Choosing To Do Positive Work

This section focuses on people who choose to do positive work that helps people or the planet.

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

G is for The Green School Bali: Inspiring Students To Care For The Planet

The Green School in Bali was founded in 2008. Here is the school’s vision.

Our vision is of a natural, holistic, student-centered learning environment that empowers and inspires our students to be creative, innovative, Read more

S is for Streetfootballworld: Empowering People Across The World

Jürgen Griesbeck developed Fútbol por la Paz (Football for Peace) in 1996. This was a project using football to combat violence and drugs on the streets of Medellín, Colombia.

Based on this Read more

F is for Felines: A Gift Of Love – Strengths Style

Fiona Hunter started Felines Dance in 1980 when aged fifteen. She lived in Scotland at the time, but took Felines with her when moving to New Zealand in 1999.

She originally created a dance Read more

P is for Rita F. Pierson: Every Child Needs A Champion

Rita was a remarkable teacher. She died at the age of 61 in 2013. Here is the TED appreciation of her life and work.

In the video above Rita gives a rousing and Read more

J is for Jungle Crows: Enabling Young People To Develop Through Sport

Jungle Crows is an NGO constituted in India as a Charitable Trust. It focuses on the growth and development of young people in particular through the use of sport.

Below are excerpts from its Read more

P is for Maria Popova: Brain Pickings And Sharing Creativity With The World

Maria Popova created the website Brain Pickings. This offers a wealth of information that provides stimulation for both the heart and head.

The video above was filmed when Maria was presenting at Creative Mornings. Read more

K is for Johann Olav Koss: The Right To Play Movement

The video above is an abridged version of Frank Marshall’s documentary for ESPN Films about Right To Play, a movement founded by Johan Olav Koss.

Johann was a speed skater who won Read more

H is for Neil Hawkes: Values-based Education in Schools

Neil Hawkes has helped many children, parents and teachers to build values-based schools. This approach has produced positive results in terms of children’s calmness, caring and academic results.

Many parents want their children to Read more

M is for Menlo Innovations: Building An Intentionally Joyful Culture

Menlo Innovations attracts many people who want to understand its culture. Many of these successful ideas are contained in Richard Sheridan’s book Joy, Inc.

Below are excerpts from the organisation’s website. You can discover Read more

K is for Kids Are Heroes: Encouraging Kids To Build A Better World

Kids Are Heroes® aims to be an incubator for very young social entrepreneurs. It says:

We provide a gateway to leadership and compassion for all children. We believe kids are heroes and each one Read more