Archive for the ‘Organisations’ Category

The Anti-Advertising Agency uses tools and techniques of the ad industry to question the effect of advertising in public space. One of their current projects is raising money to “free” creatives from the clutches of advertising agencies so that they may use their creative powers for good instead of evil. Link> They have stickers and […]

Earth Hour


On March 29 at 8pm people around the world will be turning off their lights in support of Earth Hour, a campaign to raise awareness about global warming. The event began in Sydney last year as a joint venture between the World Wildlife Foundation, Fairfax Media and Leo Burnett the advertising agency. Last year 2.2 […]

Act Now


‘ActNow is an awesome website for young people. It gives us information on important issues and makes them easier to understand. It’s also a great place for people to get inspired on taking action.’ Melissa 20, ActNow volunteerActNow is run by the Inspire Foundation who are also responsible for the Reach Out! and Beanbag programs […]

Idealist mashup

01Mar08 is an interactive site where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas, locate opportunities and supporters, and take steps toward building a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives. They have introduced me to Net Squared, an organisation with a mission is to spur responsible adoption of social web tools […]

  Think Outside the Bottle is raising awareness in the US of the environmental impact of bottled water by asking Americans to pledge to stop buying water out of a bottle and return to drinking it from a tap (where most of the bottled water companies allegedly get it from anyway). They ask you to […]

Good Magazine has a list of organisations that are raising funds by the sale of t-shirts. There are a variety of charities listed, but the first one is the one that caught my eye. The t-shirt costs $425 which will go toward buying a water meter for poor Alabama residents, a state in the US […]

When Maurice Woods was growing up in a poor neighbourhood in the USA, there were not many career options available to him. Whilst at university on a basketball scholarship, he stumbled upon this thing we call graphic design. Supported by his mother, who had always recognised his ability to draw well, Maurice embarked on a […]