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Category: People in Need
 
Connect people to the social services they need 24/7
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Connect people to the social services they need 24/7
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A computer application to find social services for homeless people. “Chalmers,” a web-based app designed by tech non-profit Ample Labs with the help of people experiencing homelessness, uses artificial intelligence to instantly connect people to the social services they need 24/7.
 

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Category: People in Need
 
Fight homelessness and social exclusion by building a solidarity network with bu
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Fight social exclusion by building a solidarity network between small business owners, neighbors and homeless people that recreates social ties at a micro level. Small local business owners (restaurants, hairdressers, opticians, etc.) who are able to easily provide during the day simple services that improve living conditions of homeless people, such as access to restrooms, a phone call or a glass of water. All neighbors of a district - whereas they are homeless or not - contribute to reinforce social ties by exchanging simple services that change lives.
 

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Category: Media
 
Community-wide podcasting/radio program for poignant awareness and action
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Community-wide podcasting/radio program for poignant awareness and action
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There are so many important untold stories to tell! Stories about important situation, places, events and people that we normally hear little if anything about. Stories that – if brought together and publicized – could galvanize the community in deeper understanding and creative action. Let’s use new inexpensive, accessible technology for old-fashioned heart-to-heart communication!
 

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Category: Culture
 
Let’s create a vision for the city together
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Let’s create a vision for the city together
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Can you imagine the future of this city?
The future is approaching fast and we need to be ready for it!
The way we live will change. The way we work will change. The way we move will change. And: the way we treat the environment has to change.
But: change has to happen in a local way – maintaining the cities unique identity. There are a lot of different choices to be made. That’s why we need a future Vision for this place and want you to be part of it!
 

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Category: Food
 
Restaurant Day:  A day on which anyone can open a restaurant
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Restaurant Day:  A day on which anyone can open a restaurant
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Restaurant Day – Fostering Cross-cultural Gatherings Through Shared Meals. The idea is to bring people together and foster cross cultural interaction, have fun, share new food experiences and enjoy our common living environments together. Pop-up restaurants can be opened and local food carnivals can happen anytime and anywhere.
 

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Category: People in Need
 
Share your home to solve two problems: Loneliness and practical help
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Share your home to solve two problems: Loneliness and practical help
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Loneliness and limited affordable housing are two problems with a common solution: homesharing.
A program that matches householders in need with people who are willing to lend a hand – perhaps with cooking, cleaning and doing the food shopping – in return for accommodation.
 

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Category: People in Need
 
Give tricycle rides to the elderly
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Give tricycle rides to the elderly
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The elderly have a right to wind in their hair, the right to experience the city and nature close up from the bicycle and by giving them an opportunity to tell their story in the environment where they have lived their lives.
 

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Category: Culture
 
Art installations for reducing anonymity
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Art installations for reducing anonymity
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The Emotional Baggage Drop installation mimicked a luggage drop. Instead of collecting luggage, however, the private booth—which had design parallels to a church confessional— allowed people to share their emotional “baggage” with a stranger.
 

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Category: Education
 
Help me start a local Sutra group
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Help me start a local Sutra group
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Category: Conflict
 
“Participatory defense” - Families & communities participate in criminal defense
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Families and communities most impacted by mass incarceration in the United States can effectively participate in the criminal defense process and transform the landscape of power in the court system.

It starts with a fundamentally new relationship between public defenders and their client communities. It gives citizens facing charges a stake in their justice system and provide pathways for them to make it work better. Ordinary citizens become the changemakers that shift case outcomes and then transform the agents and institutions of the courts themselves.
 

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Category: Culture
 
Reframe sports to promote empathy
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Reframe sports to promote empathy
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Reframe the rules in which sports are played to promote empathy, team-work, inclusion and leadership in young people and adults, in a way that appeals to everyone playing soccer – from professional soccer players to children with a wide range of talents, in every context. Improve the rules of sports to reinterpret the rules of the world.
 

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Category: Education
 
Mini-library, museum and café – and plenty of cats
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Create a synthesis of a tiny library, museum and cafe, and put it in a mall, big box store, or any commercial or residential street. Librarians select their favorite books. Museums loan special works of art. High quality coffee, tea and other drinks are available.
For simplicity much of the operations may be self-service. Only one person (volunteer or paid) is needed to run the place (we also need a new name for a place that is a synthesis of a business and service). And don't forget the cats!
 

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Category: Business
 
Cooperative café, bookstore and/or thrift store – with a Cause
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Bookstores and thrift stores are natural places to create a cooperative, because they may be able to get most of their stock at no cost. Many people are happy to give away used books and clothes for a good cause. If a café is established at the same location, and profits and resources are used for a social purpose, this could be a wonderful local meeting place.
 

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Category: Culture
 
Art in every home (and business)
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Art in every home (and business)
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Art, creativity and beauty is a natural part of everyone's life. We need to expand our concept of art, the way it is used and the way it is available to the population. Should original art be available only to the wealthy? We need to make it less expensive and more freely available. To begin, let's put one piece of art in every home!
 

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Category: Media
 
Media for Deep News (Radio and more)
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Media for Deep News (Radio and more)
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We need new forums for stories that are normally not presented, because they do not fit into the standard narrative. There are countless unrecognized and unheard voices in a region, people who have struggled against the conventional way of thinking and acting, and have discovered their own authentic voice.
 

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Category: People in Need
 
Change the paradigm of old age
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Change the paradigm of old age
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Put the elderly at the center of attention as protagonists as much as beneficiaries. Transform institutions of care into cultural and community centers of creative expression and growth. Find new roles in society that only the elderly can play. Identify the competencies, abilities and skills people have developed during their lives and adapt them to the challenges faced as they age. Form an ecosystem of different stakeholders engaged in building an environment favorable to the elderly.
 

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Category: Culture
 
Beautiful Books
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The purpose of Beautiful Books is to promote and celebrate beautiful art. We want to remind each other that culture can lift and inspire, inform and transform. Goodness, beauty and truth exist. Let’s join together to rediscover what this is. 
 

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Category: Food
 
Food cooperatives & Community markets
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We can restore local control of the industrial, corporate food system. In food cooperatives food is selected from local farmers, producers and artisans. It honors the environment, restores the local economy, and nourishes yourself and your family. Food cooperatives offer natural foods, practice social responsibility, and decisions are made by its members.
 

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Category: Government
 
Clean back country land with help of homeless people
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As a person who regularly uses Salem’s off-road trails, I envision a program that would rid Oregon’s sensitive back country land of garbage, while creating jobs that are filled in part by people who have been homeless.
 

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Category: Food
 
Class on Vegetarianism Culminating in Action
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Class on Vegetarianism Culminating in Action
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Create and offer a one month class meeting weekly examining vegetarianism from the perspective of health, environment, ethics and treatment of animals. During this class all students will stop eating meat and/or dairy products. Our goal should be to form and initiate a Challenge and a Request.
 

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Category: Culture
 
Art and Play at Bus Stops
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Create a space for art, reflection and play at any and every Anchorage bus stop. Reach out to local artists and anyone with a creative inclination or new idea and install them at our bus stops.

Let's use the pent-up creative energy of our community to transform boring, purely utilitarian places!
 

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