Whistles for Whistleblowers

Author: Marc van Gurp
Date: Wednesday 30 July 2014
Category: Fundraising, Human rights

This is very well executed fundraising campaign made for the German section of Reporters Without Borders from earlier this year. The idea is simple: buy a whistle to support the work of organisation for whistleblowers like Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowdon. “Whistleblowers pay a high price for the freedom of…

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Saddle Blossoms: The exhibition of bicycles’ abandoned time

Author: Marc van Gurp
Date: Sunday 27 July 2014
Category: Environment

In Tokyo, over 2 million bikes are disposed on the streets every year, but the problem has remained widely unnoticed. With COGOO, an organization aiming to create cleaner cities, agency TBWAHAKUHODO transformed bicycle-parking lots with abandoned bikes into art galleries displaying SADDLE BLOSSOMS: A Beautiful Solution to an Ugly Problem.…

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Elisabetta Canalis plays a dog in a hot car for PETA

Author: Tom Megginson
Date: Friday 25 July 2014
Category: Animal rights

It’s a typical strategy for PETA: Increase empathy for animal suffering by putting beautiful young women in their place: In this case, however, it’s an issue that most mainstream viewers can emotionally support. In our hyper-connected media environment, it seems that every day (in hot seasons) brings a new outrage…

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Condoms ask humans to wrap up for endangered species

Author: Tom Megginson
Date: Thursday 24 July 2014
Category: Environment

The Center for Biological Diversity explains how condoms can save wildlife: The Earth’s population now tops 7 billion people. The rapid growth of our human population is pushing other species off the planet in what most scientists are calling the sixth mass extinction crisis. Yet this population explosion is too…

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Palestinian and Israeli Bereaved Families: We don’t want you here

Author: Marc van Gurp
Date: Wednesday 23 July 2014
Category: Peace & Conflicts

The Palestinian Israeli Bereaved Families for Peace also known as The Parents Circle-Families Forum (PCFF) is a joint Palestinian Israeli organization of over 600 families, all of whom have lost a close family member as a result of the prolonged conflict. Their latest campaign video consists of one sentence: We…

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Five gorgeous posters to tell you that life is better by bike

Author: Marc van Gurp
Date: Wednesday 23 July 2014
Category: Health, Sport

Probably the best campaign this year about the benefits of cycling comes from Argentina. The City of Buenos Aires explains with gorgeous illustrations and great copy why life is Better by Bike. Stay healthy by cycling. And don’t forget, it’s good for your mental health too.

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A disease that takes your voice before it takes your life

Author: Reuben Turner
Date: Thursday 10 July 2014
Category: Ableism, Health

Motor Neurone Disease (known as Lou Gehrig’s disease in the US) is not a good thing to get. It’s incurable and is usually fatal within 2 years. Along the way, sufferers lose the use of their limbs and one of the first things to go can be their voice. Hence…

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You eat what you dump

Author: Marc van Gurp
Date: Wednesday 2 July 2014
Category: Environment

Three gorgeous ads from the Surfrider Foundation about the fact that when we pollute the ocean we pollute ourselves. Illustrator: Pieter van Eenoge.

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Tell her she’s pretty… brilliant - #InspireHerMind

Author: Oriana Lauria
Date: Friday 27 June 2014
Category: Corporate Social Responsibility, Education, Women's Issues

This is the first post from Oriana Lauria, our blog friend at Clicktivist. It’s the hub to discuss and dissect the successes, failures, and practices of online activism. Women make up half of the workforce in the US, but only less than 25% of STEM jobs (Science, Technology, Engeneering and…

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If they find it, they’ll play with it

Author: Tom Megginson
Date: Thursday 26 June 2014
Category: Politics

This ad for Evolve, a gun safety NGO in the United States, is pretty hilarious:

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