Category Archive for: Great initiatives

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When doing the right thing is a differentiator

We host as many of our domain names with www.iwantmyname.com. The first reason was that it was a no-nonsense interface and process. And if you have a question, the small team answers quickly. (And it is in the same timezone). And somehow it felt like they did it the right way. Digging a bit deeper,…

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Forget bottles, get shampoo bars

Skin and hair care company Ethique sells shampoo, conditioner and soap, without any plastic packaging. The products all come as solid bars instead of the regular liquid version. Their packaging is plastic-free and made of biodegradable, compostable material. Thinking of it, it just seems totally crazy to pay a lot of money for water in your shampoo.…

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Be prepared to cry

45 Children gave a tribute to Michael Jackson and it’s pretty darn good! Nirali Kartik and Kartik Shah helm Maati Baani, a ‘world music band‘ as they call it according to DNA, and they emerged with the most unique way of giving a tribute to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, on his birth anniversary…

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The atlas of beauty

The Atlas Of Beauty is a project about our planet’s diversity shown through portraits of women. Since almost 3 years ago, Mihaela Noroc travels around the world with her backpack and her camera. In this journey she photographs natural women surrounded by their environment. Until now Mihaela Noroc visited more than 45 countries. Today The…

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The present

A small movie about a boy who gets an ‘unwanted’ present. It makes you think… Source: mentirinhas.com

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We have more in common ..

It’s easy to think there are more things dividing us than uniting us. But we actually have much more in common with other nationalities than you’d think. To celebrate diversity in the world momondo presented The DNA Journey: a journey into who we are and how we are all connected as a global family. They…

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Showers for the homeless

Lava Mae is a nonprofit with an interesting concept. They convert old donated city buses into mobile shower units for homeless people, bringing them health, hygiene and humanity. It started with one woman, homeless in San Francisco, crying that she would never be clean. The founder, Doniece Sandoval heard her cries. Those words, a desire…

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Subway cars being dumped

It’s not every day you see a series of photos clearly documenting someone with a front end loader pushing industrial waste directly into the ocean without any care of secrecy or stealth. Photographer Stephen Mallon captured this series of pictures over three years to document the unusual methods that New York City uses to dispose…

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Power your house

What if you could power your house for an entire day just by exercising for an hour, would that motivate you to do it? I just love this idea, it could even become something that can be done as a family. People often complain about the high costs of energy and the fact that they…

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A world without labels

Coca cola is not the most healthiest brand we can think of, but that doesn’t mean that this brand can do no good. They toyed with its packaging once again, this time to join the global movement for equality and tolerance by removing its own label off its products to promote a world without labels…

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Turns old buses into shelters

Honolulu has an increasing homeless population and to help them out, the city found a new way of accommodating them: old city buses. The local government took the idea from Lava Mae, a program in San Francisco that turns withdrawn buses into portable showers for the homeless. Honolulu had around 70 buses that were about…

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Another “no” for bottled water.

A Business Insider column noted that two-thirds of the bottled water sold in the United States is in individual 16.9-ounce bottles, which comes out to roughly $7.50 per gallon. That’s about 2,000 times higher than the cost of a gallon of tap water. And most people say it doesn’t tast better then bottled water. But…

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Annoyed Dutch guy

Tommy Kleyn rides his bike every day to work. A beautiful ride by the water, but Tommy got annoyed every time he rode by one stretch of the river which was covered with plastic bottles and other garbage. He decided to take action and vowed to fill one big garbage bag with trash every time…

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Healthcare by garbage

Some years ago, Gamal Albinsaid -a 26 year old doctor in Indonesia- learned about a young girl who died from a disease which could have been cured easily, just because her parents couldn’t afford health care. Unfortunately this case wasn’t the only one in Indonesia; about 60% of Indonesians are uninsured. “You have many people…

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Charity Arcade

Ms. Pac-Man, Space Invaders and Galaga – at Stockholm Arlanda Airport and Göteborg Landvetter Airport you can now play some of the most classic and loved arcade games. Play with whatever foreign left over coins you have in your pocket – and help the Red Cross at the same time. Behind the project is Swedavia…

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Good Deeds Day

Good Deeds Day is an annual celebration of good deeds. All over the world, hundreds of thousands choose to volunteer and help others, putting into practice the simple idea that every single person can do something good, be it large or small, to improve the lives of others and positively change the world. THE VISION…

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Bottles as ‘eco bricks’

Hug It Forward is a grass-roots organization that facilitates education and awareness by empowering communities in Latin America to build ‘bottle schools’. Bottle schools are schools built using “eco-bricks”: plastic bottles stuffed with inorganic trash. Entire communities come together to build a more sustainable educational infrastructure for their future. Hug It Forward’s goal is to…

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The fair sweatshirt!

You couldn’t have missed it: there is an awful lot of things wrong in the textile industry. On a large scale people and the environment are burdened. With modern slavery, disease and environmental pollution as a result. Due to the high demand for cheap clothing, there are structural flaws in the fashion industry. But we…

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Calories for food

Foodtweeks is an app from the App Store helps people looking to decrease their calorie intake. Users tell the app what they’re about to eat and receive tips

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Green pioneers

3 friends built a garden. It’s on a roof, but that’s not even the best part.
Usually, grocery shopping in a city isn’t an experience where you have a lot of local choices.

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