Taking their kit off, all in the name of saving sea creatures

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Wednesday 5 February 2014

How far would you go to share a message with the world? If you’re Gillian Anderson (yes, that Gillian Anderson), you’ll get your kit off. In a campaign against deep-sea trawling, Anderson (along with a handful of other well known TV stars and musicians) took off her clothes and draped a large conger eel around […]

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World’s Best Architects and Designers Build Dolls’ Houses for Charity

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Wednesday 23 October 2013

These are not your average dolls’ houses. There’s no cheap, plastic furniture here. Nor a replica at the toy store down the street. These dolls’ houses are one of a kind and designed by some of the world’s greatest architects and designers, all to raise money for the English charity KIDS. There’s 20 designs in […]

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Turn your book cover inside out, then donate it

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By Annie Churdar in New Eco on Wednesday 2 October 2013

Mailbooks For Good encourages readers to donate their books to charity after they finish reading it. And spreading the love of reading has never been so easy thanks to the super clever packaging system they invented. Your book cover can be turned inside out and refolded to become a small package with pre-paid postage and the […]

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This man’s beard is worth 1,769 euros

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By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Wednesday 19 June 2013

How much is a full year’s worth of beard growth worth? 1,769 euros, right on the dot. pauklzorz of the Reddit community put his facial hair style up for auction to raise money for charity. Either he would not be able to shave for an entire year, or he would have to shave it all. And as you can tell […]

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Chope Food for the Needy: Facebook feeds the poor

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By Annie Churdar in New Eco on Friday 26 April 2013

Do you want a practical way to feed the homeless? Take a look at Chope Food for the Needy’s facebook page. This movement teaches average people how to help the needy. All you really need to do is talk to your favorite food vendor, buy an extra meal or two, and ask them to give […]

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Long bets: stop complaining, start betting

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By Annie Churdar in Cool Websites on Thursday 25 April 2013

Think you have the solution to humanity’s problems? Then stop just talking about it, put your money where your mouth is. Long Bets is a website that lets you make a prediction about any societal issue you want, join discussions, and bet on other peoples’ predictions. And the best part? All the money won or lost goes to philanthropic efforts.

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Facebook App encourages you to sell your old clothes for charity

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By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Saturday 2 March 2013

You’ll never wear that again! This fantastic Facebook App drags up old photos of clothes you’ve long forgotten about. Seriously, it’s time for a closet purge. And what better reason to clear out those old clothes than for charity? This clever App by Stockholm Stadsmission not only points out garments you’ve long forsaken, it also […]

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Interview with Mick Thomas ahead of the Clarkefield Music Festival

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Music on Friday 8 February 2013

Mick Thomas is one of Australia’s great singer/songwriters. Beginning his long and fruitful career with the band Weddings Parties Anything in early 1984, Thomas has gone on to release 11 solo albums. We sat down with him for a chat ahead of the Clarkfield Music Festival, a great initiative to raise funds for the Cambodia […]

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Make A Wish for Team GB Gold

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By Greta Hoffman in New Design on Wednesday 5 September 2012

Because lets face it, silver and bronze just won’t match the carpet, now’s your chance to get gold! The fruits of a non-profit collaboration between Luke Bartley and Bob Eight Pop, the gold medal inspired design has been released in just 29 screen prints (one for every gold one by Team GB) and all proceeds […]

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Hellohead: a collaborative illustration project

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By Ed Tucker in New Illustration on Thursday 30 August 2012

A really great idea, this is a collaborative illustration project, exhibition and fundraiser for the National Autistic Society, with a lovely website that I keep returning to. In short, 60 illustrators get paired up randomly and draw each other, then sell the work for charity.

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Poverty Now: Jason Houge explores poverty in the US

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By Kristin Gregoire in New Trends on Saturday 26 May 2012

It is always great to see someone as talented as Jason Houge using their talents for a good cause. The Green Bay, Wisconsin, photographer has started a project entitled Poverty Now. Houge plans to explore the lives of people within the US suffering from the affects of poverty. But he needs help to do it. […]

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Awesome prints by Raid71 for cancer research

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By Chris Thornley in New Design on Thursday 14 July 2011

Raid71 is selling a set of prints with all profits going to the Manchester Royal Hospital, which develops treatments for people with cancer.

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BirdProject: handmade soaps to benefit the birds

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By Mallory in New Products on Monday 20 June 2011

BirdProject soaps are handmade in New Orleans and filled with a ceramic bird at center, which remains as a keepsake once the outer soap has been washed away. Created to be a powerful representation of all creatures affected by the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Disaster, 50 percent of profits from the sale of these […]

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Love, The Bus: crowd sourcing ideas to fund youth projects

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By Alessandra Delmonte in New Trends on Tuesday 7 June 2011

‘What good can we do?’ was the question that started it all. And at 3am on a drifting boat in Boston Harbor, three best friends came up with their answer: Road Trip! Love, The Bus was born, a mission to find and fund the worthiest youth causes of America. But the three know they can’t do it alone, so they’re trying to get as many people involved along the way as possible.

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The Balding Billboard

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By Greta Hoffman in New Trends on Wednesday 20 April 2011

From the man who once sold his body in a boxing match as the Brawling Billboard, now comes something even better… his head. Matt Stafford, aka the Balding Billboard turns his somewhat unusual bald patch into prime advertising space.

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