Push for Good: This Week's Guide to Crowdsourcing Creative Progress
With our Push for Good series, we have identified crowdfunding opportunities for the GOOD community 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 members' projects from the crowdsourced world.
GOOD member Rob Greenfield's bamboo bike was stolen in San Diego. But he's not down about it. He just wants you to share this photo on Facebook. If the bike is found, he'll travel across America, off the grid, to do good.
With all the debates around the Affordable Care Act, GOOD member Sunaina Sondhi is asking you if you have health insurance—and if not, why not? Explore health insurance options in your state and join the conversation here.
Do you want to help flood victims in Colorado but don't know how? Try donating to shelters through The Red Cross, Salvation Army, Boulder Humane Society or the Foothills Flood Relief Fund. And, if you're in Colorado, volunteer with All Hands Volunteers.
Nonprofit Kitechild is helping orphanage Mercy Mission in Liberia install solar energy panels so that they can save on electricity costs and have enough funds to make meals for the 27 children in their care. GOOD member Chelsea Willett is working on the project and hopes to replicate it globally. Click here to add fundraising support for it to your To-Do list.
GOOD member, paramedic, and founder of Trek Medics International Jason Friesen is rethinking 911 around the globe. He's training regular citizens how to respond as EMTs during disasters or emergencies. Learn more about his app and educational program, Beacon. Click here to support.
In low-income urban schools, many children face ongoing stress that affects their learning. Bring meditation education to these schools by helping the David Lynch Foundation get their donations matched in Microsoft's Give for Youth Challenge. Click here to add it to your To-Do list.
This Sunday, if you're in Los Angeles, join ABLE Collective, GOOD, and GOOD member Maggie Davis at Handsome Coffee Roasters (582 Mateo St.) for a fundraising event that supports Syrian refugees. Click here to add it to your To-Do list.
Successful Campaigns We've Featured That Have Been Funded in the Last Few Weeks
- Book by Matt Manos, How to Give Half Your Work Away for Free—Raised $5,960
- Sonja Rasula's Co-Working Space in Los Angeles—Raised $114,933
Put crowdsourced projects you can care about on your radar. Let us know about any of your projects here.
Illustration by Jessica De Jesus
An Overlooked Contributor to Climate Change: Leaky Pipes These tricked-out, air sensor-equipped Google cars are helping to identify dangerous natural gas pipelines.
Me No Want Cookie! Sesame Workshop puts the junk food industry on notice. The effort to re-brand fruits and vegetables for kids now has some cute, furry and iconic allies.
How Artists Got a Flock of Extinct Birds to Invade a Museum "Eclipse," now showing at MASS MoCA, commemorates the centenary of the extinction of the passenger pigeon.
Parks We're Crushing On Hang out in a sick park (while at your desk) The coolest greenspaces—old and new—as spotted by an intrepid network of photographers around the globe
Your Groceries Don't Need Their Own Bus Seat, Thanks Facebook's Jet Burrows and the Analog Lab team have created the much-needed 10 Commandments of Transit.
Why This Teen-Created Police Accountability App Rules Five-O, a new police accountability app created by three Georgia teens, is the most comprehensive tool of its kind.
Exit Through the Riverbed Olafur Eliasson's new museum exhibit will leave you thinking and splashing.
How Do You Compete With a Flying Toilet? The Savvyloo toilet is a bold step forward in the world sanitation crisis.
Elementary Schoolers Imagine Street Carts of the Future These prototypes show how a group of students from Brooklyn think street vendors and mobile service stations should look in 30 years.
City Park Showdown Who’s winning in the quest for the perfect urban oasis? Looking at which U.S. cities are investing most in parks and how it’s evolved over time. #GoodCitiesProject
Today We Humans Used Up the Ecological Resources We Had for the Year Earth Overshoot Day once again appears earlier on the calendar.
The Secret World of Dinosaur Smuggling Mongolia battles the black market to preserve its natural history