The Tippy Tap – creativity in service

Posted by Peter MUIR


Cool Earth, an organisation that works alongside indigenous villages to halt rainforest destruction, has put forward an interesting idea – that the health of the rainforest depends on the health of local people. Spurred on by the facts about the need for hygiene, which claims such as having somewhere to wash your hands with soap and water can reduce potentially fatal illness by half, the group has introduced the ’Tippy Tap’ to the communities they work with.

The Tippy Tap is a smart, cost-effective way to increase hygiene. Consider the creativity and initiative, and simplicity, in developing this tool that aims to improve communities. How might you use creativity and the design cycle in your community engagement efforts? The Tippy Tap provides you with a bit of inspiration to do so.