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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.
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
inspirationinspiration
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 […]
Sustainable Development Goals; Can Food, Snacks And Coffee Create Positive Change?
Social EnterpriseSocial Enterprise
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BY Carolina Karlstrom ·
07·04·18
On the hottest day of the year (so far), 19th April, 26 curious individuals met up at the Leon Restaurant near Oxford Circus, London. We represented various organisations, institutions or joined purely out of a personal interest to learn more about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to meet, connect and discuss with likeminded people and to get […]
“Gold That Grows”: How Can Blockchain Transform Forest Ownership and Impact Investing?
Social EnterpriseSocial Enterprise
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BY Ian Choo ·
07·04·18
When most people think about investments, owning sustainable forests as a means of growing wealth reliably over time doesn’t usually come to mind.  Yet there has been growing recognition amongst discerning investors, that forests offer a plethora of unique benefits, which include real, stable returns over the long term that are largely uncorrelated with more […]
Will The ‘Latte Levy’ Actually Tackle Ocean Plastics?
Plastic PollutionPlastic Pollution
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BY Brad Frankel ·
06·27·18
The ‘latte levy’– a new tax on disposable plastic cups- has hit the UK headlines this week. Brad Frankel gives his expert opinion as a marine conservationist and co-founder of Flooglebinder, a sustainable travel and education company.
Is Education Our Best Weapon Against Climate Change?
Climate ChangeClimate Change
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BY Brad Frankel ·
06·27·18
Robert Swan once said "The biggest danger to the planet is to think someone else will save it". Brad Frankel at Flooglebinder unpicks how to actually create lasting impact to address climate change. Many people have the mentality that someone else will do it, someone else will pick it up, someone else will put it […]
The Community Resiliency Model: How Can We Truly Democratise Global Mental Health?
Mind & BodyMind & Body
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BY Nick Skenderian ·
06·26·18
Nick Skenderian and his team from the Trauma Resource Institute, have developed an innovative, globally applicable model for mental health disorders treatment. Here’s a sneak preview of their Marmalade Festival session on 10th April!
Are Local Communities The Key To Tackling Plastic in the Ocean?
Plastic PollutionPlastic Pollution
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BY Samanta Skrivere ·
06·26·18
Meet Sam from Ministry of Waste who tackles beach plastics in the Philippines and connects local communities to global leaders of sustainability and waste industry innovators to tackle the issue of plastic in the ocean. She speaks honestly on the power of local communities and how starting her project gave her life a deeper sense […]
Washed Ashore: Can Art and Education Change Attitudes on Plastic Waste?
Plastic PollutionPlastic Pollution
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BY Angela Haseltine Pozzi ·
06·26·18
It takes someone special to see the world in a different light and encourage others to do the same, just like Washed Ashore’s vision and the phenomenonal talent of its founder,  Angela Haseltine Pozzi. Frank, one of the team, gives us an insider’s look to this team of artists, visionaries and public educators.
Amazing Women Global: Empower Women to be the Best Version of Themselves
Work & SkillsWork & Skills
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BY Roz Thornton ·
06·26·18
The mission of Amazing Women Global is to empower women to be the best version of themselves and achieve success in terms of their career, confidence and finances. Roz's mission is also to provide services for women who are disadvantaged. So far, her biggest achievements have been the 2017 Amazing Women Awards, which attracted 140 […]
Ecoed: Award Winning App Blending Sustainability and Digital Innovation
Social EnterpriseSocial Enterprise
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BY Carolina Karlstrom ·
05·31·18
Ecoed, an app to help raise awareness around social and environmental issues, was granted a Social Impact award from the Techies SW via our partners and app developers ojo solutions. The Social Impact Award seeks to reward “a product or service driven by technology that is making a difference to its users and the wider […]
Join A Car Share To Cut Air Pollution
EnvironmentEnvironment
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
05·26·18
Cutting our individual carbon footprint involves taking a range of small but significant steps. One key thing to consider when trying to reduce your negative impact on people and the planet is how you get around. The journeys we make every day, or regularly have the most impact over time. So making better choices when it […]
Keeping “The Camino” Clean: The Impact of Many Marked Footsteps on a Landscape
Waste & RecyclingWaste & Recycling
inspirationinspiration
04·21·18
Augusta Thomson, shares her perspective on sustainability and her research on the Camino de Santiago and how to keep the Camino clean. My research begs a larger question about our responsibility to the planet more generally. If we are all implicated in environmental degradation, how can we work together to think through wise, culturally-sensitive, and long-lasting […]
The Battle for Gender Equality Has Begun!
Equality & DiversityEquality & Diversity
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BY Zoe Cuckow ·
03·27·18
An evening of challenging and empowering debate on 26th March at London Metropolitan University brought together students of London Metropolitan University, the Sustainable Development Goals Network, UK Africa Diaspora Forum, and the Let Toys Be Toys campaign. The debate was wide-ranging and highlighted the deeply ingrained gender stereotyping in advertising, children’s perceptions of themselves and others, […]
9 Tips to Staying Motivated Starting a Social Enterprise From Home
Social EnterpriseSocial Enterprise
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03·16·18
Staying motivated as a social entrepreneur or ambitious changemaker requires constant effort because all the great aspects of setting out and doing good in the world equally contribute to its downsides. Setting out on an entrepreneurial path requires focus and dedication. Here are 9 Tips to Staying Motivated Starting a Social Enterprise From Home:
How to Perfect the Art of Freelance Pricing
Work & SkillsWork & Skills
inspirationinspiration
03·13·18
Freelancing is growing, Forbes reported that in fact one in five full-time independent workers are now freelance in the US. Many people starting out on a social impact journey, getting their bearings or trying to manage to get a project off the ground and still earn may well consider freelancing as a viable alternative to […]
Social Enterprise Branding - How To Without Paying A Designer
Social EnterpriseSocial Enterprise
inspirationinspiration
BY Jennifer Okafor ·
03·03·18
Hiring a designer to build a brand from scratch can be an expense you don’t need when starting your social enterprise. Having a brand people can relate to, that appeals to your audience and that attracts interest is an important step to it all feeling real and something that you are proud to be working […]
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