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What would it take to create the worlds most perfect island? The Cabo Verde Tenth Island Project.

Teachers and students from around the world are collaborating to build the worlds most perfect island. We are call our project "The Cabo Verde Tenth Island Project." Our work is based on the real island of Santa Luzia, Cabo Verde. This island is uninhabited. It is perfect for our global distance learning project. Most of our students are in high school. We are open to letting younger students participate. We just recently returned from the Cabo Verde Islands and spoke with the president, teachers, business leaders, and students. We are all in agreement and the project is now underway. We need your help. What would we have to do to create the worlds most perfect island? How would we even get started. What should we use for energy? How can we turn salt water into fresh water? How will we feed each other? How will we create jobs? Can different people from around the world get along with each other? What types of government will we create for each other? Is it possible to create an island off the West Coast of Africa where people can live in peace? You can follow the work that we have completed by visiting http://www.KidsTalkRadioUSA.com.

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This virtual international global learning project was started in the USA by educator Bob Barboza and his team at Super School University. Bob spoke the idea of "The Cabo Verde Tenth Island Project," at the International V Congresso on the Cabo Verde Island of Sao Vincente. Bob was then asked to present the idea to First Lady and President Pedro Pires of the Cabo Verde Islands. The US group then returned home to the US to start the project. When the project is complete Kids Talk Radio, Super School Teen TV, Super School Press and Youth World News will send a special audio and video podcasts to President Obama's "Race To The Top " education advisory team.

This project integrates Obama's STEM Program of studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We need your fresh idea?

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  • May 16 2011: I would suggest starting by studying the island. If you have wind build wind farms, if you have sun . . . Feeding each other is usually done by farming -- what kind of crops grow nearby? Salt water can be turned to fresh with a solar still. Food can be cooked with a parabolic dish.

    What kind of government? Try something untried, anarcho-anything, rule by citizen's jury, rule by judges. People don't like taking orders, try leading by consent.

    As for jobs, it's not a perfect island if you're forced to get a job like in America. I'd want to live in a place where money wasn't important and the threat of poverty didn't make me follow orders all day. Try to make it so people have to do little they don't want to. Give them land and let them fish and farm. Sell a cash crop for export. Tobacco, or farm expensive seafood? (don't use the tobacco yourselves of course)

    People can get along, team-building exercises like games and stuff should work.

    Share! Greed is the reason everywhere else isn't a perfect island.

    My two cent's

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