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September: Better #Football

September: Better #Football

How many times have we heard the neighbours scream across the hallway when a football game is on? World Cup madness, millions of fans going crazy over such a simple thing – just a couple of guys pushing around a ball. However this game has evolved so much over the years and its fan base is now around 3,5 billion people!! Thats almost a half of all world citizens..! Now having that in […]

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Better Awards #Health

Better Awards #Health

Health related illnesses or issues is an always-present struggle faced by the people of the world where ever they might be. There are thousands of organisations, projects and products helping to spread awareness and solve the health related matters in the world. In fact, improving areas like sanitation, water supply, personal hygiene and management of water resources could prevent nearly 10 percent of diseases and 6.3 percent of all deaths […]

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Children Read To Shelter Cats

Children Read To Shelter Cats

Book Buddies has kids grade 1 to 8 come into the shelter to read to the cats, with organizers saying that it serves a dual purpose of soothing the cats and upping the kids’ reading levels. The Book Buddies Program was born when, Kristi Rodriguez’ son, Sean, who’s a 10 year old 5th grader, served as an inspiration for the program. He struggled with reading at school and so she […]

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Enjoy City’s Nature From a Floating Platform

Viewpoint is a floating platform where Londoners can slow down and enjoy Regents’ Canal. Visitors to the structure can take in the abundant wildlife at Regents’ Canals, including daubenton’s bats, whooper swans and the rare kingfisher. The London Wildlife Trust will also be using Viewpoint to conduct outdoor educational programs for schools, and the platform will be a destination for nature walks around the park. It was designed by the […]

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Dutch Company Harvests Urine for Green Rooftops

Dutch Company Harvests Urine for Green Rooftops

Plants need phosphorus to grow, and we are running out of the stuff. That’s why we should be recycling urine, to recover the phosphorus in it instead of flushing it away. Green Urine was one campaign in particular that caught people’s attention, which collected people’s urine from public urinals and extracted the phosphates to create an agricultural fertilizer. Waternet, the city’ water corporation were responsible for installing a very public set of temporary urinals. […]

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Social Studies Teacher Gamifies Geopolitics

Eric Nelson, a high school social studies teacher, is radically changing the way high school students are interacting with the news. He developed Fantasy Geopolitics after recognizing that his attempts at getting his students to engage with the class weren’t quite hitting the mark. By gamifying the news, kids don’t see reading the newspapers as a difficult task anymore. As for the format of the game, Fantasy Geopolitics is simple. It starts with a draft session, during […]

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