The Year in Awesome People – News – GOOD

Posted by on Dec 11, 2011 in Empowerment, Inspiration | No Comments

This is such a great story! There are 10 more like it at GOOD. Follow the link below to read them all. It’s worth it!

Jocelyn Lam

Faced with the kinds of budget cuts wreaking havoc on school districts around the country, California’s Arcadia Unified School District was pondering layoffs when fifth-grade student Jocelyn Lam approached her teacher with an envelope of cash. Lam had earned the money—her life savings—doing chores, and she wanted to donate all $300 of it to her school to help mitigate teacher firings. “I really hope this $300 will help save the teachers that are about to be laid off,” she wrote in a letter accompanying the money. While Lam’s few hundred bucks didn’t go very far, her thoughtfulness spurred a charity campaign that raised thousands.

via The Year in Awesome People – News – GOOD.

Mind Blowing Parallax Scrolling Sites

Don’t take my word for it. Visit them. Just do it. haha

Mind Blowing Parallax Scrolling Sites.

The Cleanest Line: Don’t Buy This Jacket, Black Friday and the New York Times

Posted by on Dec 5, 2011 in 21st Century, Inspiration, Social | No Comments

Forget about sustainability, Patagonia is taking on the root of the problem — over consumption — head on! AWESOME!!

The Cleanest Line: Don’t Buy This Jacket, Black Friday and the New York Times.

Kinect Effect – Xbox.com

Check out this video about the Kinect Effect. It talks about all the cool things people are doing with the gaming system Kinect. From helping healthcare to classrooms, it’s pretty freaking COOL!!

Kinect Effect – Xbox.com.

Starbucks Newsroom: Starbucks Announces “Create Jobs for USA” Initiative in Collaboration with Opportunity Finance Network

Posted by on Dec 5, 2011 in 21st Century, Inspiration, Social | No Comments

Here is a great reason to stop and buy a coffee from Starbucks.

“Starting November 1, Create Jobs for USA will accept donations online at www.CreateJobsforUSA.org and at nearly 6,800 company-operated Starbucks stores in the United States. Donors who contribute $5 or more will receive a red, white, and blue wristband with the message ‘Indivisible’.”

Here is the URL to the site for more information:
www.CreateJobsforUSA.org

Starbucks Newsroom: Starbucks Announces “Create Jobs for USA” Initiative in Collaboration with Opportunity Finance Network.

The Case For Girls: A Mock Ad Aims To Become A Legitimate Campaign With Global Impact | Fast Company

Posted by on Dec 5, 2011 in Design, Empowerment, Social, Video | No Comments

This is a great campaign started by ad agency AKQA. It’s well thought out and comprehensive and is trying to tap into social media in all the right ways.

Here is their newly launched site: http://youare.cn.com/flash.html

And the promotional video is below

The Case For Girls: A Mock Ad Aims To Become A Legitimate Campaign With Global Impact | Fast Company.

swissmiss | Jesus is trending.

This is hysterical! Great commentary from Louis C.K. on Twitter and how we consume life through our phones.

swissmiss | Jesus is trending..