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Horyou is launching the website www.GreatDoingGood.com, a website dedicated to gathering testimonials from global citizens sharing their views on why it’s great to do good. The campaign supports the Social Good work promoted by the Horyou platform which has over one thousand non-profit organizations on the network sharing positivity everyday. The website presents 64 videos where citizens of the world in various cities answer the question: Why is it great to do good? The aim of the campaign is to inspire citizens of the world to support and spread positive actions. To encourage participation, a game has been established so that once the campaign has a global reach, a winner will be chosen to share $3000 for a personal social good project or action and a non-profit organisation or cause from the Horyou platform. Watch the promo video here !

WHY #GREATDOINGGOOD

Great Doing Good is a campaign to spread positivity and good actions. The idea is that there is a lot of different ways to make a positive impact in this world and everyone can do this through simple actions. The campaign supports the Social Good work promoted on the Horyou platform, where NGOs and members connect on a daily basis to share good news. The campaign takes this positivity beyond the platform and to the streets of different cities of the world by interviewing their citizens on the meaning of doing good. Ultimately, the game prize will serve to support the winner’s personal social good project(s) or action and an NGO of his/her choice so that concrete good actions can come from it.

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HOW IT WORKS

Anyone aged 18 and up can play. By visiting the website participants watch and Light their favorite videos. At any given moment there is a “winning video” amongst them. When the participant Lights the winning video, he/she automatically enters the draw to win $3,000. When the counter on the top left of the screen reaches 1 million Lights, a winner will be chosen from the draw and wins the $3,000. From the $3,000; 1,500 for a personal social good action and 1,500 dollars to donate to an NGO of their choice on the Horyou platform. Horyou platform members and organizations participate with their profiles and their existing Lights. If you are not yet a member of Horyou, you can participate using the five Horyou Lights available on the website. To obtain more Lights and be eligible for the global draw you will have to register to the Horyou Platform.

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THE CHALLENGE

Horyou is organizing a social media challenge in support of this campaign. The #GreatDoingGood challenge involves people sharing a good action on social media and challenging their friends to do the same. We invite everyone to participate through the Horyou App, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook and show why it’s great to do good. Simply take a photo/video of a good action you witness or do, share it via the HoryouApp, Twitter, Instagram and/or Facebook, challenge/tag two friends to have them post their own good actions and have them tag their friends to keep the challenge going. Finally, always include in your post #GreatDoingGood and the website www.GreatDoingGood.com.

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    Horyou lance le site web www.GreatDoingGood.com, un site rassemblant des témoignages de citoyens du monde entier sur l’importance d’agir pour le bien. La campagne soutient les actions solidaires promues sur la plateforme Horyou, sur laquelle se trouvent plus de mille organisations à but non lucratif qui partagent leurs actions positives. Le site propose 64 vidéos de citoyens du monde venant de nombreuses villes et répondant à la question: Pourquoi agir pour le bien? Le but de la campagne est d’inspirer les citoyens du monde entier à soutenir et partager des actions positives. Pour les encourager à participer, un jeu a été mis en place. Une fois que cette campagne atteindra une portée mondiale, un gagnant sera alors désigné et remportera la somme symbolique de $3’000 à partager entre un projet ou action solidaire personnel(le) et une organisation ou cause à but non lucratif qui se trouve sur la plateforme Horyou. Regardez la vidéo de promo ici !

    POURQUOI #GREATDOINGGOOD ?

    Great Doing Good est une campagne promouvant les actions positives et solidaires. A travers le monde, il y a de nombreuses manières de créer un impact positif et toute personne peut y parvenir grâce à de simples actions. La campagne soutient les actions solidaires promues par la plateforme Horyou sur laquelle les organisations à but non-lucratif et les membres se connectent pour partager de bonnes actions. La campagne va au-delà de ces actions sur la plateforme en s’étendant jusque dans les rues de nombreuses villes du monde en interrogeant ces citoyens sur l’importance d’agir pour le Bien. Le prix de $3’000 servira de moyen de financement pour un projet ou une action personelle pour le gagnant ainsi que d’un soutien financier pour une organisation que celui-ci choisira sur la plateforme.

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    COMMENT CA MARCHE ?

    Toute personne ayant 18 ans ou plus peut participer au concours. Il lui suffit d’aller sur le site Great Doing Good pour regarder et lighter ses vidéos favorites parmi celles qui montrent ce que cela apporte de faire le bien. Une des vidéos est la “vidéo gagnante” du moment, sélectionnée par un ordinateur à intervalles aléatoires. Si l’une de vos vidéos Lightées correspond à la sélection de l’ordinateur de la “vidéo gagnante” du moment, vous êtes éligible pour gagner le prix GDG. Lorsque le site web atteint les 1’000’000 lights, un gagnant(e) sera tiré(e) au sort et gagnera la somme de $3’000 : $1’500 pour une action solidaire personnelle et $1’500 pour l’organisation à but non lucratif de son choix sur la plateforme Horyou. Les membres et les organisations Horyou participent avec leurs profils et leur nombre de Lights. Si vous n’êtes pas encore un membre Horyou, vous pouvez participer en utilisant les 5 Lights Horyou disponibles sur le site. Pour obtenir plus de Lights et être éligible pour le tirage au sort final, vous devrez cependant vous inscrire sur la plateforme Horyou.

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    LE CHALLENGE

    Horyou organise un challenge sur les réseaux sociaux en parallèle avec la campagne #GreatDoingGood. Le challenge Great Doing Good consiste à partager une action positive sur les réseaux sociaux et défier deux ami(e)s qui devront le réaliser à leur tour. Nous invitons tout le monde à participer à ce challenge à travers les applications Horyou, Twitter, Instagram ou Facebook et de démontrer l’importance d’agir pour le bien. Il vous suffit simplement de prendre une photo ou une vidéo d’une bonne action dont vous êtes témoin ou que vous avez réalisé, partager la photo sur les applications Horyou, Facebook, Twitter et/ ou Instagram sous forme de vidéo ou photo. Partagez-la sur ces applications défiez deux de vos amis en les taguant. Ils devront alors eux aussi poster leurs actions positives pour continuer le challenge. Il faut toujours inclure #GreatDoingGood ainsi que le site www.GreatDoingGood.com dans vos publications.

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    The weekend 19th to the 20th of September in Geneva marked the yearly Alternatiba Léman Festival which was centered on the theme of promoting local initiatives for climate change and the art of positively living together. The Festival hosted conferences and debates, as well as food and clothing stands, music, movie projections and local food products. It took place on the sunny Plaine de Plainpalais, a prominent square within the city of Geneva, with events also held at the house of associations and the communal hall of the Plainpalais neighborhood.

    The Festival gathered around 500 people in support of local farmers, local merchants and helpful sustainable living in Geneva and the surrounding areas. It was a true embodiment of local actions for climate and the joys of connecting for a positive lifestyle. Horyou collaborated with the association and supported its “The Meal” initiative, a lunch cooked with locally produced agricultural products, with the idea to gather a large number of people from across the world to share a Meal in support of farmers and their plea for food sovereignty and access to resources, soil, water and seeds.

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    “The Meal” was held simultaneously in about 20 other locations worldwide, with the same goal of promoting consumption of local products. In Geneva, it delighted 200 people on the Plaine and consisted of long tables filled with fresh tomatoes, salads, gazpachos, fresh fruits and vegetables, sauces and pasta.

    “The Meal”, a truly unifying power in its ideals and encouragement throughout the world, was thus the occasion for all participants to get together, share thoughts and build solidarity within their communities, on the spot, as well as via Skype conversations. Geneva connected with Mali – led by Aminata Touré -, Morocco – led by Nicole Jeffroy -, Nepal – led by Jagat Basnet -, and Pakistan – led by a young university student called Irene Farkhanda -, to mention but a few locations.

    Proceeds from “The Meal” went to various nonprofits in Geneva and in Benin, as the Festival had a dedicated area for local nonprofits and various organizations. Horyou had a stand as well, and so did some of the organizations on the Horyou platform, such as One Action and Voix Libres. The event went on through Sunday with even more participants and visitors. We look forward to seeing bigger local agricultural food tables, and more Meals shared in more locations across the world at next year’s festival.

    By Amma Aburam

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