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.
15 Days to Go: Public Coffee: A Vehicle for Conversation
Public Coffee is bringing back conversation into coffee culture, just as it was when artists and thinkers found each other not on the internet, but through a cup of joe. Support a donation-only coffee cart project that will fuel creativity and a better community in Denver, Colorado. Read more from founder Marie Janiszewski and click here to add crowdfunding Public Coffee to your To-Do list.
The Los Angeles River Revitalization Corp is bringing you a Bike-In Movie Theater so that Los Angelenos can start using the most underutilized resource in the city. Support a project that will bring the community together to enjoy nature and culture in a creative way. Read more from L.A. River Revitalization Corporation.
26 Days to Go: Little Creek Oyster Ranch
By the time Little Creek Ranch harvests their oysters in Peconic Bay, New York, each oyster will have filtered almost 55 thousand gallons of water, or 50 gallons per day. Already, the project has reached its funding goal, but with that success, they're hoping to create a co-op space for oyster farmers to share resources. Support a project that will create a sustainable and smarter way to farm food. Read more from founder Ian Wile.
37 Days to Go: Solecan: A Possible Solution for Recycling
Nearly 90 percent of Americans now have access to recycling programs, but in 2010, less than 30 percent of recyclable bottles were recycled. Solecan is a smaller trash can with a possible recycling solution. Learn more from the husband and wife design team, Jeff and Liz Helfrich, here.
Now to share some successes...
0 Days to Go: Save Adobe Books
Used bookstore Adobe Books has been a vital hub of Bay Area culture for 25 years, as not only a peddler of beautiful publications, but also a Backroom exhibition space. Unfortunately, they've been struggling to pay the rent, but after we posted a piece about them, they raised about five thousand dollars within a few hours. So, we hope we were a small part of making it possible for them to continue their creative efforts.
0 Seconds to Go: Organic, Sustainable Sauces by Saucee
Saucee makes sustainable, all organic sauces straight from spices and vegetables. We reached out to them because we loved their efforts to cut out unnatural ingredients, but before co-founder Himanshu Shah finished writing a piece about their company, the project was already funded. We just wanted to share that Saucee is encouraging people to #EatMoreCreatively and their sauces would probably be a great addition to any dinner party. Click here to add hosting a dinner party with more guests than ingredients to your To-Do list.
Tell us what projects you're getting behind in the comments below. 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