Insurance that does good
Insurance renewals are part of life, but there is an alternative to battling price hikes. Lemonade is a peer-to-peer insurance provider that donates unclaimed money to charities chosen by its members. So while it protects your stuff just like any other provider, it reverses the traditional insurance model by treating the premiums you pay as if it’s your money, not theirs. Lemonade takes a flat fee and gives back what’s left to causes you care about. Win-win.
The right path
OurPath is a new app is dedicated to making sustainable lifestyle changes and weight loss. It offers 24/7 access to a registered dietician, peer chat group support to avoid derailing and nutritionist recommended recipes, as well as bespoke CBT skills to help improve the way yo think about food. ”We are trying to change how people’s brains work after they’ve spent 30 years making these same food choices, what we’re figuring out is how you get them to change,” says Founder Edson.
Want to use a city bike share scheme but can’t face lugging a helmet with you all day? Recyclable protective headwear Eco Helmet is made of a paper honeycomb, and as well as being fully waterproof it’s foldable – meaning it’s small enough to pop in your bag. Designed by Isis Shiffer, a graduate of the Pratt Institute of Design in New York, it won last year’s James Dyson Award for design, and could be sold at bike-share stations around the world for £4.
Super street light
These aren’t just any solar-powered street lights. They are also connected energy hubs that provides light, EV charging, wifi and 4G – they even charge electric vehicles. Called Totem, they were created by smart energy design company Totem Power to enhance the built environment and support our increasingly connected lifestyles. Next up: street lamps that also wash your dishes.