United States
My project was to complete the day of compassion assignment for Scott Plous' Social Psychology course on Coursera by making a significant contribution to a high-impact charity and writing about the thought process behind it, in an attempt to educate more people about the most effective ways to give. I did this by donating $1,000 to Population Services International, which does very effective work in improving the lives of people worldwide, and then writing about it to spread the word about how to give effectively. If one cares about maximizing the one's positive impact in the world, some ways are better than others, and it's often quite hard to tell what works and what doesn't just by thinking about what a charity does or considering things such as its overhead costs. For example, if you care about making people healthier, there are lots of possible choices. For example, one could donate to a charity that deals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or you could donate to an organization that prevents the spread of malaria by distributing bed nets in developing countries. The best evidence suggests that it costs around $50,000 to add a year of healthy life for the former case, and about $30-40 in the latter; thus, if you care about making the world much healthier, the largest impact would be to donate to the latter cause. My donation was enough to make most of someone's entire adulthood healthy (the work Population Services International does adds a year of healthy life for about $35), and I was able to do so from the comfort of my own living room. By combining the head and the heart, we can make a much bigger impact on the world. If you're interested in learning more about this concept, search the internet for "effective altruism" to learn more about how with a little thought, anyone can make the world a much better place.
India
we are starting this project from 24 july, 2014. in this project we will try to provide blood or platelets to the needy patients. We will do campaign in different departments of the university and other educational institutes for blood and eye donations. we will also try to convince new donors to join this noble cause.
United States
We will learn about the plight of the needy in our community and understand how we can make a real difference, if we work together toward a goal. With everyone contributing some vegetables, make a nutritious "Stone Soup". Using the cobb oven at B-Street, make pita bread from scratch.
United States
This year we have made 12 visits to B-Street, starting in the Fall with harvest and ending with our last meeting in June there. We have harvested crops, mulched fields, weeded, planted crops, built "willow houses", cooked in a cobb oven & on "rocket stoves", made "stone soup" for homeless women's shelter, built a butterfly / beneficial insect flower garden, made "mason bee" houses, studied pond life & cycles, and learned how to care for rabbits & bunnies. It has been wonderful to have a "place" to learn from and put our efforts toward making a difference. Our visits have been after-school events. As an added benefit, it has introduced Roots&Shoots families to this great community resource.
United States
Map resources, launch stewardship projects, share accomplishments
United States
Worcester's poor neighborhoods suffer disproportionate exposure to urban environmental health and social problems. We mainly work in the Main South and Piedmont neighborhoods, which have elevated exposure to health risks, particularly lead contamination. Soil contamination is an environmental justice issue, because it disproportionately impacts low-income communities of color in Worcester. According to the US census of 2010, 27% of individuals in the Worcester’s Main South neighborhood, where this community live, are below poverty level compare to 19% in the entire city. Older housing stock and the highway that cuts through the Main South neighborhood has also contributed to soil pollution by lead and other contaminants. As cities have far less green space than rural and suburban areas, it is of utter importance that what green space exists is suitable for use. We will educate, raise awareness, and take action with Worcester residents to reduce lead contamination in Main South and Piedmont area soils. We will do hands-on workshops that include soil sampling, interactive activities and distribution of Do-It-Yourself Lead Safe Yard Manuals. Specific action steps: --8 participatory workshops reaching 80 people, teaching them how to identify soil contaminants --12 youth trained as leaders in community environmental action --2 door-to-door outreach sessions alerting residents in high-risk areas of possible contamination, resources available and steps they can take to make safe yards --2 yards remediated --1 demonstration garden site --65 Do-It-Yourself Lead Safe Yard Manuals distributed
United States
We will be mapping community assets and community challenges. K-12 and adult learners will gather data and help build topical maps on water resources, wildlife, farm lands, food production, indigenous resource sites, food gleaning sites, and waste recycling / soil building.
United States
we will replace the soil with good compost soil and plant non GMO seeds
United States
Our project will help feed many needy individuals. We did this by hosting a sandwich making day.
Italy
SI Italy See map: Google Maps Food and Health Human Community and Human Condition Reduce, Reuse, Recycle 1 Subscribe to group ...

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