The GOOD 100: Project M The GOOD 100: Project M
The GOOD 100: Project M
A Case StudyAt the edge of the functioning United States, in Hale County, Alabama, the designer John Bielenberg is marshaling a class of design-minded idealists in a program called Project M. These mostly student volunteers spend a summer month translating their design skills into meaningful change.MISSIONVITALS Founded in 2003; 100 total people involved, about 20 active participants at any given time; two base camps: one in Belfast, Maine, and another in Greensboro, Alabama; individual projects have happened in Costa Rica, Iceland, and Baltimore.ACCOLADES Design awards from institutions like AIGA and I.D.; the Skandalaris Award for Entrepreneurship in Design and Visual Arts from Washington University in St. Louis, a $20,000 award that will help fund a 23-city Project M tour starting next spring.WHY IT WORKSPLANS FOR THE FUTURE Establishing year-long fellowship programs for alumni; building two "creative villages" using converted shipping containers for low-cost housing in Alabama and Maine; a business called PieLab to promote community in Greensboro; a bike evangelism movement called NADA.UPDATE: PieLab, a Project M offshoot, is trying to raise money for a new facility. The deadline is November 1, so head over to Kickstarter and donate now.
Joss Whedon Can Help You Unleash Your Post-Election Superpowers How an iconic filmmaker went from “#EatAllTheCake” to “#Resist” The writer, director, and “geek icon” has learned a thing or two about conquering villains
Trump Just Proposed $54 Billion In Military Spending—But Do We Need It? Looking at the last three presidents’ military budgets prove it isn’t necessary
The Other Huge Oscars Mistake That Might Be Even Worse Than Messing Up Best Picture “I am alive and well”
Gordon Ramsay Proves He Doesn’t Even Need To See A Chef To Know They’re Screwing Up Using only his ears, Gordon Ramsay lay out his trademark criticisms without seeing the food or chef.
How Librarians Led The Resistance Against Hitler And Other Enemies Of The Truth In hostile political climates, we need “guerrilla archivists” to smuggle materials to safety
Ellen Just Gave College Scholarships To An Entire Class Of High School Seniors The students often couldn’t afford lunches or clothes
Joss Whedon Can Help You Unleash Your Post-Election Superpowers Trump Just Proposed $54 Billion In Military Spending—But Do We Need It? The Other Huge Oscars Mistake That Might Be Even Worse Than Messing Up Best Picture Gordon Ramsay Proves He Doesn’t Even Need To See A Chef To Know They’re Screwing Up How Librarians Led The Resistance Against Hitler And Other Enemies Of The Truth Ellen Just Gave College Scholarships To An Entire Class Of High School Seniors How This Simple Prank Created A Massive Viral Crime Scare Before He Was Yelling At Reporters, Sean Spicer Was The White House Easter Bunny Study Finds LBGTQ Teens Staying Away from Sports Ad Agency’s Obstacle Course Shows What It’s Like To Be ‘Black at Work’ The New York Times’ New Ad Campaign Fights Back Against Trump Soccer Player Saves The Life Of Choking Opponent During Match
The GOOD 100 Meet the remarkable individuals tackling pressing global issues today. The GOOD Guide to Recycling The objects we discard aren’t trash. They’re a resource. The Local Globalists Meet 17 innovators who are changing our future for the better. Project Literacy Building partnerships for a more literate future.