HOW AN INNOVATIVE SMARTPHONE APP CREATED BY A PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALLER IS HELPING UNEMPLOYED YOUNGSTERS INTO WORK

Football fans across the country might still be in a state of despair over England’s shock exit from Euro 2016. But at least one social enterprise is providing a much-needed reminder of the sport’s continuing power for good. North Wales-based outfit Vi-Ability have created an innovate smartphone app which aims to teach crucial business skills […]

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CONSIDERING A ‘STAYCATION’ THIS SUMMER? HEAD TO ONE OF BRITAIN’S BEAUTIFUL – AND ECO-FRIENDLY – BLUE FLAG BEACHES

When it comes to Europe’s most idyllic beaches, it’s often the Mediterranean that hogs the headlines. But those who take the time to explore Britain and Ireland’s coastlines will stumble across secluded coves that can match many of the Continent’s most renowned sunbathing spots. It’s something that UK holidaymakers are starting to discover. Travel industry experts say they […]

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FANCY SOME TRULY GUILT-FREE PARTYING THIS SUMMER? READ OUR GUIDE TO THE WORLD’S MOST ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY FESTIVALS

Almost 14 million Brits will attend a festival this year – double the attendance of just three years ago. This huge rise has been accredited to an explosion of themed events, with almost 800 festivals being staged in the UK alone last year and offering everything from boutique beer festivals, to mainstream music gatherings and literature conventions. Many of […]

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“THE OLD IDEA OF DRAWING A LINE BETWEEN OUR WORK AND PERSONAL IDENTITY IS FADING. MILLENNIALS WANT TO BE HUMANS AT WORK.” TWENTY FIVE LEADING CEOs AND EXECUTIVES REVEAL WHY PURPOSE-DRIVEN COMPANIES ARE THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS

Britain’s highest-achieving university graduates are increasingly shunning corporate jobs with leading employers in favour of working for social businesses and charities, according to a new report. Research carried out by PR agency Claremont included interviews with 25 senior executives across a range of sectors from banking to education, about the future of purpose-driven business. Participants, who included the […]

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“I’VE GIVEN UP ON CVS.” WHY A LEADING SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR IS SAYING GOODBYE TO THE CURRICULUM VITAE (AND THE SIX KEY TRAITS HE LOOKS FOR IN JOB APPLICATIONS)

Social enterprise is booming. In Britain alone there are currently more than 60,000 businesses working to tackle social problems, improve communities, and bring about environmental change. According to Government data they employ around one million people and contribute £20bn to the UK economy. And the success of many of these pioneering companies can be attributed to an […]

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THE FUTURE’S BRIGHT, THE FUTURE’S… GREEN!

This year’s National Science + Engineering Competition welcomed a record number of environmentally-friendly themed entries and is now open for entries to the 2016-17 competition. The annual contest, organised by the British Science Association, was open to pupils aged between 11-18 who had completed a project or activity in any field of science, technology, engineering […]

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YOU’RE FIRED! MEET THE GREEN OFFICE RELOCATION COMPANY WHO WILL EVEN TURN YOUR OLD FILES INTO ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY BBQ FUEL

If you’ve ever had to move home, you’ll know how many household items get discarded in the process. Imagine the scale of waste when a business moves office. The Recycled Assets Company is a Hampshire-based social enterprise specialising in relocation services and redistributing unwanted office items and furniture. The company works with schools, universities and residential homes, donating furniture and […]

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LOVE FOOD? HATE WASTE? BRIGHTON BECOMES THE LATEST UK CITY TO ADOPT A PIONEERING FOOD-SHARING SCHEME HELPING COMBAT BRITAIN’S £12.5BN-A-YEAR WASTE PROBLEM

Brighton is to become the latest UK city to adopt a pioneering food-sharing scheme. From March 5th 2016, residents will be able to sign up to OLIO, a free smart phone application connecting locals to share their surplus food. Shops and cafes will also be able to use the service, enabling them to offer leftover products and […]

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THE SUSTAINABLE FISH FARM IN BRISTOL THAT HAS LOCALS HOOKED: HOW A POINEERING SOCIAL VENTURE IS USING ‘PEE-CYCLING’ TO HELP FEED A CITY

It’s already famous for its cider and cheese production. But the West Country’s culinary heritage is now being boosted by a pioneering urban farming project in Bristol. Working out of old shipping containers on a disused industrial estate behind Bristol Temple Meads train station, Grow Bristol have developed sustainable ways of growing vegetables and herbs and farming fish […]

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HOW SMALL CHANGE IS GAINING BIG INTEREST FROM LLOYDS BANK: A BICYCLE WORKSHOP FOR REFUGEES AND POP-UP COMMUNITY CINEMAS HAVE ALL BENEFITTED FROM THE BANK’S SOCIAL FUNDING PROGRAMME (AND THEY’RE LOOKING FOR NEW IDEAS!)

Are you a budding social entrepreneur looking to develop your enterprise? Next month will see the application process open for this year’s Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme. The programme, which also receives backing from the Big Lottery Fund, aims to support entrepreneurs throughout the UK who are keen to develop their ideas into sustainable enterprises […]

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“MORE AND MORE PEOPLE WANT MEANING AND PURPOSE IN THEIR WORK”: WHY START-UP NUMBERS WILL CONTINUE TO RISE IN 2016 AND THE OTHER TRENDS SET TO SHAPE THE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE INDUSTRY IN THE YEAR AHEAD

Social enterprises across Britain are thriving, outperforming small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in nearly every area from turnover growth to job creation. A report released in September by the industry’s national body, Social Enterprise UK, showed that despite operating in a challenging economic environment and at a time of public sector austerity, 50 percent of […]

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THINKING ABOUT A NEW YEAR STAYCATION? HOW YOU CAN BECOME PART OF BRITAIN’S THRIVING ‘GREEN’ TOURISM INDUSTRY

More than 12 million Brits are now taking a winter holiday each year, with many opting for New Year breaks around the UK. And growing numbers of tourists are choosing to support hotels, visitor attractions and restaurants across the UK that are eco-friendly and sustainable. The trend is being led by non-profit organisation Green Tourism, who are […]

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THE LUXURY ONLINE GIFT SHOP HELPING WAR WIDOWS AND REMOTE TRIBESPEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD

With Christmas now fast approaching, festive shopping is no doubt creeping higher up the to-do list. But those looking for a more ethical approach to gathering their gifts and stocking fillers this year might be intrigued by the work of online start-up, The Decorator’s Notebook. The retailer, started by brother and sister team Bethan and Joe John in 2013, […]

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HOW BRIGHTON’S ETHICAL SUPERMARKET IS WINNING ITS BATTLE TO CHALLENGE THE RETAIL GIANTS

When Brighton-based sisters Amy and Ruth Anslow founded independent supermarket hiSbe in 2013, they announced their intention to one day compete with the likes of Sainsbury’s and Tesco. But despite the formidable nature of their challenge, the pair are already reporting remarkable success. hiSbe, which stands for how it Should be, provides food that is affordable, […]

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SB’15: LONDON HOSTS THREE-DAY GATHERING FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS AND BUSINESSES

Building a successful social enterprise can be a rewarding, but often challenging, process. Indeed, even the most innovative brands and entrepreneurs can benefit from a little guidance and inspiration in their efforts to adapt to growing pressure from socially-conscious consumers. In November, the Sustainable Brands community is hosting a three-day conference at the Beaumont Estate in Windsor, with global […]

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WORLD ANIMAL PROTECTION, FORMERLY WSPA

World Animal Protection, formerly WSPA (World Society for the Protection of Animals) is a charity that for the last 30 years have been doing their best to protect animals around the world. Although their name has changed, the World Animal Protection’s core values, beliefs and resolutions remain the same. As part of their campaign to […]

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IS THIS THE GREENEST DAIRY FARM IN THE UK?

Wyke Farms in Somerset is a family run business that has been making cheddar since 1861. Aside from their cheese, the thing that brought this enterprising farming family to our attention is their ambition to be one of the greenest brands in grocery. Producing their own electricity and gas from renewable sources, minimising package waste […]

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A CELEBRATION OF THE THAMES – TOTALLY THAMES

This September, there’s a month long celebration of the river Thames called Totally Thames, featuring a myriad of riverine related events, talks, walks, concerts, exhibitions and much more. The events will be taking place at various locations along the 42 mile stretch of the river that runs through London. Last year over 2.7 million people […]

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SOIL ASSOCIATION – ORGANIC SEPTEMBER

This September, the Soil Association are hoping to encourage people to go organic with ‘Organic September’, highlighting the benefits to consumers, animals and the environment that switching to organic produce can bring. By signing up to download their free guide, the Soil Association will provide you with 30 simple and affordable small organic changes you […]

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HOME WORK PLAY

The housing crisis in London has reached such ridiculous heights, that it was recently announced that for first time buyers earning an average wage, it would take about 19 years to save for a deposit. The average house price for those aged 22-29 is 20 times their salary. HOME WORK PLAY, a social enterprise dedicated […]

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DIGITAL MUMS

Digital Mums, founded in 2014 by Kathryn Tyler and Nikki Cochrane, is an organisation that recruits and trains mums, teaming them up with small companies that need social media management. Many mums who want to return to part time work, struggle to find suitable opportunities, but Tyler & Cochrane decided to create their own Hackney […]

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THE PEOPLE’S TRUST AND THE GIFT ECONOMY

The People’s Trust is a Bristol based, non profit organisation set up to help people who support what is known as the ‘gift economy’ in the housing market. Through donations and money they have raised, The People’s Trust will acquire property and charge rents to 90% of tenants, allowing the remaining 10% to have rent […]

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FAIR WEAR FOUNDATION

Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) is an independent, non-profit organisation that works with companies and factories across the world to improve labour conditions for garment workers. 120 brands, all of which produce and distribute products that involve the use of sewing in their main manufacturing process are members. Between them, their products are sold in over […]

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THE NOMAD CINEMA & SUSTAINABILITY INSTITUTE

At the end of this week, a ‘pop up’ cinema is coming to Grosvenor Square in London’s Mayfair, showing on consecutive nights, ‘Whiplash’, ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ and ‘Romeo & Juliet’. All three screenings are sold out, which is great news for The Nomad Cinema who are hosting the events, as 100% of their distributable profits […]

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LIONESSES PRIDE OF ENGLAND WORLD CUP T-SHIRT

To mark the Lionesses incredible 2015 World Cup campaign in Canada we’ve teamed up once again with eco-friendly screen printers ‘I Dress Myself’ to produce this historic t-shirt. Strike now! Secure your t-shirt today for just £15 and wear it with pride every time England’s women take the field. This is a limited edition EarthPositive vintage […]

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CITY OF LONDON FESTIVAL 2015

It’s that time of year again … if you’re wandering around the City of London, you’ll discover jazz bands playing next to churches, concerts occurring in squares, office workers tinkering around on guitars on the side of the street and a host of concerts and talks happening in venues all across the square mile. From […]

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BENEFACTO – MATCHING PROFFESIONALS WITH CHARITIES

Benefacto is a London based social enterprise, which has been running since 2012 with the aim of increasing the contribution of professional people to the community. It was created by Linz Darlington, who as a management consultant with 3 paid days off a year to volunteer for a charity had difficulty in deciding where his […]

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UNFINISHED – THE COURTAULD GALLERY SUMMER SHOWCASE

Throughout the summer months each year, the Courtauld Gallery puts together a Summer Showcase exhibition. The theme this year is ‘Unfinished’, collating paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture from the Renaissance through to the early 20th century, that are united by one thing. They have all been described as unfinished. Some works have been abandoned, whilst […]

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WOMEN’S SPORT WEEK 2015

This week (1st – 7th June) is Women’s Sport Week. Organised by the charity Women In Sport, it is an opportunity to celebrate, raise awareness and increase the profile of women’s sport across the UK and has already gained a great deal of exposure in the news. In the UK, women’s sport is lagging way […]

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THE GOOD WARDROBE

The Good Wardrobe is an online style-sharing community that encourages sustainable fashion and prolonging the life of your clothes. They have a manifesto that includes believing that fashion should be as sustainable as possible, sharing and the power of community, that customers deserve great service … to name but a few. Founded by Zoe Robinson, […]

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RE-WORKED – INVESTING IN GREEN TECHNOLOGY & SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

Last year we wrote about Bio-Bean, who turn waste coffee grounds in to Advanced Biofuels. We’ve recently discovered Re-worked, a non-profit industrial design and product manufacturing company that invests in green technologies and social enterprise. The driving force behind Re-worked, Adam Fairweather, wanted to get people excited about the idea of sustainability, social change and […]

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MADE IN HACKNEY

Made in Hackney is an east London based food kitchen set up by Sarah Bentley and Joshana Lovage in 2011 with the aim of making healthy, sustainable and local food available to all. Working with local charities, community organisations, housing associations and support groups, Made in Hackney offer fun, supportive courses in food growing, cooking […]

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RECYCLEBANK

The seeds of Recyclebank were sown back in 2002 when two Philadelphia high school mates Patrick Fitzgerald and Ron Gonen decided to try and encourage local residents to do good things for the planet. Since setting up their recycling rewards programme, Patrick and Ron have added another 4 million members to their cause and boosted […]

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MAKE THINGS DO STUFF

Make things Do Stuff is a campaign and website designed to encourage the next generation of digital makers. The idea is to help people move from simply consuming digital technologies to making and building their own. With so many possibilities out there, knowing where and how to start can be a little daunting. Make Things […]

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GIVE AS YOU LIVE

We first heard about ‘Give as you Live’ through one of our clients, ‘Three Cs’, a person centred, inclusive organisation for people with learning disabilities and/or mental health challenges. ‘Give as you Live’ is a shopping and price comparison website with a heart. Very simply, you are able to shop for products from thousands of […]

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MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE, WE DAY AT A TIME

Although We Day does include a one-day event, it is a year long programme and a global movement, created to make young people around the globe aware that they have the potential to change the world. Tickets for We Day cannot be bought, but earned, through taking on one local and one global action. The […]

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TYRE CRAFTING (OR ‘TIRE’ IF YOU’RE NORTH AMERICAN)

Last year we wrote about the Ethiopian foot ware company, Sole Rebels, founded by Bethlehem Tilahun. Many of the materials they use are recycled, including car tyres. We recently discovered that in the States, there is a lady, known as ‘The Tire Lady’ (real name Deborah) who makes all sorts of stuff from old tyres. […]

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THE FIRST STEP TO BECOMING A TECH & GADGET MAKER

Technology Will Save Us (TWSU) is an east London based start-up that produce DIY Gadget Kits, activities and online resources that provide people of all ages and backgrounds with the opportunity to learn and create using technology. Founded by Bethany Koby and Daniel Hirschmann in 2011, the aim of TWSU is to inspire a new […]

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TIDAL LAGOON POWER PROPOSE 6 NEW UK LAGOONS

Just over a year ago, we mentioned that our friends, Tidal Lagoon Power had put forward a bid to build the world’s largest power-generating lagoon off the coast of Wales. Now that bid is well in to the planning stages, it has just been announced that Tidal Lagoon Power are now proposing a further 3 […]

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HOW WE GET TO NEXT

How We Get To Next is a blog driven website for all things that reflect innovation, through inspiration, ideas and solutions. The website, which is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, features a myriad of articles that don’t just project forward to the future (as you might expect), but also look back to […]

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NESTA’S PREDICTIONS FOR 2015

In October of last year, we mentioned that the innovation charity Nesta, had alongside The Observer, announced a list of 50 ‘New Radicals’; social entrepreneurs and innovators, using their skills and community influence for good (see above photo). More recently, Nesta have listed their 10 predictions for 2015; a roundup of trends, social movements and […]

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SONG FOR YOU – BRINGING MUSIC TO PATIENTS

Everyone loves going to a great gig, but what if you’re bed bound or hospital bound? Getting to a gig could very possibly be out of the question. Song For You is a London based organisation that takes the gig to the people, enabling those in hospital to listen to and engage with great music. All […]

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CREATIVE WRITING AND MENTORING – MONSTER STYLE

The Ministry of Stories (MoS) is a creative writing and mentoring centre for young people in east London, founded in 2010 by Lucy Macnab, Ben Payne and author Nick Hornby. Over the last four years or so, the MoS has been using storytelling to help unleash imaginations, build confidence, self-respect and communication for thousands of […]

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CHANGING THE WORLD, ONE PLASTIC BOTTLE AT A TIME

MyShelter foundation believes that green technology is for everyone, so has taken sustainable building solutions to the people who need it most. Believe it or not, an old plastic bottle filled with water and chlorine is able to create the same amount of light as a 55-watt bulb, which is why their latest project; ‘Liter […]

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THE RUBBISH DIET – SLIMLINE BINS

If you’ve already failed in your bid to loose weight this year, then there’s a diet that might interest you. It’s called ‘The Rubbish Diet’. Like most slimming programmes there are a few simple steps that need to be taken; a change in lifestyle habits, online help and even a slimming club. The difference is […]

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START THE NEW YEAR WITH GREENEATS

Have you ever had difficulty in finding a restaurant that caters for both vegetarians and meat-eaters? Would you like to minimise your impact on both the environment and animals when you enjoy a meal? Well … ‘Greeneats’ is a website that can help you. Not only do they list great places to dine out guilt […]

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RE-CYCLE – BIKES TO AFRICA

Re-Cycle is a UK based charity that has realised that simple, affordable transport in developing countries can not only help generate income opportunities, but save people time and back-breaking work. Many people in the UK discard old bikes rather than fixing them. By sending these bikes to Africa, Re-Cycle puts then to good use, benefiting […]

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EGON SCHIELE – THE RADICAL NUDE

Moore & Moore Creative are delighted to continue our work with the Courtauld Gallery and their current exhibition, ‘Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude’ for which we provided all the marketing and exhibition interpretation. Egon Schiele (1890 – 1918) was a central figure of Austrian Expressionism and despite his short life and career, an undisputed heavy […]

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GIVE AS YOU LIVE – THREE CS

Do you shop online? If so, then you might like to hear about the shopping and price comparison website ‘Give as you Live’. You can shop for products from thousands of different retailers and use their price comparison tool to make sure you’re getting the best deals. What’s more … a percentage of every purchase […]

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SHIFT – PRODUCTS THAT ADDRESS SOCIAL PROBLEMS

Shift is a social enterprise that designs consumer products that address social problems by helping people make better choices. Since their inception 10 years ago, Shift have designed products that tackle a variety of issues to encourage healthy eating, reduce waste and improve wellbeing. Shift’s healthy fast food outlets designed to provide tasty and affordable […]

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CENTREPOINT – GIVING HOMELESS YOUNG PEOPLE A FUTURE

Most people living in London will know that Centrepoint is the rather tall 1960s building next to Tottenham Court Road Underground station, but it is also the name of a homeless charity, named after the building itself. The Centrepoint charity provides accommodation and support to homeless people aged 16-25. They run emergency night shelters, short and […]

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FREE CAKES FOR KIDS – HACKNEY

In 2011, Sophie Howes and Julia Bleet founded ‘Free Cakes for Kids Hackney’, a volunteer based organisation that bakes birthday cakes for kids in Hackney. Working with organisations in the borough that in turn work with kids in the area and their families, Free Cakes for Kids Hackney receive a sort of cake referral, to […]

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HANDS ON LONDON

Hands On London, founded in 2010, is part of a global organisation that helps people find volunteering opportunities with charities, not-for-profits and community groups in 15 countries around the world. This week (3rd – 7th Nov), for the 4th year running, Hands on London are rolling out their ‘Wrap Up London’ campaign, asking businesses and […]

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THE POSITIVE SIDE OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE

Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive neurological condition that primarily causes tremor, stiffness and slowness of movement. Each person with Parkinson’s can experience very different symptoms, referred to by James Parkinson (the man who gave his name to the disease) as the ‘shaking palsy’. Most people associate Parkinson’s Disease with the elderly, but this is far […]

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WISE UP TO WASTE IN NORTH LONDON

North London’s seven boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest produce about 846,000 tonnes of waste each year. The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) have a website called ‘Wise Up To Waste’ aimed at changing the way residents and businesses in north London deal with their waste and not only reduce […]

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COLLECTIVELY WEBSITE LAUNCHES

Collectively is a new platform that has just launched with the aim of showcasing the people, places and hot off the press ideas that are creating the change needed right now to attain a better, and more sustainable future. Rather than focusing on the fear-mongering tactics favoured by the media causing the general perception to […]

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THE FIRST SOLARBOX UNVEILED IN LONDON

Last month we told you about two enterprising LSE graduates Kirsty Kenney and Harold Cranston, who had received a £5,000 grant to develop their idea to turn the mostly redundant (but never-the-less iconic) red telephone boxes in to solar powered charging units for mobile devices. We’re delighted that after much hard work and support, Solarbox […]

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GOOD FOR NOTHING

Good for Nothing is a community that brings together a diverse range of people to collaborate, using their different skills to support ideas and people that are leading the way in trying to make a positive change in society. The community is encouraged to find solutions to ‘challenges’ by getting involved and participating rather than […]

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COMMUNITY ENERGY FORTNIGHT

The Community Energy Coaltion was formed 3 years ago to help place energy in the hands of the communities that benefit from it. There has been a recent surge in community energy projects being set up across the UK, allowing local residents to own, generate and save energy together. For the second year running, the […]

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NESTA AND THE OBSERVER ANNOUNCE NEW RADICALS 2014

Nesta is a charity that supports people and organisations that have ideas that can help improve our lives. Their mission is to bring these ideas to life. Nesta was designed initially as a public body to promote creativity, talent and innovation across a wide range of areas and interests. Their focus was on invention & […]

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THE LONDON BIKE KITCHEN

The London Bike Kitchen, based in east London, is a non profit enterprise that wants the humble bicycle to be the chosen mode of transport, not just in London, but the world. They see the benefits of cycling, whether it be economic, social, environmental or just to improve your health. The role of the London Bike […]

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A NIGHT OF COMEDY WITH HACKNEY WINTER NIGHT SHELTER

Last year, we told you about the Hackney Winter Night Shelter (HWNS) which operates as the registered charity ‘Hackney Doorways’ and provides shelter for homeless people in Hackney throughout the winter and year round support in helping them find housing. Last Autumn, to help raise much needed funds, HWNS hosted a comedy night. The event […]

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SOLEREBELS – A FOOTWEAR BRAND WITH A DIFFERENCE

Founded in 2004 by Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu in her own community of Zenabwork, Ethiopia; soleRebels is a footwear company like no other. Bethlehem’s idea initially was to create a company that provided jobs for people locally, that tapped in to their skills and heritage and used materials that could be locally sourced and most importantly, […]

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THE DAME KELLY HOLMES TRUST

Dame Kelly Holmes is a familiar name to many people, probably best known for winning the gold medal in both the 800 metres and 1500 metres events at the 2004 summer Olympics in Athens. These are just two of her many notable achievements, but did you know that after her retirement from athletics she founded […]

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THE CITY OF LONDON FESTIVAL IS BACK

Grab your Bowler hat and head to the City of London because the City of London Festival is back once again and chock full of comedy, ballet, classical music, jazz, talks, outdoor performances, family friendly activities and loads of other stuff until the 17th July. On previous years they’ve been kind enough to litter the […]

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BRUEGEL TO FREUD – PRINTS FROM THE COURTAULD GALLERY

London is positively spoilt for choice when it comes to galleries, but this summer, the public will have the opportunity to see a selection of one of the most outstanding collections of works on paper in Britain. The Courtauld Gallery has in its collection approximately 7,000 drawings and watercolours and 20,000 prints stretching from the […]

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ACTION FOR HAPPINESS

Action for Happiness is a global movement that began just a few years ago for positive social change. As an organisation, they have no religious, political or commercial affiliations and welcome people from all faiths, or indeed none. Their aim is to bring together people from all walks of life and parts of society under […]

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I DRESS MYSELF – ECO FRIENDLY SCREEN PRINTERS

We recently designed some World Cup 2014 T-Shirts and were so impressed with the company that printed them, we wanted to tell you about them. I Dress Myself were the first screen printers in the UK to use 100% solvent-free water-based inks. Water-based inks are not surprisingly, far more environmentally friendly than inks used by […]

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HAND OF GOD – WORLD CUP 2014 T-SHIRTS

The World Cup kicks off in Brazil in just a few weeks time, with England’s first game of the tournament, against Italy, taking place on the 14th June. Here at Moore & Moore Creative, we’ll be watching the action, and as ardent followers of the beautiful game, thought we’d do something to mark the occasion […]

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BIO BEAN – TURNING WASTE COFFEE GROUNDS IN TO ENERGY

Coffee culture has taken off in a big way in London, and aside from the epidemic of chain coffee shops with which you’ll be familiar, there are a host of independent coffee shops all serving eager customers their cappuccinos, lattes and espressos. But, have you ever wondered what happens to the 200,000 plus tonnes of […]

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BRIDGES STROKE SELF – MANAGEMENT

We are delighted that one of our clients, Bridges self-management, has received some much deserved press coverage recently in The Times, The International Journal of Therapy & Rehabilitation, and Frontline Magazine. Bridges was set up by Dr Fiona Jones in 2005 to enable stroke survivors and people with long term neurological conditions to take control […]

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ESCAPING POVERTY BEGINS WITH SMALL STEPS

Small Steps Project is a humanitarian organisation and UK registered charity that is dedicated to supporting children around the world, and their families, who live on rubbish dumps and survive from scavenging. As the name of the organisation suggests, the main focus is to help these people take the small steps that will hopefully enable […]

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COMMUNITY SHOP – NOT LETTING FOOD GO TO WASTE

There has been much in the news recently about food poverty and the increasing number of people relying on food banks in the UK. We’d like to tell you about Community Shop, a social enterprise set up in Goldthorpe, Rotherham to help people on the cusp of food poverty to gain access to good, wholesome […]

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SOLESHARE – LONDON’S VERY OWN COMMUNITY SUPPORTED FISHERY

Everyone is probably familiar with veg boxes or community gardens where you can pre order vegetables, often grown and sourced locally and have them delivered each week. A similar initiative exists in London that is altogether a bit more fishy … and it’s called SoleShare. SoleShare is a community supported fishery, an alternative model for […]

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GOING THAT EXTRA MILE WITH OFFICE RECYCLING

If like us, you’re a London based company that would like to reduce your environmental impact, then if you haven’t heard of them already, we’d like to introduce you to First Mile. First Mile offer a low cost recycling and waste collection service for offices and businesses in 22 council areas in London. They have […]

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SUGRU – THE BEST THING SINCE SLICED BREAD?

Every now and again a new product or invention hits the headlines that gets people excited. Sugru, a self-setting rubber that can formed by hand, like modeling clay, has recently been compared in terms of significance to Blu-Tack or Sellotape. It sticks to pretty much anything and is incredibly durable, can withstand very high and […]

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CAFE IN HACKNEY IS A SPRINGBOARD FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Last year, a new café sprung up in Hackney, east London. This in itself, is perhaps not such an unusual occurrence in the borough, but the Red Route Café is a not-for-profit, social enterprise, set up as part of a charity called Springboard Hackney (which is why it sprung up), that helps local young people […]

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HELP FRANK WATER ON WORLD WATER DAY WITH A CURRY

FRANK Water is a small team of ethical entrepreneurs based in Bristol that save lives through funding innovative and sustainable clean water projects in developing countries. They began in 2005 after founder Katie Alcott contracted dysentery from drinking dirty water. We take the fact that we have access to clean water for granted, but other […]

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COURT AND CRAFT AT THE COURTAULD GALLERY

It’s been all go for both Moore and Moore Creative and the Courtauld Gallery since the beginning of the year. The gallery’s ‘A Dialogue with Nature’ exhibition continues until the 27th April, but they have another, quite different exhibition which we also provided the graphic materials for, called ‘Court and Craft – A Masterpiece from […]

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‘BAKE FOR BUMPS’ WITH SPARKS

Sparks is a leading children’s medical research charity dedicated to funding and championing pioneering research into a range of conditions affecting babies, children and mums-to-be. Since 1991, Sparks have provided over £26 million to 265 research projects in more than 80 hospitals and universities across the UK. Of course, a charity like this depends on […]

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HACKNEY PIRATES BUILD A SHIP OF ADVENTURES

The Hackney Pirates is a brilliant charity that helps young people in Hackney with literacy, creativity and skills that will prepare young pirates for life in the real world. Each child receives one-to-one attention in an unconventional and fun learning environment that makes education a great adventure rather than a chore. The Pirates also produce […]

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‘A DIALOGUE WITH NATURE’ AT THE COURTAULD GALLERY

We’ve just finished helping the Courtauld Gallery install their latest exhibition entitled ‘A Dialogue with Nature – Romantic landscapes from Britain and Germany’. It’s a really impressive collection of 26 major drawings, watercolours and oil sketches representing British and German Romantic landscape drawing from its origins in the 1760s through to the mid 19th century. […]

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GOOD FOOD THAT PROFITS THE PEOPLE & DOESN’T COST THE EARTH

Unity Kitchen is a London based social enterprise trading in food and drink. They train and employ people with disabilities to become baristas, chefs and in their own words ‘service stars of the future’. As if this isn’t enough, Unity Kitchen are serious about sustainability, trying to reduce their environmental impact wherever possible and by […]

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IMPLEMENTING SOCIAL CHANGE THROUGH THE ARTS

Pan Intercultural Arts is a London based arts company that works with a diverse range of communities across the capital, using the arts to inspire and implement social change. Those who benefit from Pan’s projects are the marginalised and people in grave danger who perhaps do not have a strong voice in society. The three […]

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GET FIT WHILST DOING GOOD, WITH THE GOODGYM

We are now moving in to the second week of the New Year, and statistically, it is the time when all those good intentions and resolutions made on the 31st December, are thrown out of the window. Many people will have enthusiastically signed up for their local gym or vowed to get involved with something […]

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HACKNEY WINTER NIGHT SHELTER

Living on the streets is a far from ideal scenario for anyone, but during the winter months, as the temperature drops, the plight of the homeless becomes even more arduous. The Hackney Winter Night Shelter (HWNS) provides a warm welcome, hot meal and a bed for 25 homeless people each night during the winter months […]

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THE GOLDEN COMPANY – A GREAT PLACE TO BEE

The Golden Co. is an east London based social enterprise. They work with young people in the area, bringing together a diverse group of people from all walks of life to learn from one another, develop and prosper … the main inspiration and focus being bees. Like the bees themselves, the young people discover the […]

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THREE CS SET TO MAKE A BIG SPLASH IN DECEMBER

Three Cs is a south London based charity that we’re very proud to have worked with for a number of years. They support people with learning disabilities and/or mental health challenges to have control over and choice about their lives, helping them to contribute to society. To celebrate their 20th birthday, and to raise a […]

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