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Billboard In Peru Creates Drinking Water Out Of Thin Air (VIDEO)

March 20th, 2013 by Lance

I love the future.

A new water-creating billboard in Peru helps tackle a serious problem — as well as projects a message of hope — in an area that’s long-faced water insecurity issues.

A university and an ad agency have built the first-ever billboard to capture air humidity and turn it into potable drinking water in Lima, the second largest desert capital in the world.

Full story:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/18/billboard-lima-peru-water-crisis_n_2901882.html

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George Lucas Will Donate Disney $4 Billion To Education

November 6th, 2012 by Lance

George Lucas Will Donate Disney $4 Billion To Education.

George Lucas is ensuring that the force may be with young Jedis everywhere.

The “Star Wars” director will donate the $4.05 billion he will receive from the sale of Lucasfilm Ltd. to Disney to a foundation focused on education, according to the Hollywood Reporter….

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How the Crowd Can Benefit Local Communities

September 10th, 2012 by Lance

From the IdeaConnection Blog

How the Crowd Can Benefit Local Communities

Local authorities are hardly awash with cash these days which means that some community and urban renewal projects may get put on the back burner indefinitely.

But thanks to the crowd, community-minded crowdfunding platforms can pick up the slack and start, develop and complete projects without having to wait for government bodies to get their acts together.

One such platform is Brickstarter. Conceived in Finland, the site is modeled after the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter and could save buckets of tears of frustration by cutting through layers of red tape to get projects online in rapid time-frames.

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Yelp Better: Local Search App To Find Retail Social Enterprises

August 29th, 2012 by Lance

From GOOD.is:

These days a finger tap on a mobile device yields reviews of everything from a five-star restaurant to a grungy hole-in-the-wall gem. Foodies depend on contextualized local search to guide their chow hound adventures, and a new mobile application aims to become a Yelp for the socially-minded.

Social Impact” is a free app that utilizes the iPhone’s GPS system to display the closest retail social enterprises—including restaurants, coffee shops, and craft stores. The developers, Rolfe Larson Associates, have added nearly 700 businesses to the app’s database so far—each include serving the common good as part of their mission. The developers are eager for users to suggest more socially progressive businesses to grow the network.

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