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GoldieBlox – disrupting the pink aisle

Do you ever feel frustrated that there are still so few women graduates of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics? Is it really such a wonder when early in a girl’s life, she is inundated with pretty, pink toys – toys that usually don’t encourage her to enter those fields.

Enter GoldieBlox, a toy company out to show the world that girls deserve more choices than dolls and princesses, teaching girls that engineering and science can be fun too— growing their potential to build the future — literally.

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Think Like MacGyver!

Do you remember MacGuyver, the 1980′s TV show about a super smart, secret agent who used everyday objects to solve problems and survive the most impossible situations? While most of series is pure fiction, there are lessons to be learned from MacGyver’s actions – his resourcefulness, ingenuity and creativity. In her article Think Like MacGyver: Creative Resilience in the ‘Developing World’Heather Fleming, CEO of Catapult Design, explores the 4 factors that enable his success…

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MindDrive Social Fuel

Powered by Tweets and social media, and built by high school kids, this electric car is not only changing young lives but is being used to transform education – raising awareness for experiential learning programmes like MindDrive.

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BikeNYC Campaign #bikelikeanewyorker

To celebrate the launch of BikeNYC.org and the development of Citi Bike NYC’s bike share system, Transportation Alternatives together with marketing gurus Mother New York created the dramatic  print and outdoor campaign Bike Like a New Yorker.  The campaign calls attention to cyclists in the city with print ads and billboards posted throughout publications and around town, encouraging more New Yorkers to choose a bicycle for everyday use.

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This is your life – The Holstee Manifesto

“This is your life. Do what you love and do it often.”

The creation of the Holstee Manifesto is an inspiring story of how creativity, community and passion can change the world from the inside out.

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Powered by Bike

Ever wished that you could put your pedal power to good use, by charging your mobile phone while your ride? Now you can thanx to the team at  Siva Cycles who have designed the ATOM –  a lightweight, highly efficient bicycle generator. Apart from being a green minded, modern commuter’s dream, the Atom also has great potential to transform the lives of people living without access to electricity, enabling them to power their mobile devices and even lights by riding their bicycles.

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DIY Smartphone Speakers

This has to be the easiest way to boost the speaker sound on your ipod, iphone or smart phone. Don’t expect it to sound like a high-end audio system, but the volume does increase a few decibels! Follow our DIY steps and hear for yourself.

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Designing a Bicycle Culture

“The City on Bike” is a series of talks by the Bicycle Innovation Lab around urban design, lifestyle and bicycle culture. This video features interviews with Danish designer Jens Martin Skibsted and Mikael Colville Andersen (Copenhangenize/Cycle Chic).

Gravity Powered Lamp

GravityLight is a revolutionary new approach to storing energy and creating illumination that is powered soley by gravity. The lamp uses no batteries or fuel and has no operating costs after the initatal purchase price of $5 making it a fantastic alternative to the expensive and hazardous kerosene lanterns, which are widely used in developing countries.

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Re-gifting

This festive season the internet is full of creative ideas for eco- conscious gifting. The one that stood out the most was re- gifting. To put it simply re-gifting is giving people gifts that you have received that you don’t want or need and that you know they would love! Thanx to the creative team at Brain Pickings and their Regifting API , re-gifting is fast becoming a socially acceptable and cool way of gift-giving and leaving it’s stigmas behind.

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