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Ocean Plastic And Pirates: The Trouble With Wilderness
Plastic PollutionPlastic Pollution
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BY Zoe Cuckow ·
08·24·18
The issue of ocean plastics hit our TV screens with the BBC’s Blue Planet II, a national debate was sparked, and now public pressure is accelerating policy change. On the surface, this issue appears to be a product of our ultra-modern obsession with plastics, but in reality, the issue has a deeper, darker history. Ultimately, […]
FabLittleBag: The Fab Way to Fight Ocean Pollution
Plastic PollutionPlastic Pollution
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BY Martha Silcott ·
08·24·18
FabLittleBag aims to reduce aquatic pollution by providing a feel-good alternative to flushing tampons and pads – with the help of a FabLittleBag! The mission is to a) help to keep used sanitary items out of the rivers, seas and off our beaches and b) to make sanitary disposal a feel good, confident experience. Also, […]
TRVST: What’s in a name?
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BY Ben Hart ·
08·24·18
How did we come up with the name TRVST and what does it mean? TRVST empowers collective action follow our story as we bring people together for impact.
Safety Net Technologies: Using LED lights To Revolutise Fishing
BiodiversityBiodiversity
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BY Zoe Cuckow ·
08·24·18
Our oceans need us more than ever. From ocean plastics to coral reefs getting warmer to overfishing, they are being damaged at an alarming rate. Given the demand of fish as the main protein source for 1/5 of the world’s population and providing a livelihood to 260 million people globally, how can large scale, commercial […]
#AidToo: A roadmap for action and culture change
Charity & Civil SocietyCharity & Civil Society
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BY Mary Ann Clements ·
08·23·18
The question in this moment is, are we truly willing to reimagine international development and aid? In this piece, Mary Ann Clements maps out some of the nuts and bolts of the different things that I think need to be addressed and considered in order to shift organisational cultures in the International Development and Charitable […]
Living Our Values: Why Policies and Procedures Aren’t Enough
Charity & Civil SocietyCharity & Civil Society
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BY Mary Ann Clements ·
08·23·18
The bravery to step into a room and ask, How does injustice live in us? How are we behaving in ways which undermine our values? That’s the kind of leadership that’s required of us as our sector reels from the Oxfam scandal. Here Mary Ann Clements looks at how across the third sector we need […]
WasteShark: Plastic - Eating Drones
Plastic PollutionPlastic Pollution
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BY Richard Hardiman ·
08·23·18
Richard Hardiman, the accidental environmentalist, speaks honestly about his entrepreneurial journey, discovering a passion for drones and plastic recycling he never dreamed of, and how the creative, entrepreneurial side lies in each of us- waiting to be unleashed. RanMarine Technology B.V. has just launched Waste Shark, their first product. These fully autonomous drones swim through the […]
Waste Free Oceans: Transforming Ocean Plastics
Plastic PollutionPlastic Pollution
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BY Zoe Cuckow ·
08·16·18
The Waste Free Oceans Foundation’s main goal is to reduce the global impact of marine litter. By mobilising fisheries, recyclers, manufacturers and policymakers, Waste Free Oceans aims to reduce, recycle and ultimately reuse marine litter, mitigating the impact on both the environment and natural resources.
Plastic Whale: Turning Plastic into Adventures
Plastic PollutionPlastic Pollution
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BY Marius Smit ·
08·10·18
Plastic Whale is the first professional plastic fishing company in the world and they turn the collected plastics into stunning furniture. They aim to “create economic value from plastic waste, involving as many people as possible”. In the last year, they’ve launched a furniture range, have a fleet of ten design boats made from Amsterdam […]
Wet Wipes & Plastic: The Hidden Menace?
Plastic PollutionPlastic Pollution
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BY Olivia Rosane ·
08·06·18
2018 has seen the United Kingdom join the fight against ocean plastics in a big way. On January 9th, the ban on plastic microbeads in cosmetics went into effect, and in February the Queen herself entered the fray, banning plastic bottles and straws from Royal properties. But one enemy combatant has escaped this recent round […]
Bermondsey Street Bees: Honey in the heart of London
BiodiversityBiodiversity
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BY Sarah Wyndham Lewis ·
08·06·18
Meet Bermondsey Street Bees! They’re championing artisan honey, beekeeping and sustainable food in the heart of London. Chatting with Sarah Wyndham Lewis about Bermondsey Street Bees was a joy; her commitment to creating a truly artisan product stands out and passion for bees is infectious. This is genuine, authentic food production at its best.
Homes4All Oxfordshire: Offering Safe Spaces For The Homeless
PovertyPoverty
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BY Deborah Robson-Grey ·
08·06·18
With homelessness in Oxford growing at an alarming rate, the team at Homes4all Oxfordshire pioneered a drop-in café run out of a local shop. They focus on offering friendship and genuine hospitality. So far, they’ve been overwhelmed by the positive response from the homeless community and the generosity of volunteers. Here’s their inspiring story of […]
Consortium To Rebuild Puerto Rico
Charity & Civil SocietyCharity & Civil Society
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BY Joseph McKinney ·
08·02·18
It’s been ten months since Hurricane Maria put Puerto Rico’s crumbling infrastructure in the international news. As life returns to normal for the locals, the headlines fade but the hard work of preventing another catastrophe has not yet begun. Humanitarian organizations were quick to focus on water, shelter, food and warmth. Hundreds of thousands of […]
Eat Like A Bear And Discover A Happier Way Of Healthy
Mind & BodyMind & Body
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BY Jens Hannibal ·
07·26·18
Good food and good eating shouldn’t be about diets, deprivation or turning foods into enemies. Food is joy, and should never induce feelings of guilt and shame. We should respect each others’ choices whether it’s vegetarian, vegan, or an omnivore. That’s why we’re bringing the notion of ‘healthy’ back down-to-earth. Relax, and let’s unite around […]
Ingenious Solution To Protect Children From London Air Pollution
EnvironmentEnvironment
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BY David Smith ·
07·26·18
David Smith is a father on a mission to reduce the effects of London air pollution by reducing the highly polluting fumes children breathe everyday whilst they travel to school. He’s campaigning for ‘Keep Clear’ road markings to be used at bus shelters to prevent traffic idling whilst children wait.
Empowering Women Through Cryptocurrency Investments: A Masterclass
Work & SkillsWork & Skills
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BY Zoe Cuckow ·
07·19·18
How can you turn 1 penny into £5 million? How can women’s typical risk-aversion be a strength? What actually are cryptocurrencies?
The 101 of Intersex (Something You Really Should Know About)
Equality & DiversityEquality & Diversity
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07·18·18
Why intersex individuals are demanding recognition and how small everyday changes that can make a real difference. Many social issues such as climate change or food insecurity are well-known, but so many issues aren’t featured in mainstream media. As the world wakes up and sees injustices that have previously been hidden, there are many groups […]
Mental Health Art Exhibition: AHEAD - Can Art Challenge, Engage and Agitate For Change?
Mind & BodyMind & Body
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BY Zoe Cuckow ·
07·16·18
In the midst of all the busyness of A-Head London 2018 Mental Health Art Exhibition, here’s why it’s all worth it. I had a sneak preview of the exhibition, and I highly recommend it. To become pioneers in mental health awareness and treatment isn’t easy, but psychiatrists Calapai and Lo Giudice have done just that. Their […]
Starting a Social Enterprise? Just Do It and Get Over The Fear!
Social EnterpriseSocial Enterprise
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BY Carolina Karlstrom ·
07·11·18
Our eighth SDG Network MeetUp, hosted by Global Action Plan, was an inspirational and engaging gathering with helpful advice and interesting Q&A around the theme of starting a social enterprise, as social female entrepreneurs Kathy Wong (Moeloco and Crazy Dreamers TV show), Sophie Andre (Elysia Catering), Steffie (Karma) and Abena Poku-Awuah (Muon Events) took to the […]
Install Solar Panels
Renewable EnergyRenewable Energy
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07·09·18
Solar panels can be installed on roofs and other outside surfaces to generate electricity and heat by capturing sunlight. Most solar panels will still generate energy on a cloudy day. Install solar panels to reduce electricity costs and help reduce our reliances on fossil fuels.
What’s The Ripple Effect Of Empowering Women Through Business?
Social EnterpriseSocial Enterprise
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BY Servane Mouazan ·
07·09·18
As the UK’s gender pay gap becomes more and more apparent, we chatted to Servane Mouazan, CEO of Ogunte CIC and top influential woman in social enterprise (WISE100, 2017) about the effect of empowering women through business. We chatted about what makes women’s social enterprises unique, the fragility of women’s hard-won rights, the loneliness of being a founder, and why […]
DEKI - Can Blockchain Transform Microfinance in Sub-Saharan Africa?
Social EnterpriseSocial Enterprise
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BY Bryony Spooner ·
07·06·18
Microfinance enables people living in poverty to become financially independent. The benefits of ethical microloans really are striking. Simply put, they create jobs. Bryony from DEKI explains more about their mission and the technological developments transforming microfinance right now. 
Greater Change: Mobile Donations To The Homeless
PovertyPoverty
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BY Alex McCallion ·
07·06·18
Greater Change is a mobile donation system that enables members of the public to give directly to a homeless individual. It was founded by Alex McCallion in 2017. As a result of ground-level volunteering combined with research, Alex devised a solution that combines cashless technology, support for an individual, and the public’s generosity, to support homeless […]
Choose Your Language Carefully
Mind & BodyMind & Body
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07·05·18
Addressing mental health issues starts with the words we speak. Recently, the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, reported over 250 words used by young people to stigmatise mental health. Choose your language carefully to help reduce stigma.
Train In Mental Health First Aid To Best Support Others
Mind & BodyMind & Body
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
07·05·18
As the world moves to single-person homes and online-everything practices that ignore physical communities, more people are beginning to need mental health care. For many, this environment is increasingly anxious and lonely. One thing we can do to look after others around us is knowing how to care for their mental health needs, giving if […]
An Inspiring Evening of Sustainable Action
Social EnterpriseSocial Enterprise
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BY Carolina Karlstrom ·
07·04·18
How do you make a drunk bloke not to throw a cigarette butt on the ground? What does buying a too big a bra have to do with purchasing food? And how do you go to the toilet when you are rowing across the Atlantic in one of the most challenging rowing races in the world? The […]
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