12 Articles to Celebrate the Conspiracy of GoodnessTM!

These heartwarming stories celebrate the work of people, organizations, and businesses doing what they can to help their communities all over the world. They represent a wave of positive progress happening around the world we call The Conspiracy of Goodness™!

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What if We Turned Plastic Waste into a Valuable Currency?

10 minutes

[ Conservation & Sustainability ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

The Plastic Bank is turning plastic into money for people around the globe. This idea has the power to end poverty while saving our oceans!
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Asparagus: A New Treatment for Spinal Cord Injuries?

10 minutes

[ Health ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

A feeling very familiar to most of us almost kept this life-changing treatment for spinal cord injuries from making it to testing! Here's how Andrew Pelling and his fellow researchers overcame self-doubt to create this breakthrough innovation.
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Meet the 97-Year-Old Saving Thousands of Bluebirds!

6 minutes

[ Animals ]

By Sam Burns

Can one of us really make a difference? After hearing the story of Al Larson, there's no doubt!
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Transforming Detroit One Beehive at a Time!

8 minutes

[ Conspiracy of Goodness ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Could vacant lots actually hold the potential to make cities healthier? Take a look at how this couple is transforming Detroit's many vacant lots into an oasis for urban beekeeping and enriching their community! 
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Re-Imagining Restaurants: Zero Waste and Endless Good! 

13 minutes

[ Conservation & Sustainability ]

By Sam Burns

What if we just eliminated trash bins? This restaurant did! And this one commitment has completely reshaped the traditional restaurant model; pointing to possibilities that can transform food systems around the world.
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Uncovering a History Lost at Sea: The Slave Wrecks Project

20 minutes

[ Culture ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Can you imagine being able to discover your own history? Black divers and maritime archaeologists are diving to the depths of shipwrecks to recover stories that had been missing from our world history, until now.
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The World’s Oldest Dance Troupe Will Steal Your Heart! 

26 minutes

[ Dance ]

By Sam Burns

The oldest hip hop dance troupe in the world has a few things to show us about what happens when we let ourselves live without limits. Artificial hips, memory loss, and all, we can feel like life every day is a great celebration!
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Does Walking Have the Power to Save Lives and Uplift Communities?

16 minutes

[ Health ]

By Sam Burns

Have you noticed that the first steps to solving our biggest problems are often right there in front of us, so clear that they're invisible? GirlTrek is turning the simple act of walking around the block into a revolutionary way to save lives and improve the safety of communities! Here's how. 
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The Bristol Bike Project: Building A Better Future on Two Wheels 

14 minutes

[ Conspiracy of Goodness ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

What can an old bike do to impact someone's life? Well, with The Bristol Bike Project, these old, broken bikes, are delivering remarkable new opportunities to those most vulnerable in their communities!
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Turning Pineapples into Plantable Plates!  

6 minutes

[ Conservation & Sustainability ]

By Sam Burns

Meet the people turning fruit waste into super-sustainable packaging! Their amazing innovations are opening a whole new world of possibility for us all. Prepare never to look at pineapples—or paper plates—the same again.
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Meet the Teenager Teaching Karate to Your Grandma!

7 minutes

[ Happiness & Hope ]

By Sam Burns

Can you imagine your grandma learning karate? 15-year-old Jeffrey Wall can teach her! He's bringing joy and movement to the lives of seniors all around the world, just by sharing what he loves. Here's the heartwarming tale of how sharing joy and giving back to your community can take the same form. Presenting, Golden Age Karate! 
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Discover the Problem-Solving Power of Poo!

6 minutes

[ Conspiracy of Goodness ]

By Sam Burns

Could a toilet help us solve some of our biggest problems? This organization is bringing lasting health to India's poorest communities with clean water and sanitation, all powered by poo! It's an ingenious approach to problem-solving that we can all adopt. Just take a look!
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