Ayúdame3D is a project created in Spain that makes 'trésdesis' - prosthetic arms made using 3D printing techniques - for people without resources, anywhere in the world. The project sets out to improve their quality of life by harnessing innovation and the numerous possibilities of new technologies. Guillermo Martínez, one of the founders of this project, talked to us about this initiative and invites you to collaborate with them.
Theresa Zabell is used to winning battles. As a sportswoman, she won two Olympic gold medals (Barcelona 92' and Atlanta 96') and after retiring, she launched into a new challenge, one that she had been thinking about for years: protecting the oceans. With her winner's mindset intact, she assures us that we still have time to turn the situation around if we all set to work.
Garazi Sánchez is one of the biggest names in Spanish sport right now. The Basque surfer is a two-time Spanish champion and runner-up in European Championships and has her sights set on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games. Even though she does not consider herself a role model, as a result of her success many girls no longer see surfing as a men's sport and this has given them the courage to give it a go.
Plogging is a new sustainable initiative invented in Sweden which combines sports like jogging with caring for the environment. The more than 20,000 people who do it each day — in over 100 different countries — pick up rubbish that they find on the ground when they go out running. Fancy a go?
The prestigious London School of Economics estimates that by 2050 almost 70% of the world's population will live in cities. Until then we have many challenges to overcome to make cities more sustainable, inclusive and habitable, a fact that is recognised by the United Nations' (UN) New Urban Agenda.
Technology has revolutionised the way we consume, interact and stay informed. However, it can also be useful for solving social and environmental problems. We know it as social technology and it is helping us meet the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).