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This year, Project M is celebrating its 10th anniversary of using the power of design to uplift, change lives, and accelerate good around the world. Project M is an immersive program designed to inspire and educate young writers, photographers, designers, and filmmakers by proving that their work—especially their "wrongest" thinking—can have significant impact on communities. We're sharing some of our favorite examples of Project M's work here.

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For people living in low-lying areas in Southeast Asia, flooding is already a problem—and it will get worse as sea levels rise from climate change. An architecture firm in Vietnam has a new design for housing designed to float when the area floods. The basic, low-cost building is made from local materials like bamboo and leaves, and recycled oil containers at the base make it float. It's constructed using anchors and ties, and can be assembled by the families who will live inside.

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Could Bamboo Surfboards Inspire Bamboo Cars?

Bamboo composite is a high-strength material currently being used to make surfboards. But there's hope that it can be used to build cars.

Electric vehicles enthusiast Greg 'Gadget' Abbott usually spends his days thinking and talking about alternative car batteries. But an unlikely innovation, test-driven in the gnarliest waves Hawaii's Big Island has to offer, may soon have him saying "surf's up." Surfboards made from woven bamboo composite, favored for their light weight and resiliency, are inspiring electric vehicle tinkerers to explore bamboo as a possible solution to some of the thornier design challenges posed by building electric vehicles.

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