COLLAB = COLLABORATION LABORATORY
We fundamentally believe that collaboration makes things better, so you can understand why we get excited when we learn about other people doing great collaborative things. Their missions vary but the goals of these organizations are all inspiring.
Check them out. Maybe you'll learn something new and be compelled to support the efforts.
COX CONSERVES HEROES
Cox Conserves Heroes is an awards program created by Cox Enterprises and The Trust for Public Land (TPL). The program serves to honor environmental volunteers who create, preserve or enhance shared outdoor spaces in their local communities.
A company doing more than just talking about doing things....
WORLD BICYCLE RELIEF
It’s not a surprise that we really like cycling. So when we learned about World Bicycle Relief’s mission, we took notice. In short, they are an organization comprised of different companies sharing a unique view on the power of a bicycle: “This is not a bike, it’s a engine for economic and cultural empowerment.”
Perhaps the simplicity of this view is hard to comprehend, but we think once you read the impact studies and see the sheer joy on the faces of school children in Africa it’ll sink in…
Global community support for creative projects? Yeah!
Kickstarter helps artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, and other creators find the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality. To date, tens of thousands of creative projects — big and small — have come to life with the support of the Kickstarter community.
REI NATIONAL PARKS APP
Like the outdoors? Like to hike? This is a pretty cool collective effort by a pretty cool collective org:
"To celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service, we've built a crowd-sourced guide. Find the best hikes with the REI Co-op Guide to the National Parks app. And while you're at it, add your own photos and favorite trails."
ONE WORLD PLAY PROJECT
We read about this group in Wired magazine and love the concept of paying it forward with sports. Similar to TOMS Shoes One for One® program, One World Play Project will distribute a nearly indestructible fútbol (that's soccer, folks) to a community in need for every ball purchased.
With fútbol being the most popular ball sport in the world, this make sense on a truly global scale. And, given the ball design, a very practical approach as well: "The nearly indestructible One World Futbol never needs a pump and never goes flat—even when punctured. Whether for use on the street, at the beach, at home or on the harshest terrain, a single One World Futbol will last for years."