A new law passed unanimously by the French Senate makes it illegal for supermarkets to throw away or destroy unsold food. Opponents of food waste say other countries should follow suit, but it's not that simple.
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'Tis the season to get gadgets but what are you going to do with the one you've got? Folks will pay good money (or at least good karma) for your second-hand electronics. Here's how to hawk your legacy hardware online — or just give it away responsibly — and get an early start on next years Nice list.
To most people living in cities around the world, the homeless have essentially become invisible. They blend into the streets, they're background noise, they're just a part of the fabric of a city, like buildings and street lights. To prove how invisible the homeless are to normal decent folks, NYC Rescue Mission did a social experiment where they dressed people's family members as homeless to see how they would react.
What is this, the 1990s? No, not really. The computer in question is one of the first from Raspberry Pi. It's a tiny PC on a single circuit board — and the proceeds from its sale will help encourage kids to code.
The Nike Air Mag, a shoe I dreamt of wearing as a kid and can only dream of buying today, are being auctioned off for the search for a cure for Parkinson's Disease. They're selling for $US6142 a pair.
Philanthroper has a really good donation up today: you pay a dollar and you can offset the lifecycle carbon dioxide emissions from an iPhone 4. Which means, you'll help "suck and trap the greenhouse gas that's driving climate change".
Vodafone and Three will be offering free calls to support services like Kids Helpline, Lifeline, SES, The Australian Red Cross, SANE, Bernados, Conservation Volunteers Australia, Oxfam and Mission Australia from March 17. The people who need to call these services don't deserve to be hit with a massive phone bill at the end of the month. Kudos, VHA...