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  • Young adults are increasingly demanding more transparency
  • Young adults are increasingly demanding more transparency
    Darwin Yamamoto, Creative Commons (2011) ©
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Greenhouse: Millennials coding for a transparent government

Less than 20% of Americans trust the government. Gen Y is demanding that authorities are transparent and accountable. Greenhouse, a plugin created by a 16-year-old, aims “to shine light on a social and industrial disease of today: the undue influence of money in our Congress.”

Location North America / Northern Europe

Open. Transparent. Accountable. All of these are typical buzzwords we hear in the political and corporate dialect – and Millennials are just one group in the US that’s demanding to hear them more often. Unsurprisingly, social media and smartphones are one key way they’re going about this. Greenhouse is one of a line of online applications that promote greater government transparency. But what’s driving this generation to use technology for political reasons?

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