Push for Good: This Week's Guide to Crowdfunding Creative Progress
Innovation makes the world go around, so why not crowdfund it? The best thinkers and ideamakers are the those that can make collective progress, so if we support their causes, projects, and ideas, we can be a part of bettering the future of our planet.
Maybe you don’t know what causes you care about yet, or maybe you’re still searching. Consider this a guide of the goodness you can get behind. Take a look at GOOD's curated Kickstarter page, which we'll be updating regularly, and check back every Saturday for a round up of our favorite projects from the crowdfunding world.
21 Days to Go: Greenbox- Smarter Irrigation for Everyone
Greenbox by Israeli company 22seeds lets you connect your irrigation system to your smart phone so that you don't over-water your plants when it might be raining. Help people around the world save water by connecting sprinklers to the weather forecast. Check out a piece on GOOD from Dori Dayan, co-founder of Greenbox.
21 Days to Go: Crowdring- A Mobile Organizing Tool
Crowdring is a mobile organizing tool that makes it possible to turn missed calls into signatures for petitions, for free. Fund a project that could potentially fight political corruption and immediately create social justice through automatic civic engagement.
24 Days to Go: Badger 360° LED Jacket
This lightweight jacket keeps runners and bikers safe at night by making them more visible to drivers on the road. Support health, safety, and energy-efficient clothing.
24 Days to Go: HeatMeter- First Meter for Heating Oil and Propane
In the United States, an average home can pay over $2,500 per winter for heating. Do you know how much heating oil and energy you're using in your home? If you fund the HeatMeter you could figure out how to make your home more energy-efficient. Learn more from the MIT students that created it.
25 Days to Go: "Truck-in-Trailer" Mobile Surfboard-Building Classroom
Grain Surfboards builds sustainable wood surfboards on the coast of Maine. Now they want to share their skills across the nation with a mobile classroom. Fund an innovative education project.
42 Days to Go: Head in the Clouds Outdoor Pavilion
In 1 NYC hour, 53,780 plastic bottles are thrown away. STUDIOKCA is recycling these bottles and creating a cloud-shaped pavilion on Governor's Island. The project is already 100 percent funded, but it couldn't hurt to support a sustainable art piece that will be a beautiful space for people to sit under and contemplate their next big ideas.
Tell us what projects you're getting behind in the comments below. Push progress forward, and do it for our collective good.
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