Our regular roundup of things we found on the web that moved us, piqued our interest, or made us smile.
Infographic: Social media for Social Good
With online charity giving steadily rising, along with the ever-increasing popularity of social media sites, it’s not hard to find a number of recent examples of social enterprises that are effectively using social media to aid in their efforts. This infographic by bluehost highlights a few these examples, and offers more supporting research for companies who are considering moving toward the ‘social enterprise’ business model.
New in Eco-tourism: Hanging Hotel Rooms Let Guests Camp In Trees
Inside, this treehouse has all the amenities of a suite at the Hilton. On the outside, all you’ll see is nature all around. But the best part is that these amazing treehouse hotels live in harmony with the trees they are built on and around. Read more.
Happy 90th Birthday to 21st-Century Mother Teresa
Ethiopia this month nominated Dr. Hamlin for the Nobel Peace Prize, and she deserves it. A 21st-century Mother Teresa, she has revolutionized care of a childbirth injury called obstetric fistula, which affects as many as two million women worldwide. Read more.
Solar Water Pumps Wean Farmers From India’s Archaic Grid
India has a novel idea: Wean farmers from archaic power lines and expensive diesel fuel to run their water pumps with solar energy. Read more.
The Age of Outrospection
Maptia co-founder Jonny Miller discusses how each of us has the opportunity to cultivate our own global sense of adventurous empathy by taking the time to read, understand and appreciate other people’s stories from all over the world. Read more.