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Urban health: ideas to help cities thrive
Urban health: ideas to help cities thrive

According to the over half of the world’s people live in urban areas, a figure that will reach nearly 70% by 2050. One challenge of urban growth is to ensure cities are healthy and sustainable places where people can thrive. But how can that best...

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Making Every Day Earth Day
Making Every Day Earth Day

The science is clear. We are facing a climate crisis — a crisis that could cause . We need to take dramatic action to cut emissions in half within 12 years, in order to limit the most catastrophic consequences of climate change. Just as the...

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Climate Despair? It’s Just a Phase.
Climate Despair? It’s Just a Phase.

How to confront existential threat, and remain positive.“It is worse, much worse, than you think.”The Uninhabitable Earth, David Wallace-Wells’ new book about climate breakdown, gives fair warning before pummelling the reader with horrifying...

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Placement experiences: CAF Venturesome
Placement experiences: CAF Venturesome

Sophie Preuss is half way through the On Purpose Associate Programme. Here she shares her experience in the social investment space, which she’s gained during the first 6 months of the programme with a placement at CAF Venturesome.As my first On...

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It is OK not to hate your job.
It is OK not to hate your job.

I believe passionately in the value of creativity. As an awkward child in many ways, whose constant feedback at parents evening was something along the lines of “I think Hannah is doing fine, but it’s hard to tell because she never speaks”. I am...

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The Embercombe Experience
The Embercombe Experience

On one of the first warm weekends in June, sixteen On Purpose associates arrived at — excited but perfectly clueless about what was to come next. Not that knowing in advance would have done any justice whatsoever to the experience we shared...

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Can you make a difference to where you live?
Can you make a difference to where you live?

Dot Dot Dot’s Property Guardianship encourages people to act with positive impact.I was first introduced to Property Guardianship a few years ago by a friend. As an actor trying to make it in London, he was looking for accommodation that matched...

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