Push for Good: This Week's Guide to Crowdfunding Creative Progress

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Push for Good: This Week's Guide to Crowdfunding Creative Progress Push for Good: This Week's Guide to Crowdfunding Creative Progress

Push for Good: This Week's Guide to Crowdfunding Creative Progress

by Alessandra Rizzotti

May 19, 2013

According to Soles4Souls.org, we throw over 700 thousand tons of apparel and footwear into our landfills annually and 300 million pairs of shoes are thrown away each year. If this is happening, why not make the shoes biodegradable? Tying up our conversation about walking and climate change, these shoes give back to the earth and provide opportunities globally, while making any active sport seem like a barefoot, yet safe experience. See how designer and GOOD member Steve Boynton came up with these 90-day easy-to-make shoes that are actually comfortable to wear.

Tell us what projects you're getting behind in the comments below. And, since it's Transportation month, let us know about any innovative projects that effectively redefine city streets or get people from point A to point B. Push progress forward, and do it for our collective good.

Click here to add crowdfunding projects you can care about to your To-Do list.

Illustration by Jessica De Jesus

Alessandra Rizzotti More Info

Alessandra Rizzotti has written for GOOD, Little Darling, Idealist, Takepart, Heeb, Smith, Hello Giggles, Reimagine, and has been featured on The White House blog for her work on the editorial series “Women Working to Do Good.” The editorial series she created for GOOD, “Push for Good,” helped raise over one million dollars for crowdfunding projects in social impact, and she helped launch impact campaigns with GOOD for Purina, GAP, Focus Features, Google, Apollo, and National MS Society. She’s also been published in three Harper Perrennial books with her six word memoirs, as well as four monologue books for Hal Leonard/Applause in collaboration with Grammy winner and GOOD member Alisha Gaddis. Her video art has been featured in Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher’s “Learning to Love You More” Gallery at the Baltic Contemporary Art Museum. In her freetime, she volunteers with CASA, beekeeps with nonprofit organization Honeylove, and edits children’s chapbooks for 826 LA. At Backstage Magazine, Alessandra currently strategizes and writes Twitter chats (in which she’s garnered seven million impressions) and edits casting notices, where she bridges the gap between filmmakers and actors.
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