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Ioby - In Our Backyards

Ioby is kind of like kickstarter, using the power of crowd sourcing to fund community projects which are building greener cities

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Ioby (In Our Backyards) allows users to post up their project in their neighbourhood and the online community can support the project - through contributing funding or volunteering on the project. The idea is that small projects combine equate to large change - from community gardens to street beautification to recycling initiatives, Ioby aims to support those who are creating greener, more socially connected neighbourhoods in NYC.


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Photo of Arjan Tupan

This is a great tool, and it looks like it is ready to expand beyond the New York area. Could be great if it is used by other neighbourhoods as well!

Photo of Meena Kadri

Nice one Charlotte – thanks for sharing this example of crowdfunding which is focused on sustainability. Given that neighbours do not al know each other these days – it's great to think about ways to collectively engage them as we march forwards to the Concepting phase.