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Top 100 Social Good Trends in 2014

From Animal Rights Date Keepers to Abused Iconic Characters

— January 11, 2015 — Social Good
The top 2014 social good trends indicate a society, and culture, that is rapidly moving towards drastic change and transformation.

Issues ranging from feminism, marriage equality and body diversity were represented in a variety of diverse mediums, from "fairytale realism" (combining archetypal heroines with contemporary contexts), to "shocktivism." Indeed, many familiar Disney characters appeared in advertising campaigns that covered everything from domestic violence to celebrating cancer survivors. Bizarre shock tactics included a condom cookbook, intended to promote awareness about sexually transmitted infections and safer sex.

Overall, the social good projects and campaigns were geared towards a more thoughtful, compassionate and globally conscious audience. Thanks to the egalitarian force of the Internet and social media, people are more aware of the tragedies and atrocities in the world; more compelled to share them; and invested in more than one cause.

To continue to immerse yourself in a world of social awareness and accountability, check out the Social Good Trend Report.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
99
Recycled Cell Phone Cameras
Recycled Cell Phone Cameras
The Pacam Paper Camera Brings Photography to Impoverished Children
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98
Sign Language Eateries
Sign Language Eateries
Signs Restaurant in Toronto is Meant to Create Jobs for Deaf Individuals
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97
Literary House Giveaways
Literary House Giveaways
Write a House is a Non-Profit Project Encouraging Creativity in Detroit
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96
Vibrant Deity Photos
Vibrant Deity Photos
'Darshan' Comprises Photographically Recreated Images of Hindu Gods
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95
Kindness-Celebrating Cards
Kindness-Celebrating Cards
These Simple Thank You Cards Let You Express Gratitude For Nice Acts
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94
Landmine-Detecting Loafers
Landmine-Detecting Loafers
This Wearable Landmine Detector Easily Slips into Shoes
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93
Life-Saving Bird Jumpers
Life-Saving Bird Jumpers
The Penguin Foundation Protects Birds with Adorable Penguin Sweaters
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92
Abruptly Ended Fairy Tales
Abruptly Ended Fairy Tales
The Abril Educacao Ad Campaign Encourages People to Keep Reading
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91
Distorted Face Ads
Distorted Face Ads
The Vizoo Magazine Bullying Campaign Sends an Important Message
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90
Water-Recycling Toilets
Water-Recycling Toilets
This Toilet Recycles Flushing Water for Showering and Hand Washing
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89
Do-Gooder Social Campaigns
Do-Gooder Social Campaigns
#KindVines Captures Small Moments of Human Kindness
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88
Feline-Focused Men's Fashion
Feline-Focused Men's Fashion
The Akomplice Spring 2014 Collection Donates to Nature Conservancy
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87
Charitable Soccer Balls
Charitable Soccer Balls
Designers Reinterpret the World Cup 2014 Ball to Benefit Brazil's Youth
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86
Winning Interview Question Infographics
Winning Interview Question Infographics
These are the Top 35 Questions Asked During Interviews
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85
Skyscraper-Killed Bird Portraits
Skyscraper-Killed Bird Portraits
'Lights Out Baltimore, Downtown Fatalities' is Heartbreaking
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84
Job-Landing Tips Charts
Job-Landing Tips Charts
This Infographic Shows How to Change Your Internship Into a Full Time Job
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83
Artisan Plastic Bottle Lighting
Artisan Plastic Bottle Lighting
This Recycled Plastic Lamp Design Makes Use of Discarded Bottles
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82
Abandoned Activism Art
Abandoned Activism Art
Seph Lawless Photographed the Abandoned Randall Park Mall
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81
Extreme Photoshopped TV Hosts
Extreme Photoshopped TV Hosts
The Hosts of TODAY Were Photoshopped for the Love Your Selfie Series
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80
Refugee Footwear Photography
Refugee Footwear Photography
A Long Walk by Shannon Jensen Captures a Heart-Wrenching Reality
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79
Recycled Mobile Homeless Shelters
Recycled Mobile Homeless Shelters
The Homelessness Project Uses Discarded Items to Provide Housing
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78
LGBT-Friendly Fashion Ads
LGBT-Friendly Fashion Ads
The Barneys Spring 2014 Campaign Stars 17 Transgender Models
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77
Optical Illusion Driving Ads
Optical Illusion Driving Ads
KIA Issued Optical Illusion Ads to Highlight Dangers on the Road
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76
Feminist Hashtag Movements
Feminist Hashtag Movements
#FeministsareUgly Aims to Dispel Stereotypes Around Feminism
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75
Monster Alphabet Illustrations
Monster Alphabet Illustrations
Chris Dedinsky’s Monster Illustrations Will Delight Kids
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74
Personality-Priding Pet Advertisements
Personality-Priding Pet Advertisements
This SPCA Adoption Ad Puts Personality Over Pedigree
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73
Tradition-Preserving Accessories
Tradition-Preserving Accessories
Etkie Jewelry is Crafted by Formerly Unemployed Native Americans
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72
Creepy Emoticon Campaigns
Creepy Emoticon Campaigns
Innocence en Danger Uses Unnerving Human Emojis for Ad Campaign
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71
Charitable Drag Queen Chocolates
Charitable Drag Queen Chocolates
The RuPaul Bar by Sweet Hollywood Honors an Iconic Queen
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70
Gold-Plated Whiskey Chillers
Gold-Plated Whiskey Chillers
You Can Now Sip Your Whiskey in Style with a Set of Whiskey Balls
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69
Then-and-Now City Maps
Then-and-Now City Maps
Detroit Urbex's Google Map Shows a Comparison of Old & New Detroit Streets
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68
Tragedy-Memorializing Tattoo Photography
Tragedy-Memorializing Tattoo Photography
Christopher Padgett Takes Snaps of Boston Bombing Tattoos
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67
Eclectic Brawling Menswear
Eclectic Brawling Menswear
Vivienne Westwood Fall/Winter 2014 Menswear Fights for Climate Change
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66
Billing Block Packaging
Billing Block Packaging
Monday Movie Club Branding is as Punchy as Hot New Cinema Titles
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65
Taxidermy-Inspired Cycling Ads
Taxidermy-Inspired Cycling Ads
'Heads Propaganda' Urges Caution Through These Cyclist Safety Ads
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64
Homeless Survival Kits
Homeless Survival Kits
Edmundas Jankauskas's Kit Design Prepares People for Life on the Street
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63
Biracial Photoshop Experiments
Biracial Photoshop Experiments
This Photoshop Experiment Examines Global Beauty Standards
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62
Homeless Possession Photography
Homeless Possession Photography
John Kilar's Skid Row Photography is Powerful and Heart-Wrenching
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61
Recycled Rubbish Sneakers
Recycled Rubbish Sneakers
Your Shoes are Rubbish Turns Ocean Trash into Sleek New Shoes
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60
Majestic Ocean Wave Photos
Majestic Ocean Wave Photos
Syoin Kajii's Photos Capture the Diversity and Grandeur of Waves
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59
Homeless-Helping Micro-Homes (UPDATE)
Homeless-Helping Micro-Homes (UPDATE)
These Miniature Homes Provide Housing for the Homeless
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58
Pop-Up Relief Shelters
Pop-Up Relief Shelters
This Pop-Up Shelter Provides Temporary Living Space for Four
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57
Charitable Testicle Waxings
Charitable Testicle Waxings
Men Participate in Not-The-Sac Wax For Testicular Cancer Canada
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56
Solar-Powered Stoves
Solar-Powered Stoves
The ACE 1 Stove Uses Solar and Biomass Energy
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55
Disaster Aftermath Photography
Disaster Aftermath Photography
This Chernobyl Photography Series Shows a Lasting Effect
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54
Female Empowering Dollhouses
Female Empowering Dollhouses
Roominate is an Unconventional Female Empowerment Tool for Girls
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53
Critical Fundraising Infographics
Critical Fundraising Infographics
This Charitable Chart References Ice Bucket Challenge Donations
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52
Beard Styling Guides
Beard Styling Guides
The GentleManual Offers Advice On How to Style Your Facial Hair
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51
Lounge-Worthy Libraries
Lounge-Worthy Libraries
This Library was Designed by BC Architects for a School for Deaf Children
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50
Romantic Equal Rights Portraits
Romantic Equal Rights Portraits
Photographer Braden Summers is Behind 'All Love is Equal'
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49
Bizarre Toilet Exhibits
Bizarre Toilet Exhibits
This Japanese Toilet Exhibition Shows Off Everything Bathroom-Related
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48
Familial Poverty Photography
Familial Poverty Photography
'Living on a Dollar a Day' Will Make You Think Twice
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47
Abused Iconic Characters
Abused Iconic Characters
The No Violence Against Women Project is Followed by the 'Cowards' Series
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46
Touching Ethiopian Photography
Touching Ethiopian Photography
Children of Omo by Steve McCurry Captures Plight of the 'Cursed'
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45
Liberating Feminist Illustrations
Liberating Feminist Illustrations
Carol Rossetti's Feminist Drawings Provoke Thought and Debate
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44
Stripped Statement Selfie Campaigns
Stripped Statement Selfie Campaigns
The #StripForJackie Campaign is Effective and Going Viral
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43
Real Female Runway Shows
Real Female Runway Shows
The 2014 Paris Fashion Week Rick Owens Show Features Ordinary Women
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42
House-Converted Billboards
House-Converted Billboards
DesignDevelop Turns Ads into Shelters for the Homeless
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41
Portable Wind Turbines
Portable Wind Turbines
The AirEnergy3D Can Fold Into a Backpack
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40
Elegantly Hipster Compassionate Shoes
Elegantly Hipster Compassionate Shoes
Allen Edmonds's Handcrafted Shoes are Sleek and Social
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39
Charming Mobile Libraries
Charming Mobile Libraries
This Intriguing Mobile Library was Created by Anto­nio La Cava
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38
Stunning Oil-Spill Photography
Stunning Oil-Spill Photography
The 'Spill' BP Oil Spill Series is Beautiful and Horrifying
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37
Charitable Housing Designs
Charitable Housing Designs
Casa Uno by Hans Mayr Helps Homeless Mexican Families Find Shelter
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36
Opposing Gender Pictorials
Opposing Gender Pictorials
Man Meets Woman Comments on Gender Stereotypes
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35
Clever Thank You Cards
Clever Thank You Cards
T.Hanks by Blue Barnhouse Boasts a Portrait of Tom Hanks
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34
Poignant Anti-Abuse Photography
Poignant Anti-Abuse Photography
Richard Johnson Depicts Victims of Verbal, Mental & Physical Abuse
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33
Nature-Transforming Memorial Sites
Nature-Transforming Memorial Sites
The Norway Memorial Site Will Be Transformed into a Sanctuary
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32
Inspiring LGBT Celebration Videos
Inspiring LGBT Celebration Videos
The Toronto WorldPride 2014 Video Honors the Global Festival
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31
Recycled Refugee Residences
Recycled Refugee Residences
Agora Architects Created a Bamboo Structure to Help Fleeing Burmese
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30
Child Mobility Harnesses
Child Mobility Harnesses
The 'Upsee' Helps Disabled Children Experience What It's Like to Walk
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29
Cleavage-Blaming Abuse Ads
Cleavage-Blaming Abuse Ads
The Star Models Sexual Violence Campaign Promotes a Powerful Message
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28
Cheeky Thank You Cards
Cheeky Thank You Cards
Krista Mullis Lets Customers Express Gratitude in a Foulmouthed Way
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27
Easter Animal Cruelty Ads
Easter Animal Cruelty Ads
PETA's Easter Ad Highlights the Egg Industry's Killing of Chicks
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26
Anti-Homeless Installments
Anti-Homeless Installments
Nils Norman Depicts the Questionable Nature of ‘Defensive Architecture’
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25
Animal Awareness Tattoos
Animal Awareness Tattoos
WWF Russia's Wild Animal Tattoos Encourage Permanent Inking for Awareness
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24
Surreal Shelter Animal Photography
Surreal Shelter Animal Photography
Sarolta Bán Snaps Shelter Animals to Help Find Them a Home
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23
Mobile Metropolitan Microfarms
Mobile Metropolitan Microfarms
The Bowery Project Uses Vacant Lots to Support Urban Agriculture
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22
Homeless Housing Solutions
Homeless Housing Solutions
Utah's Housing Works Program is Set to End Homelessness This Year
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21
Animal Rights Date Keepers
Animal Rights Date Keepers
The Hunks and Hounds Calendar is Full of Shirtless Men and Cute Dogs
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20
Drunk Driving Superhero Ads
Drunk Driving Superhero Ads
Fabio Obando's Ads Feature Intoxicated Superheroes Behind the Wheel
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19
Juxtaposed Weaponry Ads
Juxtaposed Weaponry Ads
The Adot Words Kill War Campaign is a Powerful Call to Peaceful Arms
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18
Aussie Animal Pair Photography
Aussie Animal Pair Photography
These Adorable Animals Became Best Friends After Being Rescued
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17
3D-Printed Mud Houses
3D-Printed Mud Houses
The Wasp 3D Printers Construct Low-Cost Mud Houses
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16
Charity Pop-Up Shops
Charity Pop-Up Shops
The Street Store Provides Shopping Experience for Homeless Individuals
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15
Abused Prince Posters
Abused Prince Posters
Saint Hoax' Abuse Awareness Campaign Stars the Men of Disney
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14
Feline-Friendly Architecture
Feline-Friendly Architecture
These Outdoor Cat Shelter Designs Raised Money For the FixNation NGO
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13
Inner Beauty Ads
Inner Beauty Ads
Stop the Beauty Madness Campaign Encourages People to Rethink Pretty
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12
Homeless Microhouse Communities
Homeless Microhouse Communities
This Project Provides Sustainable Tiny Housing for the Homeless
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11
Patient-Starring Portraits
Patient-Starring Portraits
Shawn Van Daele Transforms Sick Children into Fairy Tales
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10
Diverse LGBT Couple Photography
Diverse LGBT Couple Photography
Braden Summers Photography Series 'All Love is Equal' is Stunning
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9
Shocking Shark Photography
Shocking Shark Photography
In This Series We See How Sharks are Hunted for Their Fins and Meat
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8
Pop Bottle Houses
Pop Bottle Houses
The USA Can End Homelessness by Building Plastic Bottle Houses
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7
Affordable Shipping Container Abodes
Affordable Shipping Container Abodes
The Alexander Street Project Gives People in Need Nice Homes
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6
Revolutionary Micro-Home Initiatives
Revolutionary Micro-Home Initiatives
The Miniature Housing Project of Portland is Making Waves
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5
Bizarre Condom Cookbooks
Bizarre Condom Cookbooks
Manga Writer Kyosuke Kagami Promotes Condom Usage in Japan
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4
Naked Handstander Portraits
Naked Handstander Portraits
One Guy is Doing Naked Handstands Around the World for a Cause
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3
Trangender Relationship Photography
Trangender Relationship Photography
This Couple Photographed Their Evolving Trans Relationship
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2
Abused Princess Ads
Abused Princess Ads
These Battered Disney Ads by Saint Hoax Hope to Put an End to Domestic Abuse
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1
Documentary Trans Photography
Documentary Trans Photography
Female to 'Male' Explores Gender Identity
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