fuels such as oil, coal and natural gas. Carbon dioxide is thought to be the largest man made contributor to greenhouse gasses.  Greenhouse gasses are thought by some scientists to contribute to the “greenhouse effect,” which refers to the slow, persistent warming of the planet.   Such warming has the potential to negatively affect the earth’s atmosphere. Large amounts of carbon dioxide are emitted into the atmosphere because of our reliance on modern day conveniences and daily life activities such as: driving, air travel, electricity production and consumption, and the purchase of heavily packaged food products2. The amount of carbon emissions we create is also sometimes referred to as our “carbon footprint”.

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GRANT: U.S. Department of State — Womens’ Entrepreneurship in Renewable Energy

The Partnership on Women’s Entrepreneurship in Renewables (wPOWER)

The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs at the U.S. Department of State will expand and deepen the Partnership on Womens’ Entrepreneurship in Renewables (wPOWER). The program aims to empower women as entrepreneurs for technologies in clean energy at the grassroots level in poor and rural communities of East Africa, Nigeria, and India.

Working at the grassroots level in East Africa, Nigeria, and India, wPOWER promotes entrepreneurship of small-scale clean technologies such as solar products and clean cookstoves to drive green growth and directly integrate women into the energy access value chain. This NOFO will focus on expanding activities under these wPOWER program goals by empowering and supporting women clean energy entrepreneurs, conducting research to advance women clean energy entrepreneurship, addressing financial barriers, and growing the wPOWER Partnership.

The program is open to nonprofit NGOs and educational institutions in the U.S. and internationally, and to public international organizations. Funding Opportunity OES-OCC-16-005. The application deadline is 10 June 2016.

 

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=282978

Vacancy!! Nigeria Campaign Director

Power for All is a global campaign to accelerate the deployment of distributed/decentralized renewable energy (DRE) as the best solution to universal energy access.  Supported by Power for All,s global team, comprised of experts in advocacy, communications, and market development, the Nigeria Campaign Director will mobilise a coalition of private sector and civil society stakeholders to work with government and accelerate access to decentralized renewable energy.

Checkout the link for further details, then follow up with

Charlie Miller, Director of National Programs at Power for All

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