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GOOD Maker Challenge: Win $1,500 to Do Good with Your Blog

Calling all bloggers: It’s time to translate all that typing into something tangible.

Calling all bloggers: It’s time to translate all that typing into something tangible. In our Bloggers for GOOD challenge, we’re calling on you to tell us how you’d use your blog to promote a cause with some public benefit. We have $1,000 to give to the cause that your blog supports and an additional $500 prize just for you.


Whether you’re creating healthier lunch options, sharing your inspiring adventures with the world, or building imaginative pieces of art, GOOD Maker can help further your efforts. Entries for the Bloggers for GOOD challenge will be accepted from June 18 to July 18 at noon Pacific Time. Voting will be open from July 18 through August 1 at noon Pacific Time.

Interested in participating in upcoming Challenges on GOOD Maker? Drop us a line at maker[at]goodinc[dot]com, sign up for our email list, or check out the current challenges on GOOD Maker.

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Now, that chaff is going to get turned into car parts. Ford is incorporating coffee chaff from McDonalds coffee into the headlamps of some cars. Ford has been using plastic and talc to make its headlamps, but this new process will reduce the reliance on talc, a non-renewable mineral. The chaff is heated to high temperatures under low oxygen and mixed with plastic and other additives. The bioplastic can then be formed into shapes.

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The percentage of Americans who agree that we disagree got higher. During the 2018 mid-term elections, a poll conducted by NBC News/Wall Street Journal found that 80% of Americans felt the nation was "mainly" or "totally" divided.

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