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Platforms

Platforms draw various threads together, extending a focused voice to issues of the day.

 

 

UN Secretary-General António Guterres:  “the climate emergency is a race we are losing, but it is a race we can win".

This platform features stories and news gathered from various credible sources: United Nations, NGO's, Science

and Arts Organisations.

 

 The Museum or Public Gallery as a touchstone for humanity (perhaps like the church of old) a place of refuge

 and enlightenment.

 

Exploring education not based upon competitive examination but on global humanities - reaching across borders,

offering insights into different cultures and fostering equality and understanding.

 

A platform dedicated to trying to understand and explain the continuing issues of people fleeing their homelands.

 

"We are now in a state where either we move towards internationalism or move towards a kind of extinction"

 Noam Chomsky

 

Innovations in housing, gardening and community living. Exploring ways to more sustainably inhabit the planet.

 

The Arts play an essential role in creating and sustaining awareness about environmental issues.

 

Cross culture collaborations in the arts are frequent and energising. Here we explore this primarily through the

categories of film and music, audio visual arts collaborations and documentary works.

 

A new platform for young people to express their views on creating a more sustainable and equitable future.

 

A work in progress. A place for children to discover stories that lead to new ideas.

 

A platform dedicated to looking at all aspects of health and social care.

 

Assemblies aim to increase public trust in governments by remedying the "divergence of interests" that arises

between elected representatives and the electorate, as well as "a lack in deliberation in legislatures" (wiki).

 

Stories relevant to the climate crisis in the run up to and during Cop26 in 2021.

 

This platform was created in the early months of the global pandemic to post stories relating to socio political

and economic issues, looking for positive change that might come from the crisis.  

 

How new technology is shaping the way we get around, particularly with a focus on sustainable methods

of transport.

 

 

WHY JOIN THE OLIVE NETWORK - to connect people making a difference.

Every Organisation that joins the Olive Network will be able to share stories and news and create a link to their website to connect with a new audience – educating, informing and facilitating debate about the issues that matter, reaching out to a world of socially concerned citizens to help positive knowledge grow. 

Your page has a News Feed, About and Stories options. You supply images and text (or we can simply copy them from your website), we do the rest. We create your entry and then you post your own stories and other material, or send them through to us.

 

OTHER PLATFORMS IN THE NETWORK

SKATE FOR DEMOCRACY: SkatersVote was created with the simple goal of encouraging skateboarders to register to vote in the 2020 US Presidential elections

SCHOOLS CLIMATE ACTION: School and university students around the world are striking to draw attention to climate change. Various movements have been triggered after Greta Thunberg protested alone in 2018 outside the Swedish Parliament. The Olive Network can be place where all these groups can combine to make their voices heard. CONNECT

THE HYPATIA TRUST:  The Hypatia Trust is a registered educational charity in the United Kingdom. We support and promote women’s achievements through research and documentation, exhibition, publication and by providing training and educational activities. CONNECT

THE PAINTERLY ARTS - COMMUNITIES AND MURALS: Over some time we have been posting stories about how public arts can raise the spirits of communitites and sow the seeds for progressive change. This group has been created to form a focus on this area, its practitioners and the communities they angage with.

EXTINCTION REBELLION HELSTON: The Helston, Cornwall, UK group of the global Extinction Rebellion (XR) movement: Rebel for Life. We are facing an unprecedented global emergency. The government has failed to protect us. To survive, it’s going to take everything we’ve got. CONNECT

HOPE FOR THE FUTURE:   We support anyone and everyone who is concerned about climate change to raise their local MP’s awareness of the issue -  climate campaigners, academics, faith communities, local groups, NGOs and individuals across the UK. CONNECT

POWER TO CHANGE: COMMUNITY BUSINESSES : Here all Power to Change Community Businesses can connect with each other. CONNECT

SHELTERBOX - EMERGENCY DISASTER RELIEF: ShelterBox - Emergency Disaster Relief Right now, more than 88 million people around the world have been made homeless by natural disaster and conflict. We're working to change this. By providing emergency shelter and tools for families robbed of their homes by disaster, we're transforming despair... CONNECT

SOUTH LONDON GALLERY ARTS HUB: The Arts play an essential role in creating and sustaining awareness about environmental issues. But there is also an issue around sustainable ecology in the arts itself.

SOL FORCE - IN AID OF FREEDOM FROM TORTURE:  Sol Force is a spectacular outdoor art event for all at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens and curated by Jesse Leroy Smith. Held in aid of Freedom from Torture, the event features soundscapes, films, paintings, ceramics, talks, poetry readings, performances, choirs and site-specific artworks. CONNECT

      

STALKER ROME: Stalker is a collective of architects and researchers, particularly active in Rome, who founded Osservatorio Nomade (ON)

TRURO SCHOOL - ARTS: A private trial site to show to the school. CONNECT

 

 

ORGANISATIONS FEATURED IN THE STORIES INCLUDE:

 

CHARITIES AND ORGS

Water Aid

UNICEF

Shelter Box

MSF

World Economic Forum

Greenpeace

Surfers Against Sewage

Hope Not Hate

Art 2030

International Red Cross

Freedom From Torture

International Labour Organisation

Ruya Foundation

Muslim Aid

Oxfam International

Conservation International

Julie’s Bicycle

Cool Earth

Franciscan’s International

Arts Council UK

Playing For Change

UNHCR

Save the Children

The Global Partnership for Education

Islamic Relief Worldwide

Extinction Rebellion

 

PUBLICATIONS AND NEWS AGENCIES

The Guardian

Artnet News

Frieze

BBC Radio 4

Positive News

Buzz Feed

Bored Panda

Vox

National Geographic

Reuters

TED