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Meet the young ocean advocates aiming to change marine conservation for the better

Fri, 27/11/2015 - 14:59
Feeling excluded from traditional routes of marine protection, a new wave of young activists with an entrepreneurial spirit are going it alone and taking the future of the oceans into their own hands

Cowbells in the Carpathians: cycling in search of Romania’s secret wilderness

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 13:02
With half of Europe’s remaining virgin forest, Romania holds a state of wilderness that has been lost in much of the continent. Sam Sutaria cycles across the country and asks what it could teach the west about rewilding both its landscape and its culture

How one Nigerian woman survived Boko Haram to fight for interfaith reconciliation

Mon, 23/11/2015 - 13:28
Hafsat Mohammed went into schools and markets, organised a conference and set up her own NGO in her mission to tackle extremist narratives

Good Business: Michelle Pritchard, Find Your Spark

Fri, 20/11/2015 - 14:32
Social enterprise Find Your Spark helps at-risk young people through coaching psychology programmes that aim to raise their wellbeing and aspirations and enable them to realise their passions and potential

Eight steps to achieving forgiveness

Wed, 18/11/2015 - 15:02
Holding a grudge can have serious implications on our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing, but there’s more to forgiveness than simply ‘letting it go’. Psychologist Robert Enright outlines eight steps to practising forgiveness in a meaningful way

Making milk sustainable amid the dairy crisis

Fri, 13/11/2015 - 13:52
The UK is facing the biggest dairy crisis for years, with prices slumping to 2003 levels and farms going out of business with alarming regularity. But, as Rin Hamburgh finds, there are several initiatives determined to make the most of milk in a truly sustainable way

Crowdfunding platform seeks £1m to build people-led economy

Wed, 04/11/2015 - 17:07
Crowdfunder, the UK's leading crowdfunding platform, believes that the economy is becoming increasingly people-led and as a result aims to raise £1 million to expand its support for social enterprises, charities, businesses and individuals

Five ways to share in Brighton

Tue, 03/11/2015 - 14:31
See bohemian Brighton through the eyes of a local with these cheap – and often free – social sharing ideas, part of an ongoing series aiming to help people travel sustainably and connect with communities

Tackling Amazon deforestation through crowdfunding

Mon, 02/11/2015 - 14:52
Green-investment co-operative ArBolivia aims not only to preserve the Amazon ecosystem, but to use planting native trees to support local livelihoods and create a financially viable investment opportunity

The Catalan language once banned is now thriving

Fri, 30/10/2015 - 17:01
Catalan was banned during the Franco-era, but the language survived and now the Spanish region could be closer than ever to gaining independence

Five reasons gluten-free travel is a pleasure, not a burden

Thu, 29/10/2015 - 17:07
If you have a gluten intolerance or coeliac disease, travel might seem almost impossible. But it can offer surprising benefits too. Jasmine Irving tells fellow gluten-free travellers: don’t let it prevent you from seeing the world

Good Business: Michael Harris, The Integrate Movement

Tue, 27/10/2015 - 18:13
The Integrate Movement is helping facilities such as schools and housing associations take a mental health-led approach, so that excluded people get the help they need. Nicola Slawson talks to former city accountant Michael Harris about creating this service

Transforming refugee camps from places of boredom to hubs of innovation

Fri, 23/10/2015 - 14:15
With many of the world's refugees finding themselves in 'temporary' settlements for decades, researcher Marlen de la Chaux argues that fostering entrepreneurial initiatives in camps could combat the negative consequences that result from years of boredom

Oslo becomes the world’s first capital city to divest from fossil fuels

Thu, 22/10/2015 - 12:53
On Tuesday Norway's capital city became first in the world to withdraw its investments in fossil fuel companies. Campaigners hope the move will send a strong message to world leaders ahead of the Paris Climate Change Conference in December

Action for Happiness crowdfunds for a happier world

Tue, 20/10/2015 - 13:04
Inspirational movement Action for Happiness has big crowdfunding ambitions to make the world a happier place

Five ways to share in New York

Mon, 19/10/2015 - 14:59
See the Big Apple through the eyes of a local with these cheap – and often free – social sharing ideas, part of an ongoing series aiming to help people travel sustainably and connect with communities

1.4 million Brazilians sign zero deforestation bill

Fri, 16/10/2015 - 13:13
For the past three years, Greenpeace Brazil has been collecting signatures in support of a bill to establish a zero deforestation law in the country. As a result, the group were able to present draft legislation to the Brazilian congress last week

Debts worth having

Thu, 15/10/2015 - 17:46
Nathan Schneider investigates how transforming the financial system could shift the way debts are formed and dealt with; from a system where the chief reason to lend is for profit, to one where the wellbeing of both parties takes priority

Crowdfunding for press freedom

Wed, 14/10/2015 - 16:08
A new platform called Press Start will use crowdfunding to finance stories and protect journalists in areas where press freedom isn’t guaranteed

Six myths of positive news reporting debunked

Tue, 13/10/2015 - 15:37
Positive news reporting is often perceived as serving only as light relief or as a trivial distraction from the realities of the world. But as Jodie Jackson explains, and there is a growing body of research emerging to suggest that these perceptions are unfounded