Art & Creativity for Good

Stories About Using Art and Creativity To Make a Difference

7 Good News Stories About Small Businesses

Running a small business isn't easy. Our culture rewards big, winner-take-all businesses. But small businesses are valuable. By their nature, they have a focus deeper than just profit. These stories celebrate small businesses doing good — and the people who support them.
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This Nonprofit Is Helping the East Coast Recycle Clothing Waste

Brooklyn-based Fabscrap hopes to sign up 20 to 25 brands to recycle textile waste in the Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, DC, and southern New Jersey areas over the next year.
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Six Book Recommendations About Climate Change From Emma Watson

Emma Watson — actor and UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador, hid more than 40 books around Glasgow during COP26 for people to find.‍ The inspiring reads on climate issues are part of the #COPBookFairies campaign.
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More Women Are Becoming Entrepreneurs Than Ever

A report commissioned by American Express found that, between 2014 and 2019, the number of women-owned businesses climbed 21 percent to a total of nearly 13 million.
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These 5 Accounts are Using Social Media For Good

To celebrate how far we’ve come and how folks are using social media to help each other, we’re highlighting five of the people who are using it for compassion and community...
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#TeamSeas: YouTubers Are Raising $30 Million To Remove 30 Million Pounds of Trash From the Ocean

TeamSeas — an initiative from popular YouTubers Mr. Beast and Mark Rober — asks content creators to use their influence to raise awareness about the current state of our oceans and raise $30 million dollars to take 30 million pounds of trash out of the waters.
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Wind Turbines Are Being Recycled Into Bike Shelters, High-speed Rail Lines, Power Line Poles, and Roofs

The Danish port city of Aalborg, where the new recyclable blades are being made, has found an innovative new use for old blades, by turning them into bike shelters for the city’s cyclists.
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How To Unplug From Bad News, Stay in Touch With Reality, and Find Good in the Everyday

Adam J. Kurtz: If you need a reprieve from bad news, allow it, but keep one eye open to the reality on the other side of your rainbow perimeter.
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Art Is Helping Refugee Women Connect and Express Themselves

A new study in Australia has looked at the experiences of refugee and migrant women who shared creative art in community exhibitions. The women supported each other, learnt about each other’s cultures and taught each other new skills, including unique sewing techniques.
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Researchers Have Found a Creative Way To Save Forests: They're Letting Trees Tweet

The tweeting tree’s messages are based on data from a suite of sensors on and around its trunk, using a real-time approach to tree monitoring pioneered by Witness Tree’s inspiration and sister project TreeWatch.net.
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