Video: Daniel Peterson Paints Memphis Basketball Courts

by ioby
October 2, 2015

ioby Leader Daniel Peterson  of Project Backboard is on a mission to re-stripe all 52 of Memphis’ public basketball courts.  A former Division 1 college player,  Daniel remembers the impact basketball had on his life as  a teenager. “Having our town’s courts renovated when I was in high school really changed the trajectory of my […]

AWESOME PROJECT: Tweeting Bird Cams will track return of birds to massive former Staten Island landfill

by ioby
October 1, 2015

If you’re waste management geeks like us, then you may already know some of the absolutely crazy, bonkers, insane story of Staten Island’s   Fresh Kills Landfill. You may know that when it opened for business in 1948, everyone thought it was going to be a relatively temporary, three-year fix, but that it stayed open, and […]

Why we need a new word for “blight”

by ioby
September 29, 2015

A guest post by  Justin Garrett Moore Driving through Soulsville, a community in Memphis that lives up to its name, we pass by modest homes, long-vacant buildings (including the house where Aretha Franklin grew up), deteriorated roads and sidewalks, and overgrown and dumped-on lots that presumably were once home to families and businesses. Our group […]

AWESOME PROJECT: Black Hills Unity Concert

by ioby
September 10, 2015

Have you ever lost a beloved home, or a place in the natural world that was sacred to you, central to your identity? To your family, or ancestors? An integral part of your very being? Friends, we want to tell you about an awe-inspiring event took place over the course of the last weekend in […]

Neighbors making neighborhoods: Khara and NJ Woods

by ioby
September 7, 2015

ioby is more than just a crowdfunding platform: we’re a team   of  individuals who are passionate about  helping neighbors make their neighborhoods safer, greener, more livable and more fun.  We love hearing from ioby Leaders about  their experiences planning, funding and implementing a project with us. We think by sharing  these experiences,  complete with both […]