AWESOME PROJECT: This NJ teacher stumbled upon the coolest way to tempt beleaguered bees and butterflies back home

by ioby
April 22, 2016

You’ve heard about the massive bee die-off, or colony collapse disorder we’ve seen sweeping the country in recent years? It’s almost too depressing to talk about. We’ve pushed our bees into smaller and smaller areas; we’ve planted ginormous mono-crops that leave them hungry and homeless; we’ve doused them in toxic pesticides that scramble their brains. […]

Trick Out My Trip: Timely Trip and MARTA Army

by ioby
April 20, 2016

Binh Dam, a newcomer to Atlanta, had an idea to add bus schedules to downtown bus stops. Encouraged by officials like Lyle Harris at MARTA, the transit agency, Binh worked with ioby and Transit Center as part of the inaugural “Trick Out My Trip” match campaign. He raised funds to install temporary schedules at several […]

$500K for Memphis… and rising!

by ioby
April 19, 2016

We  are so excited to announce that because of so many Memphians’   hard work,  dedication, and belief in the power of neighbor-led change, we’ve now raised more than $500,000 for Memphis’ neighborhoods! Behind that big, round number are many, many stories of neighbors,  friends, and colleagues who worked together to dream up an idea, create  a […]

Trick Out My Trip: Lithonia Ride to the Future

by ioby
April 14, 2016

Marie-Antoinette Singleton of Lithonia, Georgia raised funds through ioby and Transit Center’s Trick Out My Trip campaign to improve a downtown bus stop. This improvement included a community and youth event, and helped draw attention to much-needed transit improvements in this bus-dependent community. Have an idea to improve transit? We can help! ioby.org/trip     […]

Walking in the Motor City: Live Love Detroit Jane’s Walk

by ioby
April 12, 2016

Post by Joe Rashid,  ioby Detroit Action Strategist Detroit is known as the Motor City; here the car is king. With the city spread out in 139 square miles of single family homes, walking and public transportation are sometime   seen as an afterthought. Freeways divide the city, making  distinct physical and social borders between neighborhoods […]

AWESOME PROJECT: Help give the NOLA Book Bus its wheels!

by ioby
March 30, 2016

Laurence Copel grew up on books: Russian fairytales, mythology, The Pied Piper, Kipling’s Just So stories, a beloved French childrens’ series called Tales and Legends. These stories exposed her to ideas from all over the world. They gave her the chance to imagine life far away from her hometown, in France. They instilled in her […]