Innovation can come from anywhere and any age. This braille printer is pretty fantastic, and its inventor is even more fantastic. (Source: http://www.cnn.com/)
He just introduced himself, told us about his family, and got one of our pigs. Jessica Vanderberg, 32, director of Foxy & Winston’s print shop and design studio in Red Hook, about Mayor Michael Bloomberg going into her store. Bloomberg had coffee with small business owners in Red Hook and folks who have been instrumental… Continue reading
But social entrepreneurs alone cannot change the world. They need artists, volunteers, development directors, communications specialists, donors, and advocates across all sectors to turn their groundbreaking ideas into reality. They need fundraisers, supporters who can change policies, someone to create a brochure describing their work. If everyone wants to start a new organization, who is… Continue reading
Conquering Food Deserts
The question remains: If there is real demand for fresh food in food deserts, why don’t supermarkets open up there? Why don’t they regard them as food emerging markets? Well, it takes two things: innovative businesspeople who are willing to pursue opportunities where others see only problems — and creative government subsidies to make the… Continue reading Conquering Food Deserts
Kari Saratovsky – the originial @socialcitizen – launches new strategy consulting company geared towards millennial engagement
KDS Strategies provides solutions to national and local organizations with a focus on innovative program design, strategic communications, and social media strategy development, all with a unique understanding of next generation engagement. From KDS’s first blog post: With your help, we will begin to fill this space with authentic conversations that inspire generosity (giving and… Continue reading Kari Saratovsky – the originial @socialcitizen – launches new strategy consulting company geared towards millennial engagement
Warby Parker Annual Report – Glasses for Everyone!
The report is out and the stats are fun; read all about the 2011 year through the lens of my favorite glasses company ever here. They include stats about the state with the best eyesight, the number of monocles purchased, carbon emissions, company culture in terms of bagels, top styles, and more!
Pay attention. This is going to be big.
There’s a pretty great new website called http://www.wethelobby.com. You should probably share it with all of your friends, because it’s a model that might actually make a decent dent in advancing important arguments for and against proposed legislation. It gives a productive megaphone to the 99% who can’t afford to spend thousands of dollars to… Continue reading Pay attention. This is going to be big.
Let’s talk about periods.
Women worldwide share in the joy annoyance biological fact of getting their period about once a month. However, women worldwide do not share affordable access to proper sanitary napkins or comparable products; in fact, crumpled newspapers, used rags, and leaves are often worn by poor women and can lead to infection and social discomfort. Arunachalam… Continue reading Let’s talk about periods.
Millennials with Gumption
I recently had the pleasure of attending two sessions at the Mobilize.org Millennial Summit with ~100 other Millennials with do-gooder visions and pragmatic solutions. Some, like Daniel, Mike, and Lana, already are making a huge dent in leading our generation to make giving a habit with substantial impact, and others like Marc, who have done some neat… Continue reading Millennials with Gumption
Harmless Harvest Coconut Water Hits Stores TODAY!
Starting today, you can sample and buy Harmless Harvest Coconut Water in your local Whole Foods store*. I had the pleasure of trying some today, and it was delicious! The product’s clean, refreshing taste is a direct consequence of the company’s philosophy, which sets a high standard of well-being for both the supply and the… Continue reading Harmless Harvest Coconut Water Hits Stores TODAY!
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