We’re collating blog posts from inspiring changemakers sharing their journey of how they achieved impact. If you have a story you’d like to share with us, get in touch.
An interview with Mike Elm, founder of New Story Ride, a bike-powered adventure meeting the people creating stories of how we can prosper sustainably into the 21st century What gave you the inspiration to start New Story Ride? I used to say “you get what you talk about”. Whatever captures the story becomes the reality.… Continue reading How an idea to ride a bike halfway across the world became a reality
Dr Iara Lacher is a landscape ecologist at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI), interested in issues of sustainable land use planning and biodiversity conservation. This talk highlights what Iara has learned about people, communications, and her role in conservation, while developing a scientific initiative that spans the science-policy gap. This talk was brought to… Continue reading How we can improve environmental decision making
Many of us sadly experience mental health issues at some point in our lives. Over the last few years, numerous campaigns have sought to break down the stigma of sharing our struggles with mental health. This has fortunately allowed the space for individuals to bravely share their stories with us. In this talk, Dr Nikki… Continue reading How I dealt with anxiety whilst pursuing my dream
Music has been a way for communities across the world to connect with each other, to communicate and to share cultures. Here, Kumar Paudel shares his unique story with us of how he collaborated with musicians to create a song about wildlife trade that he’s sharing with local communities in Nepal to spread awareness about… Continue reading The power of music as a tool to help tackle illegal wildlife trade
In 2019, Rosie Watson, a fell runner and climate activist, embarked on a journey like no other. She is travelling across Europe, on foot, heading to Mongolia. Why is she doing this? To meet individuals and communities along the way to share their stories about how they are adapting to and trying to mitigate climate… Continue reading Running 13,000 km to find stories about climate change optimism
The Persian leopard is a rare subspecies of Panthera pardus living across warzones and areas of civil unrest in the Middle East. Conserving this big cat in a troubled geographic region comes with a high degree of risk, uncertainty and challenge. Here, Tatjana Rosen discusses the groundbreaking work being done to help protect this subspecies… Continue reading Saving a species living in a landscape of tears
Enabling people to become more sustainable is a tough but critical way to ensure a future where both people and our planet thrive. Here, Dr Rae Ritchie discusses why we need a values-based approach to encouraging people to choose more sustainable behaviours and shares the science behind why this is effective. This talk was brought… Continue reading Why we need a values-based approach to sustainability
Wildlife conservation has been built on colonial foundations, which continues to marr the discipline today. In this captivating talk, Dr Moreangels Mbizah shares her insights of being a Black woman working in conservation and the racism she has endurred. She highlights some avenues to help rebalance the situation to pave the way for a more… Continue reading How can we address racism in wildlife conservation?
What can the Indigenous communties of the world teach humanity about how to live in better harmony with Nature? In this video, Eli Enns interrogates this question by telling a story of his Indigenous roots and how this has helped him better understand how humans can interact more positively with our environment. This talk was… Continue reading What can we learn from Indigenous communities about living with Nature?
Ever wondered what gave someone the inspiration to create something that helps change the world? Here, Tanja Burke Jensen talks about how she got the idea to develop an app that helps refugees and migrants help themselves. This talk was brought to you by Be in the Change’s Global Huddle. During the first Global Huddle, an… Continue reading How I helped make an app that helps refugees
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