Archive | November, 2013

Activist retreats for resilient communities

It’s the time of the year when activists are grateful to be taking some time off for seasonal celebrations and family holidays. With the warmer weather in the Southern hemisphere, its also a perfect time to start organising an activist retreat for the people you care about- with a bit of forward thinking and planning, […]

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Work Less: You’ll Get More Done

November 20th is Go Home on Time Day, an annual day to acknowledge and address the impact of unpaid overtime. Overwork is a society-wide problem and a significant challenge for many activists. How do you develop boundaries around work when it is also your personal passion and social change mission? What about when your activism […]

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Sometimes you have to walk away

  Quitting, burnout and volunteer renewal Danae Bosler makes the case for walking away from activist commitments – and for setting up our activist projects to allow for renewal.      I’m no big fan of Ben Harper and I’m always loathe to quote songs out of context, but there’s something to Harper’s song about […]

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100% Shared Lunches

Taegan Edwards shares simple and fun tips for shared lunches from the campaigners at 100% Renewables, an Australian campaign for renewable energy. Not only are these lunches low-cost, but the act of sharing encourages the whole team to take time-out to prepare and eat healthy food together. We reckon this is a great strategy for […]

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