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Can Plastic Straws Be Recycled? How To Dispose of Plastic Straws
Plastic PollutionPlastic Pollution
inspirationinspiration
03·17·19
It is said that we get through a staggering 500 million straws a day in the US. These small plastic tubes of convenience pose a disproportionate impact on the environment due to their lightweight and the sheer volume that we get through. Unfortunately, they are not easily or always recycled. Knowing how to dispose of […]
Do We Really Need A Plastic Straw Ban?
Plastic PollutionPlastic Pollution
inspirationinspiration
03·17·19
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 voting for a complete ban […]
Try Active Listening
Work & SkillsWork & Skills
actionsactions
03·16·19
The ability to listen is crucial. When you’re receiving instructions or being presented with information at work, you need to hear the whole message. If you’re only taking in 25%, are you sure that’s the important part? Are you a good listener? Or are you hearing without listening? The answer lies in whether or not […]
Rediscover Purpose, Energise Change
Charity & Civil SocietyCharity & Civil Society
inspirationinspiration
03·15·19
Those of us working for change, in charities and in growing social enterprises, need to be rediscovering purpose: what we are here to do; and who or what we are doing it for. That’s become a mantra for “purpose led” global businesses like Unilever and Coca-Cola. It should come easily to us. After all, that’s […]
How To Motivate A Project Team For Change?
Work & SkillsWork & Skills
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
03·13·19
Do you motivate people to take action even after you leave the room? Changemakers setting out on a journey to grow a social enterprise or scale an impact project will in all but the smallest enterprises require hard working teams behind them to help bring their plans to life. So how do you motivate a project […]
3 Stories of Entrepreneurial Gen Z’s Changing The World
Social EnterpriseSocial Enterprise
inspirationinspiration
03·09·19
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 make your mark on the […]
How To Build A Collaborative Culture
Work & SkillsWork & Skills
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BY John Turley ·
03·07·19
Increasing collaboration is the foundation of becoming a flatter, faster, more dynamic company better able to operate in an increasingly complex environment and compete in markets disrupted by new entrants who are often doing a better job of unlocking the power of new technology. John Turley shares his insight into how to build a collaborative […]
Mental Health and Mindfulness: Let's All Take a Deep Breath
Mind & BodyMind & Body
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BY Sam Colyer ·
03·04·19
Welcome to #TRVSTLOVES. We curate news, stories, ideas, and inspiration from across the world which demonstrate how real action can accomplish a positive social impact. In this edition, we’re focusing on the much-talked-about mental health and the art of mindfulness. We hope you enjoy reading…. Mindfulness in the Workplace The Mindfulness Project is bringing mindfulness programs […]
What Is Mindfulness? How Does Mindfulness Help Us Seize The Day?
Mind & BodyMind & Body
inspirationinspiration
02·27·19
Mindfulness has become quite the buzz word nowadays. Everywhere from offices to schools to hospitals are now offering mindfulness classes. So what is mindfulness and how can it help us in the context of our daily lives?
Why Do I Crave Sugar When Stressed?
Mind & BodyMind & Body
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BY Renée Mann ·
02·27·19
How does sugar impact your stress levels? Research studies have shown a diet full of fruit and vegetables can result in higher wellbeing. Why is it we crave sugar when stressed?
Developing Leadership Skills For Change
Work & SkillsWork & Skills
inspirationinspiration
BY Dene Stuart ·
02·27·19
History has shown that there is no one right way to lead and that for every swashbuckling, charismatic hero there has been a quiet unassuming modest person of indomitable spirit who has achieved amazing things. Because leadership, like many things in life, is neither a good or bad thing of its own right. It is […]
Productivity Tools And Apps For Change Projects
Social EnterpriseSocial Enterprise
inspirationinspiration
BY Jennifer Okafor ·
02·26·19
Are you starting a social enterprise or project? Or managing the next stages of growth, spinning plates with loads to organise? It can be pretty overwhelming. Having the right productivity tools and software in place can make all the difference in the quality of your work, your organization level and communication with your stakeholders and […]
WellBoring: Clean Water Solutions For Primary Schools in Africa
PovertyPoverty
projectsprojects
BY Nigel Linacre ·
02·24·19
What happens when a leadership company take a couple of engineers to Kenya?  That combination of vision and practical know how can make magic happen and that's exactly what happened back in 2011 and WellBoring was, well, born. 
Plastic Straws Environmental Impact - Why Are Straws Bad?
Plastic PollutionPlastic Pollution
inspirationinspiration
02·14·19
Plastic straws are almost always used only once before being disposed of. Further, they really are non-essential (we can drink soda without right?). Plastic straws are single-use, lightweight, and made from Polypropylene, a material which isn’t easily recycled and degrades slowly. As a result, the negative environmental impact of plastic straws is disproportionate compared to […]
History of Plastic Straws - How Did They Become So Popular?
Plastic PollutionPlastic Pollution
inspirationinspiration
02·13·19
This brief history of plastic straws looks their early uses in ancient times through to the modern day. From ancient times used to drink beer from ancient gourds, through to their modern-day popularity, originally helping alleviate health concerns from sharing glasses in Americ's soda fountains. Right up to current times when it seems no takeaway […]
Taking Steps Together to Tackle Homelessness
PovertyPoverty
newsnews
BY Sam Colyer ·
02·09·19
Welcome to #TRVSTLOVES. We curate news, stories, ideas and inspiration from across the world which demonstrate how real action can accomplish positive social impact. In this edition, we're focusing on great initiatives taking place to tackle homelessness
Help Bristol's Homeless: Giving Hope To Bristol's Homeless People
PovertyPoverty
projectsprojects
BY Jasper Thompson ·
01·25·19
Homelessness and rough sleeping is on the rise everywhere.  When Jasper Thompson noticed an increase in rough sleeping in his home town, he decided to do something about it. He wanted to give them a tangible route to turn their lives around. And that starts with housing. And so he started Help Bristol's Homeless. 
Boroume: The Ultimate Recycling Model Combating Malnutrition in Greece
Food WasteFood Waste
projectsprojects
BY Alex Theodoridis ·
01·24·19
Boroume (“We Can”) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce food waste and to fight malnutrition in Greece by directly linking all kinds of food donors and food donations to local charities.
Who Gives A Crap
Social EnterpriseSocial Enterprise
projectsprojects
BY Team Who Gives A Crap ·
01·24·19
"I’m not leaving this toilet until we pre-sell $50,000 of product" So vowed Simon Griffiths, Co-founder of Who Gives A Crap on launching their IndieGoGo campaign.  That gets attention. And the story has all the classic hallmarks of never giving up.
Chatterbox: Online Language Learning Service Powered By Refugee Talent.
Equality & DiversityEquality & Diversity
projectsprojects
BY Mursal Hedayat ·
01·18·19
Chatterbox is building an online language learning service powered by refugee talent. Chatterbox connects the problem of underutilised refugee talent with an opportunity in the demand for their language skills.
How to Survive the 4th Industrial Revolution? Creativity & Critical Thinking
Work & SkillsWork & Skills
inspirationinspiration
01·16·19
Is your job about to be eaten by a robot? AI is developing faster than you can say “Blade Runner” and automation is radically remodelling the way we work. Add the rising gig economy to this equation and you may be looking anxiously over your shoulder right now. Why is creativity and critical thinking more […]
People Management for Change In A Changing World
Work & SkillsWork & Skills
inspirationinspiration
01·16·19
It’s tough out there and whereas doing good is very rewarding you are also going to need to manage people and relationships to grow and develop your social enterprise. What's involved in people management for change and why is it important?
Boomerang Bags: One Problem, One Idea, Three Great Outcomes
Sustainable FashionSustainable Fashion
projectsprojects
BY Jordyn de Boer and Tania Potts ·
01·11·19
How do you tackle plastic pollution, material waste and social isolation in one fell swoop?  That's a problem that Jordyn de Boer and Tania Potts are helping to solve with Boomerang Bags, fuelled by a burning desire to tackle plastic pollution at its source.
Importance Of Storytelling
Social EnterpriseSocial Enterprise
inspirationinspiration
12·30·18
For National Storytelling Week, Writer Katherine Wiseman explores the importance of storytelling, and why storytelling is still essential today.
Social Impakt: Providing Clean Water. A Simple Solution Which Saves Lives
Social EnterpriseSocial Enterprise
projectsprojects
BY Jeroen van Overbeek ·
12·17·18
“When the human being is your main point of focus, your main value, you feel alive.” This is Jeroen van Overbeek's reason for being and the reason he founded Social Impakt. He realised that he was helping companies make money, but not helping people. He wasn't aligned with his values anymore. He wanted to give new […]
How to use Quora to Build your Reputation & Grow the Reach of Your Social Enterprise
Social EnterpriseSocial Enterprise
inspirationinspiration
BY Jennifer Okafor ·
12·16·18
Quora is the biggest online platform where you can find user-generated answers to questions about anything. People ask about work, DIY help, relationships, and personal life experiences. And there are usually people ready to give answers. This article lays out why you should pay attention to Quora, and what you need to do to build […]
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