Location: UK

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/ #OwnTheMedia, Positive Perspective

03 Jul 2015

 

Journalist Nicola Slawson explains how Positive News inspired her to think differently about her dream career

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, New Economics

30 Jun 2015

 

Craftivists are putting their needlework skills to the test by sending hand-sewn handkerchiefs to Marks & Spencer board members in a bid to make the company a living wage employer

 
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/ Economics & Innovation

29 Jun 2015

 

A new kind of shop is aiming to transform the future of retail by lending rather than selling items and fostering more meaningful connections with the things we use

 
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/ Environment

25 Jun 2015

 

A new research project could help clean up old mining messes by turning waste water into a useful resource

 
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/ #OwnTheMedia, Economics & Innovation

23 Jun 2015

 

From breweries to newspapers, the co-operative model is thriving today. Rin Hamburgh takes the temperature of the UK co-operative economy

 
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/ #OwnTheMedia

10 Jun 2015

 

Positive News’ 30-day drive to become the first global media cooperative financed by crowdfunding has enjoyed a swell of support in its first three days. Supporters have so far invested almost £70,000 towards its £200,000 target

 
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/ Good Business

10 Jun 2015

 

Think. Eat. Drink aims to deliver high-quality catering that doesn't cost the Earth. Bethany Wrede Peterson chats to founder Jamie Grainger-Smith to find out how it's done

 
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/ Food, Health, Social Enterprise

04 Jun 2015

 

Shift Design aims to make positive changes to people’s behaviour through meaningful action and social enterprise. One project, Box Chicken, aims to revolutionise the way young people in London view fast food

 
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/ Blogs, New Economics

03 Jun 2015

 

What does the new economy look like? How can organisations the world over become generative rather than extractive? And what does that mean for society? Greta Rossi travelled to transformational learning space Schumacher College to find out

 
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/ Social Enterprise

26 May 2015

 

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

 
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/ #OwnTheMedia, Education, Media

21 May 2015

 

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

 
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/ Community, Culture, Lifestyle, Wellbeing

12 May 2015

 

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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/ Democracy, Politics, Positive Perspective

07 May 2015

 

Poverty is not inevitable, says Common Cause director Karen Snow. Either we remain indifferent, or we do something to help those below the line help themselves

 
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/ Conservation, Environment

05 May 2015

 

A former geography teacher has launched a campaign to make London the world’s first National Park City

 
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/ Community, Democracy

02 May 2015

 

Politics can be a divisive subject. But rather than arguing about our differences before the election, an event called Turn Up and Hold Hands is inviting people to take a moment to celebrate what unites us as human beings. Organiser Samantha Moyo explains

 
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/ Democracy, Politics

01 May 2015

 

A new campaign sees election candidates from all parties – and none – making a committed effort to changing the political playing field in favour of those who rely on it the most: the public

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, New Economics

29 Apr 2015

 

Leaders from diverse fields have united to call to make the UK economy work for people and the environment

 
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/ New Economics, Politics, Positive Perspective

23 Apr 2015

 

Could society move beyond the rhetoric of 'strivers' and 'skivers' and be rebuilt around understanding and compassion? The effects would be revolutionary, argues Elena Blackmore

 
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/ Good Business

23 Apr 2015

 

The UK's bee population is in trouble, having nearly halved over the last 25 years. Bee the Change, a social enterprise based in Bristol, is working to tackle the decline with a combination mentoring and educational courses for all ages

 
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/ Environment, Innovation

20 Apr 2015

 

A London-based surf brand wants to tackle increasing levels of plastic waste along the UK coastline by transforming it into beachwear