Recommended

Stuff we like that supports a cause or is good for the world, you know…the good stuff.

Food for Thoughts Cards

A stamp. A sandwich. A smile.

Food for thoughts cards mission - Food for Thoughts Cards exists to spread good wishes and good will. With each card, you’re doing more than sending a greeting. You’re sending a sandwich to someone in need...

http://www.foodforthoughtscards.com/

TerraCycle

Eliminating the Idea of Waste®

TerraCycle is Eliminating the Idea of Waste® by recycling the "non-recyclable." TerraCycle can collect and recycle almost any form of waste. Partnering with individual collectors, as well as major consumer product companies, retailers, manufacturers, municipalities, and small businesses across 20 different countries. They are able to divert millions of pounds of waste from landfills and incinerators each month.

http://www.terracycle.com/en-US/

Precious Plastic

Open Source Plans

A plan that will allow people, anywhere in the world to transform plastic waste into valuable things. OPEN SOURCE PLANS Whether we like it or not, plastic is our inherited toxic legacy. Let's use it as a resource to create new value and social innovation. Join the revolution.Visit their website to learn more.

https://preciousplastic.com/en/

No Excuses: Open Source FREE Software

Sometimes we look for excuses not to do something. Sometimes we don’t. With so many resources available to us now, it’s hard to make excuses. So here is a section that includes open-source software for anyone interested in creating without excuses and without having to become enslaved to this new subscription model that Adobe has adopted.

Blender

a public project

Free open-source animation software. Yep! it's FREE. Blender is the free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation.

Blender is a public project, made by hundreds of people from around the world; by studios and individual artists, professionals and hobbyists, scientists, students, VFX experts, animators, game artists, modders, and the list goes on.

https://blender.org/

Inkscape

Draw Freely

Inkscape, a powerful, free design tool, is a professional vector graphics editor for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It's free and open source.Instead of Illustrator you can use this. It's FREE.

Whether you are an illustrator, designer, web designer or just someone who needs to create some vector imagery, Inkscape can work for you. It features - flexible drawing tools, broad file format compatibility, powerful text tool, bezier and spiro curves. Want to find out more about how Inkscape can help you? Look at the full set of features or try it out click on the link below.

https://inkscape.org/en/

Gimp

Photo Manipulation and Artwork Creation

GNU Image Manipulation Program – Free open-source graphics software. Instead of Photoshop, you can use this. It’s FREE!

GIMP is a cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows and more operating systems. It is free software, you can change its source code and distribute your changes. Whether you are a graphic designer, photographer, illustrator, or scientist, GIMP provides you with sophisticated tools to get your job done. You can further enhance your productivity with GIMP thanks to many customization options and 3rd party plugins.

https://www.gnu.org/licenses/quick-guide-gplv3.en.html

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The items on this page are simply things we like, think you need to know about or in many cases free or support a social cause. We have another page, entitled “Good Stuff to Buy,” of recommendations of items or things we like that we do not sell directly but may receive a referral fee from (which actually makes this site possible.) You can visit that by clicking here.