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Wet Wipes & Plastic: The Hidden Menace?
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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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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?
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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?
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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 […]
Join A Car Share To Cut Air Pollution
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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
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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 […]
9 Tips For Staying Motivated Starting a Social Enterprise From Home
Social EnterpriseSocial Enterprise
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
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
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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
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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 […]
Millennial's Changing The World, Here’s An *Honest* Guide
Work & SkillsWork & Skills
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02·26·18
Guest writer, Nick Howley, shares his ideas on how Millennials can change the world by choosing work and careers that benefit society and the planet to create social impact. Many of us who graduated from top universities will recall the dizzying array of choices on offer at final-year careers fairs. Dozens and dozens of organisations, and […]
Apart of me: Helping families talk about death
Social EnterpriseSocial Enterprise
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02·12·18
Bounceworks is a company dedicated to making digital products that build emotional resilience and wellbeing amongst children. Our first project is Apart of Me; a safe, virtual space that helps children that have suffered bereavement. It’s a platform game for IOS and Android.
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