SHARING IDEAS THAT DO GOOD

NFP

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Help for pregnant women on transport
Transport for London made life a lot easier for mums-to-be when it brought out its official "Baby on Board" badge, prompting Tube passengers to offer up their seats. However, commuters are often so engrossed in their smartphones that they don't notice when a pregnant woman boards the train. Now London-based innovation firm 10x has developed an app called Babee on Board, which should help pregnant women get other commuters' attention. http://www.mirror.co.uk/tech/babee-board-app-prompts-inconsiderate-9677387
5 February 2017 by lauralaura-co...

NFP

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Help for young people facing disdvantage
What to do when young people are facing disadvantage-not bothering to go to school, not achieving, living where life expectancy is 10 years below other suburbs in the same city? Try building something like The Works in Hunslet, Leeds, UK. The aspirations and expectations of young people in this area have been raised by installing a world class, state-of-the-art skatepark. It literally puts kids at the centre of everything, makes them want to be there, and enables the creation of education services around the Skatepark. http://theworksskatepark.co.uk/skatepark/
4 February 2017 by idea

Artistic

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A local student as a tour guide
Local Guddy (guide/buddy) is a platform that connects travelers with locals who want to make extra income by showing tourists around on tours created for different interests. We enjoyed a walking tour of Paris today with Mariana, an architecture student. www.localguddy.com
4 February 2017 by lynnwood

Artistic

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Designer construction
A new Cheval Blanc hotel is being built along the Seine in Paris near Pont Neuf and it's wrapped with beautiful designs during construction. It's replacing the famous department store La Samaritaine and being developed by the luxury group LVMH.
4 February 2017 by idea

Artistic

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Visit museums at night
On the third Saturday in May French museums open their doors to visitors for free, staying open late into the evening. This event, called Nuit des Mus?es (Museum Night), aims to make culture more accessible to all. During this one special night, the museums you can visit include the top museums in Paris, such as the Louvre, Mus?e d'Orsay and Centre Pompidou
4 February 2017 by lynnwood

Wellbeing

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A natural air purifier
Clairy is a ceramic flowerpot with a fan that directs the air inside your home to the roots of a plant to be detoxified. It has sensors that continually test the quality of air in your home and send real-time updates to your phone. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/clairy-the-most-amazing-natural-air-purifier-green#/
31 January 2017 by angel