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Hungry Middle Schoolers Create Prize-Winning Allergy App

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By Betsy Klein

When 13-year-old Samantha Hinton is unsure of the ingredients in a snack, she just doesn’t eat it.

That’s because Samantha is among the growing population of food allergy sufferers in the United States, and she fears a bite containing peanuts could kill her.

“I know it’s deadly,” she told ABC News. “And the side effects are just too scary.”

 

Why Human-Centered Design May Be Key to Unlocking the Powers of Social Innovation

An MFA Design for Social Innovation student explains
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Long before “design thinking” became the buzzword it is today, legendary American designers Charles and Ray Eames were invited to travel to India by the then Prime Minister of the country–Jawaharlal Nehru. The objective of their trip was to immerse themselves in India’s prevailing design culture, and address the issue of the increasing number of low-quality consumer goods being produced in the country at that time.

Got a Good Idea for a Mobile App? Win $20,000 for Your School with It!

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Did you ever have an awesome and innovative idea for a phone app? Now's your time to make that idea a reality!

Verizon wants to get middle and high school students stoked on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) while helping them solve problems in their communities. Thankfully, there’s an app (challenge) for that!

Taproot Foundation announces Pro Bono Hall of Fame Inductee Paula Scher

Taproot Foundation honors iconic designer Paula Scher for trail blazing the pro bono ethic
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October 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ -Taproot Foundation continues the Pro Bono Week 2013 campaign with the second Pro Bono Hall of Fame Announcement: Paula Scher.

Paula Scher, iconic graphic designer, professor, lecturer and author, has been inducted into the Pro Bono Hall of Fame for her contributions in the field of design. Paula is one of the world’s top 10 designers, and provides at least 25% of her work each year pro bono. Taproot founder, Aaron Hurst, recently contacted Paula to discuss how she uses pro bono as her lab and how her pro bono projects impact her commercial work.

HP Steps Up to Ask Suppliers to Slash Emissions

by Heather Clancy
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Hewlett-Packard has measured the greenhouse gas emissions of its supply chain partners since 2008, when it started reporting on their aggregate impact.

Meet the Makers: 3D Printing Design Challenge Finalists Have Global Roots

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The maker movement is a big community of students, manufacturing enthusiasts and hobbyists using cutting edge tools and design software to find better ways to make things. In the U.S., they meet in TechShop workshops and flock to Maker Faire fairs to innovate and exchange ideas. But the results of GE’s latest manufacturing challenge show that the movement resonates far beyond America’s borders. It is an international affair.

[INFOGRAPHIC] A Better Tomorrow Starts Today

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Sappi Fine Paper North America recently announced the 11 grant recipients for its 14th annual Ideas that Matter program, the industry’s highly respected grant program aimed at helping designers create and implement print projects for charitable causes. Since 1999, Sappi's Ideas that Matter program has awarded over $12 million worldwide in grants to designers around the globe to support their work for nonprofit programs and organizations.

Sappi Fine Paper Announces Grant Recipients for the 14th Annual Ideas that Matter Program

Ideas that Matter is a highly respected grant program helping designers create projects for charitable causes
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BOSTON, September 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Sappi Fine Paper North America announced today the 11 grant recipients for its 14th annual Ideas that Matter program, the industry’s highly respected grant program aimed at helping designers create and implement print projects for charitable causes. Since 1999, Sappi's Ideas that Matter program has awarded over $12 million worldwide in grants to designers around the globe to support their work for nonprofit programs and organizations.

How to Effectively Recycle 168 Eiffel Towers

New Maersk Line Triple-E vessels to come with Cradle to Cradle Passports
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Maersk Line's new Triple-E vessel class will set new standards in ship recycling with its innovative and comprehensive documentation system. Thanks to the new Cradle to Cradle Passport, Maersk Line will be better able to recycle parts and materials used in the construction
of the vessel.

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Maersk Line's new Triple-E vessel class will set new standards in ship recycling with its innovative and comprehensive documentation system. Thanks to the new Cradle to Cradle Passport, Maersk Line will be better able to recycle parts and materials used in the construction
of the vessel.

Off to Work with a Mac, Garden Gloves and a Bit of Concrete

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What do a dot com illustrator, garden associate and construction specialist have in common? In the case of Joey Young, they’re all the same person.

Joey is a garden associate in Atlanta, Ga., an illustrator for homedepot.com and a specialist in construction and concrete acid staining.

So how does someone like Joey take gardening, drawing and concrete staining and turn it into a career? It all started in high school when he drew a cartoon rendition of Macbeth for an English assignment. Joey, and others, began to realize he had a talent.

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