Words by Everyday Grit Team

A line of protesters wearing face-masks and photographed in 3/4 profile as the stand in a street holding signs against Coal Power

Kimiko Hirata launches a grassroots campaign that stops the Japanese coal industry dead in its tracks.

6 min read It wasn't going to be a fair fight, her NGO was understaffed and underfunded. But Kimiko Hirata was not going to back down. She took on some of the wealthiest, most powerful institutions in the world and forced them to do the unimaginable.
29.04.2022/by Everyday Grit Team
Four people including Phil Miller of FILSAA at CUNY Law school holding a mic and wearing a blue hoodie and jeans, standing in front of a crowd of people at an "Unlock the Bar" rally

FILSAA – where students balance the scales of justice

11 min read This group of students at CUNY School of Law is helping formerly incarcerated people become lawyers and play a vital role in reforming a broken criminal justice system.
15.04.2022/by Everyday Grit Team
Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief Freda Huson wearing a plaid fleece jacket stands in front of a backdrop of forest trees

“No consent ? No pipeline.” Indigenous leader Freda Huson will not cede.

6 min read Canadian Indigenous leader wins the 2021 Right Livelihood Award for courageous, peaceful resistance in a life or death fight against the Coastal Gaslink pipeline.
09.02.2022/by Everyday Grit Team
Alex Stephany, the founder of BEAM, the homeless crowdfunding platform, standing at what appears to be a wooden table directly facing the camera, with his arms and elbows resting on the wooden planks of the table, the lower part of his body is hidden from view by the table. He is smiling and wears a pale tee shirt with the word BEAM printed across his chest. In the background, out of focus, are wooden shelves filled with green plants and large green plants placed on the floor in back of him.

Homeless crowdfunding site nearing 1000th campaign

6 min read The world's first crowdfunding platform helping people experiencing homelessness to find stable jobs and homes.
24.01.2022/by Everyday Grit Team
A kelp stalk and bulb from which grow several ribbon-like blades of seaweed against a green watery background with a glowing source of light top-center frame

Seaweed fiber is the future of fashion

3 min read Recent research is uncovering the shocking impact of fast fashion on our oceans. Textiles made from seaweed fiber may help turn the tide.
13.01.2022/by Everyday Grit Team
A classroom setting of adolescent students sitting at desks that are pushed together, facing a teacher who is standing in front of a variety of teaching materials - whiteboards, screens and posters - that are hanging on the wall

Teach The Future – start looking up

4 min read Schools are not doing enough to help students prepare and face climate change. This youth-led campaign is making history with its plan to "change all that."
11.01.2022/by Everyday Grit Team
The words Black is Beautiful printed against an interlocking geometrical mosaic of different shades of black and brown tiles

“Black is Beautiful” – the beer that taps an outpouring of support

3 min read A black brewer shares his secret beer recipe online.
Over 1000 breweries worldwide have copied it - for free - raising awareness of the injustices faced by people of color.
03.01.2022/by Everyday Grit Team
A red ans white Christmas stocking hanging abovean assortment of handmade christmas tree ornaments and gift boxes, set against darl wood paneling

Handmade gifts that are redefining online shopping

5 min read Looking for an OG handmade gift ? Want to create connection with the things you buy online ? Head over to these sites to discover the work of people who put their face, name, and heart into their work.
15.12.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
Podcaster Craig Gavigan of "The Unplugged Debate" sitting in the woods by a lake with a husky and holding a camera

“The Unplugged Debate”- journeying with a Scottish park ranger

3 min read Husky sledding, surfing, skydiving, or swimming the English Channel - The Unplugged Debate's guests talk about the entanglements between technology and the outdoors.
13.12.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
A pair of elderly hands hold a wooden toy and a carving tool. The hands belong to a person with a long white beard and dressed in red and white clothes. There are other wooden toys and carving tools on the wooden table on which the hands rest. Could this be Santa Claus, an elf or maybe even TranSanta ?

TranSanta – Secret Santas who are helping trans youth to have happier holidays

4 min read A massive outpouring of support for a brilliant social media idea that is reaching vulnerable, at-risk trans youth and touching hearts around the world during the holidays
09.12.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
A group of eight women and men from Green@Blue standing outside in a wild grassy field against the backdrop of a line o trees

The Bee Brick is creating buzz and saving bees

3 min read A Cornish couple's design workshop merges a passion for nature with intelligent design to create elegant household materials with a positive impact on nature.
02.12.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
A light-haired man in a cardigan and a dark-haired woman wearing a colorful scarf - therapists Roland and Sabine Bosel - gaze smilingly at each other.

Breaking the cycles of generational trauma

8 min read Meet the therapists from Vienna who are helping families around the world to break free from the cycles of generational trauma simply by talking.
24.11.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
Peace and gender activist Marthe Wandou standing with arms outstretched, gesturing to her left, against the backdrop of a gray wall and wrought iron window with a young woman seated on her right

Marthe Wandou – girls’ well-being begins with community

5 min read Cameroon's first winner of the Right Livelihood Prize is mobilizing entire communities to heal and end gender-based violence.
19.10.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
Where love is illegal - two people holding hands

Where Love Is Illegal, personal testimonies of survival

7 min read There are still 70 countries where people who love each other must do so in secret. Award-winning photojournalist Robin Hammond's project connects people, opens minds, and stops people's brutal punishment where love is illegal.
14.10.2021/by Everyday Grit Team

“Witness Change” tells the story of 1000 dreams

5 min read This small, dynamic team is using visual storytelling to shine a light on excluded and stigmatized people.
11.10.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
A couple Caribbean reef sharks glide through the clear water of Grand Bahama island against the backdrop of a sandy ocean for and a small coral reef.

Shark reporting checklist – it’s not exactly what you think

4 min read "The biggest threat to marine life is believing that ‘someone else’ will save it."
Graham Buckingham decided to stop waiting for “someone else to do something”.
17.09.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
Bike Brigade featured image of a bearded cyclist wearing a hooded jacket and back pack speeds through the pouring rain as pedestrians walk down a sidewalk of an urban street

Bike Brigade offers free delivery service for people in need

6 min read An initiative that sprung up during the Covid-19 pandemic. The riders offer free delivery of critical necessities that people cannot pick up in person.
The packages contain hot meals, food essentials, protective equipment or other supplies for the communities they serve.
15.09.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
TransActual closeup of a person seen from behind wrapped in a Transgender Flag worn as a cape

TransActual UK: advocacy for a more inclusive world

6 min read jane fae of TransActual UK talks about fundamental human rights and the fight that trans people face making their voices heard.
30.08.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
Resident decision making the elevated railway crossing with the painted words Camden Lock on a sunny day with many people in the street

Resident decision making builds a stronger community

3 min read Camden Giving is on a mission “to end local inequality and end racial injustice wherever it shows up.” 
Resident decision-making puts problem-solving power into the hands of the people who are impacted by these problems.
29.07.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
place based giving three young people sitting at a table, two laughing and one drinking from a mug a

Place based giving – who’s got the power?

10 min read Camden Giving is a “by-the-community-for-the-community” crowdfunding charity. Their driving idea is to give decision-making power to people from within the community.
29.07.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
social change young Changemaker at school

Social change sparking a generation

3 min read TribesforGOOD believes that social changemaking is a powerful idea whose time has come.
18.07.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
young changemaker in India facing the sun

Young changemakers in India who are “giving back”

7 min read Tribes for GOOD - the social impact platform training young changemakers in India to become the social entrepreneurs of tomorrow.
10.07.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
Agroforesa young woman walking bridge in agroforestry solutions farm

Agroforestry solutions – a bridge to a fossil fuel-free future

6 min read Agroforestry solutions are a powerful answer to the problem of increasing CO2 emissions.
13.07.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
refugee fashion designer Teem Khan stands in front of a shuttered storefront

Teem Khan – refugee fashion designer and human rights activist

10 min read Teem Khan, the genderfluid, organic and vegan-approved clothing brand whose refugee fashion designer is a human rights activist
16.07.2021/by Everyday Grit Team