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Top 85 Social Good Trends in September

From Bee-Tracking Wearables to Mobile Gynecology Kits

— September 30, 2015 — Eco
The top September 2015 social good trends showcase a variety of social enterprises and altruistic initiatives that serve a higher purpose.

An intriguing social good initiative is the recent move to place free public access sunscreen dispensers at busy public spaces in both Boston and Miami Beach. The moves show the changing public understanding of health and well-being and the role of governing bodies to invest in preventative methods of cancer prevention.

Meanwhile, 'Books on Bikes' is an initiative run by the Seattle Public Library that delivers books to young readers. The program is sure to help expand the minds of those without traditional access to library services.

The top September 2015 social good trends point to a changing public perception about the role of governing bodies and access to healthcare services and education.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Chinese Morality Banks
Chinese Morality Banks
The City of Yanji is Rewarding Good Deeds with a Redeemable Points System
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84
Education-Gifting Services
Education-Gifting Services
College Savings Bank Lets You Contribute Towards College Funds
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83
Kid-Friendly Fashion Classes
Kid-Friendly Fashion Classes
This Design Class Allows Children to Explore the World of Fashion
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82
Food Awareness Dinners
Food Awareness Dinners
The Controversial 'Save the Flavors' Campaign Raises Species Awareness
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81
Solar Internet Drones
Solar Internet Drones
The Facebook Drone 'Aquila' Will Bring the Web to Remote Parts of the World
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80
Essay-Grading Websites
Essay-Grading Websites
This Online Tool Will Check Papers for Any Signs of Plagiarism
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79
Bee-Tracking Wearables
Bee-Tracking Wearables
These RFID Trackers for Insects Could Solve the Bee Crisis
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78
Philanthropic Gift Cards
Philanthropic Gift Cards
These Gift Cards are an Innovative Way to Give to the Homeless
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77
Sobriety-Aiding Apps
Sobriety-Aiding Apps
This Sober App Acts as a Virtual Alcoholics Anonymous Group
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76
Charitable Whiskey Tastings
Charitable Whiskey Tastings
This $9,000 Whiskey Tasting Event Supports Earthquake Redevelopment
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75
Uplifting School Commercials
Uplifting School Commercials
Old Navy's School Commercial Shares a Message from Boys & Girls Clubs
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74
Sustainability-Supporting Coffee
Sustainability-Supporting Coffee
Cozzee Coffee Makes Seven Coffees to Support Seven Global Causes
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73
Classroom Photography Robots
Classroom Photography Robots
The 'Meebo' Robot Acts as a Robot School Monitor in Japan
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72
Climate Change-Predicting Apps
Climate Change-Predicting Apps
This New App Predicts the Aftermath of Global Warming
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71
Mobile Gynecology Kits
Mobile Gynecology Kits
This Kit Helps Ugandan Women Diagnose Themselves from Home
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70
Whimsical Beach Trash Art
Whimsical Beach Trash Art
These Glittery Sculptures are Made from Pieces of Plastic Sea Garbage
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69
Literary Water Filtration Systems
Literary Water Filtration Systems
Teri Dankovich Has Engineered a Book With Water Filters as Pages
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68
Self-Defense Umbrellas
Self-Defense Umbrellas
Vodafone's Protective Umbrella Shields Against Bad Weather and Attackers
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67
International Health Worker Campaigns
International Health Worker Campaigns
This Social Media Initiative Honours Global Health Workers
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66
Atomic Bomb-Themed Beers
Atomic Bomb-Themed Beers
This Beer Comes with a Message About the Impact of Nuclear Warfare
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65
Ethical Promotion
Ethical Promotion
Laura McQuarrie Highlights Four Winning Ethical Marketing Campaigns
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64
Literature-Inspired Bus Fares
Literature-Inspired Bus Fares
The 'Travel by Book' Campaign Lets Reading Commuters Travel for Free
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63
Wildlife-Tracking Apps
Wildlife-Tracking Apps
This App Calls on Sportsmen to Help Preserve Fish Populations
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62
Accessible Restroom Initiatives
Accessible Restroom Initiatives
The GoHere Campaign Includes a Public Toilet Finder App and Decal
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61
Ironic Miniature Billboards
Ironic Miniature Billboards
These Tiny Billboards Created by BBH Interns Promote Big Messages
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60
Veteran Farming Intiatives
Veteran Farming Intiatives
'Heroic Food Farm' Houses and Teaches Military Veterans
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59
Learning App-Monitoring Platforms
Learning App-Monitoring Platforms
EnderMetrics Analyzes the Success of Educational Apps for Kids
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58
Recreated Soccer Photographs
Recreated Soccer Photographs
This Photo Series Recreates Soccer's Most Memorable Moments
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57
Advanced Missile Warning Systems
Advanced Missile Warning Systems
This System Helps Protect Civilians from Violent Conflict
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56
Animal-Saving Plush Toys
Animal-Saving Plush Toys
This New Beanie Baby Helps Raise Awareness for Wildlife Conservation
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55
Mobile Library Carts
Mobile Library Carts
These Passionate Librarians are Delivering Books Via Bicycles
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54
Water-Purifying Bags
Water-Purifying Bags
This Solar-Powered Filtration System Helps to Provide Clean Drinking Water
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53
Health-Focused Foster Homes
Health-Focused Foster Homes
'Casa Rana' Offers HIV Positive Children a Safe Home
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52
Social Media Donation Platforms
Social Media Donation Platforms
The #Donate Campaign by GoodWorld Sends Donations Via Social Media
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51
Steam Ring Chimneys
Steam Ring Chimneys
This Clean Energy Plant Launched a Campaign for Its Steam Ring Generator
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50
Wi-Fi Phone Booths
Wi-Fi Phone Booths
LinkNYC is Replacing Obsolete Phone Booths with Free Wi-Fi Towers
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49
Public Sunscreen Dispensers
Public Sunscreen Dispensers
The City of Boston Makes Applying Sunscreen Outdoors Top-of-Mind
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48
Charitable Children Princess Balls
Charitable Children Princess Balls
The Believe in Magic Ball Helped Terminal and Very Sick Kids
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47
Education-Evaluating Stats
Education-Evaluating Stats
This Relevant Infographic Explores the Question 'Is College Worth It?'
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46
Animal Perspective Software
Animal Perspective Software
This Multispectral Image Calibration Program Lets You See Like Animals
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45
Fundraising Dinner Parties
Fundraising Dinner Parties
'FEED Supper' is an Initiative that Encourages Donations from Guests
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44
Lion-Honoring Phone Cases
Lion-Honoring Phone Cases
This Lavishly Gilded Phone Case Seeks to Honored Cecil the Lion
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43
Vaccine Transportation Systems
Vaccine Transportation Systems
This Clever Device is Set to Revolutionize the Way We Move Vaccines
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42
Homeless-Helping Community Gardens
Homeless-Helping Community Gardens
This Organic Garden Helps to Feed an Enitre Homeless Shelter
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41
Personalized Tutor Apps
Personalized Tutor Apps
This Robot Tutor is Designed to Help Children Learn at Their Own Pace
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40
Wheelchair-Connected Speech Software
Wheelchair-Connected Speech Software
Stephen Hawking's Speech System is Now Free for Everyone
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39
Simplified Clothing Donation Programs
Simplified Clothing Donation Programs
The 'RefRecycle' Program Makes It Easy to Donate Old Clothes
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38
Animal Caregiver Portraits
Animal Caregiver Portraits
These Photos Dislplay Bonds Between Shelter Volunteers and Animals
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37
Wizardly School Classrooms
Wizardly School Classrooms
This Harry Potter-Themed Classroom Honors the Beloved Series
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36
Female HIV Prevention Devices
Female HIV Prevention Devices
The Dapivirine Ring's Anticipated Results Could Hold the Solution
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35
Sponsored Sunscreen Dispensers
Sponsored Sunscreen Dispensers
Miami Beach Has Installed a Free Public Sunscreen Station
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34
Accessibility Awareness Art
Accessibility Awareness Art
Google's Stair Art Shares Words from Disability Rights Heroes
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33
Volcanic Water Pumps
Volcanic Water Pumps
This Basalt Rock Pump Produces Fresh Water in South Korea
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32
Homeless Art Initiatives
Homeless Art Initiatives
'Cafe Art' Gave 100 Cameras to London's Homeless Who Captured Its Beauty
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31
Endangered Animal Projections
Endangered Animal Projections
The Empire State Building Reminds Us to Save the Lions and Others
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30
Facial Recognition Art Installations
Facial Recognition Art Installations
This Open-Source Art Creates Empathy for Kidnapping Victims
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29
Educational Coding Apps
Educational Coding Apps
Lrn Teaches You to Code on Your Smartphone With Interactive Mini Quizzes
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28
Bulk Charging Stations
Bulk Charging Stations
Charge All Your Devices at Once with the The Multicharger-X
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27
Activist Balloon Art
Activist Balloon Art
This Artist's Work is a Metaphor on Economic Separation in His Nation
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26
Prefabricated Solar Classrooms
Prefabricated Solar Classrooms
These Prefab Classrooms Feature Solar-Powered Computers
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25
Homeless Painted Portraits
Homeless Painted Portraits
The Proceeds from These Homeless Art Pieces Benefit Those They Depict
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24
Electrical Bamboo Appliances
Electrical Bamboo Appliances
These Electrical Devices are Made with a Sustainable Bamboo Material
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23
Educational Barber Initiatives
Educational Barber Initiatives
This Barber Creates Child Haircuts When Patrons Have Read a Book
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22
Elderly Swimsuit Fashion Shows
Elderly Swimsuit Fashion Shows
This Event Featured Models Over 60 Years Old Walking the Runway
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21
Artistic Beer Sponsorships
Artistic Beer Sponsorships
This Museum Opening Celebrates the Dutch Roots of Van Gogh and Heineken
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20
Wildfire Awareness Pictures
Wildfire Awareness Pictures
This Series of Wildfire Photography Captures These Beautiful Disasters
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19
Gender Defying Portraits
Gender Defying Portraits
This Photo Series Showcases Gender-Non-Conforming Beauty
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18
STD Education Barbershops
STD Education Barbershops
This St. Louis Health Initiative Enlists Barbers for STD Education
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17
Virtual Dementia Simulators
Virtual Dementia Simulators
This Vitrual Reality System is a Learning Tool for Dementia Caregivers
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16
Inclusive Disability Campaigns
Inclusive Disability Campaigns
This Back to School Campaign Stars Young Models with Disabilities
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15
Equality-Promoting Pop-Ups
Equality-Promoting Pop-Ups
This Women's Equality Day Event Celebrates Strong Female Leaders
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14
Winery Kindergarten Spaces
Winery Kindergarten Spaces
This School Gives Students a Beautiful View of Vineyards
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13
Superimposed Body Portraits
Superimposed Body Portraits
This Art Shows Detrimental Effects of Society’s Beauty Standards
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12
Anti-Bullying Tees
Anti-Bullying Tees
This New Clothing Line Helps Raise Awareness About Bullying
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11
Discreet Feminine Hygiene Bags
Discreet Feminine Hygiene Bags
This Device Helps Women Carry Their Reusable Sanitary Pads
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10
Homeless Billboard Beds
Homeless Billboard Beds
These Foam Adverts Double as Beds for Homeless Laborers in Pakistan
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9
Recycled Trash Sunglases
Recycled Trash Sunglases
Each Pair of 'RE-View' Sunglasses is Made Using Two Recycled CD or DVDs
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8
Clothes Recycling Initiatives
Clothes Recycling Initiatives
Reformation's RefRecycle Asks Shoppers to Send in Old Outfits
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7
Feminist Advocacy Menswear
Feminist Advocacy Menswear
The Fall Fashion Line from Acne Studios Displays Bold Feminist Quotes
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6
Powerful Awareness Images
Powerful Awareness Images
The 'I'm Tired' Project Sheds Light on Daily Discrimination
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5
Rubble-Based Emergency Shelters
Rubble-Based Emergency Shelters
These Modular Shelters are Made from Brick Rubble
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4
Overhead Ribbon Installation
Overhead Ribbon Installation
This Cultural Ribbon Art is Suspended Over a Jazz Stage in Mall Palza
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3
Public Napping Chairs
Public Napping Chairs
This Modern Seat is Meant to be Placed in Cities for a Temporary Relief
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2
Poignant Firearm Artwork
Poignant Firearm Artwork
This Exhibit Explores Our Complex Relationship with Firearms
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1
Inequality-Exposing Illustrations
Inequality-Exposing Illustrations
These Gender Equality Comics Use Humor to Illuminate Injustice
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