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 who 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.
10 Days to Go (and not very close): A Seasonal Organic Market for an eGrocer
Seasonal kitchen and eGrocer Red Bread brings healthy food to Los Angeles, along with cooking, food preservation, and food justice classes. Now, they want their own space. Read more about other innovative mobile food delivery systems like theirs from food curator, Lara Rabinovitch.
11 Days to Go (and more than halfway there): Defining Home in 50 States with 50 Posters
Artist and GOOD member Nathan Hoang is compiling phrases that define the word "home" into shapes of America's 50 states by interviewing locals within their hometowns. Read more from him about why he started his project.
22 Days to Go (and not close): Preserving the Flora and Fauna of the Renosterveld
Biologist and conservationist Evan Eifler is photographing and mapping the bird, mammal, and plant species at risk of extinction within the renosterveld, the richest and most biodiverse floral ecosystem on Earth. Help protect this unique flora and fauna for future generations in South Africa and build a community around preservation. Read more from Eifler here.
23 Days to Go (and not close): Exploring Walls of the World on the Wall of Berlin
Photographer Kai Wiedenhoefer has been documenting the walls that separate people across the world. Now, he wants to post 9x27 foot photos of the walls on a section of the Wall of Berlin. Read more from him here.
42 Days to Go (and very close): Making Bike Riding More Exciting With Pimped Wheels
MonkeyElectric's wheel lights could possibly encourage more people to get on bikes. Featuring 8-bit characters, pets, and radical art, they're playful, colorful, and super safe. Read more from design curator Adele Peters.
Unlimited Time Left (and a long way to go): Bring All Terrain Wheelchairs to Haiti
The roads in Haiti are uneven and bumpy. Most people with disabilities can't get around in hospital-style wheelchairs. Read how nonprofit The Red Thread Promise's International Mobility Program is empowering PWDs by providing them with all terrain wheelchairs. You can support this project on GlobalGiving. For a limited time, our friends at Global Giving are offering $25 gift codes to new GOOD Magazine subscribers which you can use to fund these projects. Subscribe at subscribe.good.is and use the code GGIVING25.
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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