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Crowdsourcing Locally Grown Produce

Crowdsourcing Locally Grown Produce

According to Springwise, a Danish supermarket is the latest to try this: Supermarkets are convenient, but often source their products from multinational companies and farms in distant locations, racking up carbon emissions and squeezing out local competition along the way. Danish co-operative grocery superstore SuperBrugsen now aims to offer a popular alternative by getting customers […]

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Finland Crowdfunds Community Projects through Brickstarter

Finland Crowdfunds Community Projects through Brickstarter

We’ve run a few posts on crowdfunding in the public sector.  Springwise has a story on its use in Finland: Conceived in Finland, Brickstarter encourages citizens to take civic projects into their own hands, rather than waiting for governments to pick them up. Like the site it is modelled and named after, Brickstarter invites anyone […]

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Rotterdam Crowdfunds a Walkway

Rotterdam Crowdfunds a Walkway

Last week we looked at the potential for crowdfunding urban improvements.  This week Springwise has a piece on efforts by the City of Rotterdam to crowdfund a pedestrian walkway: [A] wooden pedestrian bridge dubbed the Luchtsingel will span 350 meters and require 17,000 planks. Citizens are invited to chip in and help fund the effort […]

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Changing the Economic Development Game:  Ireland Crowdsources Job Creation

Changing the Economic Development Game: Ireland Crowdsources Job Creation

This from a recent Springwise post: Businesses can benefit from crowdsourcing in many ways – from problem-solving with university talent to gaining new ideas for economic improvement. Now ConnectIreland is encouraging the crowds to pass on the details of business contacts looking to expand in Europe, in exchange for monetary imbursement. The initiative has been […]

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