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Social enterprise offers furniture and futures

 

/ Economics & Innovation

26 May

 
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Social enterprise Petit Miracles offers a new lease of life to furniture, and to the long-term unemployed people responsible for renovating it

 

Constructive journalism arrives at UK universities

 

/ Community

21 May

 
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Journalism students are learning to create inspiring stories and take a constructive approach to reporting on problems, through workshops being delivered at universities across the UK

 
    Bashara May June 2015

Challenging the idea that good news is no news

 

/ Culture

18 May

 
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Editors may believe that negative news sells, but Denise Baden’s research indicates that it is having adverse effects on our wellbeing. This is an ethical issue, she says, and suggests that more constructive reporting could present a solution

 

A brighter future for renewable energy storage

 

/ Economics & Innovation

14 May

 
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For a long time the progress of renewable energy has been hampered by its transient nature: neither the sun nor wind is ‘on’ 24/7. But now Elon Musk’s new energy storage invention is set to change the renewables landscape...

 

Riding the waves of change around the world

 

/ Culture

13 May

 
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Seeking out people and organisations working towards environmental stability has always been at the heart of Emily Dunning's travels. She recounts her experiences, the lessons she has learned and the inspiration behind her new website Seek The Change

 

Happy Cafes spread positivity around the UK

 

/ Community

12 May

 
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A growing network of Happy Cafes around the UK is helping to counteract the materialistic way of thinking that is damaging to both our mental wellbeing and the planet, says Stan Rosenthal, national coodinator for the Happy Cafe Network

 

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