I have a crush on GOOD magazine. I could spend hours scrolling through their awesome tidbits on culture, politics, commentary, fiction, and articles. And their newest venture has me salivating. They’re inviting people to submit a good idea (or GOOD idea, see what I did there?) or a conversation starter, post and promote it on GOOD, and see if it takes off.
New York resident Michael Bernstein’s big idea came when he operated a rooftop garden and a sidewalk vegetable stand amid a colorless thicket of buildings and overpasses in Brooklyn.
“I was struck by how there are no trees down there,” Bernstein says. “I liked the idea that this could be a portable green space that’s transported place to place. If you live in an urban place with no trees, you can get one of these delivered to your house. It’s like a portable forest.”
Now that’s a GOOD idea.
Teach young Iraqis (ages 10-25) to use the power of photography and their own voices to explore how Iraq has changed, and how that change is affecting their lives and future aspirations. They will photograph and write about the positive change that they hope to see within their lifetimes, and how they see themselves being a part of that change.
Last one, and then check them all out yourself:
Inspired by Caine’s Arcade, The Imagination Foundation is introducing a Global Cardboard Challenge, encouraging kids to build something awesome using only cardboard and their imaginations. Organize and build in September, and come out to play in October.
Anyway you slice it, it’s all GOOD.