Category Archive for: Great initiatives

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The human walking program

When their sad ads stopped working, one animal shelter tried out a new idea. It saved 5,000 dogs. We like to think of shelter dogs as animals in distress. Maybe it’s the other way around? Source: Upworthy.com

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Bic is creating a crowdsourced universal typeface

Bic pens are since the invention of the typewriter on the decline. So Bic decided to start a project called the Universal Typeface

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Car giant experiments with food waste from ketchup production

Dried tomato skins left over from the making of Heinz ketchup are to be used inside Ford cars as a plant-based alternative to plastic.

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Waste land – portraits made out of garbage

Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial…

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Your food can help feed the hungry

Posting our latest meal, checking in at our favorite restaurant, or grabbing deals on Groupon are the norm in our digital world. What if social media and technology could be mobilized not just for comments and likes, but also to mobilize people to aid the hungry and homeless in the world? Check out these mobile…

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First zero-waste supermarket

Zero-waste supermarket. Berlin’s Original Unverpackt is the brainchild of friends Sara Wolf and Milena Glimbovski.

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Want an e-bike? Build your own!

A bicycle that has a little electronic extra can be a handy thing for the everyday cyclist. If, that is, you have the money to spend on one. If you’re trying to save money by cycling rather than driving or taking public transport, the thousands of dollars an e-bike can cost might be a little…

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Peter Chilvers – the boy who changed watersports

Not achieved by the established order but by very young open minded people. Like in 1958, when 12-year-old Peter Chilvers created the very first sailboard.

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Clean Oceans And Clean Dishes

Ocean Plastic is the biggest issue most of us have never heard of (yet). It affects every major body of water. Wach this documantary about clean oceans.

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World’s toughest job

Unlimited hours. No breaks. The most important job is also the world’s toughest job. Here is a movie with several job interviews …

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Bicycle vs car vs bus

In 1991, the City of Münster in Germany, commissioned this picture to show how the city is the ‘most liveable city world-wide’. It shows us how much space 72 people need on the road on bicycle, cars or in a bus. It obviously is not that hard to spot the differences. So next time, traffic is getting you…

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New trees for watching big dicks

Pornhub is giving America wood, literally rather than figuratively this time, by announcing that it will plant a new tree for every 100 videos viewed. The initiative, presumably designed to alleviate porn watchers’ guilt, was launched on Arbor Day, a US holiday that encourages people to plant and care for trees. Trees will be donated…

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Have the homeless become invisible?

In this social experiment, unsuspecting people walked by relatives pretending to be homeless. Would they notice their family members? Or have the homeless become invisible? See this great initiative and be inspired. Check out: makethemvisible

Life-Saving Meds Hide in Spare Space

It is a strange fact that Coca Cola is so widely distributed it is easier to obtain in some places than clean water. That powerful distribution network has sparked a brilliant packaging idea: utilizing empty space in Coke shipping crates to house vital medication. Like a pathogen finding a way to sneak a ride in…

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Toss with care

But those people can help others, and especially the homeless, by throwing away their leftover sandwich or a half emptied soda can in the Toss with Care.

Free dry cleaning for a job interview

and now also in cities like Chicago, Minneapolis and Portland: free dry cleaning for unemployed people having a job interview.

Flying wind turbines

Altaeros Energies, founded in 2010 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is working on flying wind turbines; the BAT.

Turn waste into something usefull

Today natural resources are brought into cities consumed and waste products disposed outside of urban centers, and with increasing environmental impacts.

Clean the streets in 3D

Just let some awesome animated figures clean the garbage for you!

Hybrid shipping

The TU Delft are also looking into hybrid shipping and hopefully we will see some great results soon.

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