Communal Well-being

Free initiatives offer consumers tools that support public health

Implications - As the health and wellness movement continues to influence consumer behavior, low-cost public health initiatives are being offered to consumers as a means of cultivating healthy habits. From public sunscreen dispensers to urban compost systems, these contributions place emphasis on the value of health over profit. This progression speaks to the values of collaborative consumption, as well as the modern understanding of public health as a communal effort.
SCORE: 5.4
Warm Top 4 Examples: 4,400 Total Clicks Feb 15 - Jan 16
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Umbrella-Lending Vending Machines - These Japanese Beverage Dispensers Offer Free Umbrella Rentals
SCORE: 6.8
Hot 1,049 Clicks Pub: Oct 22, 15
Umbrella-Lending Vending Machines
These Japanese Beverage Dispensers Offer Free Umbrella Rentals
A Japanese vending machine corporation is offering a free umbrella rental service to its beverage dispensers. Dydo Drinco is rolling out an experimental program in Osaka, Japan, where seven free... [More]
Newsworthy Compost Bins - This Campaign Aims to Turn Old Newspaper Boxes in Compost Collection Sites
SCORE: 7
Warm 1,258 Clicks Pub: Dec 3, 15
Newsworthy Compost Bins
This Campaign Aims to Turn Old Newspaper Boxes in Compost Collection Sites
Graphic designer Debbie Ullman recently proposed the idea of turning old newspaper boxes into compost bins. For many city dwellers, composting is not an ingrained habit. This campaign seeks to... [More]
Warming Fitness Stations - The Russian Olympic Committee's Heat Lamp Design Encourages Activity
SCORE: 3.2
Mild 1,689 Clicks Pub: Feb 23, 15
Warming Fitness Stations
The Russian Olympic Committee's Heat Lamp Design Encourages Activity
Engaging in physical activity and cozying up to a heat lamp are great ways to stave off the chill of winter, so this unique initiative brings the two methods together. In partnership with the MOST... [More]
Public Sunscreen Dispensers - The City of Boston Makes Applying Sunscreen Outdoors Top-of-Mind
SCORE: 3.1
Untested 404 Clicks Pub: Aug 3, 15
Public Sunscreen Dispensers
The City of Boston Makes Applying Sunscreen Outdoors Top-of-Mind
Applying sunscreen is usually an afterthought for people in public that results in a nasty sunburn for those who don’t have a bottle of sunblock handy. However, in a move to reduce long-term... [More]
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