Fat Macy’s restaurant tackles homelessness brilliantly

In the UK, Fat Macy’s is a social enterprise that uses its restaurant and events catering business to train and support Londoners living in temporary accommodation and help them move into their own homes.

  • December 9, 2021
  • 1 min read

Free skateboard lessons to fight crime and violence

Brazilian skateboarder Sandro Soares—also known as Testinha—and his wife Leila Vieira dos Santos created Social Skate, an NGO that offers free skate lessons to young people in Poa, near Sau Paulo.

  • December 9, 2021
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Home of Hope changes China’s perception regarding accessibility

In Shanghai, Home of Hope is the city’s first dance group that includes only people with paraplegia, aiming to reshape perceptions of accessibility in China.

  • November 28, 2021
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New hydrogel tablets can purify contaminated water in minutes

Scientists and engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have created a hydrogel tablet to purify contaminated water rapidly.

  • October 25, 2021
  • 1 min read

“Chat checkouts” emerge in the Netherlands to fight social isolation

In the Netherlands, the supermarket chain Jumbo opens tills where clients can take their time and chat instead of rushing to pay for their groceries.

  • October 4, 2021
  • 2 min read

This company harnesses solar power to solve the water crisis

Solar Water PLC created an affordable and sustainable desalination system that produces fresh water from sea water on an industrial scale without causing any emissions.

  • September 20, 2021
  • 2 min read