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Top 100 Social Good Trends in 2016

#100 Expressive Adult Photography
#99 Disability-Conscious Cookware
#98 Flatpack Portable Shelters
#97 Female Sexuality Start-Ups
#96 Energy-Generating Tents
#95 Miniature Homeless Housing Solutions
#94 Grotesque Evolutionary Sculptures
#93 Eco-Friendly Refugee Housing
#92 Pop-Up Emergency Shelters
#91 Health-Promoting Disney Princesses
#90 Low-Cost Housing Designs
#89 One-for-One Dog Beds
#88 Water Purification Stations
#87 Farmers' Market Food Trucks
#86 Eco-Building Tool Kits
#85 Expressive Race-Centered Portraiture
#84 Stylish Vegan Bags
#83 Pop-Up Garden Oases
#82 Charitable Micro-Homes
#81 Economic Gap Photography
#80 Minimalist Copper Jewelry
#79 Energy-Saving Houseboats
#78 Headless Women Blogs
#77 Empowering Celebrity Lipsticks
#76 Elevated Native Forests
#75 Politically Charged Fashion
#74 Celebrity Anti-Poaching Campaigns
#73 Social Public Restrooms
#72 WiFi-Free Language Translators
#71 Ocean Water-Cleaning Buoys
#70 Easy-Build Wooden Homes
#69 Pride Clothing Collections
#68 Satirical Award Show Campaigns
#67 Subversive Fast Fashion Ads
#66 Social Good Hotels
#65 Anti-Extremist Web Content
#64 Creativity-Promoting Playgrounds
#63 Empathetic Poaching Ads
#62 Charitable Wildlife Jewelry
#61 Courageous Female Fashion Campaigns
#60 Anti-Oppression Fashion Companies
#59 Body Positive Social Efforts
#58 Biodegradable Shopping Bags
#57 Digital Predator Ads
#56 DIY Wooden Beehives
#55 Upcycled T-Shirt Scarves
#54 Chic Recycled Clothing
#53 Marvellous Postmodern Playhouses
#52 Activism-Inspired Bags
#51 Accessible Hotel Room Concepts
#50 Active Sports Hijabs
#49 Waterproof Homeless Tents
#48 Unobtainable Body Parodies
#47 Spray Painted Abandoned Homes
#46 Produce-Growing Preschools
#45 Charitable Family Photo Shoots
#44 Electric Street Murals
#43 Reversible Homeless Shelters
#42 DIY Computer Kits
#41 Stylish Charitable Bikes
#40 Parody Pop Ads
#39 Body Positive Movement Hashtags
#38 Micro Industrial Eco-Shops
#37 Upcycled Plastic Beach Huts
#36 Garbage-Collecting Water Drones
#35 Filmic Bee Hotels
#34 Empowering Cancer Awareness Initiatives
#33 Charitable Leftover Campaigns
#32 Breast Cancer-Awareness Editorials
#31 Student-Supporting Toothbrushes
#30 Inclusive Hijab Collections
#29 Anti-War Street Art
#28 Hunger-Combating Jewelry
#27 Colorful Charitable Furniture
#26 Cat-Sheltering Mosques
#25 Fashionable Feminist Pins
#24 Female Sanitation Products
#23 Environmentally-Focused Clothing Brands
#22 Social Good Snack Clusters
#21 Anti-Harassment Ad Campaigns
#20 Body Positive Fashion Editorials
#19 Floating Urban Forests
#18 Charitable Children's Tattoos
#17 Shocking Shark Photography
#16 Sustainable Latvian Wood Watches
#15 Rescue Pet Plush Toys
#14 Body Positive Magazine Covers
#13 Body Image Photo Campaigns
#12 Supportive Portable Perches
#11 Social Good Stovetops
#10 Educational Jewelry Initiatives
#9 Educational Menstrual Cycle Games
#8 Recycled Refugee-Made Bags
#7 Anti-Racism Movie Posters
#6 Pop-Up Cubic Libraries
#5 Affordable Rural Dwellings
#4 Anti-Consumerism Ads
#3 Eye-Opening Abuse Ads
#2 Revealing LGBTQ Posters
#1 Trafficking-Combatting Photo Apps
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From Awareness-Raising Photography to DIY Wooden Beehives

The 2016 social good trends are vast in their scope, with the power of photography never failing to raise awareness, and brands giving consumers platforms to help the environment themselves.

Photography has long been a medium that exposed the many horrific conditions that people around the world have to endure, and the photographer Johnny Miller captured some of the most revealing and poignant imagery of this year. Miller took drone photos of some of South Africa's landscapes, revealing the stark divide between the wealthy and the poor in the country – which is a divide that exists in racial terms as well. With nothing but a series of photos, the photographer was able to capture what political commentators, South African civilians and theorists all conclude – that despite the technical end of apartheid, inequality in the country sadly remains extremely pervasive.

With many consumers seeking to lessen their impact on the environment, some brands are offering them a platform to do this from home. An example of this is the 'Bee Project,' which offers homeowners wooden boxes that they can easily construct beehives from. The project is crucial in a time where the bee population is significantly decreasing, with devastating environmental consequences.

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