Tech for Good Ten: From the clothing company hiring sex workers to how smart phones are reducing global food waste

9th September 2015 Posted by: Cat Cochrane

Welcome to the Tech For Good Ten, where we share the best 10 links in the Tech For Good world from the past seven days.

We’re aiming to share a wide range of links, meeting the people behind the latest digital innovations, showcasing the greatest tech for good products, looking at the future of social change technology, and exploring the themes and social issues that technology is tackling locally and globally.

Most importantly, we’ll be meeting the people and institutions who are actually using this technology, showing the positive difference it makes in their lives, their communities and the world around them.

We’re also encouraging debate around “What exactly is Tech For Good?” Join the debate in the comments below. We’re here to discuss all things Tech For Good.

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Tech For Good Ten | 07.09.2015

1//  New "cycle-friendly" office opens in London’s Finsbury Square

Exclusive BBC video footage of the refurbished facilities of the Alphabeta Building

2//  Climbing frame technology that seeks children to play on it

Video feature of the Innovative Architecture Lab’s new model for youngsters

3//  Ten of the best back to school apps for youngsters

A few current top educational apps blend serious learning with craft making and a sense of fun

4//  A transport and tech combo is helping to fix Cambodia’s libraries  

Let’s Read! uses low-cost tech to enable under-privileged children access to books

5//  Contribute good to the world by not looking at your phone

Do Nothing, Do Good swaps hours spent away from smartphones to volunteer hours

6//  How smartphones can help fight global food waste

New app Foodee defines whether non-labelled food will soon expire and needs to be cooked

7//  How far can new visuals raise awareness of social stigmas?

The power of graphic images capturing an emotion, physical state or current location

8//  How the world could save millions with an increase in bike and bus use

Investing in more efficient transportation, buildings and waste management could save cities worldwide at least $17 trillion

9//  Meet the clothing brand empowering women to escape India’s sex trade

American clothing company Anchal creating capital and new skills by employing sex trade workers

10//  Is digital reading bad for children?

The Guardian’s Tech Weekly podcast asks whether digital is a threat to concentration and learning


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