Highlights from social innovation summit
At the 2016 Social Innovation Summit (SIS16) Daniel Lubetzky, the CEO and Founder of KIND, led a session about social entrepreneurship and the power of business and markets to address social ills. He had just returned from the Jordanian desert where he visited a sustainable desert farm that employs cutting-edge Israeli technology to make the desert bloom. Former orthodox jewish settlers are cooperating with Jordanian Bedouins and providing over 100 jobs, including employing 40 Syrian refugees. The initiative has been so successful that the farm now generates revenue through the export of kosher vegetables.
Echo named “Official Webby Honoree” for Greenpeace USA
We’re excited to share that the 20th Annual Webby Awards has recognized our work with Greenpeace USA as an Official Webby Honoree. The Greenpeace USA website was recognized as among the best work from nearly 13,000 entries submitted to the awards this year.
Meeting and collaborating with the Greenpeace USA team was our favorite part of this work. Congratulations and thank you Nicole, Ben, and everyone on the Greenpeace team — it has been a joy to work with such a remarkably smart and driven group of colleagues looking to change our world for the better. We’re humbled to share this honor with you.
Natural Resources Defense Council
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) works to safeguard the earth - its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.
Social Innovation Forum
The Social Innovation Forum creates positive social change in greater Boston by engaging leaders, strengthening organizations, and building networks.
Navigation testing with end-users from around the world
Our team was on-site in New Orleans at the annual meeting of an international medical association, gathering feedback on an early navigation prototype from meeting attendees. We gained so much wisdom from real end-users to take back to our information and user experience design work.