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Lessons from one of Africa’s youngest social entrepreneurs

Tue, 27/09/2016 - 17:42

Starting your own social enterprise at 17 may have its challenges, but Malawi-born Ellen Chilemba says careful listening and involving the community can yield positive results

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English village becomes worldwide model for carbon reduction

Fri, 23/09/2016 - 18:45

In 2006, the people of Ashton Hayes banded together to tackle climate change. A decade on, they have cut their carbon emissions almost in half and leaders from far and wide are stopping by to learn more

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Lending library offers shopping alternative

Fri, 23/09/2016 - 13:13

From power tools to kitchenware, Londoners can now hire from a new ‘borrowing shop’ instead of buying

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Serving tea and understanding in the US

Tue, 20/09/2016 - 14:48

How one man and his tea house are trying to foster understanding and community in the US city of Cleveland

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New blood bank to benefit migratory birds

Mon, 19/09/2016 - 16:58

Dodging crossfire, predators and climate change - migratory species are being helped by the world’s first blood bank for birds

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The blind photographer

Thu, 15/09/2016 - 16:26

An Australian man is refusing to let poor vision impair his dream of being a skilled photographer

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A people’s pier

Wed, 14/09/2016 - 18:33

Hastings Pier has survived war and 144 years of change. After a devastating fire, grassroots action has helped it to re-emerge from the ashes (twice)

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Community leaders cross borders to share ideas

Mon, 12/09/2016 - 18:47

Editor of EcoHustler magazine, Matt Mellen, reflects on the lessons learned for local action at the recent CEAL-Festival – a Europe-wide celebration of social enterprise

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‘Business leaders need to rediscover their inner joy’

Thu, 08/09/2016 - 10:08

Ahead of a new initiative to get business leaders into nature, Jonathon Porritt says we must all make time to reconnect with our sense of purpose

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Saving Washington’s grizzly bears

Wed, 07/09/2016 - 15:29

Environmentalists, industry, and politicians have a second chance to learn from decades of wolf debates to save Washington's grizzly bears

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Bhutan’s people and planet approach

Tue, 06/09/2016 - 17:32

The tiny kingdom of Bhutan has sought a new path to development with a dual focus on ambitious conservation efforts and human wellbeing

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Men take a stand for the right to unveil

Tue, 06/09/2016 - 09:53

Hundreds of men have shared photos on social media of themselves wearing headscarves to draw attention to Iranian women being forced to cover their hair in public

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Three good things: apps for refugees

Fri, 02/09/2016 - 18:12

Three apps helping refugees connect and build links in their new communities

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Unlocking opportunity

Thu, 01/09/2016 - 14:16

While opportunities for disabled people are broader than ever before, complex barriers still exist. We speak to five people working towards a more inclusive society

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Natural leader

Wed, 31/08/2016 - 17:14

Mark Constantine's journey to becoming co-founder of the globally successful Lush cosmetics brand was no easy route. A big loss led to the winning idea that good ethics makes good business sense

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A tiny house adventure

Sun, 28/08/2016 - 17:13

When sociology professor Tracey Harris received a research grant to explore ‘tiny house’ living, she took her daughter and husband along for the adventure

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Aymara women rise above

Thu, 25/08/2016 - 19:29

A group of Aymara women who support intrepid travellers embark on their own adventure

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Keeping mum

Tue, 23/08/2016 - 16:56

As many as one in four pregnancies end in miscarriage, but it is still not your average dinner table topic. More women are breaking the silence but what is it like for expectant fathers? Gareth Watkins shares his story

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Colombia’s City of Women

Mon, 22/08/2016 - 18:13

How a group of women affected by domestic violence and displaced by Colombia's conflict united to build their own city

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Reclaiming ritual

Sun, 21/08/2016 - 12:00

Traditionally the preserve of religion and state, ritual is being reclaimed across society in newly creative ways. As a means to connect with others and with what is important, how can ritual enrich our lives – and shape our future?

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