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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Plastic PollutionPlastic Pollution
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12·09·20
Fish and sea mammals, including whales and seagulls, suffer from complications every year due to plastic ingestion. Around the world, countries are imposing bans and tight restrictions on plastic use to curb this waste. Beyond ocean plastics, the plastic pollution facts show us the magnitude of this (growing) problem.
Renewable EnergyRenewable Energy
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BY Jennifer Okafor · 
18·05·19
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 7 ways to save electricity at home.
EnvironmentEnvironment
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13·08·20
We can't imagine our lives without safe, drinking water. Yet, as our selection of water pollution facts show, a number of us may have to face this problem shortly. In a few years, more than half of the world's population will have access to little or no usable water.
Renewable EnergyRenewable Energy
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18·02·20
Much of the energy we use today comes from non-renewable sources. Ultimately, this means that in time, these sources will run out. Along with this, much of this energy plays a significant role in polluting the planet by emitting greenhouse gases. Therefore, we need alternative sources of energy. Therefore, we […]
Plastic PollutionPlastic Pollution
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17·03·19
Plastic straws are becoming a no go area for diners across the world. This is good news There have been various steps across the world to ban plastic straws. Several US cities, most notably Seattle and Miami Beach have banned plastic straws. The biggest move so far has been the European Parliament […]
EnvironmentEnvironment
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06·01·21
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 […]
EnvironmentEnvironment
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06·01·20
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 […]
Food WasteFood Waste
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12·09·20
Food waste may occur at any stage of the food supply chain, such as processing, retail, and consumption. It is, now more than ever, evident that food waste has become a global issue. Beyond the food product, we also waste resources such as fuel and water through the entire supply […]

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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Social EnterpriseSocial Enterprise
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09·03·19
From blue socks to lemonade stands and ideas that spark global movements, entrepreneurial Gen Z’s are recognising their ability to take action that impacts the world. We’ve curated a short list of young entrepreneurial Gen Z change-makers who inspire us, and prove every day that you’re never too young to […]
Charity & Civil SocietyCharity & Civil Society
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BY Dixon Chibanda · 
03·09·20
Describe The Friendship Bench The Friendship Bench programme 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 […]
Equality & DiversityEquality & Diversity
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06·01·20
While diversity exists in all societies of the world today, it’s not always followed by equality. There are some who 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. There are also some who, […]
PovertyPoverty
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06·01·20
On any given night, there are 150 million people globally who will have to sleep in the street, in their cars, or in abandoned spaces. Homelessness is an issue that spans across all parts of the globe. In first-world countries, third-world countries, and countries are torn apart by conflict, there […]
Social EnterpriseSocial Enterprise
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BY Claire Burdett · 
16·04·19
Social media marketing has become an essential marketing tool for most organisations over the last decade. Social media now reaches more people, faster and in more ways in our day to day lives than previous mainstream advertising such as television. In fact, while people over 65s still cite TV as […]

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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Work & SkillsWork & Skills
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BY Dee Saigal · 
15·04·19
Erase All Kittens is a revolutionary, online game that's changing how we approach teaching coding, especially for girls. Bringing creativity and engaging storytelling to the fore, equipping them with the coding skills essential for 21st Century degrees and careers. 
Eco FriendlyEco Friendly
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BY Jennifer Okafor · 
19·12·20
The soft, pure white toilet paper in your bathroom hardly looks like it could hurt anyone or anything—however, a quick investigation into how they make it might reveal otherwise. You might also find it hard to imagine that something as small and as ubiquitous as toilet paper contributes to climate […]
Eco FriendlyEco Friendly
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07·09·20
If you wear makeup, you can associate it with a few things; unnecessary amounts of packaging, chemicals, and ‘beauty’ trends that promote regular buying and throwing away. For people who love makeup but are also building a zero-waste lifestyle, the idea of zero waste makeup may seem a challenging task. […]
Sustainable FashionSustainable Fashion
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BY Jennifer Okafor · 
05·09·20
Stakeholders in the fashion industry, from consumers to manufacturers, are beginning to realize the impact of our fashion choices, especially in our environment and various economies. Here we take a look at the introduction of circular fashion practices and initiatives whilst answering the questions “what is circular fashion?”. And more […]
Mind & BodyMind & Body
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BY Jennifer Okafor · 
08·08·19
Why do we go after the things we want? Science says motivation. If we really want something, we work for it. Or at least, that’s what we expect. In reality, people don’t always go after the things they want. The “Why?” of this realization brought about a concept; fixed vs […]
Giving & PhilanthropyGiving & Philanthropy
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09·01·20
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 […]
Eco FriendlyEco Friendly
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05·10·20
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 22 best reusable tea bags and strainers.
HempHemp
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BY Jennifer Okafor · 
17·12·20
Over the centuries, people have cultivated hemp plants for their edible seeds and fiber. The hemp plant is high yield, versatile, and has a range of uses. We use it for textiles, medicine, food products, cosmetics, building, and so much more. Meanwhile, a quick browse for sustainable products and hemp […]