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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?
Former Harvey Nichols style expert Mary Portas is opening a new charity shop in the designer area of London’s Westfield shopping centre. The ‘Living and Giving Shop’ will be manned by staff including celebrity volunteers, and Grazia fashion magazine has asked some of its contacts to help donate to the project – including labels such as Burberry and Mulberry.
Morgenwelt is a small enterprise that organises carbon neutral concerts and so called “bicycle-discos”. The concept behind the concerts is that all the power the bands or DJs need for the gigs comes from muscle power. So if the audience doesn’t pedal fast enough the gig is interrupted with a blackout.