Orange Sky Laundry is tackling homelessness across Australia by offering the world’s first free mobile laundry service – exclusively for those without a home.
What started out as an idea hatched by two 20-year-old friends from Brisbane has now grown to a service that covers 19 regions across Australia, with specially designed vans equipped with solar power panels, onboard water storage and a colour co-ordination system to keep track of belongings.
Nic Marchesi and Lucas Patchett started out in 2014, installing a couple of washing machines and dryers in the back of an old van, visiting parks in Brisbane, and offering to wash and dry clothes for free.
Branched Crisps: Food with a Social Cause.
Supermarkets are stuffed with products that claim to be “guilt-free” for all manner of reasons. Very few however have the power to truly lighten your conscience. For a snack that does real good for both the world and your body, go for Branched Crisps.
Branched Crisps is the brainchild of a group of students from King’s College London with the help of Enactus, a non-profit organisation that invests in students’ social entrepreneurship projects. The students wanted to tackle a problem in their own neighbourhood. They zeroed in on New Covent Garden Market, the largest wholesale produce market in the country.
New Covent Garden supplies 40% of all fruit and veg that is eaten outside the home in London, i.e. in restaurants, schools, and hospitals. However not everything that passes through the market doors meets buyers’ strict cosmetic standards.