Fields of Action

Fields of Action

Fields of actions at TRVST are 15 themes where we believe we can make a difference by inspiring action and helping to tell the stories of people who’ve created initiatives and projects to create positive change.

Planet

We only have one home. Climate change threatens our way of life as we face rising sea levels, mass migration and famine as a result of a warming planet. Plant and animal species are becoming extinct at a faster rate than ever before as human activity encroaches on natural habitats.

Our oceans are awash with plastic pollution, and our modern life continues to draw unsustainably on our planet's finite resources.

Yet, we’re making progress. Governments are making moves and changemakers are creating innovative solutions. We believe we all have a role to play in protecting our planet, from the switch to renewable energy to protecting biodiversity. In planet, we inspire our shared responsibility to help protect our environment and the precious life on it for each other and future generations.

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Climate ChangeClimate Change
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BY Jennifer Okafor, BSc. · 
04·16·20
Around the world, several technologies and processes are being applied to create climate change solutions. For example, some players in the manufacturing industry are working to reduce water waste and carbon emissions. Numerous countries are now adopting renewable energy sources that perform best in their regions to generate their electricity needs. There’s one more approach […]
Climate ChangeClimate Change
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01·06·20
We can slow down climate change and its consequences if we collectively rethink our consumption practices. Globally, we should all be working towards reducing our footprints on the earth and its resources. Wondering what others have to say about this growing issue? Here are 82 climate change quotes to consider. 
Climate ChangeClimate Change
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01·07·21
Your immediate environment might seem in great condition, yet there’s no doubt we should be concerned about rising global temperatures. You may look around you and wonder, “Is the climate really changing? How do we know it is? Can we stop it?'' Below, we look at a curated selection of climate change facts that help […]
EnvironmentEnvironment
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01·06·20
In the words of Leonardo DiCaprio, “We only get one planet”. Yet many of us live like we have three to four more. Our air, lands, and water bodies, which we have polluted, are all parts of this environment. The diverse plants and animals around us depend on these resources just like we do. Therefore, […]
Waste & RecyclingWaste & Recycling
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BY Ismael Essome Ebone · 
10·10·20
Describe Ecoboats for Fishermen - what makes your project unique? Madiba & Nature has launched its program to involve fishermen in the sustainable management of coastal fisheries through community mobilization around the recycling of marine plastic waste since 2017. The organization focuses its program around three major projects in order to have a significant impact […]
BiodiversityBiodiversity
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03·23·20
Every 29th of July, wildlife activists and conservators around the world celebrate the International Tiger Day. Notoriously known for their aggressive behaviour and ruthless attacks on humans, tigers are one of the finest creatures on the face of the earth. Even humans sometimes like to refer to ourselves as tigers. Especially humans who want others […]
EnvironmentEnvironment
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01·06·21
Today, we easily consider fresh air a luxury. Vehicles, factories, waste, chemicals, and domestic activities contribute to air pollution daily. Pollution introduces harmful substances into the environment, and researchers link air pollution to climate change. This alarming situation is not without remedy if we put in efforts to improve the quality of air. In this […]
Renewable EnergyRenewable Energy
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BY Jennifer Okafor, BSc. · 
05·19·21
Fossil fueled power generation is one of the largest contributors to CO2. Saving electricity at home can help the environment and save you money. Here's 17 ways to save electricity at home.

People

For our world to flourish we need to continue to strive for everyone to be valued and to be able to contribute to society.

Across the world, from charitable endeavours to changemakers creating social enterprises demonstrating profit with purpose, people with will and passion are showing that motivation, action and commitment can indeed make a difference.

In people we champion projects for change to inspire and motivate the impact acting for the good of each other can achieve.

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Charity & Civil SocietyCharity & Civil Society
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BY Dixon Chibanda · 
09·03·20
Describe The Friendship Bench The Friendship Bench program is an evidence-based intervention developed in Zimbabwe to bridge the mental health treatment gap. Our mission is to create safe spaces and a sense of belonging in communities so as to enhance mental well-being and improve quality of life through the use of problem-solving therapy delivered by […]
Equality & DiversityEquality & Diversity
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05·21·21
Our actions should never deny another person access to their rights and support that meets their individual needs. These 32 equality facts and diversity facts will help us better understand how to build an inclusive world.
Social EnterpriseSocial Enterprise
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BY Jennifer Okafor, BSc. · 
09·27·20
The majority of the businesses we encounter have their primary purpose rooted in profit. And while profit-focused businesses are significant contributors to the economy, their micro impact is limited. This is why people and groups with a social mission are asking, “What is social enterprise?”, and, “How can I build one to make a difference?” 
PovertyPoverty
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01·06·20
We cannot agree more with James Baldwin, an American novelist and activist, who- with a touch of irony- said that “anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.” Our selection of poverty quotes highlights the injustice of poverty, defined as a condition in which people are deprived […]
Charity & Civil SocietyCharity & Civil Society
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BY Christopher Wairimu · 
01·03·20
Komb Green Solutions is a community-based organization formed in 2017 and located in Korogocho, Nairobi, Kenya. Korogocho is home to up to 200,000 people and one of the largest slum neighbourhoods in the area. Here Christopher Wairimu, their secretary, shares their story working to create green and safe places along the Nairobi River.
Equality & DiversityEquality & Diversity
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01·06·20
While diversity exists in all societies of the world today, it’s not always followed by equality. Some don’t believe that people of all genders, races, and sexualities should have access to the same rights and opportunities as others. These people are wrong. Some find it hard to believe that there could be any form of […]

Self

Change starts within. Good mental health and wellbeing is essential for everyone to achieve their full potential.

And we all have choices to make about how sustainably we live, what we consume and the impact that it has on our planet.

In self we feature projects that are working to make a difference to our quality of life through helping equip people for the future of work. From sustainable living and giving back to the mindset and soft skills changemakers can learn to accelerate their impact.

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Ethical GiftsEthical Gifts
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06·23·21
As kids grow up in today's age they’ll inevitably find themselves bombarded by messages from advertisers to grab the next trendy toy. And as they get a little older, join our hyper-connected world where our phones have become ever-present means to connect, socialise and consume information. Hence when gifting the kids and children in your […]
Eco FriendlyEco Friendly
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10·05·20
Join some of the world’s more discerning and more environmentally friendly tea drinkers and eschew the single-use tea bag. We can accomplish this by kitting ourselves up with reusable tea bags and strainers. To speed that process, here is our list of the 17 best reusable tea bags and strainers.
Sustainable FashionSustainable Fashion
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BY Jennifer Okafor, BSc. · 
06·02·21
Modal fabric has become a pretty popular name in fashion and clothing production. Although modal is an environmentally-friendly fabric alternative to viscose and cotton, there are controversies around its level of sustainability. There’s no denying, however, that modal fabric is more durable than traditional rayon. This article serves as a fabric guide for modal.
BambooBamboo
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BY Jennifer Okafor, BSc. · 
05·06·21
As far as renewable, sustainable resources go, bamboo is an industry favorite. Perhaps what makes it special is its speedy growth. A species of this wonder plant in the United Kingdom holds the Guinness world record for the fastest growing plant. Bamboo sustainability is not without question, regardless of how useful and eco-friendly it is.
Giving & PhilanthropyGiving & Philanthropy
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01·09·20
Giving back means different things to different people. To some, it is giving time, resources, and donations to their communities, families, and friend groups. To others, it is a sense of appreciation for everything others did for them and a desire to do the same for someone else as much as everyone did for them. […]
Sustainable FashionSustainable Fashion
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BY Jennifer Okafor, BSc. · 
05·22·21
As consumers, we have a responsibility to not only use and dispose of our clothes responsibly but also consider where those clothing items are coming from. For this reason, an important shift is being made to ethical brands. Ethical fashion brands consider the impact of their clothing from chemical composition, to production energy and emissions, […]
Sustainable FashionSustainable Fashion
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BY Jennifer Okafor, BSc. · 
05·27·21
Using sustainable fabrics ensures we continue to enjoy wearing lovely clothes without endangering the planet. Fast fashion has made clothing cheap but at substantial costs to the and workers along the supply chain. Fashion should not cost the earth or the dignity of garment workers. Sustainable fabrics help to make this possible by providing sustainable, […]
Sustainable LivingSustainable Living
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11·07·19
By growing awareness and gaining an understanding of the environmental impacts we have on our planet, we can be better informed of where and how to act. A lack of awareness and responsibility has all added up to polluted land, sea and air. From a lack of consideration of the environment in the way we […]