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G Project: Be a Part of Something Bigger

Between friends, family, neighbours, social groups and more, there are many different ways that you belong to a community. Connecting with people every day is just something that we do without a second thought. Now, imagine bringing together those groups of people to unite in the mission of changing the world

by Caitlin Hotchkiss Posted on 29 May 2013

Between friends, family, neighbours, social groups and more, there are many different ways that you belong to a community. Connecting with people every day is just something that we do without a second thought. Now, imagine bringing together those groups of people to unite in the mission of changing the world. So whether you’re two people or two hundred people, when it comes to the differences a community can make, the sky’s the limit.

COMMUNITY

Be a part of something bigger

We believe in this concept: "The truest measure of a community isn’t how many people it includes, but what those people can accomplish." Here’s some extra inspiration to get you started:

Of course, the concept of community figures big in the G Project. We’re all about pulling people together to make a difference, whether large or small, and we’ve been thrilled to see so many entries that feel the same way. Here are a few community-minded ideas that caught our attention:

The PachaMama Project by Natasha Chassagne

The PachaMama Project by Natasha Chassagne

The PachaMama Project by Natasha Chassagne

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Husband-and-wife team Antoine and Natasha are the power couple behind The PachaMama Project, an online store that focuses on ethically sourced and fair-trade products from around the world. By uniting with the G Project, they’re looking to build out their community by including small-scale artisan and environmental projects. Check out Natasha's idea here.

The Shit Starts Here—A Guardian Project Initiative by Rita Rayman

The Shit Starts Here—A Guardian Project Initiative by Rita Rayman

The Shit Starts Here—A Guardian Project Initiative by Rita Rayman

Once the cheeky name’s got your attention, Rita Rayman’s idea takes hold by proposing supplying sheep to subsistence farmer co-ops, which can then compost the manure into fertilizer. The manure can increase crop yields, and the sheep themselves can reproduce to create an additional source of income. Check out Rita's ide here.

The Heart of Gold Project—Empowering Farmers in Costa Rica by David Robinson

The Heart of Gold Project—Empowering Farmers in Costa Rica by David Robinson

The Heart of Gold Project—Empowering Farmers in Costa Rica by David Robinson

The Heart of Gold Project is an international community-university planning alliance between leaders from the Farm and Agro-tourism Association of Los Santos cooperative in central Costa Rica and students from Vancouver Island University. With potential help from the G Project, Heart of Gold would look to expand to wider regions in southwest Costa Rica in order to provide further planning and consultation for farm diversification. Check out David's idea here.

Time’s running out—vote now!

Voting for the G Project ends on Monday June 3, so vote for your favourite idea as soon as possible. Utilize your own communities and spread the word on your social networks, within your friend groups, or between your coworkers. When we all come together, we can make something truly great.