Stories of Kindness
There’s a lot of kindness in the world but it can’t always be heard. We’re turning up the volume by partnering with Positive News magazine to share stories of kindness. The Simple team have selected the most inspiring Positive News articles that uncover kindness in action, and together we’re sharing these stories to help you choose kindness, too.
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Time to be kind: Why kindness matters
It’s cool to be kind, but is it a trend or a real tool for transforming society? We uncover the role of kindness in being human and how to bring more of it into the world
Belize praised for 'visionary' steps to save coral reef
Unesco removed the Mesoamerican coral reef from its list of threatened sites in June 2018, saying Belize had taken “visionary” steps to protect it.
'Single-use' is named 2018 word of the year
‘Single-use’ has been named 2018 word of the year. Popularity of the term highlights the huge swell in public awareness around plastic pollution.
My generation isn't perfect, but we're conscientious and caring
Mursal Hedayat is founder of Chatterbox, an online language learning platform that trains and employs displaced people to teach their native languages.
Kind regards: here are five simple ways that you can practice using kinder words every day to benefit how you and others feel
Getting kind online
Cyberbullying is a serious issue. But instead of rejecting the web, how are young people using it with kindness in mind?
Is second-hand shopping catching up?
Beyond retro: more young people are turning to charity shops and resale sites for a second-hand fashion fix that’s kinder to the planet
Do small acts of kindness add up?
A new wave of organisations has sprung up, promoting small pro-social and pro-environmental actions. But do these acts make any difference?
Clowns bring laughter to the refugee Rohingya community in Bangladesh
Clowns Without Borders helps children be children, by helping them to laugh amid war and disaster.
Ireland makes history as the first country to divest from fossil fuels
Ireland is set to become the first country in the world to divest public money from fossil fuel assets following a landmark vote in the Dáil.
Five reasons why people are kind
Being kind is an intrinsic part of being human. From reinforcing a sense of identity to creating new connections, here are five reasons why.
Small is beautiful: 10 pro-social acts that could make a big difference
Can seemingly small acts of kindness create a 'ripple effect' toward wider change? Here are 10 ways to make an impact where you live.
Are we more together than alone?
At a time that can seem dominated by difference, US poet and philosopher Mark Nepo says we’re far more connected than we think.
Fresh evidence points to continuing recovery of the ozone layer
The upper layer above the northern hemisphere is likely to be completely repaired by the 2030s and the entire layer by 2060, says the UN.
I feel very positive about my generation: it has become cool to care
Alice Aedy is a photographer and documentary maker who has become known for sharing images and stories of refugees via Instagram.
Expressing emotion is revolutionary, it can change the world
Marcus Pibworth runs Ministry of Change, a podcast and project that sees him travel the UK in his campervan.
A clean sweep: the ambitious ocean clean-up project
A young entrepreneur has devised a pioneering way to tackle ocean plastic waste. The project has not been all smooth sailing, but Boyan Slat remains confident
My generation is confident and unafraid to speak out
Liv Little is founding editor-in-chief of gal-dem magazine, an online and print magazine written by women and non-binary people of colour.
Time to be kind: why kindness matters
It’s cool to be kind, but is it a trend or a real tool for transforming society?
Social entrepreneurs are fired up to tackle injustice
Josh Babarinde is founder of Cracked it, a London-based social enterprise smartphone repair service, staffed by young ex-offenders and youth at risk of offending. He sees social entrepreneurship as one of Gen Y’s most positive traits.
Could we beat global warming? Megatrends to look out for
The news when it comes to climate change isn’t exclusively catastrophic. Quick-developing global megatrends suggest the fight is not over yet.