Our DNA: what we do, why and how we do it Our approach and actions are designed to connect with people not convert or convince. R We deliver a creative and intentional mix of information and inspiration R We are a part of Teaspoons of Change, not by accident, but because we are passionate and dedicated to social, environmental and global justice which has brought us here R We are change-driven not charity-driven R We motivate from a place of celebrating what we can do, not acting on guilt or from a moral bashing R We don’t just talk about Teaspoons of Change, we live by them R We focus on the positives and good news stories, sharing the facts, figures, ideas and achievements that are rarely a part of mainstream media R Knowing we are not experts in other people’s community or lives, we only offer ideas, insights and opportunities that can be chosen, adapted and used by individuals and communities that best suit them R We are all on a continuous journey and spectrum of learning and evolving our knowledge, skills and experiences as active and effective global citizens R We allow people to come to their own decisions and actions, in their own time, on their own journey R We aim to be a familiar trusted place of warmth and growth where there are no judgements, only opportunities R Everything we know and do is open-source, is available and can be shared since it all came from others somehow and at some stage R We provide a solution to the pollution, no matter how small R We highlight you can never be too young, or too old, to embrace Teaspoons of Change, the greater the age diversity, the better! R We value people and the planet as the same, connected and interdependent entity R Teaspoons of Change is a concept that can be expanded and utilised in other ways – peace-building, gender equality, sustainability, community empowerment, youth engagement, etc. R We set the bar high for ourselves as an organisation because, if we are not living by the best possible impacts, then who is?! R We are completely dedicated to gender equality in all facets: financially, participation, ownership, etc. and strongly advocate for gender equality and empowerment of women R We are only ever custodians of the land and honour the ancestors and traditional custodians, both past and present, of wherever we are R We never help the poor, we learn as much from those in difficult circumstances as much as we hope to support them R We always put people ahead of profit R We share all profit over our costs with good people doing good things for people and the planet R We are all just as important and insignificant as each other. Roles may be different but our value is always the same – not too self-important and never unimportant R We embrace simplicity to be rich in people, places, connection, experiences and to live more life with less stuff R We are critical about our consumption of any resource and minimise or do without R We are always learners where listening is as significant and important as sharing < Why Teaspoons of Change Exists Our Other Hats > What we don’t do Teaspoons of Change is not a moral-bashing, a guilt-trip or a charity, we are not here to convert or convince people but to connect with them.