/ 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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/ 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


/ 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


/ 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


/ Health, Wellbeing, Youth

11 May 2015


Tradition, corruption and political negligence continue to stigmatise mental illness, but the new generation is transforming old taboos

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/ Wellbeing, Youth

30 Apr 2015


New research suggests that treating oneself with kindness and mindfulness is more effective than improving self-esteem when facing the challenges of teenage years

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/ Economics & Innovation, Social Enterprise, Youth

12 Mar 2015


Lacklustre and uninspiring educational facilities in Africa are being given a jump-start to improve literacy and support the change-makers of tomorrow


/ Economics & Innovation, Youth

23 Jan 2015


Young Britons who have grown up in the era of a flourishing fair trade market are highly sensitive to global issues and want to see businesses acting to end inequality and climate change – according to a new analysis from the Fairtrade Foundation

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/ Culture, Education, Environment, Youth

21 Jan 2015


As authors protest nature-related words being cut from the Oxford Junior Dictionary, a new breed of writers and publications are using language, and new perspectives, to reinvigorate our relationship with the natural world

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/ Economics & Innovation, New Economics, Positive People, Youth

30 Oct 2014


With young people trapped between unemployment and underemployment, the political response is too paternalistic, says new organisation AltGen. Launching an award for new co-operative enterprises, it is encouraging 18-29-year-olds to shape their own futures

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/ Blogs, Education, Lifestyle, Sustainable Development, Youth

14 Oct 2014


Catalyst is a leading five-day residential course for young people aged 18-25, hosted at Embercombe, a educational centre for sustainable living in Devon. Catalyst alumni Jasmine Irving reflects on her experience

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/ Economics & Innovation, Education, Youth

02 Sep 2014


Mainstream economics teaching fails to address 21st century issues, say students from 41 protest groups around the world

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/ Environment, Youth

25 Oct 2013


Children are more disconnected from nature than ever before, new research says. But for one man, these findings present an exciting opportunity to get children into the great outdoors. Laura Smith talks to David Bond about Project Wild Thing


/ Youth

21 Oct 2013


Young people are more likely to pay attention to health and safety campaigns with positive messages than negative warnings, according to new research

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/ Youth

02 Aug 2013


Nine out of ten children in the UK are happy, according to a new report, with an overwhelming number of teenagers being completely content with their friends


Bedroom swap scheme cuts costs for university students


/ Community, Education, Youth

08 Jul 2013


A new enterprise helps cash-strapped students ‘bedroom swap’ to save money


Youth climate change committee aims to connect younger generation with policymakers


/ Environment, Youth

05 Jul 2013


New organisation will increase dialogue as research shows that the vast majority of young people believe climate change is an urgent issue

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/ Community, Youth

17 Jun 2013


A groundbreaking social project is using the art of capoeira to coax shell-shocked and vulnerable children out from behind their painful memories and towards empowerment and hope