The Ocean Cleanup

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today I want to introduce a great idea, which some of you might heard about already. Two years ago the project was introduced in the media but I recognized that I never heard about it again. The man behind the idea is the 19 year old Boyan Slat and here is what he plans, to solve the problem of endless plastic garbage in the oceans. The motto of the project is “Why are we going to the garbage, when it comes to us!” Continue reading

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Social Entrepreneurs of 2014

I mentioned the mission statement of the World Economic Forum in a former post about the history of this event. It is “Committed to Improving the State of the World” and the “Schwaab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship” shows that this commitment is actively approached by Klaus Schwaab and his wife Hilde Schwaab. Continue reading

International Ideas – Eyeglasses

Today I want to present two product related topics. Firstly I found an interesting Social Entrepreneur who wants to offer one dollar glasses to help people in low-income areas which reminded me on the 300 Dollar House I introduced in one of my past posts. Secondly I want to introduce a new topic which will deal with New Business Ideas and Start Ups. Today I have a closer look on the really interesting and innovative 3D fitting of the German Online Glasses Seller Mister Spex. Continue reading

Coursera – For a worldwide Education

View on University of Washington CampusToday I want to present another company which provides the world with education. Coursera is a social entrepreneurship which succeeds in providing a free education over the internet with its partner universities. And we are talking about very popular universities like Princeton University, Duke University, University of London or my favourite the University of Washington, since I studied one semester there. Continue reading

Bamboo Schools in Nepal

After writing about webpages to gain new perspectives and cultural taboos I want to introduce another topic of Are-you-global.com. Every once in a while I am going to write about social projects and social entrepreneurs which are aimed at saving the environment, supporting people or simply making the world a better place. Continue reading