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Top 100 Social Good Trends in November

From Micro-Donation Apps to Assault-Alerting Devices

— November 29, 2015 — Social Good
The top November 2015 social good trends highlight various innovations in the altruistic landscape that range from beneficial business models to positive public campaigns.

Altruist is a micro-donations app that lets individuals round off the amount at each purchase to automatically donate the difference to the charity of their choice. The app rounds the amount of each purchase up to the nearest dollar amount.

A brand of PetSmart, Good Natured is a one-for-one pet food company that applies the Toms shoes model to canine and feline meals. The Good Natured brand will provide one meal for a shelter dog or cat for each can purchased.

The top November 2015 social good trends speak to the interest of consumers, especially millennials, in patronizing brands that champion ethical business practices with a focus on sustainability.
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Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
99
Organ Donating Animals
Organ Donating Animals
These Genetically-Altered Pigs Could Provide Humans with Organs Doners
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98
Online Proctoring Programs
Online Proctoring Programs
This Software is Designed to Discourage Academic Dishonesty
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97
Solar-Powered Concerts
Solar-Powered Concerts
Trapdoor Social's Concerts are Performed
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96
Refugee Search Engines
Refugee Search Engines
'Google Fortunetelling' Sneakily Raises Awareness About Refugees
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95
Women-Empowering Photography
Women-Empowering Photography
Lensational Offers Workshops to Struggling Women in Developing States
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94
Equality-Focused Soup Ads
Equality-Focused Soup Ads
This #RealRealLife Ad Promotes Campbell's Gay Parents & Star Wars
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93
Educational Astronomy Animations
Educational Astronomy Animations
This Claymation Video Perfectly Explains the Types of Space Rocks
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92
Refugee-Supporting Schools
Refugee-Supporting Schools
This Online University Helps Migrants Further Their Eduction
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91
Educational Scientific Apps
Educational Scientific Apps
'The Earth' by Tinybob is a Fun and Interactive App for Kids
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90
Awareness-Raising Blouses
Awareness-Raising Blouses
This Pale Pink Shirt Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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89
Autistic Puppet Characters
Autistic Puppet Characters
The Show Sesame Street Introduces Its First Character with Autism
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88
Revenge Porn-Fighting Sites
Revenge Porn-Fighting Sites
This California Hub Helps Victims of Revenge Porn Fight Back
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87
Humanized Crash Dummy Ads
Humanized Crash Dummy Ads
'The Test' Ad for Acura's Safety Features Uses Realistic Dummies
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86
Tranquil Prison Cells
Tranquil Prison Cells
This Mental Health Campaign Aims to Change Solitary Confinement
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85
3D-Printed Heart Models
3D-Printed Heart Models
MIT Researchers Created Blueprints to Give Surgeons Practice on Each Heart
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84
One-for-One Pet Meals
One-for-One Pet Meals
PetSmart's 'Good Natured' Brand Supports Healthy Pets & Pets in Need
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83
PTSD-Aiding Apps
PTSD-Aiding Apps
'myBivy' Helps Predict and Reduce Night Terrors Through Body Tracking & Analysis
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82
First Lady-Curated Playlists
First Lady-Curated Playlists
This Michelle Obama Playlist Supports Her 62 Million Girls Campaign
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81
Charitable Bicycle Initiatives
Charitable Bicycle Initiatives
These Refurbished Bikes are Cleaning up Britain and Helping Malawi
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80
Allergy-Awareness Initiatives
Allergy-Awareness Initiatives
The 'Teal Pumpkin Project' Discourages Handing Out Halloween Candy
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79
Emergency Messaging Apps
Emergency Messaging Apps
Manila's Government is Using FireChat for Future Natural Disasters
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78
Sustainable Development Charts
Sustainable Development Charts
This Infographic Outlines the United Nations #GlobalGoals Campaign
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77
Jailhouse Vegetable Gardens
Jailhouse Vegetable Gardens
This Chicago Prison Grows Vegetables for a Local Restaurant
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76
Diplomatic Middle-Eastern Eateries
Diplomatic Middle-Eastern Eateries
This Restaurant Offers Free Hummus to Those Who Dine Together
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75
Modular School Houses
Modular School Houses
The ‘Boxchool’ is a Modular School for Lower Developed Countries
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74
Equation-Decoding Apps
Equation-Decoding Apps
This App Helps Users Understand Complex Math Equations
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73
Insult Prevention Campaigns
Insult Prevention Campaigns
This 'Words Can Be Weapons' Art Series Transforms Insults into Guns
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72
Thermal Imaging Cameras
Thermal Imaging Cameras
This Heat-Detecting Camera Mounts Drones to Help Firefighters and Farmers
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71
Fashion-Forward Online Classes
Fashion-Forward Online Classes
This Program Provides Useful Lessons for Budding Fashion Designers
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70
Homeless Service Apps
Homeless Service Apps
San Fran's 311 App Allows Residents to Report Homeless Who Need Assistance
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69
Rescue Dog Trains
Rescue Dog Trains
This Man Takes in Stray Dogs and Gives Them a Ride Around in His Mini Train
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68
Homeless Bus Shelters
Homeless Bus Shelters
This London Charity Gives Out Tickets For Homeless Youth to Sleep on Transit
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67
Recycled Clothing Campaigns
Recycled Clothing Campaigns
H&M's 'Comeback Clothes' Cleans Up Closets and Landfills
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66
All-Female Eateries
All-Female Eateries
This High-End Pop-Up Diner is Exclusively Operated by Women
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65
Protective Drinking Bags
Protective Drinking Bags
The Wat'Bag Lines Jerrycans to Keep Delivered Drinking Water Clean
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64
Chemotherapy Patient Portraits
Chemotherapy Patient Portraits
Photographer Robert Houser Unveils the 'Facing Chemo' Project
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63
Cancer Awarness Tequila Bottles
Cancer Awarness Tequila Bottles
Alacran Tequila is Selling Exclusive Pink Flasks for Breast Cancer
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62
Child-Finding Taxi Services
Child-Finding Taxi Services
This Rideshare Service is Now Integrated with the 'AMBER Alert System'
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61
Refugee-Saving Floats
Refugee-Saving Floats
The Centifloat is An Emergency Flotation Device That Rescues the Stranded
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60
Victimized African American Portraits
Victimized African American Portraits
These Portraits Depict Black Victims of Police Violence
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59
Breast Cancer Awareness Desserts
Breast Cancer Awareness Desserts
The Pink Dessert Campaign 2015 Combines Champagne and Desserts
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58
Solar-Powered Hearing Aids
Solar-Powered Hearing Aids
These Affordable Hearing Aids Allow African Children to Attend School
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57
Conflict-Free Smartphones
Conflict-Free Smartphones
The Fairphone 2 is a Responsible and Easily Repaired Handset
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56
Multi-Building School Designs
Multi-Building School Designs
This School Was Chosen for the Top Prize in British Architecure
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55
Waste-Based Menus
Waste-Based Menus
This Unusual Lunch Raised Awareness About the Issue of Food Waste
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54
Workplace Nutrition Programs
Workplace Nutrition Programs
This Wellness Program Teaches Employees How to Eat Healthier
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53
Humorous Cancer-Fighting Retailers
Humorous Cancer-Fighting Retailers
This Company Helps Customers Support Breast Cancer Research
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52
Luminous Livestock Campaigns
Luminous Livestock Campaigns
This Initative Aims to Make Animals More Visible to Drivers at Night
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51
Child Album Cover Recreations
Child Album Cover Recreations
Participants at 'Girls Rock Camp' are Encouraged to Be Rock Stars
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50
Clean Water Storage Bags
Clean Water Storage Bags
This Water Pouch Helps Maintain a Barrier Between Liquid and Contaminants
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49
Dog Matching Services
Dog Matching Services
'PawsLikeMe' Pairs Pets with Owners Through a Personality Compatability Test
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48
Charitable Fitness Bands (UPDATE)
Charitable Fitness Bands (UPDATE)
UNICEF Matches Every 12,000 Steps Walked with Food Aid for Kids
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47
Weaponry Bottle Poppers
Weaponry Bottle Poppers
The Bottle Axe Wages War on Capped Beverages and Wins Every Time
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46
Charitable Coat Donations
Charitable Coat Donations
Macy's Clothes4Souls Partnership Offers a Buy One, Give One System
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45
Cancer-Fighting Burgers
Cancer-Fighting Burgers
The Think Pink Burger Collects Proceeds for Canadian Breast Cancer
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44
Charitable URL Shorteners
Charitable URL Shorteners
'Hope.ly' is a Link Shortener That Drives Donations to the Red Cross
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43
Indoor-Only Elementary Schools
Indoor-Only Elementary Schools
This School Maximizes Indoor Activity Space Due to Harsh Winters
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42
Philanthropic Mustard Bottles
Philanthropic Mustard Bottles
Shop412 and Heinz Team Up to Create a Limited Bottle for Charity
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41
Guantanamo Prisoner Art Exhibits
Guantanamo Prisoner Art Exhibits
This Live Art Installation Streamed an Ex-Inmate Telling Stories
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40
Feminist Candy Campaigns
Feminist Candy Campaigns
This Movement Against Gender Discrimination Delivers Sweets to Baby Girls
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39
Micro-Donation Apps
Micro-Donation Apps
This App Allows Users to Donate Their Spare Change to Charity
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38
Empowering Clothing Companies
Empowering Clothing Companies
This Charity Helps At-Risk Women Learn Valuable Skills
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37
Anti-Bullying Deodorant Scholarships
Anti-Bullying Deodorant Scholarships
The Secret Mean Stinks Campaign Combats Girl-to-Girl Bullying
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36
IQ-Boosting Wearables
IQ-Boosting Wearables
The 'Starling' is a Children's Wearable That Tracks Each Word Said in a Day
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35
Assault-Alerting Devices
Assault-Alerting Devices
'Athena' is a Wearable Designed to Protect Women from Physical Assaults
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34
Community-Building Wedding Pictures
Community-Building Wedding Pictures
This Photographer Pledged to Help a Town Afflicted by Drought
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33
Body Positive Illustrations
Body Positive Illustrations
These Drawings by Artist Rachele Cateyes Target Fat-Shaming Attitudes
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32
Empathy-Based Video Games
Empathy-Based Video Games
This Battle Game Lets Players Fight Monsters or Make Friends With Them
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31
Homeless-Helping Sock Companies
Homeless-Helping Sock Companies
This Non-Profit Organization Provides Socks for the Homeless
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30
Happy Meal Book Giveaways
Happy Meal Book Giveaways
McDonald's Locations in the UK are Giving Away Roald Dahl Books
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29
Stress Therapy Apps
Stress Therapy Apps
'Lantern' is a Mental Health Online Platform That Guides Users Through Stress
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28
Illness Acceptance Comics
Illness Acceptance Comics
These Comics Illuminate the Hypocrisy of How People Treat Mental Illness
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27
Futuristic Hoverboard Boots
Futuristic Hoverboard Boots
The Nike Air Mag is Finally Real and It Supports Parkinson's Research
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26
Robot Building Kits
Robot Building Kits
Cannybots Enable Kids to Learn About Robotics and Engineering in a Fun Manner
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25
Whimiscal Coin Receptacles
Whimiscal Coin Receptacles
This Charity Box is Designed to Encourage People to Give
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24
Arid Climate Planters
Arid Climate Planters
This Planter Uses Biodegradable Materials for Growing in Low-Water Areas
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23
Solar-Powered Distillation Systems
Solar-Powered Distillation Systems
This Innovative Water Distiller is Both Cheap and Efficient
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22
Blood-Based Art Installations
Blood-Based Art Installations
This Provocative Exhibit is Designed to Highlight LGBT Issues
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21
Waste-Reducing Grocery Programs
Waste-Reducing Grocery Programs
Marks & Spencer's New Program Aims to Prevent Food Waste
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20
Life-Sized Jungle Cat Cakes
Life-Sized Jungle Cat Cakes
This Tiger Cake was Created to Raise Awareness of Endangered Animals
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19
3D-Printing Waste Solutions
3D-Printing Waste Solutions
This Thesis Turns Pacific Ocean Waste into Materials for 3D-Printing
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18
Censored LGBT Film Ads
Censored LGBT Film Ads
These Ads Promote Sexual Equality for the Queer Lisboa Film Festival
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17
Community-Designed Crosswalks
Community-Designed Crosswalks
These Painted Crosswalks Were Designed by the Citizens of Seattle
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16
Sobering Toy Cars
Sobering Toy Cars
This Drive Sober Campagin Hides Smashed Toy Cars Inside Cereal Boxes
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15
Life-Like Prosthetic Limbs
Life-Like Prosthetic Limbs
These Prosthetics are 3D-Printed with Realistic Silicone Material
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14
Wheelchair-Concealing Costumes
Wheelchair-Concealing Costumes
Magic Wheelchairs Ensures All Kids Can Trick-Or-Treat
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13
Nature-Integrated Classrooms
Nature-Integrated Classrooms
This International School Helps Students Feel Connected to Nature
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12
Gender-Eliminating Photo Series
Gender-Eliminating Photo Series
The 'More Women' Campaign Looks at Politics Without Men
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11
Glamorous Pet Adoption Editorials
Glamorous Pet Adoption Editorials
Po Psu Ta Created a Series of Magazine-Mimicking Dog Photographs
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10
Eco Footprint-Tracking Wearables
Eco Footprint-Tracking Wearables
The 'Worldbeing' Shows How Your Choices Affect the Environment
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9
Selfie-Based Fashion Campaigns
Selfie-Based Fashion Campaigns
This Initative Aims to Improve Conditions in Clothing Factories
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8
Solar-Powered Refrigerators
Solar-Powered Refrigerators
This Nigerian Start-Up Offers Cold Storage on a Pay-As-You-Store Basis
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7
Hidden Domestic Abuse Marketing
Hidden Domestic Abuse Marketing
This Home Decor Magazine Will Make You Take a Second Look
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6
Artistic Pop-Up Libraries
Artistic Pop-Up Libraries
This Miniature Library is Designed to Improve Local Literacy
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5
Traditional Affordable Housing Prototypes
Traditional Affordable Housing Prototypes
This Low-Income Home is Made from Loc Concrete and Wood
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4
Contrasting Cropped Images
Contrasting Cropped Images
'Broken India' Shows How Cropping Can Hide True Realities
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3
Pop-Up Christmas Cards
Pop-Up Christmas Cards
Nalacards Surprises with Intricate 3D Sculptures and Beautiful Handwriting
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2
Plastic Bottle Shingles
Plastic Bottle Shingles
These Upcycled Plastic Bottles are Made Into Sustainable Roofing Tiles
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1
Gamified Recycling Programs
Gamified Recycling Programs
This Initiative Aims to Encourage Recycling During the Rugby World Cup
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