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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?
The Volunteerbook – a social network for Volunteers – will be launched on the 1st of February by the President of Banco Alimentar contra a Fome (Portugal's biggest foodbank) and also of a Volunteer Bank that in just four years gathered about 17 thousand volunteers and almost 1000 organizations needing their help.
To campaign for the right of everyone to have water around the globe, France Liberté has entered into partnership with the famous designer Philippe Stark. He has designed trendy bottles to be refilled with tap water called “Feuille d’eau”, and sold at the price of 5 euros. While the money earned is used to finance the charity actions, each bottle is to become a sign of federation and each bottle holder a militant for the cause.