Social Good Innovations

27 Nov 2017|Added Value

1. Straw-style filter makes any water clean water

The original ultra-light straw style filter lets you drink directly from streams, lakes, and any water source, turning up to 1,000 liters of contaminated water into safe drinking water. Every purchase also contributes to providing water purifiers to schools in developing countries as well as regions devastated by recent hurricanes.

2. Goodbye pay phone, hello Link

LinkNYC is a first-of-its-kind communications network that is replacing over 7,500 pay phones across the five boroughs with “Links” that provide superfast, free public Wi-Fi, phone calls, device charging and a tablet for access to city services, maps and directions.

3. Floating trash wheel helps clean up Baltimore’s Harbor

The world’s first sustainably-powered trash collector, or “Mr. Trash Wheel” to locals, is using the power of water and sunlight to clean Baltimore’s Harbor. So far the trash wheel has collected almost 600k plastic bottles, 500k plastic bags, and nearly 10 million cigarette butts. Collected trash is incinerated to generate electricity for nearby homes.

4. GoSun Stoves: fuel-free cooking on the go

The portable solar cooker allows you to use the power of the sun to cook almost anything in in about 30 minutes. 4x more efficient than solar panels, this clever cooker cuts CO2 emissions along with harmful smoke from charcoal or wood. Portable and versatile, Go Sun is delivering fuel free cooking to bellies across the world.

5. Designing fashion to save lives

Adiff, a humanitarian fashion brand launched by a Parsons design student, seeks to build awareness for and aid globally displaced populations through creative design innovation. Launched in response to the current refugee crisis, their durable, waterproof multi-functional garments double as tents for shelter and incorporate highly reflective silver to be seen at night.

 

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