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Cascais Green Map is a website (funded by the local municipality) where local citizens can register their green habits and behaviour (such as using energy saving lamps, selecting garbage, buying local products, etc), in an effort to promote sustainability and good citizenship.
Why it matters
Think global, act local. With this interactive map, Cascais Municipality wants to spread the word about the best practices of its citizens, to try and influence others. Small local businesses and associations are also invited to share their contribution. Another example of how recognising social acts can be used as a means to influence further donations. How could other social causes harness physical location and people’s connections to where they live to drive donations?
This project was launched to make use of the receipts you receive at bottle deposit machines after you’ve recycled. Instead of collecting the cash at the cashier, you enter the receipt into the device and donate the money for your contribution to support social causes of your choice. A number of these devices have already been distributed among supermarkets.
The 1% Club is an online marketplace for small charity projects, where individuals and businesses can give 1% of their time, knowledge or income to contribute directly to a project of their choice.