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As people around the globe become dissatisfied with lack of change or results, individuals are taking action into their own hands by creating independent movements and expressive campaigns. From digital initiatives to performance art and social engagements, consumers are turning to all forms of expression and public involvement to spread the word about change and awareness.
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Asian-Celebrating Social Media Initiatives
Asian-Celebrating Social Media Initiatives
Netflix Has Launched 'Golden' to Celebrate Talent
Netflix has debuted ‘Netflix Golden,’ a social media channel dedicated to celebrating the culture and talent from across the region of Asia. Netflix has previously launched culturally... MORE
Arctic Portal Installations
Arctic Portal Installations
Greenpeace is Broadcasting Live Antarctic Footage in London
Greenpeace installed an Arctic portal in London’s Trafalgar Square to share live footage of the Antarctic Peninsula and encourage people to protect the oceans. Oftentimes, it’s not easy... MORE
Inclusive Label Printers
Inclusive Label Printers
The Braille Label Maker Creates Labels for the Visually Impaired
The Braille Label Maker allows users to print accessible labels for visually impaired people. The inclusive device prints tactile and touch-friendly labels for Braille readers. It sports an easy-to-... MORE
Temporary Refugee Housing
Temporary Refugee Housing
Atelier Craft and ICI! Completed the Aire de Repos Shelters in Paris
Aire de Repos is a new initiative in Paris to help refugees and migrants seeking respite. The temporary housing is designed for refugees and migrants. Atelier Craft and ICI! are the designers behind... MORE
Curated Ethical Investment Apps
Curated Ethical Investment Apps
This App Lets You Grow Your Money In Socially Committed Portfolios
While it’s common knowledge that millennials are increasingly dipping their toes into the massive ocean that is the investing world, it’s also no secret that younger investors are... MORE
Blood Donation Donut Promotions
Blood Donation Donut Promotions
Krispy Kreme is Offering a Free Dozen to American Red Cross Donors
Krispy Kreme has announced a new promotion in partnership with the American Red Cross (ARC) where blood donors are eligible to claim a free dozen donuts. With January being “National Blood... MORE
Oceanic Carbon Reducing Initiatives
Oceanic Carbon Reducing Initiatives
'Ebb Carbon' Extracts CO2 from the Air by Using Saltwater
‘Ebb Carbon’ is a startup focused on reducing atmospheric CO2 emissions through the use of saltwater processing. When oceanic factories, such as those that transform saltwater into... MORE
Hybrid Hair Salons
Hybrid Hair Salons
'THIC Studio' is a Hair Salon That Doubles as a Photography Studio
Open now in Toronto, Ontario, ‘THIC Studio’ is a hybrid hair salon that functions as a chic photography studio. The idea for THIC studio came from Morgan Tully, a veteran in the salon... MORE
Mixed Meditation
Brands curate mixed media meditation experiences for customers
Trend - Whether in-person or done at home, meditation is being enhanced by brands that are using mixed reality to create multisensory--yet still soothing--experiences for customers. These modern forms of meditation are achieved through apps, VR and even online gaming.
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play_circle_filled Hair Diversity Campaigns
Hair Diversity Campaigns
Dove Launched the CROWN Campaign to Support Diversity for Textured Hair
The CROWN Campaign by Dove is an initiative to support diversity for textured hair types. Dove believes in the freedom to wear one’s hair however they choose without the fear of job loss or... MORE
Floating Recycled Tennis Courts
Floating Recycled Tennis Courts
Parley and adidas Built a Tennis Court Over the Great Barrier Reef
Parley and adidas partnered up to build a recycled plastic tennis court that floats over the Great Barrier Reef. Parley for the Oceans is an environmental nonprofit. The company teamed with adidas... MORE
Personal Safety Applications
Personal Safety Applications
Citizen Has Acquired Harbor to Add New Features to Its Application
The Citizen app is one that allows individuals to stay safe when venturing out in public through its various safety-enhancing features. These features include real-time area-specific 911 updates,... MORE
Community Tree-Planting Applications
Community Tree-Planting Applications
'Furthr' Allows Users to Easily Contribute to Reforestation
‘Furthr’ is a mobile phone application that allows users to directly contribute to the planting of trees by paying a subscription fee. The subscription fees are monthly and range from... MORE
Chilean Reforestation Initiatives
Chilean Reforestation Initiatives
'Folil' and 'Lawz' Have Teamed Up to Reduce Carbon Footprints
‘Folil,’ the LA-based handmade knitwear retailer, has teamed up with ‘Lawz,’ the Chilean non-profit organization, to reduce the carbon footprint produced by online... MORE
Diversity-Focused Writing Communities
Diversity-Focused Writing Communities
Hallmark Launches Writing Community Dedicated to Black Women
Iconic greeting card company Hallmark has recently launched a writing community for Black women called the Mahogany Writing Community. Currently, the community hosts eight writers who create content... MORE
play_circle_filled LGBTQ+ Vodka Campaigns
LGBTQ+ Vodka Campaigns
SKYY Vodka Supports the LGBTQ+ Community with 'Coming Out (Again)' Campaign
Last spring, SKYY Vodka launched an empowering and playful ad campaign called ‘Coming Out (Again)’ that aimed to support LGBTQ+ night life venues and workers. The campaign featured a 30... MORE
Charity-Focused Gaming Events
Charity-Focused Gaming Events
'Awesome Games Done Quick' Has Raised $3.4 Million for Charity
Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ) is a charity-focused ‘speedrunning’ event where gamers can register to play a game on-stream to receive donations for charity. Speedrunning is the process... MORE
Singaporean Climate-Positive Initiatives
Singaporean Climate-Positive Initiatives
Singapore Has Stated that it Wants Efficient Data Centers
As a part of the Singaporean climate initiative the nation began in 2020, the Singaporean minister for trade has announced in 2022 that the country will only allow highly resource-efficient data... MORE
Social Good Lotteries
Social Good Lotteries
The National Lottery Supports Good Causes with Its National Lottery Projects
The National Lottery says that it “exist[s] to change lives” with its National Lottery Projects. Initially launched in 1994, the National Lottery has expanded to ‘Lotto,’ &#... MORE
Living Printable Materials
Living Printable Materials
Researchers Have Created a Living Substance with Diverse Applications
One of the large barriers present in developing structures on other planets is the deterioration of materials without available replacements; and ‘living ink’ is a new scientific... MORE
Community Safety Applications
Community Safety Applications
'Raheem' is an NGO Dedicated to Positively Supporting the Community
‘Raheem’ is a nonprofit NGO based in Oakland, California. Originally founded in 2017 as a means of reporting police officers online who needed to be held accountable, Raheem has evolved... MORE
play_circle_filled Ocean-Themed Fundraisers
Ocean-Themed Fundraisers
Teamseas Sets Out to Clean the World's Oceans
Thousands of pounds of trash are dumped into the oceans and seas each year, which is why fellow Youtubers MrBeast, and Mark Rober banded together to launch the Teamseas fundraiser - a movement to... MORE
Online Resale Startups
Online Resale Startups
Thrilling is a Local Clothing Resale Store that Recently Expanded to Online
Shilla Kim-Parker founded ‘Thrilling’ in 2018, a local clothing store that has recently expanded to become an online resale startup. Kim-Parker quickly found that, while her store was... MORE
Online Carbon Removal Platforms
Online Carbon Removal Platforms
BeZero Carbon Allows Consumers to Purchase Direct Carbon Removal
‘BeZero Carbon’ (BeZero) is a London-based climate asset and liability management solutions provider. In a recent partnership, BeZero has teamed up with Vancouver-based Carbon... MORE
Anti-Offensive Speech Speakers
Anti-Offensive Speech Speakers
The 'Themis' Device Monitors Language Using AI Technology
The ‘Themis’ device is a specially designed solution for use within public spaces like the classroom that would work to continuously monitor for offensive language. The smart speaker-... MORE