The new book from (and about) the design studio that helped bring GOOD Magazine to life back in '06—and really set the standard for our design through all these years.
Continuing the satirical adventures of above-average power forward Chris Bosh, Mystic Wolfman and more as they save the multiverse.
This project ls way above average.
The React Sidekick is transforming the way people call for help in an emergency. Send a widespread alert with the click of a button.
"I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up 2.0." This device is a no-brainer for the aging parent of any millennial...
bellingcat.com will unite citizen investigative journalists to use open source information to report on issues that are being ignored.
Eliot Higgins shows what you can do when you truly commit to the idea of being a global citizen. You should support his platform for open-source journalism. You will not just be helping the world, you will be helping yourself.
Repurposed sails forecast ideal winds in California // MAFIA brother and sister push the border with bags, backpacks & accessories
Gorgeous bags made from repurposed sails by a brother/sister duo.
A documentary exploring how Punk took hold in Washington D.C., from 1976 through the harDCore explosion of the early 1980s.
Madam's Organ, Dante's, SMASH--they may not be familiar spots to you, but they were sacred ground for D.C.'s famous hardcore scene, a movement characterized by positive defiance while in the shadow of Reagan's White House.
With your help, we built a coworking space and community hub for creative freelancers.
A creative tool lending library for Brooklyn. Read more from Makeshift here: http://bit.ly/19gEg3D
A vacant funeral home turned artists’ residency, design laboratory, and model for material reuse.
How Spencer's Art House is changing Flint, Michigan. Read more here: http://bit.ly/1cuL9TL
Dithyrambalina will be a sonic playground, performance venue and laboratory for musical architecture in New Orleans.
Swoon and New Orleans Airlift are building a musical city. Read more here: http://www.good.is/posts/bringing-musical-architecture-to-new-orleans
In Indonesia, mental illness means that spirits have manifested your body. We will tell the stories of the spirited ones.
Through photography and film, these artists plan to demystify mental illness in Indonesia. Read more on good.is: http://bit.ly/18I7ejq
This September Unique USA is creating THE UNIQUE SPACE - a groundbreaking co-work, office & event space in Downtown LA's Arts District.
Unique Space is a co-working office for writers and creatives in Downtown Los Angeles. Read more on good.is: http://bit.ly/19Pvv7N
This playful clothing company helps kids develop a sense of creativity in the way they dress. Read more on good.is: http://bit.ly/1c8uVTm
A young accordionist makes a living performing for drug cartels in Honduras, the most murderous country in the world. His songs glorify the same traffickers who exiled his cousin to the US, but in a world ruled by narcos, does he have any other choice?
This documentary explores Honduran drug violence through eyes of a Narco Ranchera band. Read more on good.is: http://bit.ly/1222Mca
Unlocking knowledge to those living in poverty by providing access to ebooks and other digital content in low bandwidth communities.
If most poor countries have access to cell phones, why don't kids have access to books? Read more on good.is: http://bit.ly/12xFbKe
Steer the course of LA’s future. Kick-start a craft brewery on the banks of the LA River - Dry River Brewing! Party with a purpose.
Would you like to see a sustainable brewery along the LA River? Believe it or not, the culture is rich there, despite the water being dry. Read more on good.is: http://bit.ly/112Qr7b
60 in-depth talks with cultural creators, internationalists and observers of the urban scene in Los Angeles + three other world cities.
This podcast focuses on the culture of Copenhagen, Toronto, and London, with interviews of both creators and observers.
Momenta is a documentary film project about proposed coal exports in the Pacific Northwest and the potential for a clean energy future.
This film explores coal export and what it's doing to the air of the Pacific Northwest. Read more about how it's affecting sports communities on good.is: http://bit.ly/11CFbta
Flexible is a interactive public art sculptural workout area where people can stretch and exercise, or observe and think.
This interactive public sculpture park also serves as a workout area. See how they're involving the Boys and Girls Club. Read more on good.is: http://bit.ly/11t4bWX
Go faster. Slide better. Ride on wet surfaces with incredible grip or go smoothly through gravel. We reinvented the wheel. Literally!
The ancient wheel, reinvented. Read more on good.is: http://bit.ly/ZOZ8iw
QUESTION BRIDGE INTERACTIVE is a platform that reveals the true complexity, diversity, and humanity within an identity group.
Question Bridge is an interactive educational design platform that initiates valuable discussions about race. Read more on good.is: http://bit.ly/11mkSA1
Using photography to increase scientific understanding and local awareness of a critically endangered ecosystem
Biologist and conservationist Evan Eifler is photographing and mapping plant species at risk of extinction within the renosterveld, the richest and most biodiverse floral ecosystem on Earth. Read more on good.is: http://bit.ly/13NnCIw
A photo exhibition on the Berlin Wall about 8 border walls that separate people worldwide.
Photographer Kai Wiedenhoefer has been documenting the walls that separate people across the world. Now, he wants to post 9x27 photos of the walls on a section of the Wall of Berlin. Read more on good.is: http://bit.ly/168CtPJ
A photographic documentation all 50+1 states and a list of why people call their state "Home" in the shape of the state.
Artist Nathan Hoang is compiling words and phrases that define the word "home" into shapes of America's 50 states by interviewing locals within their hometowns. Read more on good.is: http://bit.ly/16T2yGx
Love bicycles and eating well? Anna Brones has a cookbook for you. Classy gluten-free meals to fuel your ride without breaking the bank. Second edition is now in print and available from Microcosm!
This lifestyle guide and cookbook can teach us how to live a simpler and healthier life. Read a recipe on good.is: http://bit.ly/15DaaZA
A Brighton, Michigan man is rescuing a crashed WWII B-25 Bomber to restore. This airplane is a piece of WWII and aviation history.
These two aviation experts are mentoring youth in the community through aircraft restoration classes. Their plan is to restore a WWII plane for a local museum. Read more on good.is: http://bit.ly/18EUWV5
Help us engage students and inspire the next generation of scientists. Our new Focus Microscope Camera connects iPads and microscopes.
This focus microscope allows you to explore organisms in a more detailed way by using a camera that can connect to iPads. They'll be given away to schools to encourage students to become future scientists. Read more on good.is: http://bit.ly/11gWOBi
An Open-Source Environmental Monitoring Platform consisting of arduino-compatible hardware, data visualization web API, and mobile app.
This mobile app empowers you to collect data about your own environment, including soil and water, electromagnetic fields, energy consumption and air composition inside the home, and even biometrics. Read more on good.is: http://bit.ly/13qO9er
The first publicly accessible space telescope! Take amazing photos of space or have your photo displayed above the Earth.
This space telescope that orbits the Earth can be controlled by you. Plus, the company is planning to form educational programs for kids.
The easiest, most reliable way to connect to the internet, anywhere in the world, even when you don’t have electricity
This backup generator for the internet could be used anywhere, even in places with no wi-fi. Read more on good.is: http://bit.ly/13P7WCV
A low orbit photography and video research experiment designed to rekindle interest in exploration and inspire people of all ages.
The Kua Fu Initiative is launching a payload capsule into the lower stratosphere with the intent to record HD video and photography of the curvature of the earth and surrounding areas. Read more on good.is: http://bit.ly/Z2u0hr
Memphis Type Illustrated & the landmarks documented through it are disappearing. Help me preserve the history of my city with art!
Photographer Rebecca Phillips is preserving the vintage signs and typography of her neighborhood in Memphis, Tennessee with affordable prints for her community. Read more on good.is: http://bit.ly/112GEHn
A 50-minute video documenting 100 days on foot from the Gulf of Mexico to Seattle, exploring transit development in the American West
Long distance walker Owen Martel will be walking from the Gulf of Mexico to Seattle to document the development of transit through video and grassroots journalism. Read more on good.is: http://bit.ly/10wSM4s
seeking a food truck to support milk+sugar's mission to provide youth with valuable internships to inspire entrepreneurship.
This baking and coffee roasting company teaches teens business skills by letting them run the show. Read more on good.is: http://bit.ly/12hZFrB
Be a part of building community in the Kelly/Glenwood hood! Start by helping to create a beautified intersection at 85th and Knapp.
A community in Portland, OR is beautifying their local intersections with street art. Support their civic efforts.
Mark's House will open this June and its ceiling installation gives everyone the chance to be an integral part of the architecture.
This ceiling installation for Flint's Art Walk in Michigan plans to use images of community members in its architecture.
A 4 week summer program that integrates diverse forms of art making, ecology, nutrition with the backyard wilderness of the Rockaways.
Seeing a need for creative stimulation for the kids in the Rockaways, Arts in Parts offers four sessions focusing on the arts, environment, exploration, and nutrition. Read more on good.is: http://bit.ly/10S1JV9
A giant, interactive Music Box that will be installed on Governors Island in New York for the entire summer.
These Brooklyn artists are making a giant sculpture of a music box that can be played by two people so visitors can harmonize and collaborate with one another.
Easy, affordable, open source feature packed Arduino robot. Now in 1000+ schools worldwide. Comes w/ free full suite of lessons. Great intro to programming, electronics, robotics
This robot will introduce coding and programming to youth to inspire them to be interested in engineering.
Global Press Institute uses journalism as a development tool to educate, employ and empower women throughout the developing world.
Global Press Institute is training women across the world to be local journalists. Read more on good.is: http://bit.ly/121IPxA
The Siva Atom is a lightweight USB generator to charge any of your personal electronics as you cycle. Easy and intuitive to install, you can charge while riding or once you arrive, thanks to the 1650mAh removable battery pack.
This pedal-powered generator can charge your phone, lights, and removable battery pack. Read more on good.is: http://bit.ly/18oPaoy
The carnival reimagined with robots, fire, and lasers to inspire young inventors in science, technology, engineering, art, and math
This traveling carnival will include games based on science, technology, engineering, and art to encourage an interest in STEAM. Read more on good.is: http://bit.ly/18aGWmQ
A documentary about the people and progress of the visionary Sahara Forest Project - a groundbreaking effort to "green" the deserts.
Scientists from The Sahara Forest Project are attempting to green deserts with saltwater. Read more from the documentary filmmaker on good.is: http://bit.ly/17tCvlJ
We're re-purposing old building parts into a much needed Outdoor Classroom and into new rewards so you can have a piece of it too!
Because this summer camp for Museo de las Americas is over capacity, they're building an extension into the parking lot. Read more on good.is: http://bit.ly/18paixG
Project to #growLeeFest into a 5000 capacity festival that remains independent. No sponsors, no corporate investors - just run by you!
A music and arts festival in the UK run by the people, without corporate sponsors.
The third installment of our photo mural project on the MBTA railroad bridge. The art is street level and adds beauty to the block!
Nonprofit Centerboard is blowing up photographs by community members and placing them on MBTA's railroad bridge to bring pride and beauty into the city. Read more on good.is: http://bit.ly/14Qe3gQ
Good News Baltimore creates cinematic short films & docu-news style videos on issues and the actions of leaders for social change.
Focusing on the more positive and progressive stories about its community, Good News Baltimore promotes solutions for local issues. Read more on good.is: http://bit.ly/11D1kJJ
A new hoop greenhouse in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood will provide fresh organic produce and job training to local residents
This urban garden program teaches the homeless and unemployed in Englewood, Chicago important life skills.
YOXO is a recyclable construction kit that inspires kids to invent their own toys out of Y, O and X links and reused cardboard tubes.
Made to fuel the inventor in any child, this construction toy is made of recycled chipboard connectors and reused cardboard tubes.
A documentary about Shekhinah Clinic, which offers free healthcare and meals to the mentally ill and handicapped of Tamale, Ghana.
This documentary raises awareness about the Shekhinah Clinic, which offers free healthcare and meals to the mentally ill and handicapped of Tamale, Ghana. Read more on good.is: http://bit.ly/15M7Pha
Prototype of creative shipping container hotel and community space. Designed to connect people through art and stories. Pure Awesome.
Shel Kimen is creating a storytelling venue for Detroit that's also a hotel, and it's made of shipping containers. Read more on good.is: http://bit.ly/Z3qqSa
Bringing the finest Mediterranean herbs to the cities, straight from where they grow (and taste) better.
Daphnis and Chloe sources fresh unique herbs from local farmers in Greece and distributes them globally to bigger metropolitan cities so that people around the world can connect to the ancient city through food.
A sturdy, customizable 3D printer that is easy to use and affordable for all. 3D print almost any object. There are no limits!
Utah County company Invent-A-Part is making an affordable 3D printer to inspire the creator in anyone.
idBrooklyn is a large-scale design project aimed at creating the graphic identity of Brooklyn through your participation.
idBrooklyn is a large-scale design project aimed at helping the community of Brooklyn create the neighborhood's graphic identity. Read more on good.is: http://bit.ly/11AeU0l
Nava makes ordinary tap water taste great by filtering as you sip. Finally—a stylish, convenient and fun alternative to bottled water.
With coconut shells and sleek design, this water bottle may just encourage people to ditch plastic all-together with a first-ever filter subscription program. Check it out: http://bit.ly/ZlWe0W
The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change will be a fun and accessible guide to global warming science and policy.
Yoram Bauman, a standup economist, has created an accessible way for kids (and adults) to learn about climate change: a cartoon book. Read more on good.is: http://bit.ly/10AXvqu
A 10-week summer project where teens from Chicago's Englewood neighborhood will learn how to build their own websites from scratch.
Hoping to empower teens to build their own websites and learn coding, this summer program in Englewood, Chicago will help build the portfolios of youth in the community
Two-time Sundance-winning director tells the riveting stories of the tech revolution to feed the innovator in you.
Ondi Timoner is documenting tech innovators' stories in a web series to inspire people to learn how they can fulfill their dreams faster, better, and more efficiently. Learn more on good.is: http://bit.ly/14dU2k3
Greene Street NYC is a REVERSE GRAFFITI clean art project. Aimed at cleaning art onto the streets of NYC to inspire you in YOUR city.
These artists aim to raise awareness about green tagging with their reverse graffiti in New York. Read more on good.is: http://bit.ly/17eyG3G
Albuquerque doesn't have a subway system, and likely never will. But if it did, the map might look like this 18" x 24" poster.
Albuquerque, New Mexico may not have a subway system — and it probably never will — but that doesn’t mean that this map could inspire the city to build one. Read more on good.is: http://bit.ly/Zxkm0P
A grand civic spectacle featuring Austin's public power workers—50+ linemen, bucket trucks, 20+ utility poles, and a live orchestra.
Alison Orr created a dance company of community members and city workers in Austin, Texas to show the value of connecting neighbors to the people that keep neighborhoods in tact. Support a project that will foster appreciation for public power employees.
A heartfelt & moving story of how instruments made from recycled trash bring hope to children whose future is otherwise spiritless.
Landfill Harmonic is launching a film about kids in a Paraguay orchestra that are playing instruments made of trash. Read more on good.is: http://bit.ly/17i9WZp
We turn waste into wealth by making fresh, wholesome meals from food that others thought was garbage. All our ingredients are freegan.
Gleaner's Kitchen will serve freegan food, collected from dumpster dives. Support a public space that will minimize food waste.
A bike GPS tracker that automatically reports a crash to contacts, alerts you if tampered with, iOS/Android/Web friendly with open API.
This GPS tracker for bikers can let city planners know when to fix potholes. It will also keep bikers and their bikes safer. Read more on good.is: http://bit.ly/XrUmbL
A documentary about refugee Guor Marial, the Olympic marathon runner who ran in the London 2012 Olympics without a country.
Olympic runner and refugee Guor Mariel plans to return to Sudan to talk to the government about becoming a part of the international athletic league. This documentary will tell the story. Learn more from the director here: http://bit.ly/13ZgkpA
Bring your jogging stroller and run or hike the unpaved trails in this high quality guide book.
Chris Sekirnjak is creating a guide to all the stroller friendly trails in Denver, Colorado. Support a project that could get more families to enjoy the great outdoors. Read more on good.is: http://bit.ly/16ukYr6
A sail-powered food-trading adventure connecting the farms and forests of Lake Champlain with the Lower Hudson Valley
Erik Andrus believes that he can transport non-perishable food by a community-built boat from the Lower Hudson Valley to New York City. Read more on good.is: http://bit.ly/12snhKM
Unisono is a public arts festival that features painters, artists and music from Chicago to celebrate the historic Pilsen neighborhood.
Getting the Pilsen neighborhood together in Chicago for the Unísono Festival, the Resurrection Project aims to support public arts and music while celebrating diversity, culture, and social justice. Support a project that will bring rich arts to an underserved community.
Technology meets nature. This smart garden lets everyone grow fresh herbs at home with zero effort.
Click and Grow has created the easiest indoor garden to use with nanotechnology and LED lights that provide plant roots with the right amount of oxygen, water, and nutrients at any time. Support a project that could bring gardens into any city home. http://bit.ly/120Fhfc
A mural project that uses mathematics to connect Brooklyn students to their community through a visualization of Pi !!
Students from Green School are revitalizing their neighborhoods in Williamsburg with murals of data they've collected. Read more on good.is:
The Buford Schoolyard Garden needs a hoophouse to grow seedlings for school and community gardens in Charlottesville.
Buford Middle School in Charlottesville, VA is planning on building a hoophouse to grow seedlings for the community. Read more on good.is: http://bit.ly/YLYgqR
Paine's Park is almost done, but we need one final fundraising push to complete construction and open the park by this summer!
Paine’s Skatepark is being redesigned so that non-skaters can participate in the skating community. Support a project that will improve civic design in Philadelphia. To learn more, check this out: http://bit.ly/13RXh0g
We're creating the Twin Cities’ first mobile farmers market and filling it with fresh, tasty foods from local farms and artisans.
This is the first mobile farmer's market in the Twin Cities to bring fresh, sustainable food to the community. Read more on good.is: http://bit.ly/16hZbVk
Kickstarter's first and only $1M fashion project was built on the premise that every stitch tells a story; A Premium Sweatshirt Designed for Life, Guaranteed for a Decade and Backed with FREE Mending!
The 10-year hoodie offers a solution to textile waste. Support a project that promotes sustainable, made-in-America fashion. Learn more on good.is: http://www.good.is/posts/the-10-year-hoodie-designing-planned-obsolescence-out-of-clothing
A three-part series about the world's growing slums, told through writing and photography on SeattleGlobalist.com
Kibera is Africa's largest urban slum, with hundreds of registered NGOs that either offer critical social support or fuel futile projects. Slum Rising is a three-part interview series that explores this issue in the area. Read more on good.is: http://bit.ly/XQ7EbO
Let's go to the movies on the L.A. River! Help us fund the first ever Bike-In Theater along the banks of the city's best kept secret.
The Los Angeles River Revitalization Corp is bringing you a Bike-In Movie Theater at the LA River so that we can start using the most underutilized resource in the city. Support a project that will bring the community together. Read more on good.is: http://bit.ly/Z8TeDO
100% organic sauces locally made with love and purpose. Each hot sauce with a unique flavor and style. #GetSaucee #EatMoreCreatively
Saucee makes sustainable, all organic sauces straight from spices and vegetables. Made in San Francisco, Saucee inspires you to #EatMoreCreatively
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Community Centered. Quality Focused. Passionately Driven. Public Coffee - A coffee shop on wheels.
Public Coffee is bringing back conversation into coffee culture, just as it was when artists and thinkers found each other not on the internet, but through a cup of joe. Support a coffee cart project that will fuel a better community. Learn more on good.is: http://bit.ly/ZW3Wlv
We are a small oyster farm in the beautiful Peconic Bay, NY. Help create a spirit moving oyster experience- Eat an oyster. Feed a bay!
By the time Little Creek Ranch harvests their oysters, each oyster will have filtered almost 55,000 gallons of water, or 50 gallons/day. Support a project that will create a sustainable way to process food. Read more on good.is: http://bit.ly/15Wc9Ih
The Grow Jar is an innovative product that uses no power and allows everyone to grow fresh edibles from home year round!
Everyone should grow a food plant to understand what it takes to get produce in a market. Grow Jar offers a simple hydroponic kit to grow foods like kale, peppers, or tomatoes. Support a project that makes gardening more accessible. Read more on GOOD. http://bit.ly/W65Hvn
Help us turn a car park in central London into a sustainable urban farm using a specially modified shipping container and greenhouse.
GrowUp! is an urban farming business utilizing hydroponics in a London parking lot to grow fresh vegetables without soil or pesticides, but rather fish poo. Support a large-scale project that will start a conversation about how we grow our food. http://bit.ly/16uIPtJ
Healthy sweet treats for a hot day delivered in a sustainable way. Based in Richmond, VA, Pedal Pops offers an edible, gourmet, let's-cool-off experience at any community event or curbside. Support a project that brings food, bikes, and people together.
Four DVDs will be created: "Fire Science", "Sneaky Heat", "Boom Squish" and "Hot Rocket" - showing the most sustainable way to heat
Heat your home in a more energy-efficient way by building your own rocket mass heater. Paul Wheaton is making all of this possible with a 4-part DVD series. Read more on good.is: http://www.good.is/posts/this-simple-heater-could-save-serious-energy
Logro Farms is a sustainable mushroom farm that grows gourmet oyster mushrooms on spent beer grains and coffee grounds.
LoGROcal is building a sustainable farm using the waste of a local brewery to provide mushrooms and vegetables to a local pizza shop. They're also creating mushroom growing kits. Support a project that will provide a service to a community and educate a wider audience.
Literary Lots is a program that "brings books to life" by transforming vacant lots in Cleveland into programming spots for children.
Literary Lots brings books to life by commissioning artists to design interactive spaces in vacant, under-utilized lots of Cleveland. Read more on good.is: http://bit.ly/XXR2mz
Creating a community hub for beekeepers and a space for our bicycle-powered honey production, delivery and education program.
1 of every 3 bites of food we eat depends on a pollinated plant, but bees are in danger. Help host safer hives for bees by supporting Beez Kneez's bicycle-pedaled production, delivery, and education program in Minneapolis. Read more on good.is: http://bit.ly/Zf4rCU
What if people around the world could sign a petition for free using any mobile phone?
Crowdring is a mobile organizing tool that makes it possible to turn missed calls into signatures for petitions, for free. Fund a project that could potentially fight political corruption and immediately create social justice through automatic civic engagement.
Project: To share the craft of wood board-building with the West we need a truck we can sleep in, towing a trailer/mobile classroom.
Grain Surfboards builds sustainable wood surfboards on the coast of Maine. Now they want to share their skills across the nation with a mobile classroom. Learn more on good.is: http://www.good.is/posts/this-mobile-woodworking-classroom-lets-you-build-surfboards-anywhere
53,780 plastic bottles- the amount, thrown away in 1 hour in NYC, turned into a Cloud-shaped pavilion on Governor's Island THIS SUMMER!
In 1 NYC hour, 53,780 plastic bottles are thrown away. STUDIOKCA is recycling these bottles and creating a cloud-shaped pavilion on Governors Island. Learn more about how they're celebrating GOOD's Neighborday here: http://bit.ly/120OkOS
This lightweight jacket keeps runners and bikers safe at night by making them more visible to drivers on the road. Support health, safety, and energy-efficient clothing. Learn more on good.is: http://www.good.is/posts/could-this-led-jacket-save-cyclists-lives
The world's first glasses that use Tapigami lenses and 3d-printed frames to create custom, wearable art pieces!
Tape artist Danny Scheible and Hacker Lab’s 3D printing start-up Genesi5 have teamed up to bring you custom, wearable art glasses that will make you see the world in a different way.
What does it mean to risk your life for your ideals? How far will five revolutionaries go to fight for the future of their country?
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We are building a mobile trash analysis laboratory, publishing a book of photographs and having a multi-media exhibition.
This pedal-operated mobile laboratory will collect and examine garbage, then take high-quality photographs and sound recordings of it for a published book and DCCA exhibition. Join the GOOD community in funding this educational project: http://bit.ly/XxGt5s.
A photography, design and video project documenting the restaging of a 40 year-old memory and a shot at dad redemption.
Super cool project, from a long-time contributor and collaborator with us at GOOD.
Sprout is a pencil that wants to be a plant when it grows up. When it's too short to use, plant Sprout to grow herbs, flowers and more!
A pencil you can plant!
Join with the GOOD community in funding this: http://www.good.is/posts/fund-sprout-a-pencil-you-can-plant
Forage Kitchen is the first Co-working space for food. A hub for the Bay Area food community, and a home for artisan food makers.
NEEDS FUNDING: Fund San Francisco's first food co-working space and build an incubator for the most delicious food businesses you can imagine. If this model works, it can spread across the country.
A user's guide to energy in the 21st century. Everything you need to know about energy, a print and interactive e-book.
An interactive guide to combat energy illiteracy—from our friends at Focus the Nation
An open-sourced "guerrilla wayfinding" project focused on helping anyone create safe and healthy walkable environments.
Another fun urban intervention, this one down in Raleigh, NC.
WMC Fest is a grassroots event to inspire and enable the creative mind featuring 20 speakers, 20 designers, and nearly 30 bands.
NEEDS FUNDING: Weapons of Mass Creation Fest is looking for funding. In its third year, it is a quickly growing design/music festival with good things going on for all those in the midwest.
CicLAvia is back! On April 15th and October 14th 2012, we'll get cars off of selected streets, and those streets will fill with smiles.
Help CicLAvia take over the streets of Los Angeles.
NEEDS FUNDING: Super cool new community project in the east side of the Los Angeles...
NEEDS FUNDING: Ever wanted to leave your job and travel the country, learning what exactly it is that makes your creative heroes so heroic? Designer Jennifer Sukis is doing just that, and reporting on her findings in a new book.
We plan to transform an abandoned New York City trolley terminal into a vibrant community green space using new solar technology.
NEEDS FUNDING: Former NASA Engineer is working on plans and designs for an amazing underground park in an unused subway station in NYC.
We've collected 100s of Occupy images. Now we're going to print & distribute thousands of posters, to help this movement stay visible!
NEEDS FUNDING: Occuprint hopes to keep the movement alive in the time honored tradition of beautiful posters.
Brooklyn-based project and event space Primetime is raising funds to make itself available to artists for free in 2012.
FUNDED: Primetime, a collaborative space for artists and other creatives, is looking to fund itself for 2012. Help our friends in New York get another great year of lectures, artist visits, shows and receptions going by giving today.
A wireless square with sensors and a simple web app to set rules, Twine tells you what your things are doing by email, text or Twitter.
FUNDED: Well, looks like we'll be able to get all of our data a lot easier. Where do we sign up to get Twine devices for the whole office?
Help us work with Kenyan artisans to turn the millions of t-shirts dumped on Africa each year into amazing new products.
FUNDED: Support the Project Repat Kickstarter campaign and help tell the world that it really doesn't need a new t-shirt.
The new city journal revitalizing literary LA with its devotion to narrative journalism, fiction, poetry, photography and art.
FUNDED: Our friends are Slake are putting together their next issue. Give them a hand! So much great content to look forward to.
ABACUS is a visually immersive multimedia presentation about the future of national borders and how contemporary persuasion works.
FUNDED: ABACUS is a visually immersive, genre-bending presentation exploring the future of national borders and how contemporary persuasion works.
Disposable cameras fastened to benches in NY's lovely & bustling parks with a note attached, asking people passing by to snap a shot.
FUNDED: Within four days, this project reached its' requested goal of $500! Continue to support this great public art project.
An independently produced feature documentary exploring microlending to women as a tool for alleviating poverty and changing the world.
FUNDED: With filming completed, The Microlending Film Project need funds to complete post-production - this includes editing, sound mixing, color corrections, and narration/translations among other things.
Neighbors Building an Urban Community Farm on an abandoned city lot in Reservoir Hill, Baltimore
FUNDED: Whitelock Community Farm is a resident-run urban farm located on a formerly vacant block in Reservoir Hill, Baltimore. They are fundraising to invest in farm infrastructure projects and expand community education programs.
The Perennials Project is an exploration of individuals & communities working toward a sustainable future by bridging complex divides.
FUNDED: The Perennials Project is a documentary film about sustainability and the future of our world. Only it’s not about wind turbines, green roofs, GMOs, or other technological solutions. It's about people.
Elastic City commissions artists to lead conceptual and poetic walks throughout and outside of NYC. Please support our 2012 season.
FUNDED: Started in May 2010, Elastic City commissions artists to give sensory, performative and ritualistic walks in New York City and beyond.
Hither Yon is designing a new hybrid city and we want you to participate in its creation.
FUNDED: As a collective of four architects, these guys want to collaborate with the Kickstarter community in the design of a new city, created through a collage of spaces around the world.
Help expand L.A.'s CicLAvia walking/biking street festival to 10.5 miles in October 2011
FUNDED: Help expand L.A.'s CicLAvia walking/biking street festival to 10.5 miles in October 2011
You’re a busy person, and there is so much great [long] content on the web. You need the information now, but don’t have time to read.
FUNDED: Gis.to is an aggregator of abstracts for the long-form web. It is a venue for the crowds to share the valuable nuggets of information held within long-form non-fiction content.
An AR iPhone app that lets you "see" the Twin Towers, take a photo, comment & share your story with the world. Created by Brian August.
FUNDED: The 10th anniversary of 9/11 is coming up: here's a collaborative project/ iphone App on the topic that's looking for funding.
A mover who decides to rob a family must choose between pulling off a successful heist and saving the life of their suicidal daughter.
FUNDED: Our friend and former managing editor, Patrick James, has posted his latest film project in search of funding. Moving Takahashi sounds like a film that will contain a lot of charm and heart, and we're eager to see it get made!
1st exhibit at Park51 Community Center. NYChildren Exhibit includes photos of children from over 170 countries, living in NYC.
FUNDED: When you enter Park51 and walk into the exhibition, you will be surrounded by a salon-style presentation of over 170 beautiful color portraits of children. The photographs reveal a moving spectrum of emotions that we all feel.
Giant chemical companies are feeding you and your family untested, unlabeled genetically-modified food. Join the growing resistance!
FUNDED: A documentary wants to explore how corporate agriculture and chemical companies are producing and serving genetically-modified food.
An initiative to build a floating pool that filters river water off the shores of New York City.
FUNDED: + Pool is an initiative to build a floating pool for everyone in the rivers of New York City
Longshot Magazine is a raucous experiment in harnessing new tools to erase media’s old limits. We create a print magazine in 48 hours.
FUNDED: Thousands of writers, editors, artists, photographers, programmers, videographers, and other creatives from all around the world will come together via the Internet to make a magazine from start to finish.
AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY is the first feature-length documentary about China's (in)famous artist and activist, Ai Weiwei.
FUNDED: Help fund this documentary on the famous Chinese artist and activist.
A titanium bike lock that’s designed as cleanly and thoughtfully as a bike. It's secure but elegant, simple and easy to use and store.
FUNDED: Smart design for those that bike. Even though this project has met its goal, that doesn't meant we all shouldn't have access to a better bike lock.
Help finish the new design documentary from the director of "Helvetica" and "Objectified".
We're big fans of Gary Hustwit and his design documentaries. Support his latest film about the design of cities. http://www.good.is/post/good-design-daily-buy-a-print-support-the-film-urbanized/
We at AVF believe that everyone should have the opportunity to purchase fresh, organic local produce at an affordable price.
FUNDED: Help fund this new twist on the corner store—one that's funded and driven by the community. At this market you can connect not only with local food and farmers, but also with your neighbors.
Save money, live more sustainably and strengthen your local community by sharing goods and skills with your neighbors.
Donate to NeighborGoods and you'll be one of the first to try out its new way to share your possessions with those around you. http://www.good.is/post/neighborgoods-makes-it-easier-to-share-your-stuff-with-groups-of-any-size/
Oil spilled moves downwind : we are sailing upwind to capture it. Protei is an ocean cleaning and research open hardware drone.
We'd love to see a full-size prototype of this inspired project. See our past coverage here: http://www.good.is/post/protei-an-open-source-fleet-of-oil-spill-cleaning-robot-drones/
The Shape of Design is a short, accessible book about the creative process & the intersection of storytelling, craft & improvisation.
A new book by celebrated Portland designer Frank Chimero on a new brand of design that goes beyond working for clients. http://www.good.is/post/how-to-kick-ass-on-kickstarter-a-q-a-with-frank-chimero/
We will open two WPA offices - one in a rural hamlet, and one in an urban center - to do "government" recovery driven by the neighborhood itself!
We love this project to reinvigorate the American economy using the power of creatives. http://www.good.is/post/bringing-back-the-wpa-because-the-government-hasn-t/
Foodprint Project is an event series exploring the ways in which food and cities give shape to one another.
Following on from Foodprint NYC, Foodprint Toronto, and Foodprint Denver, Founders Sarah Rich and Nicola Twilley (GOOD's Food editor) are putting together Foodprint LA for spring 2011. More here: http://bit.ly/cjc6eU
Sun Come Up is a documentary that follows the relocation of some of the world's first environmental refugees. www.suncomeup.com
Filmmakers Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger manage to shrink the story of rising sea levels to a single island, and to the plight of its residents. The film was just nominated for an Academy Award for Documentary, Short Subject. More here: http://bit.ly/9e1iws
We've been following the fun, socially benevolent shenanigans of Project M since 2007. Pie Lab took the idea of small business and turned it into a community center. Read more on Project M here: