Category Archive for: Inspiration

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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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Spider-man helping the homeless

A real-life “Spider-Man” has started taking to the streets of Birmingham to help the city’s poor and needy.

Ricoh returned 90.000 photos to victims after the 2011 tsunami in Japan

When Japan was devastated by the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami in 2011, countless families lost precious photos in their homes that washed away. In response, many organizations sprung up to recover, restore, and reunite photos with their owners. One company that launched a huge initiative was Ricoh. In the four years following the disaster, the…

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Airlander 10: world’s largest and greenest airplane

Airlander 10 is 302 feet long — large enough to hold about 14 of the first plane the Wright Brothers flew — and full of helium. The airship, built by British company Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) and originally funded by the U.S. government, is nearing its first takeoff after the UK provided financing to complete…

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Make your place look better, and help Habitat make the world a better place.

Habitat now shows a photo exhibition, which tells the Habitat for Humanity story. For the exhibition Tessa Jol created a unique Habitat/Mindful Living Art Collection, from which 10% of the total revenue is donated to Habitat.

People are kissing behind a X-ray screen

People are kissing behind a X-ray screen. When they get on stage, everyone is speechless. This project aims to show the real meaning of love beneath our superficial qualities. Filmed on Valentine’s Day in Santa Monica, California, it shows several couples posing, kissing and dancing behind a giant x-ray screen like skeletons. When they emerge…

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Turn Your Coffee Cup Into Trees

New biodegradable design turns your coffee cup into trees instead of trash. Alex Henige has developed a revolutionary coffee cup design that lets you get your morning boost and plant a tree. 400 million cups of coffee are consumed every day in America and usually thrown straight into the trash. That’s over 146 billions cups…

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A durable working environment based on C2C philosophy

Park 20|20 is the first full service Cradle to Cradle working environment in The Netherlands. In Park 20|20 a unique level of sustainability is created together with a human centered design approach to realise the cleanest, most inspiring and productive working environment to date. Sustainability is achieved through implementation of the Cradle to Cradle philosophy…

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Free and clean energy by turning on the tap

If you live in Portland, your lights may now be partly powered by your drinking water. An ingenious new system captures energy as water flows through the city’s pipes, creating hydropower without the negative environmental effects of something like a dam. Small turbines in the pipes spin in the flowing water, and send that energy…

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Some people never give up and they changed our world.

This a very inspiring video on persevering. No matter how many times you have failed in life. This video mentions well known people who had failed, but kept pressing on until they became successful. A must see video with people like: Michael Jordan After being cut from his high school basketball team, he went home…

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Brother creates special song for sister with Down’s Syndrome

MattyB created a very special music video for his sister Sarah Grace, who was born with Down’s Syndrome and sadly struggles to be accepted. Watch below this beautiful, heartfelt gesture for such an inspirational little girl. We live in a world where differences are all around us. Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in…

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The science behind kindness

Kindness Makes us Happier. When we do something kind for someone else, we feel good. On a spiritual level, many people feel that this is because it is the right thing to do and so we’re tapping into something deep and profound inside of us that says, ‘This is who I am.’

Homeless man becomes famous by YouTube

Doug Seegers is a man in his sixties, and up until recently he only knew life on the streets. He lived and played music on the streets of Tennessee for 17 years. Then, in 2012, a fellow musician and friend posted a video of Doug on YouTube playing a song he wrote called, ”Going Down…

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The future of kites

The Kiteboat Project has existed in some form since 1997, when Don Montague first began attaching kites to boats. Between 1997 and 2006, Don worked with a team in Hawaii to develop kites for use with surfing canoes, small catamarans, and large motored cats; their accomplishments included wave-riding and several island crossings. Between 2006 and…

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And the Oscar goes to … Stella

Stella, world’s first solar powered family car from Solar Team Eindhoven wins the “Best Technology Achievement”. Stella was competing with the big guys Apple Pay, The blockchain (Bitcoin), SpaceX lateral booster (from Elon Musk) and Rosetta’s comet landing. The Crunchies, or ‘Oscars for technology’ are held every year. Solar Team Eindhoven is an initiative of…

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The new way of cleaning cars

It’s looks like my car is burning, but in facts someone is cleaning it for me. Today my car was cleaned with steam. I read an article about steam cleaning and was surprised how effective and environmentally friendly it is. Instead of using 30 to 40 litres to wash a car, with the steam clean…

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This 14-year-old will fix the planet before she graduates

In a dream world, every kid’s resume would look a lot like Maya Penn’s. Her dizzying fount of accomplishments by the tender age of 14 puts us all to shame. The multi-talented wunderkind is — so far! — an eco-fashion designer, children’s book author, artist, animator, coder, public speaker, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and environmentalist. She founded…

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From human waste to drinking water in 5 minutes

Janicki Bioenergy designed and built a machine that can be a real game changer in many parts of the world. It turns human waste into drinkable water

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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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