Old Batteries Become New Homes for Adorable Baby Birds As part of their “zero landfill waste” initiative General Motors is turning discarded batteries into homes for endangered feathered friends.
Cecil the Lion Is Now a Beanie Baby for a Very Good Cause Toy makers Ty is launching a special edition “Cecil” plush in partnership with Oxford’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit.
Meet the Painter Turning His City’s Drab Utility Boxes Into Internet-Inspired Works of Art New Zealand artist Paul Walsh is on a mission to add some much-needed color to his local urban infrastructure.
Amy Winehouse’s Charity is Trying to Educate Kids About Addiction Former drug users volunteer to talk to kids about their experiences.
Architects Design Amazing Schools Made Out of Sand for Syrian Refugees Close to a million Syrian refugee children don’t have access to education. Sustainable schools offer a solution.
Where does work end and life begin? For GOOD Issue 021, "Work," we used art to explore the increasingly uncertain place of work in 2010.
Above: Work and/or/vs/ Work by Ed Fella
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Let's Make Better Mistakes Tomorrow. Mike Monteiro. (Artwork and essay.)
"Let’s make better mistakes tomorrow. Let’s scratch our heads and give up and wake up and try it again. Let’s fail at digging the well the first three times to get it right the fourth. Let’s build faster horses, and then strap rocket ships onto them. Let’s start a company, let’s watch it fail, and then let’s start another one.
Let’s be the boss. Let’s take the boss down. Let’s order too much of something just to see where our limits are. Let’s take a chance precisely because it might fail. Let’s take the hard way out. Let’s go to the moon. Fuck it; let’s go to the moon again. Let’s quit our jobs. Let’s work at being better at what we do by fucking up faster, not less. Let’s fuck up really fast. Let’s wrestle sharks, fight monsters, and disagree with the board. Let’s borrow so much money it becomes someone else’s problem. Let’s start a 10-hour drive by announcing “I’m not into you anymore.” Let’s dump everything out of the garage onto the sidewalk and build something really cool in that space. Let’s start out to build a better mousetrap, and halfway there let’s decide to jump on the mice’s team. Let’s bet on a longshot. Let’s buy her a drink. Let’s start baking bread in our cubicle. Let’s try bringing fresh water to distant villages precisely because we have no idea how to do it. Let’s pool our money. Let’s take their money. Let’s solve that hard problem. You know that one that keeps you up at night? Let’s tackle that bastard. Let it kick our ass a few times, and then finally get it right. Let’s find out what’s at the bottom of the ocean. Let’s tame the Kraken. Let’s just fucking tell people we’ve read Infinite Jest and move on. Let’s forgive our parents. Let’s do something with the goddamned planet. Let’s rent an electric generator and open a food cart that sells nothing but frosted PopTarts, but makes a lot of fucking noise. Let’s have a breakthrough. Let’s have a breakdown. Let’s agree that bruises fade, bones heal, hearts mend, and that tomorrow we’re right back on that horse and that this time, THIS TIME! we’ve at least got a rocket strapped to its back."