Entries by Diana Barnett

Papermaking elevates social inclusion and hope

Inspiring Peeps    Why I give a damn:  Loneliness underpins so many social ills. Through breaking down barriers to social inclusion, I hoped to create a richer social experience for marginalised people through opportunities for meaningful occupation. My daughter is living with a disability, so I understand the effects of marginalisation on an individual and […]

Kisaku | Indonesian Art and Craft

Meet Felicia and Lenny – Kisaku  Why we give a damn We founded Kisaku with two objectives in mind. Promote the tradition and assist the artisans.  We wish to promote and raise awareness of Indonesian rich culture and heritage. While we have lived away from home for more than 15 years, we can’t wait to introduce Indonesia’s rich […]

Less = More | creating a new wedding culture

Planning a wedding? Consider sustainable, ethical and minimal options Profile Snippet Less stuff more meaning  why we give a damn In recent years, the trend towards wedding consumerism has led to many questioning the traditional wedding. With an average wedding spend of $35,000, it’s not surprising that some couples are choosing to return to smaller, […]

Field Trip | Youth | Make Your Mark

The Field Trip Youth leadership, youth employment, youth group Australia Profile Snippet We asked met Paul Kooperman at the 2015 Purpose.do conference and asked him – Why he gives a damn..   Why? Young people want to find their passion, peers and path. Young people need meaningful employment The world needs givers, initiators, innovators, instigators […]

Clare Voitin |One World|Organic|Bees|Real Food

One world worth savouring. Inspiring Snippets Why I give a damn? We’ve experienced many peaks and troughs through our farming endeavours. I’ve found a purpose and greater understanding of our natural world, as well as an appreciation of the trials and tribulations endured through farming and primary production. To see and experience first hand the […]

treeHIVE + Michael Norton

Snippet What inspires me to do what I do? I deeply care about this beautiful planet we live on, and my dream is that we can find a way for people and planet to thrive together. I believe we must evolve individually and collectively for this to happen, and my inspiration comes from helping people […]

Event: treeHIVE: Unplug & Discover Wellbeing

Event UNPLUG from work for a day, journey into nature & discover welling within. Crazy busy at work? Struggling to keep up? Feeling exhausted? For many people work means dealing with high stress, a big workload, long hours, challenging relationships and tight deadlines. Even if you love  your job, no one is immune to the impacts […]