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Joshua Eferighe

28 March 2020

United States

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As hospital staff struggle to stay safe during the coronavirus outbreak due to a lack of personal protective equipment, citizen-led groups are working to fill the gap by producing or connecting masks with health care ...

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Dustin Dorsey

26 March 2020

San Diego, California, United States

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Upon seeing a need for educational resources to support the out of school transition due to the COVID-19 outbreak, two high school seniors in the San Jose area stepped up to fill that gap. Sarika Sriram and Uditha Vel...

Wired

Tom Simonite

26 March 2020

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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A group of engineers in Madison, Wisconsin designed a face shield using materials and machines that were capable of producing mass quantities of the shields for hospitals. The design is now open-source and accessible ...

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Kate Roff

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26 March 2020

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Mutual aid at the grassroots level is about helping a neighbor in need, and this strategy has been spurred into action across the country in response to COVID-19. In Detroit, people rally across social media and techn...

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Eric Westervelt

25 March 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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With a massive shortage of protective gear in the medical community amidst the coronavirus outbreak, volunteer groups are filling the gap by crowdsourcing masks, gowns, and other essential items. Though the government...

Columbia Journalism Review

Emily Sohn

24 March 2020

Oakland, California, United States

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The COVID Tracking Project is a grassroots, crowdsourced, publicly-accessible tool that provides more detailed and updated information about the state of the Coronavirus than the CDC does. It is the only source on COV...

Bloomberg

Michelle Fay Cortez

24 March 2020

Italy

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Compared to information-sharing methods during previous pandemics, social media and other online platforms have accelerated the pace at which doctors across the world can share best practices related to the coronaviru...

CNN

Harmeet Kaur

Tami Luhby

24 March 2020

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States

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As the shortage of personal protective equipment continues amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, homemade masks are becoming an increasingly important option. While N-95 masks are preferable over homemade cotton masks, hospit...

Wall Street Journal

Ruth Bender

20 March 2020

Belgium

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Across the world, many senior citizens have been cut off from access to normal routines and ways of community due to the coronavirus pandemic, but communities and organizations are working to fill the void. In Belgium...

Route Fifty

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Zachary Markovits

20 March 2020

United States

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To address those that have been specifically impacted by economic crash due to coronavirus and to slow the spread, cities across the United States are enacting comprehensive measures to help. From a halt on all utilit...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Emily Cureton

18 March 2020

Bend, Oregon, United States

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People in Bend, Oregon have turned to social media in order to help at-risk community members during the coronavirus pandemic. Utilizing Facebook Groups to connect with one another, the moderators aim to conduct "acts...

The Guardian

Kari Paul

18 March 2020

San Diego, California, United States

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A growing online community of scientists is collaborating in the search for solutions to the coronavirus pandemic. The "DIY biohacking" movement is inspiring the creation of faster tests, new methods for making masks ...

The Globe and Mail

Megan Albu

15 March 2020

Canada

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All across Canada, people are organizing and volunteering en masse to help their neighbors in need. Groups of people and single volunteers alive have been delivering groceries, donating food and money, and running oth...

The Jakarta Post

Michael Taylor

10 February 2020

Indonesia

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A Pokemon Go-style app encourages residents in Indonesia to help map land to fight deforestation. The technology offers visitors of umapped areas surveys that they complete, which fills in the data, and motivates user...

The Christian Science Monitor

Christa Case Bryant

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4 February 2020

Tallinn, Estonia

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Estonia is bolstering its cybersecurity against Russian would-be hackers on a shoestring budget and a brigade of volunteers, called the "nerd reserves." Hailing from Estonia's rich IT community, as well as other indus...

Civil Eats

Stephanie Parker

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7 January 2020

Wimbledon, North Dakota, United States

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Small, rural grocery stores around the country keep their doors open by using creative, cross-sector financing, recruiting local volunteers, and thinking outside the box as many residents move closer to urban areas. O...

Adventure Travel News

JoAnna Haugen

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7 January 2020

Gothenburg, Sweden

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With a sustainable, multi-sector collaboration-based approach to urban planning, the cities of Gothenburg, Sweden and Málaga, Spain both won a "Smart Tourism" award to jumpstart 2020. Gothenburg utilizes app technolog...

NPR

Diaa Hadid

6 January 2020

Lahore, Pakistan

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In cities across Pakistan, smog and air pollution are dire health threats but the country's government hasn't done enough to take it seriously - so citizens are pushing back. Initiatives to crowd source air quality da...

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Nick Fouriezos

25 November 2019

Napa, California, United States

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From Google's India-focused app Neighbourly to the wellknown Nextdoor app, social media specifically targeted at connecting neighbors is gaining ground. Whether being used to rate neighborhood attractions, encourage b...

Next City

Zoe Sullivan

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19 November 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Bringing the community into conversations about commemoration opens new ways to present public history. The Paper Monuments project in New Orleans asked residents to draw monuments that they would like to see replace ...

CityLab

Andrew Small

11 November 2019

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States

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As the District lagged on its Vision Zero goals, bike and pedestrian advocates in Washington turned traffic fatalities into a rallying cry, and got results.  

Indiana Environmental Reporter

Beth Edwards

11 November 2019

Goshen, Indiana, United States

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After devastating floods hit the town of Goshen, the small town in Indiana used the experience as an opportunity to work towards disaster preparedness. Focusing not just on what would work best against environmental c...

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Ari Odzer

25 October 2019

Miami, Florida, United States

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Florida officials have turned to an unlikely source to help identify children with mental health stressors: bus drivers. After the Parkland shooting, the state established classes for bus drivers to learn about child ...

NPR

Joanne Lu

3 October 2019

United States

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Humanitarian, crowdsourced street mapping has become a crucial part of disaster relief efforts. Initiatives like Missing Maps and OpenStreetMaps call on volunteer cartographers – professional or not – to fill in maps ...

Are We Europe Magazine

Julia Migné

3 September 2019

Antarctica

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As conservationists around the world grapple with saving endangered species, many have turned to the tech sector. Initiatives like The Zooniverse, a citizen science platform for people-powered research, are helping ex...

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