GOOD

What Would You Do With 200,000 GOOD Friends?

GOOD is about to reach 200,000 friends on Facebook. To celebrate we’re challenging you to tell us what you would do with GOOD’s 200,000 friends.



We are nearing our 200,000th friend on Facebook. Sure, it’s a somewhat arbitrary milestone, but we’re excited about it. We've connected with 200,000 people who give a damn.

To mark the occasion, we want to hear from you: If you could reach 200,000 like-minded people with a keystroke, what message would you spread? Would you inspire them to get involved in a creative project? Or get the message out about a political cause? Submit a video via GOOD Maker telling us what you would do with 200,000 Facebook friends. We’ll ask our community to vote on their favorite idea, edit a mashup video of your ideas, and award GOOD T-shirts to the top 10. Then, we'll pick one idea to rally the whole GOOD community around—not just on Facebook, but on our site and Twitter as well. Your message could reach millions.

This challenge is open for submissions until March 21 at noon PST. From March 21 through 28, we’ll open it up to a public vote.

Visit maker.good.is to submit your video or vote for the current round of challenges, and click here to sign up for the GOOD Maker Challenge email list.
Articles

McDonalds sells a lot of coffee. Over a billion cups a year, to be exact. All that coffee leads to a lot of productive mornings, but it also leads to a lot of waste. Each year, millions of pounds of coffee chaff (the skin of the coffee beans that comes off during roasting) ends up getting turned into mulch. Some coffee chaff just gets burned, leading to an increase in CO2.

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.

Keep Reading Show less

For over 20 years, our country has perceived itself as more divided than united, and it's not getting better. Right after the 2016 election, a poll conducted by Gallup found that 77% of Americans felt the country was divided on the most important values, a record high.

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.

We head into the 2020 presidential election more divided than ever. A new poll from USA Today found that nine out of ten respondents felt it was important to do something about the conflict in our country. We can't keep on living like this forever.

Keep Reading Show less
via Honor Africans / Twitter

The problem with American Sign Language (ASL) is that over 500,000 people in the U.S. use it, but the country has over 330 million people.

So for those with hearing loss, the chances of coming into contact with someone who uses the language are rare. Especially outside of the deaf community.

Keep Reading Show less