Could desalination solve California’s water problem?

Originally posted on duanetilden:

Desalination would seem to answer every prayer to fix California?s water shortages. But turning the sea into drinking water is not so easy. The state?s first major desalination plant, under construction in Carlsbad, is a major test for the industry and wary environmental groups.


See on Scoop.itsustainability and resilience

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Martin Fenwick Should be Gruntled Right Now

Sheri Fresonke Harper:

#gruntled is a good thing

Originally posted on Luigicappel's Weblog:

Last week I had the privilege of attending a training program run by Martin Fenwick, author of The Change Factor: Insights For Leaders of Change. As a subscriber of my blogs including SoLoMo Consulting and The Future Diaries, you will know that change has been a major motivating factor in my life as a futurist, right back to the promise made to me and my contemporaries, that my problem in the future would be what to do with my spare time, as automation took care  of the majority of our human workloads.

BORDER-CLOSEDChangeI am passionate about change and the need for traditional businesses to embrace and create change, less it be foisted on them by a competing business model. Some examples of my thoughts on the book industry that you may have previously read are here.

Anyway, I am also passionate about languages and particularly the English…

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Evolution of the Meeting Rooms

Sheri Fresonke Harper:

spent enough time in these I should know all this, cute though

Originally posted on DETart Blog:

Evolution of the Meeting RoomDo meetings different!

We all work with many different people on even more different locations.

To discuss our day by day business we all need to talk in different groups. But for many meetings you have to travel to the locations of your client, your partner or the workgroup you are a part one – which is time consuming.

So, let’s ask yourself the question:

Do you need to Travel to all this meetings?

Sure for some meetings we all have to go, as interacting with humans is more than video can transport. But there might be a fair amount of meetings where we might save a lotof expensive working time by using a different meeting room concept. Have a read….

Infographic on Meeting Rooms

There is a usefull Inforgraphic and some Whitepapers at Logitech made by Wainhouse Research and I love to share this with you.

Evolution of the Meeting Rooms

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6 Steps to Writing Great Content for Social Media

Originally posted on Empire Avenue:

The advent of social media has opened new doors for everyone. You probably use Twitter while your mom browses Pinterest, your dad cares for LinkedIn connections and your youngest sibling might be posting a selfie on Facebook right now.

All this social activity naturally attracts businesses (around 90% of US based small businesses use social media) because social platforms are free, allowing them to easily generate leads, reach new customers and communicate with existing ones.

For any business, the goal behind a social media strategy is basically ‘engagement’ – and the key to that is fantastic content. If you are tasked with writing content for social media, here’s a guide you can follow.

Know your medium
Before you begin writing social media content you need to know the platform you will be posting on. Every medium has its own advantages and a peculiar user base.

For instance, Twitter only allows…

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So what the hell have you been doing all this time?!?

Sheri Fresonke Harper:

fun idea for time away

Originally posted on Christensen Family Blog:

So it’s been quite a while since we posted. A lot’s been going on. First of all, we rent seasonally (Sept-May) in order to live in our Awesome Airstream, aka the “Chrome Dome,” so May was a crazy month. Soooooooo, we needed to move into the camper at the end of the month, and all the work on it needed to be completed before the end of the month so that it would be livable by the beginning of June. Also, May is the end of school for me, so giving finals and all that, plus I teach seniors so there’s some additional pressure and stress there too. Also I was 8-9 months pregnant during all that, so that added to the craziness. And Leif had finals of his own… And all the stuff that doesn’t go in the camper had to go into our storage unit, and all this…

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For Fathers everywhere…

Sheri Fresonke Harper:

Nice post about Fathers

Originally posted on Greatpoetrymhf's Weblog:

It feels, for me,

like the lifetime

I always wanted for you;

knowing you are

safe from the storm.

I have watched you

battling everything

for everyone.

You needed, in my opinion,

a safe harbour to rest

and renew yourself.

You are a humble man

who Blesses All.

Always and all ways.

Perhaps you may be

Blessed in the

Arms of Spirit

as you Sleep.

I conjure up visions of

Beautiful Women

to bathe you,

soothe you,

and towel you

with soft ferns

from the forest floor.

They have prepared an arbour

of juniper, cedar and spruce.

It leads you to a quiet

“Cabin” of mosses, lichen and sage

which smell of

sweet grass and fresh ocean breezes.

There are

pine boughs, feathers of myriad birds

and a feast of your favorite foods,

books and song birds serenading you.

For warmth, there are furs

and a “rug” of…

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Lizzy Captures a Moment of Beauty on the Rivière des Milles Îles

Sheri Fresonke Harper:

Beautiful photographs

Originally posted on Smart Shots from Smart Phones:


In Lizzy’s words “A breathtaking sunset… on the 9th day of the 9th month, year 2014 at about 7 pm, iPhone 5. Silently, I muttered to myself: these teenagers boating in the sunset made this photograph of mine more interesting and dramatic. As I watched with unwavering gaze… smiling with happiness, my heart is filled with content and I feel lucky to have this opportunity to witness yet again another amazing sunset. Fiery orb of light sank in the horizon throwing mixed golden and orange colors lingered in the blue sky… mingling with the clouds. In a matter of minutes, this magical moment disappeared, leaving the horizon turned into grayish mauve color. As dusk settled in, I walked back home with a happy smile painted on my face, wondering what would tomorrow’s sunset be like?”

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