TOPIC: LOCAL COMMUNITIES (57)

MESH Cities

http://www.meshcities.com

MESH Cities explores the wireless systems empowered, 21st Century city through the eyes of its super-users. These are the people who are embracing the new communications and infrastructure tools that will determine the ultimate livability of the modern city. The growing ubiquity of high-speed wireless connections allows people to experience the city in ways never before possible. More than that, they can contribute their ideas about how to make our cities more accommodating and responsive .

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MESH Cities, Cities, Local

Hour Exchange Portland

http://www.hourexchangeportland.org

How does Hour Exchange work? Simple. For every hour you help a neighbor in need you earn a time credit you can spend having any member provide you with a service you need. Everyone’s time is equal no matter what the service. And there are hundreds of services available from health care to weatherization or tickets to shows. Exchanging hour services is about empowering individuals, organizations and businesses to help each other meet their needs cash free in one-to-one exchanges or in group projects.

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Hour Exchange Portland, Share, Give, Exchange, Time, Services, Community, Neighbors, Ability, Talent

NeighborGoods

http://neighborgoods.net

NeighborGoods is a safe community where you can save money and resources by sharing stuff with your friends. Need a ladder? Borrow it from your neighbor. Have a bike collecting dust in your closet? Lend it out and make a new friend.

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NeighborGoods

Serengetee

https://www.serengetee.com

Serengetee is a clothing brand that incorporates global fabric patterns into their products while giving back to corresponding grassroots causes. Serengetee was founded in 2012 by a group of college friends after traveling the world on Semester at Sea. Since the beginning, their mission has been simple: to connect people to the globe through fabric while giving back to the communities that inspire and create their designs. Every fabric is teamed up with a cause located in the same region. This allows them to support both local fabric makers and the causes that work in their communities. When you wear Serengetee, you 'Wear the World'.

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Serengetee, Fabric, T-Shirt

chashama

http://www.chashama.org

chashama supports communities by transforming temporarily vacant properties into spaces where artists can flourish. By recycling and repurposing buildings in transition, we invest in neighborhoods, foster local talent, and sustain a vast range of creativity, commerce and culture. 

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Chashama, Artists, Space, Creativity, Culture

Humanity Unified

http://humanityunified.org

Humanity Unified is a socially conscious lifestyle brand for the Changemaker, Traveler and Dreamer. Our model is simple, people before profits. We work with local organizations to help fun projects that empower women and children in developing nations through education, sustainable agriculture programs and economic development. 

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Humanity Unified, Shopping, Products, Empowerment

OneDay Social Volunteering

http://www.onedayvolunteering.org

OneDay Social Volunteering is an international social organization that provides a platform for young adults to volunteer in a wide range of activities in the most flexible, accessible and enjoyable way, while increasing their social and professional networks with people their own age.

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OneDay Social Volunteering, Volunteer, Volunteering, Social

Krrb

http://krrb.com

Krrb is a safe place to buy, sell, trade and give to your neighbors — locally and in-person. Krrb puts you at the center of your stomping grounds and displays all that you and your neighbors have to offer.

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Local, Neighborhoods, Communities, Online, Social, Meetups, Krrb, Reuse, Second Hand

Walk Your City

http://www.walkyourcity.org

An open-sourced online resource for anyone to auto-magically create their own guerrilla wayfinding sign to export, print and install.

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Walk, Walking, Kickstarter, Cities, Raleigh, Matt Tomasulo, Public Space, Streets, Directions

Spacehive

http://spacehive.com

Spacehive is the world's first funding platform for neighborhood improvement projects. We make it as easy to fund a new park or playground for your area as buying a book online.

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Spacehive, Crowdfunding, Public Spaces, Neighborhood, Improvement

Make It Right

http://www.makeitrightnola.org

More than 4,000 homes in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Two years later, when actor Brad Pitt toured the city, the neighborhood was still deserted and devastated. Pitt promised the families he met there, that he would help make it right. He founded Make It Right to build 150 affordable, green storm resistant homes for families living in the Lower 9th Ward when the storm hit.

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New Orleans, Brad Pitt, 9th Ward, Louisiana, Hurricane Katrina, Rebuild, Make It Right

TekVenture

http://tekventure.org

The Mission of TekVenture is to provide an environment offering space, tools, materials, and mentors where the community can realize their creative potential, satisfy their need to make things, talk shop with other makers, and connect with emerging technologies and the industries that use them.

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Tools, Industry, Imagination, Workshops, Maker Station

Stockbox Grocers

http://stockboxgrocers.com

Stockbox’s mission is to bring food back into communities – like an old-fashioned corner store, but with a modern twist. Our small format stores are placed throughout urban areas, to offer fresh produce, meal solutions, and grocery staples. We place mainstream staples, alongside organic products, and source produce from local farms when possible. Grab-and-go options in meals and snacks make it easy to shop, with selection changing frequently so there’s always something new to explore. We offer loyalty programs, recipes, and specials. Pricing is affordable – competitive with local grocery stores and below convenience stores. 

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Food, Communities, Urban, Local, Organic, Stockbox Grocers, Corner Store

Meal Train

http://www.mealtrain.com

mealTrain.com is a free solution that simplifies the organization of giving and receiving meals. By allowing the giving party to take into account the recipient’s preferred meal times, food preferences, and available days, the site helps ensure that the recipient gets the meals they enjoy on the days that are most helpful.

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MealTrain.com, Food, Community, Tool, Meals, Care, Organize, MealTrain

Lions Clubs International

http://www.lionsclubs.org

Our 46,000 clubs and 1.35 million members make us the world's largest service club organization. We're also one of the most effective. Our members do whatever is needed to help their local communities. Everywhere we work, we make friends. With children who need eyeglasses, with seniors who don’t have enough to eat and with people we may never meet.

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Lions Clubs, Service, Local Communities