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/ Economics & Innovation

21 Feb 2013


‘Change money: change the world’ – Positive Money's slogan not only sums up its aims, but shows how important the issue of monetary reform is. Francesca Wakefield went to the campaign group's annual conference to hear about possible solutions

Luke - hub2

/ Good Business

20 Feb 2013


“It’s startling how little urgency there seems to be around sustainability. So many people know how critical the situation is, but few do anything about it. CarbonCulture helps businesses to get involved and get business advantage at the same time.”

(c) Dick Thomas Johnson

/ Economics & Innovation

19 Feb 2013


Barclays’ reputation has been plagued by financial scandal and a controversial bonus culture, and now boss Antony Jenkins says it’s time to reinvent British banking. Sceptics are wary, but could it open up a dialogue that will see real change?

With peeled  Boletus edulis

/ Food

18 Feb 2013


Modern day hunter-gatherer Fergus Drennan is on a wild man’s mission: to survive for a whole year solely on foraged food


/ Media

13 Feb 2013


Former BBC news presenter Martyn Lewis will be joined by Positive News editor Sean Dagan Wood at a public talk and discussion in London, on the potential of solution-focused journalism


Energy campaign fights to eliminate fuel poverty


/ Economics & Innovation

12 Feb 2013


With the backing of big businesses and prominent charities, the Energy Bill Revolution is taking its fight all the way to the top

(c) snp

/ Renewable Energy

11 Feb 2013


Ambitious plans will create thousands of additional jobs

Bristol Pound - Mayor - St Nics market - (c) Chris Bahn1

/ Economics & Innovation

08 Feb 2013


Just days into the job, new mayor George Ferguson requests that he is paid in Bristol Pounds


/ Environment, Positive Perspective, Renewable Energy

31 Jan 2013


Locally-owned renewable energy projects offer more than just clean energy; they could be a practical route to empowering people and nurturing their wellbeing, believes Matt Mellen. He sits in on a public event to hear local energy innovators share their experience


UCL researchers compete to get positive ideas funded


/ Innovation

30 Jan 2013


University researchers who want to help make the world a better place will have an opportunity to win £2,000 of funding tomorrow evening at an event run by researchers from University College London (UCL)

Satish Kumar (c) Jack Razzak

/ Culture

30 Jan 2013


We must challenge our ideas about what is real and possible if we are to create a ‘more beautiful world’, claim a group of innovators who came together at TEDxWhitechapel. Claudia Cahalane joined the audience

(c) Ryan Hyde

/ Environment

29 Jan 2013


Environmentalism is about values, not income, new research shows

Mark Williamson in the office (c) Matt Chocqueel-Mangan

/ Community

25 Jan 2013


Dr Mark Williamson, director of Action for Happiness, responds to the results of the first national assessment of UK values

Wheelbarrow race, Aldborough, Norfolk (c) Flickr member Steenberg

/ Community

25 Jan 2013


Far-reaching research into people’s values indicates that people feel positively about the UK on a local level, but feel that their values are not reflected in how the country operates at a national level

Antony Jenkins (c) VisMedia

/ Economics & Innovation

24 Jan 2013


The new boss of Barclays Bank has told his workforce that they must sign up to a new set of banking values – or quit

Laura Willoughby

/ Economics & Innovation

24 Jan 2013


New regulations to make the process of switching bank accounts easier means that up to 14 million UK high street bank customers are expected to change banks in 2013

(c) Dotty Finlow

/ Agriculture

21 Jan 2013


A new volunteer network has been set up to distribute free food to those in need, from unsellable farm crops that would otherwise go to waste


/ Arts

17 Jan 2013


As the National Literacy Trust publishes figures suggesting children are reading less, a variety of projects across the country are working hard to keep books cool and are making it easier to get hold of a good read


/ Environment, Renewable Energy

16 Jan 2013


A leisure centre in County Durham is keeping the environment – and its budget – in shape with a range of new energy-generating machines


/ Arts

14 Jan 2013


Forget placards and megaphones, Rin Simpson finds out how craft-based activism is making waves in fighting global injustice