I’ve been thinking of water purification for a few days after I saw Bill Gates drinking a glass of water that was purified from feces (poop!). Before this, I had heard of the Desolenator, a solar powered device that’s the most affordable and efficient way to purify water. They are currently preparing for mass production… Continue reading Pioneering Affordable Water Purification
I got to know Natura many years ago when I traveled to Brazil. Â I tried their products and was very impressed by them. Â I was even more impressed when I heard about their focus on protecting the rainforests of Brazil. They recently filed for B Corp status and earned it.
The great excitement, energy, and enthusiasm that brought us together is gone. OLPC is dead. In its place, is the reality that technology is a force in education, and we all need to be vigilant about when, where, and how it’s used. – See more at: http://www.olpcnews.com/aboutolpcnews/goodbyeonelaptopperchild.html
Great to see more stuff like this: â€œThe basic concept is that 10 percent of your [mobile phone] bill goes directly to a cause of your choice, straight off the top,â€ he said. via Recode
The World Health Organization estimates that more than 700 million people do not have access to clean drinking water and over 2.5 billion have no access to toilets. Yet according to the International Telecommunications Union, 96 percent of the world is connected via cellphone â€” which is why it has become a means of doing… Continue reading Cellphones Have Become Tool for Doing Good Globally
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Believe.in says its new look tiles package up over 20 different types of content and activity into â€œdistributable blocksâ€ â€” that are either automatically generated when users are active across the platform, or can be manually created when users want to share a piece of content (such as a link, video, or photo) with their… Continue reading Charity Donation Platform Believe.in Gets A Makeover
Causes has been around for a while, previously as a property that brought audience attention to a particular cause. The new site, which recently launched will be a social network with a focus on education and charity. It hopes to get their userbase of 186 million users back on the site and engaging with the… Continue reading A social network for social good
Mitch Kapor unveiled the new Kapor Center for Social Impact, which is a crucible for budding entrepreneurs. It offers funding and consulting for those needing a leg up on the ever-lengthening ladder of social mobility or trying to build a business that helps others do the same. Read more
For those of you in the tri state, here’s an event at General Assembly: Do Good: A Social Entrepreneurship Event Saturday, September 21st from 10:00 am to 4:15 pm Join us for a full day of talks, panels, and networking to gather with innovative thinkers in the social good space. Weâ€™ll hear honest stories from… Continue reading Do Good: A Social Entrepreneurship Event