1) Project: Interaction - We Teach Design!
Project: Interaction is a 10 week after school program that teaches New York City high schoolers to use design to change their communities. Behind the project are two young designers, Katie Koch and Carmen Dukes, both MFA students at the School of Visual Arts. They’ll use NYC, the students’ hometown, as a catalyst for creative thought, and will challenge the students to problem solve using design methods. These high-schoolers will thus be introduced to Interactive Design, a career opportunity they might not otherwise have learned about. Their Kickstarter page ends October 13 so PLEDGE NOW
2) Weeels - Social Transit
Weeels is a brand new app for city cab-sharing. Aside from the obvious money-sharing benefit, using this service saves energy and space. Here’s how it works: download Weeels for your iphone, blackberry or droid, then open up the app and enter where you are, and where you want to go. You’ll be picked up, along with other going to the same place. This is the world’s first social transit app, and is helping give city-dwellers increased control over how they get around, how much they spend, and how they use energy.
3) Thirst Relief International - Changing lives through safe, clean drinking water
Photographer, entrepreneur, and humanitarian Jim Davis-Hicks is about to hit the road for a year, living in an RV on a tour called “The Thirst for More Tour.” Jim is the volunteer founder and president of Third Relief International, an organization whose mission is to provide clean drinking water around the world, and overcome the deaths that are caused by contaminated water. He funds this great organization through his freelance photography. By donating just $5, you can give clean water to someone for 30-35 years.