Looking over all the wonderful solutions on OpenIDEO.com got me thinking, why not create a social network that can connect communities and people that need help, with people that can think up creative solutions and help raise funding?
Great Idea! Away to attract large business could be enticing them with corporate branding vs. the usual consumer branding. I'm not sure about Lowes but I believe Home Depot already does something similar to this... according to wikipedia Home Depot has "contributed over $200 million in time, labor, money, and supplies to a number of causes, including Habitat for Humanity, California-based City of Hope National Medical Center, and playground construction organization KaBOOM!"
Just a thought, but maybe if we could some how research what they're already doing we could possibly find a way to build off or strengthen their current program.
Oh wow! That project is unbelievably cool! I believe "fuel poverty" will be happening more and more with the rising costs of gas and alternative fuels, it sounds like your fellow PCV did a lot of research that I could add to this post. Thanks! :)
Yeah, I was actually thinking around the same line! Maybe to walk the street, making it safe to walk the streets! I feel a good name coming on :)
Also, I didn't even think about Winter, although I live in the North. It doesn't seem to be that big of an issue, but that could just be me. The two cities I spend the most time in are Boston and Montreal, both colder weather cities and both "walking cities" Maybe we could take a look at them to see what allows them to remain walking cities throughout cold weather seasons?