Sharing innovation to inspire action

Sort by: Not for Profit

Not for Profit

post-image

Hula dolls for protection
A group in Eastern Sydney called The Change Angels is raising money to help protect victims of domestic violence using hula dolls. Macho men are encouraged to show their support by buying these dolls for their car dashboards- a clever way to support the cause.
22 August 2017 by IdeaSpies
 
27 Like
  0 Comment

Not for Profit

post-image

More than a school
Doveton College in Melbourne is a pioneer in Australian education. It's the first government school designed to meet the needs of children from birth to Year 9 and their families. Its main philanthropic partner, The Colman Foundation, gives it the extra freedom and ability to come up with fresh ideas and innovative programs.?I saw it when visiting a playgroup there run by Good Beginnings Australia for pre-school children and their families. Everything is designed to make learning fun-even lovely music to welcome children to school rather than an old fashioned bell!
22 August 2017 by IdeaSpies
 
34 Like
  0 Comment

Not for Profit

post-image

Clean water and power for remote communities
For a few cents a day, people?in remote communities can access clean water and clean power at a conveniently located box?unit. Inside the box is a five-stage micro-filtration tank that takes in dirty water and makes it drinkable. Each box has solar panels sufficient to allow 300 families?battery packs?that hold enough power to run three LED lights for four hours and to charge two mobile phones. Grid Box plans to install?units in 18 villages in Rwanda. https://www.fastcompany.com/40449777/this-simple-box-serves-up-running-water-and-clean-electricity-in-remote-locations?
13 August 2017 by lauralaura-co...
 
29 Like
  0 Comment

Not for Profit

post-image

'Bags for life' to save waste
Tesco is scrapping its 5p single use plastic carrier bags and replacing them with a new 10p Bag for Life made from 94pc recycled plastic. The announcement?follows a successful 10-week trial in Aberdeen, Dundee and Norwich, where Tesco found that customers bought significantly fewer bags when only pricer bags were offered. Removing the 5p single-use carrier bags will "significantly reduce the number of bags sold and will therefore help reduce litter and bags sent to landfill," Tesco said.?The single-use carrier bags will cease to be offered in stores from August 28. Money from the new 10p bag, which will be replaced for free if damaged, will go towards funding community projects across Britain. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/08/07/tesco-scraps-5p-shopping-bags-1
12 August 2017 by lynnwood
 
37 Like
  0 Comment

Not for Profit

post-image

Special socks for the homeless
Bombas has created donation socks which have a reinforced seam to make them more durable. They are treated with anti-microbial technology, so they deter fungus and don?t need to be washed frequently . They only come in black, which?is more stain resistant. In February Bombas created an event called ?60K day,? which was based on the concept that, on any given night, 60,000 people in New York end up at a homeless shelter. The plan was to bring individuals from?60 of New York?s hottest companies?to visit a shelter and hand out 60,000 socks. https://www.fastcompany.com/40445016/how-one-sock-brand-is-helping-startups-step-up-their-social-good-game?
31 July 2017 by angel
 
36 Like
  0 Comment

Not for Profit

post-image

Light from a bag filled with rocks or earth
GravityLight is a gravity-powered lamp designed for use in developing or third-world nations, as a replacement for kerosene lamps. It uses a bag filled with rocks or earth, attached to a cord, which slowly descends similar to the weight drive in a cuckoo clock. This action powers the light for up to thirty minutes. www.gravitylight.org
10 July 2017 by lynnwood
 
30 Like
  0 Comment