/ Conservation, Youth

27 Nov 2015


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

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/ Peace, Positive People

23 Nov 2015


Hafsat Mohammed went into schools and markets, organised a conference and set up her own NGO in her mission to tackle extremist narratives

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/ Community, Economics & Innovation, Innovation, Positive Perspective

23 Oct 2015


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


/ Community, Wellbeing

20 Oct 2015


Inspirational movement Action for Happiness has big crowdfunding ambitions to make the world a happier place


/ Community, Education, Positive People

28 Sep 2015


How can countries help refugees integrate? The question looms large in Europe, which is experiencing a refugee crisis many are calling the biggest since World War II. In Ireland one organisation believes communication could be the answer

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/ Agriculture, Education, Food, Positive People, Youth

21 Sep 2015


Thanks to a growing awareness of sustainability issues, students around the country are swapping evenings on cheap beer for afternoons spent growing their own fruit and veg. Natalie Leal looks at the rise of edible campus initiatives

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/ Community, Innovation, Positive People, Positive Perspective

17 Sep 2015


Between the established circles of ‘old power’ and the thriving yet young dynamism of ‘new power’, it may seem society is caught in stalemate in enacting real change. But as Noa Gafni shows, the two are finding new ways of working together


/ Community, Transition News

14 Sep 2015


The Transition movement has expanded rapidly over the last decade, and now more than 27 countries boast National Hubs championing the initiative. The network’s first ever international conference, then, has been a long time coming

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/ Community, Peace

08 Sep 2015


Rosie Strickland joined a Critical Mass mission to donate bikes to refugees in the notorious ‘Jungle’ at Calais – this is what she found


/ Education, Youth

07 Sep 2015


With the majority of UK schools now back after the summer break, we round up our favourite stories highlighting some of the positive changes being made in education

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/ Education, Positive Perspective, Youth

03 Sep 2015


Greta Rossi left her career in mainstream higher education to start Akasha Innovation, where a new venture aims to help young people build a better future for themselves and generations to come


/ Community, Positive People

27 Aug 2015


As the humanitarian crisis in Calais grows, the media is increasingly dominated with tales of savagery and menace in the refugee camps. But the reality couldn’t be further from the truth, say the many ordinary UK citizens who are taking positive action


/ Community, Health

18 Aug 2015


Close-knit communities have a significant advantage when it comes to tackling malaria, according to new findings which could be applicable to malaria prevention activities around the world


/ Education, Wellbeing, Youth

17 Aug 2015


A new study on mindfulness aims to find out how it can boost teenagers’ mental health

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/ Youth

12 Aug 2015


Today is the fifteenth International Youth Day – a United Nations initiative to raise awareness of youth issues worldwide. To mark the day we've rounded up five of our favourite stories about inspirational young people

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/ Education

07 Aug 2015


It may not be a big surprise to learn that children who learn philosophical thinking are more confident and patient, but new evidence shows that philosophy lessons can also improve reading and maths skills

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/ Community, Positive Perspective

28 Jul 2015


Focusing on what is wrong isn’t always the most effective way to bring about social change, says Graeme Stuart. Building on our strengths can create much better results – both for small, local improvements as well as for international issues such as climate change


/ Education, Technology

21 Jul 2015


Back in the 1980s the BBC introduced the Model B – a computer designed to inspire the tech innovations of the future. Now, it’s releasing the micro:bit, a handheld device that could turn Britain into a digital powerhouse


/ Arts, Community, Culture

16 Jul 2015


A city of extreme contrasts, the capital of Venezuela is quite literally getting a new lick of paint and a whole lot more to bring communities together and increase wellbeing


/ Community, Justice

14 Jul 2015


An inspiring collection of tales depicting the self-determination inherent in garment factory workers, who are not just asking for change, but making it happen