Changex.org showcases proven socially beneficial ideas that you could try in your neighbourhood. Think of Fighting Words, which runs writing workshops for young people; or Grow It Yourself (GIY), which encourages people to produce their own food, or Foodcloud, which distributes what would be wasted food to charitable organisations; or Fáilte Isteach, which links immigrants with older English-language tutors.
The internet has always been good at disseminating cat pictures and outrage, but ChangeX wants to use it to spread ideas like these. There are all these great ideas around the world, says OHara. So why cant they spread more effectively from one area to the next? The idea was to build an online technology platform and put all the worlds proven social ideas on there. So anyone trying to solve a problem in their community it could be bullying, it could be homelessness, it could be How do I get the community to be more physically active? can come and find a solution.