Innovation

consultants at auticon

auticon, people beyond the spectrum

6 min read This consultancy firm/social enterprise is unofficially one of the biggest employers of people diagnosed with autism in the world.
17.03.2022/by Everyday Grit Team
Alex Stephany, the founder of BEAM, the homeless crowdfunding platform, standing at what appears to be a wooden table directly facing the camera, with his arms and elbows resting on the wooden planks of the table, the lower part of his body is hidden from view by the table. He is smiling and wears a pale tee shirt with the word BEAM printed across his chest. In the background, out of focus, are wooden shelves filled with green plants and large green plants placed on the floor in back of him.

Homeless crowdfunding site nearing 1000th campaign

6 min read The world's first crowdfunding platform helping people experiencing homelessness to find stable jobs and homes.
24.01.2022/by Everyday Grit Team
A kelp stalk and bulb from which grow several ribbon-like blades of seaweed against a green watery background with a glowing source of light top-center frame

Seaweed fiber is the future of fashion

3 min read Recent research is uncovering the shocking impact of fast fashion on our oceans. Textiles made from seaweed fiber may help turn the tide.
13.01.2022/by Everyday Grit Team
A classroom setting of adolescent students sitting at desks that are pushed together, facing a teacher who is standing in front of a variety of teaching materials - whiteboards, screens and posters - that are hanging on the wall

Teach The Future – start looking up

4 min read Schools are not doing enough to help students prepare and face climate change. This youth-led campaign is making history with its plan to "change all that."
11.01.2022/by Everyday Grit Team
The words Black is Beautiful printed against an interlocking geometrical mosaic of different shades of black and brown tiles

“Black is Beautiful” – the beer that taps an outpouring of support

3 min read A black brewer shares his secret beer recipe online.
Over 1000 breweries worldwide have copied it - for free - raising awareness of the injustices faced by people of color.
03.01.2022/by Everyday Grit Team
A group of eight women and men from Green@Blue standing outside in a wild grassy field against the backdrop of a line o trees

The Bee Brick is creating buzz and saving bees

3 min read A Cornish couple's design workshop merges a passion for nature with intelligent design to create elegant household materials with a positive impact on nature.
02.12.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
Tony Weaver Jr. with his comics The UnCommon

Comics that help kids feel just Weird Enough

4 min read Tony Weaver Jr. CEO of Weird Enough produces comics that empower kids to become the heroes of their own stories. 
29.10.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
Resident decision making the elevated railway crossing with the painted words Camden Lock on a sunny day with many people in the street

Resident decision making builds a stronger community

3 min read Camden Giving is on a mission “to end local inequality and end racial injustice wherever it shows up.” 
Resident decision-making puts problem-solving power into the hands of the people who are impacted by these problems.
29.07.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
place based giving three young people sitting at a table, two laughing and one drinking from a mug a

Place based giving – who’s got the power?

10 min read Camden Giving is a “by-the-community-for-the-community” crowdfunding charity. Their driving idea is to give decision-making power to people from within the community.
29.07.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
How Mental - friends in coffee shop looking at a computer

Mental Wellbeing in an App – How Mental !

3 min read Mental wellbeing and community with an app that supports mental health, the story behind the viral Instagram account How Mental.
17.07.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
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Protect Native Elders – preserving native wisdom one mask at a time

3 min read A group of Native American activists and techies from SF develop a Native-led, inter-tribal, rapid response to COVID.
11.07.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
How mental founder George Taktak

George Taktak, Founder of How Mental – the conversation

4 min read Founder of How Mental turns his personal passion into one of the largest online communities for mental health.
06.07.2021/by Everyday Grit Team