Two Minute Activism

Want to fight against climate change? Then do something small!

Don't underestimate the power of little acts done on coffee breaks, commutes and the two minutes before bed. There are millions of us who want to fight climate change but aren't sure what to do. So let's remember that small multiplied by millions isn't small any more.

Here are a few ideas for two minute activism. 

Finding Hope on iBooks or Ourboox to remind ourselves of the very real human impact of climate change and also the strength of humanity when all seems lost.
How to Talk about Climate Change so People will Listen (This is a longer article, so you'll probably need a few two minute chunks to finish it).


Campaign or Donate

Be Inspired

Just talk about climate change. I tend to find it really hard to get away from small talk, but I’m going to make a concerted effort to talk to friends, family and colleagues about climate change and ways we can fight it. Will you join me?

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More than two minutes?

I love climate change marches. If it's like the last couple we went on, it will be a great afternoon out with like minded, creative people. The banners, fancy dress and walking sculptures should be amazing!

Wild by Jay Griffiths. This book taught be so much about indigenous cultures and all that we have to learn from them about appreciating and respecting the natural world

Thank you!

Finding Hope now on iBooks and Ourboox!

Finding Hope now has two new homes that make reading it easier than ever!

With just one click, you can read it in a great online format on Ourboox.

Finding Hope follows one girl’s struggle to find her sister amid the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.…

Also, you can now find Finding Hope and Buscando Esperanza for free on iBooks. This shows the ebook in the format it was developed for, particularly on iPads.

And if you enjoy Finding Hope on either of these formats, any hearts or good ratings are greatly appreciated! Thank you!

Read a free sample or buy Finding Hope by Suzanne Albers. You can read this book with iBooks on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac.

New JustGiving Page and Exciting Fundraising Goal!

The photos used in Finding Hope were taken by Plan International staff in the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. These help us see the devastation caused by such a storm why 14 months later there's still such a need to fundraise for Plan International's Typhoon Haiyan Appeal.

To help those of you donating from the UK, I've now set up a JustGiving page. It's a long story why this wasn't originally done, but I hope it makes donating an easier process for some of you.

Also, Plan UK has come back with info for us to form a clear goal for our fundraising. £1,500 will fund the equipment for an entire day care centre including all furniture and learning materials. This is our chance to make a huge difference for children and families in this area, which is really exciting!

Finding Hope now in Spanish!

Or I should say Finding Hope is now also Buscando Esperanza! You can download the Spanish e-book and PDF here.

A huge thank you to my wonderful colleague Camen Muñoz from our Barcelona office, who has translated Finding Hope to Spanish. Thanks to her hard work we will hopefully reach more people with this story about both the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan and how local and international people have come together to help its victims.

We also hope the Spanish version will help hope more people learn about Plan International's impressive work in the areas affected by Haiyan. The charity provided important disaster relief right after the typhoon, including feeding 1.5 million people and continues to do great work, including helping children return to school: 44,000 so far through back-to-school kits, 2,226 'School in a Box' and Teacher Kits supplied to schools, 63 disaster-resilient classrooms built (with another 137 planned) and 86 damaged classrooms repaired (with another 214 planned).

Carmen is from the Philippines and she is also hoping to translate Finding Hope to Tagalog, which is a major language in the Philippines. Plus, another of my fabulous colleagues is hoping to translate Finding Hope to Chinese, so watch this space!