Olympics Strike Gold and Lufthansa Goes Gender Neutral: Inside Tw:in’s August Newsletter
Every month our global spotter network, tw:in, sends out a newsletter highlighting the five most thought-provoking innovations shared by the community. Like what you see? Join tw:in to access hundreds more bright ideas, and to share on-the-ground findings of your own. Here are the top five innovations shared on tw:in this month. Enjoy!
Here’s what our community member Djuana Stoakley had to say:
“The 2020 Tokyo Olympics in 2021 have been innovative in many ways. In fact, the vision of the Olympic committee was that this year's games be the most innovative Olympics ever. Notably, the medals that winning athletes receive are themselves innovative, as they are made from recycled electronics.
As we know, single-use electronics contribute to landfills across the globe. A recent trend has been to recycle our throwaway electronics, repurposing them for a variety of uses--from jewelry, to sculptures and more. So it’s good to know that The 2020 Tokyo Olympics is promoting sustainability in such an attractive and useful way!”
The Tuk Tuk Solar 2021 prototype is completely mobilised by solar energy, making it a clean alternative to the motorcycle taxis which proliferate in Guatemala’s more vulnerable municipalities.
Shared by Ximena Matus.
Is dog food the last frontier of veganism? With its plant-based kibbles, Edgard Cooper is blazing a path that more mainstream brands will surely follow.
Wave goodbye to “hello, ladies and gentlemen”. Through making a handful of tiny tweaks to its cabin crew protocol, Lufthansa hopes to make all passengers feel welcomed – regardless of their gender identity.
Shared by Stijn Janssen.
Bogota Banl’s ‘Amazon Card’ holders donate 1% of the value of every purchase to Amazonian reforestation projects. It goes without saying that the card itself is made from recycled materials, of course.
Shared by Marcela Monge.
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