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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?
With her own clothing label MCC, Anke Domaske created a new line which is completely made out of milk fibres. Clothes made of this material are antibacterial and antiallergic. They not only look and feel good, they also care for your skin due to the amino acids they contain.
‘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.