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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?
Peepoo is a single-use, self-sanitising, biodegradable toilet bag. Thanks to its urea-based biochemical technology, the bag prevents faeces from contaminating the immediate area and then can eventually turn into valuable fertilizer.
A reality show with a difference – Mujaddidun or “The Revivers”, challenges teams of men and women to compete against each other, in order to promote ‘development through faith’ for different social causes such as helping orphans, the poor and reintegrating prisoners into society. In true reality show fashion, the poorest performing member of the group is eliminated at the end of each task. On the other hand, the winner will be awarded €200,000, 80% of which will be donated to a charity of their choice.