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"Canstruction is using one can of food as a catalyst for change. One can to represent the building blocks of massive sculptures. One can to prove that every act of kindness makes a difference. Since 1992, Canstruction has contributed over 15 million pounds of food to community food banks demonstrating that we can win the fight against hunger."
design  art  architecture  activism  food  communityservice  csl  tcsnmy  fooddrives  building  construction 
august 2011 by robertogreco
Give a Minute!
"Give a Minute is a new kind of public dialogue. It only takes a minute to think about improving your city, but your ideas can make a world of difference. "Give a Minute" is an opportunity for you to think out loud; address old problems with fresh thinking; and to enter into dialogue with change-making community leaders. Soon, you’ll also be able to link up with others who have similar ideas and work on making your city an even better place. This initiative is happening in multiple cities: Chicago Memphis, New York, San Jose"
civicengagement  change  crowdsourcing  creativity  giveaminute  classideas  civics  community  collaboration  activism  behavior  environment  agency  technology  government  society  public  mobile  localism  local  csl  texting  chicago  ideas  memphis  nyc  sanjose 
november 2010 by robertogreco
The Public Square Goes Mobile -
"Give a Minute launched with the question, “Hey Chicago, what would encourage you to walk, bike or take CTA more often?” Citizens, who are learning about it from billboards, ads on the L and in the local paper, are texting their ideas and posting them to the Give a Minute Web site. You can look here to find the responses texted so far (1,000 in the first two weeks), which range from “lower CTA fares” to “organized walking groups going roughly the same route with similar interests” to “play classical music on train system” to “I need to bring my daughter with me, so the streets need to be kid-safe.”

“We’re just culling through all the different ideas that run from the specific to the hilarious to the utopian,” says Barton. “But one thing that does seem clear is that they are far more diverse and often smaller scale, and actionable on different scales including individual, neighborhood and government.”"
civicengagement  change  crowdsourcing  creativity  giveaminute  classideas  civics  community  collaboration  activism  behavior  environment  agency  technology  government  society  public  mobile  localism  local  csl  texting  chicago  sanjose  nyc  memphis 
november 2010 by robertogreco
El Oso » Archive » [Must See] The Invisibles
"I am in El Salvador today. I live in Mexico City. I still consider San Diego to be home. It’s that connection, I think, that caused these videos to have such a huge impact on me. I don’t think I could ever watch them without my eyes watering, my throat tightening up. It’s only 30 minutes of your day. Please watch them. Please pass them on."

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immigration  migration  border  mexico  us  centralamerica  documentary  davidsasaki  labor  justice  classideas  sandiego  california  theinvisibles  amnestyinternational  csl 
november 2010 by robertogreco
Youth Without Borders
"Youth Without Borders seeks to assist impoverished families in Baja California, Mexico and Haiti. Since 2005, the San Diego-based organization has realized funding and in-kind donations to support needy families, homeless individuals and orphaned children in several areas including education, sports, food and clothing, health and medical. Youth Without Borders has collaborated with Mexican entities such as Fundacion de Proteccion de la Ninez, Hospital Infantil de las Californias, Instituto Municipal del Deporte de Tijuana, and La Casa de los Pobres." [via Lisa S]
sandiego  tijuana  tcsnmy  csl  mexico  us  borders  organizations  casadelospobres 
march 2010 by robertogreco
The Garden School» A Montessori Toddler Community in Portland, Oregon
"The Garden School opened in September 2008 in Northeast Portland, Oregon. Nestled inside a home, the school provides a warm, welcoming setting for children. Our intention is to create a natural and peaceful environment that allows the toddler to follow his inherent wisdom with gentle guidance. ... Beautiful outdoor areas - including a space for gardening and plenty of room for exploration - encourage children to interact with nature. In addition, the children participate in the preparation of an organic, communal meal each day."
schools  gardens  urbangardening  urbanfarming  montessori  portland  oregon  preschool  daycare  tcsnmy  csl 
september 2009 by robertogreco
Heavy Petal » Five reasons why container farming rules
"I meet so many urban gardeners who long for land. Who dream of larger spaces to grow… well, more. Can’t say I’m completely innocent, either. I’ll admit it: I have yard lust. Whenever I walk through residential neighbourhoods and spot an expanse of lawn or concrete, I tear it up and replace it with abundant veggie gardens, fruit trees and flower beds – if only in my mind.
containers  gardening  farming  food  csl  tcsnmy  backyard  urban  urbangardening  urbanfarming  agriculture 
september 2009 by robertogreco

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