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Crowdsourcing rubbish ideas
NASA and Nike have joined forces for the LAUNCH project, a follow-up on their Energy Solutions project, which seeks to find 10 game-changing innovative waste management ideas that can change the way we dispose of rubbish. The proposal is crowdsourced and seeks to benefit the community at large, as well as further space research.
Why it matters
As brands increasingly co-sponsor causes in an effort to attract culturally-aware consumers to the brand, it isn’t always enough anymore to simply donate. Beyond crowdsourcing, what are other avenues brands can use to enlist meaningful partners to participate in the cause? How can brands begin to truly own their causes vs. temporarily co-opting them, in the minds of consumers?
17. May 2012
United Way has created a website that uses alarming statistics to highlight important social issues. Visitors are invited to donate $1 (or more) to help address the issue of their choice. As a reward for their aid, donors are encouraged to post a picture or video of themselves feeling happy about doing a good deed.
Mysterious blue doors that act as a canvas to philosophical and poetic statements such as ‘Incomplete perfect’, ‘The end is a good beginning’ and ‘Destiny died’ are popping up on vacant buildings in and around Lisbon. The project was founded by design collective ‘de onda magnetica’ who are dedicated to urban art and activism.