Blog – Is perfectionism the enemy of sustainability?

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Is perfectionism the enemy of sustainability?

The idea that anything short of perfection is unacceptable and that results are key rather than the actual process of change is leading to stress, anxiety and inadequacy in the face of climate change and sustainability for young people.  When schools and companies start to make small changes on their road to sustainability these should be celebrated as steps in the right direction.

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Blog – Flying with the Phoenix

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After an incredible almost two years working as part of Solutions for the Planet’s core team, it’s coming up to a month now since I finished in my role as S4TP Admin. The team gave me the most amazing send off – I was genuinely lost for words (a rarity, they would assure you!) – and I’m incredibly grateful to all of them for their kind words and well wishes.

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Blog – Bringing innovation and positive change

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On Monday 8th November we welcomed Katie Salamon to the Solutions for the Planet team.  Katie joins us as Big Ideas Programme Administrator, read more about her first month below.

I was so excited to join Solutions for the Planet; my greatest career goal has been to join a purpose-driven organization that brings innovation and positive change to the world, and that seemed exactly like what I’d find here.

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Blog – From Marking to Solutions

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On Monday 11th October we welcomed Matt Ronayne to the Solutions for the Planet team, read more about his first two weeks below.

What a whirlwind!! I started as a Big Ideas Programme Coordinator based in North England two weeks ago and the time has flown by. This is a career change for me, and I already feel confident in saying it was the right choice.

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Blog – Lessons learnt through Lockdown

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As we gently ease out of lockdown, I’m looking forward to spending more time with friends and family, picking up some of my old hobbies, buying some new (or, in my case, charity shop) clothes, getting a haircut and lots more. Still, it’s also crucial to cast our minds back and reflect on our lessons learnt through lockdown. The Solutions team share our lessons learned each week in our team reflection meeting, and if I were to list all of them, we’d be here all day; we have learnt a lot! This reflection is going to be the somewhat big picture. 

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Blog – ShowTheLove at Solutions for the Planet

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I’m passionate about people’s relationships with each other and with the planet. As many have said before me, we only have one earth and we need to look after it. So, how do we go about effecting the biggest change we can? I believe finding common ground, especially on issues that affect all of us, is the key to building partnerships that can have a big impact. And no ground could be more common than the ground we stand on! That’s one of the reasons why our Big Ideas Programme, focuses on sustainability. It provides a space for young …and older people from businesses and schools, corporates and communities to creatively collide, share knowledge and skills, and think big.  The benefits of this are gifts that keep on giving.

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Blog – What mentoring young people has taught me…

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Before coming to work for Solutions for the Planet I worked for one of our previous Business Partners and mentored on the Big Ideas Programme for four years. I found the mentoring experience unbelievably rewarding, personally, as a professional and as part of my career. Here I’ll talk you through some of the benefits of mentoring that I experienced.

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