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Erica Faltous

From: London, United Kingdom

Canadian at heart living in London, loving good music and working in PR at TPO.

Ok, here's a question for you. Spare is an app that rounds up your restaurant bill and takes that change to help feed hungry families. The catch? 20 cents out of every dollar raised is taken as a fee by Spare. The other 80 cents goes to the cause. To me, 20% is a lot to take as a cut, particularly when each donation is $0.99 or less. But is it ok if it creates another easy way to give back, meaning more is raised for charity in the end?
What do you think? If you're in New York, would you download Spare?
http://observer.com/2015/09/spa…unger-gap/

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Spare Wants to Close New York City's Hunger Gap
http://observer.com
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Fiona Apps
Fiona Apps

It depends on what the overhead costs are used for. If it's paying extortionate salaries to the CEO, then that's awful - but if it's paying for app development and expanding their partnerships then I'd be ok with that as an investment.

I just donated to Save the Children - The refugee crisis appeal #RefugeeCrisis

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Save the Children - The refugee crisis appeal
https://tpo.com
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Ellen Gerstein
Ellen Gerstein

Thank you so much Erica!

What heart healthy choice will you make this World Heart Day?

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Matthew Peck
Matthew Peck

I will be continuing to eat non-roasted/salted nuts and
encourage all to do so too :)

Natalia Avdeeva
Natalia Avdeeva

I will go for a swim tonight

We think of food waste in terms of what we're wasting at home, or what a grocery store throws out when it isn't sold. But what about the impact to the environment even earlier in the farming process? A nice idea here to draw attention to just that.
http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/…al-problem

http://www.usnews.com
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Igor Goliney
Igor Goliney

Stop farming. There would not be any food to waste.

Sandeep Singh
Sandeep Singh

Food wastage has become a major source of worry now. Especially in developing countries where the rich just waste and the poor just taste.sometimes I think there should be a quota for every family, rich or poor. I am not sure if that is a foolproof solution but maybe it might help.

This week, world leaders signed up to end poverty, inequality and climate change. TPO is proud to support #GlobalGoals

The Global Goals are a to-do list for the planet. A plan for everyone to help everyone. But in order for them to work they need to be famous and we need to #TellEveryone that this is our generation's chance to truly make a difference.

Find out how you can support and don't forget to check out the livestream of the Global Citizen Festival on Saturday - https://www.thepeoplesoperator.com/global-goals

Head's up, if you're in the US and get redirected from this link, you can also watch the livestream on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/embed/YAPukIWbYU0

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TPO and Global Goals
https://www.thepeoplesoperator.com
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Sharing my support with my Global Goals selfie. Don't forget to share yours too! #telleveryone #goodnessishere

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Matthew Peck
Matthew Peck

hey me too! did you pinch my G Goal idea? ;)

Erica Faltous
Erica Faltous

The more people the better! I say we start recruiting more people to share :)

Have you heard about the new Global Goals yet? This week, Jimmy Wales is speaking at the Social Good Summit about how technology can help to achieve the Global Goals. Take a look and let us know which goal is most important to you. For me, it's # 10. #telleveryone
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-schech…83878.html

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4 Reasons Why You Need to Celebrate Our New Global Goals
http://www.huffingtonpost.com
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Gregory York
Gregory York

#2 & #6 - Without stable access to food and water, you tend to measure time as compartmentalized chunks between meal periods. The instability effects how you plan daily strategies, and long term goals eventually become difficult to even comprehend cognitively. It's actuallyreally crazy. I think it's major component to the poverty cycle.

Jeff Peters
Jeff Peters

Oooh it's hard to pick ONE. But is one of them "life below water..."?

Caio Oliveira
Caio Oliveira

This seems doable :-)

Hạnh Quảng
Hạnh Quảng

scratch is the value, $1,500 is to prove that it's valuable, six-month is to prove a guy. :)

John Finch
John Finch

Lord Poseidon is returning - sound the conch!

Numerologist

http://bit.ly/1W5ax93

I highly recommend you check out the numerologist sites.

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Thanks very much for sponsoring my TechBikers ride Erica. Very kind of you.

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Erica Faltous
Erica Faltous

My pleasure! Good luck with the ride!

Making cycling safer? check. Pointing the finger at those who delay action while people are getting hurt? check. While I don't think that everyone should start dropping flower pots on the street to earmark bike lanes, kudos to this effort for doing something to change the status quo.
http://www.fastcoexist.com/3051049/a-g…artner=rss

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A Guerrilla Bike Lane Made With Flower Pots Forces A City's Hand
http://www.fastcoexist.com
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Claire Kavanagh
Claire Kavanagh

The article says they read "Tactical Urbanism" - which advocates "Short-term Action for Long-term Change", they've certainly achieved that.

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