G Project: Freedom is a chance to do better

Caitlin Hotchkiss April 18, 2013 0

It’s been a little over a week since we launched the G Project, and the global feedback so far has been epic. Thanks to changemakers like you, the G Project is on track for over two thousands voters registered and thousands of votes cast this week. Even better—upwards of 120 innovative ideas have been submitted so far from over 50 countries, with more coming in every day. This is why we created the G Project—to bring together everyday visionaries from all corners of the globe. And we’re thrilled that you’re helping to support ideas that will help to reshape our world for the better.

Freedom isn’t given to us. We earn it. Every day. And what we do with it today will build a brighter tomorrow.

Freedom is a chance to do better

Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we should—which is why we’ve made Freedom one of the enduring themes of the G Project—to focus on making the world more equitable and safe for all its inhabitants. Ideas submitted to the Freedom pillar aim to improve the well being of people by providing access to the necessities we all need to survive.

Vote now!

There are over 120 worthy ideas to choose from, so please head over to the G Project site, cast your vote (you can vote once per day on as many ideas as you like), and help change a lot of lives—and the world—for the better. Here are a few ideas that we’re really digging, and we think you might, too:

World Clothes Line by Mallory Brown

Mallory Brown's launched an apparel company with a mission—to clothe the world.

Mallory Brown’s launched an apparel company with a mission—to clothe the world.

World Clothes Line currently operates as a philanthropic apparel store to help provide clothing for poorer nations around the world. Being clothed provides better health, cleanliness and protection from the elements, and this company seeks to ensure that everyone has basic clothing to keep them comfortable. Check out Mallory’s idea here.

Change the World Two Wheels at a Time by Julia Wong

Julia aims to provide people across rural India with access to basic transportation.

Julia aims to provide people across rural India with access to basic transportation.

In the western world, we may consider bicycles an easy and convenient way to get around, but in India, bicycles are a way of life – not to mention vital, non-polluting transportation to and from work, school, and markets. This Freedom idea seeks to recycle unused bicycles to the needy in rural India. Check out Julia’s idea here.

Lion Whispers by Divan Grobler

Divan hopes to inspire a generation of underprivileged schoolchildren, teaching them the importance of preserving and securing a future for African animals.

Divan hopes to inspire a generation of underprivileged schoolchildren, teaching them the importance of preserving and securing a future for African animals.

This idea from South Africa spotlights the needs of rural schools and working with children from impoverished areas. In tandem with this concept, this pitch seeks to impart education on wildlife conservation to kids, thus helping build strong leaders for tomorrow’s world. Check out Divan’s idea here.

Get out and vote!

Like any of the above ideas? Log on to thisisyourplanet.com and vote them up. Think you’ve got a better idea for global Freedom? Go ahead and submit it. Submissions close June 3, 2013—so don’t delay! The G Project keeps rolling forward, and we’re excited to see what’s coming next from the community.

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