Choosing To Build A Positive Planet

This section focuses on people who choose to help to build a positive planet.

It also provides practical tools and exercises that people can use in their own ways.

E is for The Elders: Sharing Wisdom To Build A Better World

The Elders is an independent group of global leaders who work together for peace and human rights. It is chaired by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

The group were brought together by Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg Read more

C is for David Cooperrider: Appreciative Inquiry And Helping Humanity To Develop

David continues to encourage and enable people to develop. Best known for his pioneering work with Appreciative Inquiry, he continues to apply the strengths approach to helping people to achieve success.

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A is for Ashoka’s Remarkable Work Supporting Social Entrepreneurs

Ashoka is a pioneering organisation that supports social entrepreneurs across the world. These entrepreneurs aim to improve the quality of peoples’ lives.

They may focus on education, medical care, agriculture, housing, broadcasting or any Read more

M is for Wangari Maathai: Planting Hope By Planting Trees

There are many ways of helping to build a better world. Depending on their own talents, different people choose different ways. They may choose to become leaders, educators, mentors, coaches, writers, artists, filmmakers, social Read more

L is for John Dennis Liu: Hope In A Changing Climate

John Dennis Liu is a Chinese American who has lived in China for the past 30 years. He makes films about the practical steps people are taking to improve their local environments and life Read more

B is for B Lab: Helping People To Build B Corps

Jay Coen Gilbert is the co-founder of B Lab. This is a non profit organisation that helps people to use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.

In the Read more

U is for The Unreasonable Group: Entrepreneurs Tackling Big Issues

The Unreasonable Group believes in mobilising the power of entrepreneurs to tackle big issues in the world. The video above describes one of the many ventures it has taken to make this happen.

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S is for The Solution Revolution: People Finding Solutions To Challenges

Here is an introduction to The Solution Revolution. This book focuses on how people are taking initiatives to tackle challenges.

This introduction was posted by Tsega Belachew on the Ashoka Organization website. You can Read more

G is for Good: A Global Community Of People Who Give A Damn

GOOD began as a magazine in 2006. Since then it has developed many different platforms, but it continues to follow its mission of ‘to do the most GOOD’.

The organisation highlights good Read more

H is for The Haller Foundation: Enabling Life To Flourish

The Haller Foundation does remarkable work. It provides practical approaches to transforming communities and releasing many forms of potential.

The video above shows some of the many ways these ideas have been translated into Read more