California’s water supply is being stretched to the limits, causing droughts and forcing the LA department of water and power to “throw shade” at the issue. On Monday August 11, 20 thousand of a projected 96 million “shade balls” were released into L.A’s reservoir facilities. The floating black orbs–“shade balls”–are made from 100 percent recycled plastic. They are expected to prevent evaporation, keep harmful chemicals from forming and save the state over 300 million gallons of water. (GOOD)
Creating Good with YouTube Sensations
“Creators for Good” together with influential YouTube creators have teamed up to make our world a better place. These individuals have an incredible influence and they’ve decided to leverage their reach to shed light on impactful social causes. We visited VidCon 2015 to support the movement.
Target is redefining “normal” when it comes to labeling its consumer products. They’ve recently announced that gender labels will no longer be placed on children’s items such as toys and bedding stating that these labels are “unnecessary.” Target plans on providing equality and variety in product selection, and removing gender labels is their first step in this multifaceted process. (Bustle)
Repurpose Schoolbags are making it safer for 11.4 million South African children to receive an education. Designed by Retheka, these solar powered schoolbags are made from 100 percent recycled plastic and feature lamps that charge under the sun as an alternative to dangerous kerosene lanterns. Three million children die each year in kerosene related incidents and three children die each day on South African roads. Repurpose Schoolbags plans to make a huge dent in that number and aid in the development of underprivileged minds. (PSFK)