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Boomerang Bags: One Problem, One Idea, Three Great Outcomes
Sustainable FashionSustainable Fashion
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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
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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
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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
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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 […]
Marc Skid: How to Make your Marc on the World
Sustainable FashionSustainable Fashion
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BY Daniel Barry ·
12·12·18
Dan Barry is the founder of Marc Skid, LLC, a cheeky, eco-friendly underwear brand owner with a passion for giving back. Made with the finest cotton, Organic Pima, and with a recycled water bottle in each waistband, Marc Skid underwear is dedicated to the betterment of the world and its people. The mission of the […]
Little Difference are Making a Big Difference
Climate ChangeClimate Change
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BY Sophie Stevens and Pete Oswald ·
12·07·18
Have you ever wondered, every time you buy a greetings card, what the cost is?  Prices vary enormously but the half decent ones are upwards of a £2.  But, what's the real cost?  Not to your pocket, but to the planet.  Unless the card is recycled, or from sustainable sources, who is also paying for […]
Bushel & Peck Books: Combating Illiteracy with a Book-for-Book Promise
Social EnterpriseSocial Enterprise
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BY David and Stephanie Miles ·
12·07·18
Every year, hundreds of children's publishers produce millions of wonderful books for kids. But here's the problem. Most people in the world can't afford them. This is what Bushel and Peck Books are setting out to solve.
Morning Rituals For Productivity - Start Well and Get More Done.
Work & SkillsWork & Skills
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
12·02·18
It can be hard work setting out on a journey to create change. Where do you start? How do you go about it? If you’re starting up a social enterprise, charity or change project, or growing one that exists being productive is key. Having a morning ritual for productivity can make all the difference.
VeganNation: Disrupting Human Consumptive Behaviour Globally
Mind & BodyMind & Body
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BY Rena Thomas ·
11·30·18
VeganNation is bringing the one-of-a-kind infrastructure to unite the vegan community globally with an all-encompassing ecosystem.  A nation is as strong as its economy and the economy is as strong as the currency which is why VeganNation is powered by its own decentralized currency - the VeganCoin.
Chatty Cafes: Helping to Reduce Loneliness
Charity & Civil SocietyCharity & Civil Society
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BY Alexandra Hoskyn ·
11·30·18
Meet Alexandra Hoskyn. Back in 2017, she noticed exactly the same, decided to do something about it and launched the Chatty Cafe scheme. A simple idea. Alex asked cafes to pop a sign on a table saying “The seats on this table are for anyone happy to chat to other customers”.  And that’s all it […]
Sintala Design: Solid Wood Products Which Respect the Environment
Social EnterpriseSocial Enterprise
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BY Rodrigo Aranda ·
11·29·18
Sintala Design is creating beautiful products made from 100% solid wood, but here's the catch: all of the wood is only taken from fallen trees, prunings or anything left over from other manufacturing processes. This is a great initiative and will no doubt attract a lot of support.
#Tenner4Good: How to Change the World with £10
Charity & Civil SocietyCharity & Civil Society
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BY Matt Callanan ·
11·28·18
“I’d like to give back” is something people often say.  Giving makes you feel good; it’s very simple. Meet Matt Callanan.  When Matt won £20 on a scratch card, he decided to share his good fortune and buy a Big Issue seller some food.  And so began the #WeMakeGoodHappen & #Tenner4Good movement.  
Socks and Chocs: Clean Socks for the Homeless
PovertyPoverty
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BY Sam Colyer ·
11·18·18
Having wet, cold feet is undeniably miserable. Yet for homeless people, it’s a daily reality, and one that left untreated, can result in a number of nasty health conditions. Ex-serviceman Ian Northcott, also known as the busking bobby (check out the video on youtube!) knew he wanted to do something to help the homeless, and […]
Our Toxic School Run
EnvironmentEnvironment
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BY David Smith ·
09·17·18
David Smith is a father on a mission to reduce the dangerously high air pollution children breathe everyday whilst they travel to school. He’s campaigning for a change in traffic light phasing during the toxic school run, to reduce emissions from vehicles start-stop-idling in congested traffic.
You Make It: Empowering Women Across London
Work & SkillsWork & Skills
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BY Manon Dolet ·
09·04·18
You Make It empowers young, unemployed, mainly BAME women to dream big, achieve greatness and inspire others. We are unique in that we take a holistic approach to joblessness, we don’t see marginalised women as burdens that must be shoehorned into a job in order to tick them off a list of names. We see […]
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?
TRVSTTRVST
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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 […]
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 […]
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