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

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

by Alessandra Rizzotti
July 4, 2013

With our Push for Good series, we have identified crowdfunding opportunities to get behind. Now we are also shining a light on crowd-doing opportunities—so you can join others in working towards the greater good with actions as well as donations. Here's our weekly round-up of our favorite projects from the crowdsourced world.

Crowd Research (With Your Computers)

The Clean Energy Project

How do you find all the carbon-based compounds that can convert sunlight into energy? You don't have to be a scientist. If you give up your PC computer when it's idle, researchers at Harvard University can use grid computing to research solar energy solutions much faster.

Crowd Design (With Your Skills)

Redesign Child Health Records for The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Do you think you can make child health records more efficient and easier to use? The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are asking you to submit redesigns by October 31.

Crowd Petition (With Your Signatures)

Tell Congress to Reform Immigration for All Families

This week marked a moment in history for same-sex couples. With the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), it's time to consider that immigrants who are in gay and lesbian relationships in America may have a hard time staying with loved ones if visas expire. Tell Congress to reform immigration for all couples through the National Immigrant Justice Center.

Crowdfunding (With Your Wallet)

(2 Days to Go) Raise Awareness About the Musicians That Live Along the River Nile

Read more from filmmaker Nick Fitzhugh.

(4 Days to Go) Help Finish a Documentary About the DIY Agriculture Technology Movement

Read more from The Spark filmmakers.

(16 Days to Go) Reinvent the Image of Drones

Poet and filmmaker David Shook is dropping poem bombs onto areas that have experienced air strikes in an aim to address the United States military's use of drones. He'll also be publishing the poems in an anthology to be printed on biodegradable paper infused with seeds—so the poems can be planted to grow wildflowers. Read more here.

(17 Days to Go) Teach Social Justice to Kids Through This Alphabet Poster

Read more from the creators and artists, L is for Liberation Collective.

(17 Days to Go) A Mobile App That Will Get You Outdoors and Walking

Ethos Adventures is creating a mobile app with a choose-your-own-adventure model. You'll not only be able to find eco-friendly, healthy, and fun ways to travel, but also enjoy the great outdoors.


Illustration by Jessica De Jesus

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