When you look at the news it’s easy to feel quite helpless. Whether it’s David Attenborough telling us the end is nigh unless we act now, or hearing the rising stats regarding food bank usage, or any number of other anger-inducing headlines.
Sadly the politicians that are supposed to be representing us are too busy bickering between themselves (unless you live in New Zealand, in which case *swoon*) so it’s probably best to get off your arse and do your bit, right? But the thing is you already want to get involved don’t you? We feel ya! But we also totally understand that it all feels very overwhelming at times and because you don’t know where to start, you just don’t…. start.
Well, let me introduce you to Hatch. It’s still in its infancy but its aim is to help people in the UK (yep, like you and me!) find out what they can actually do about the causes that matter to them. They’ve started with homelessness, and are now expanding to cover refugees and climate change. It points people to the whole range of actions you can take, from the smallest of changes in behaviour to the greatest sacrifices – via ways to protest, petition, volunteer, campaign, donate, and otherwise get involved. Sounds pretty exciting, doesn’t it?
As much as we salute the Extinction Rebellion climate activists glueing themselves to the London Stock Exchange and the brave 7-month pregnant woman who was carried off by police – you don’t actually have to go to quite such extreme measures to get your point across (unless you want to of course!)
How about using your spare bedroom to help a refugee?
Or perhaps you’d like to hear more about how you can change an MP’s mind.
And HERE are five useful ways you can help end homelessness.
Curious? You should be. Written in a friendly, useful tone – we’ll be consulting Hatch next time we get the urge to fight for what we believe in.