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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
‘Dona l’usato’ (donate second hand) is a project promoted by fashion brand Elena Mirò to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Customers are rewarded with a 25% discount when they donate their second hand clothes, which Elena Mirò uses to help raise people out of poverty in Mozambique.
Duracell supported victims of hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey with a rapid response team. They set up mobile stations to allow people to charge their electronic gadgets, get access to the web and gave away free batteries for torches and other devices.