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The everyone economy: community ideas for growth
In Ireland, a new initiative called the Ideas Campaign is drawing upon public and collective innovation in order to solicit ideas for economic recovery. 19 key areas including manufacturing, technology, construction, retail and education are being addressed. The campaign is an independent and non-political effort and coordinators will use the ideas to deliver an action plan to government. In just the first five days more than 1,200 proposals were submitted.
Why it matters
Collaboration and consumer input have long been harnessed by brands to make their customers feel significant. This biggest brand of all, the Government, have rarely taken this need and acted on it. With consumers acting on their desire to have their say – and have it heard, could an open government become more of a reality?
The School Book Bank promotes the reuse of school books by receiving and delivering used school books for free. Having the “free” part as a principle of honor, all books or services provided have no cost attached. People who join the bank must volunteer to give a “ride” to the books from one place to another. This avoids incurring any delivery expenses.
The National Foundation of Good Causes has devised a simple online test that recommends charitable organisations to people wishing to donate, according to their beliefs and values.