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.
2 Days to Go: A Guide to All the Stroller-Friendly Trails in Denver
Chris Sekirnjak is creating a guide to all the stroller friendly trails in Denver, Colorado that may also have access to playgrounds. Support a project that could get more families to enjoy the great outdoors together. Read more from Sekirnjak here.
This GPS tracker for cyclists can let city planners know when to fix potholes. It will also prevent bikes from getting stolen and mobilize the cycling community to warn each other of dangerous neighborhoods. Read more from the Bike Spike team here.
Olympic runner and Sudanese refugee Guor Mariel plans to return to Sudan to talk to the government about becoming a part of the international athletic league. This documentary will tell the story. Learn more from director Bill Gallagher here.
Tufts University student Maximus Thaler plans to open an underground café in Cambridge, Massachusetts that offers people fruit, vegetables, eggs, and meat for free. The catch? It's all collected from markets' dumpsters. Support a project that promotes ending food waste.
18 Days to Go: The Vermont Sail Freight Project
Erik Andrus believes that he can transport non-perishable food by a community-built boat from Champlain to New York City. Support a project that will bring food, history, and a community together. Read more from Andrus here.
24 Days to Go: Tree House Island: A New Vacation Spot in Seattle
Part zipline park and part "bungalow city", Tree House Island needs six more inhabitable tree houses so that those visiting can experience the beautiful surrounding mountains of Silver Lake, Washington. Support a project that could bring people closer to nature at a fun vacation spot, and boost tourism in a town that's in need of an economic boost.
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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Illustration by Jessica De Jesus
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