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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
Two women - Jordan Magrobi (left) and Quote This Woman+ founder Kathy Magrobi (right) standing outside in front of a green leafy background.

Quote This Woman+ is amplifying women in the news

6 min read Men's voices outnumber women's voices in the media. Meet the women who have figured out a simple, powerful way to change that.
27.01.2022/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
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 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 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
Refugee rights, refugees walking

The Refugee Rights Project is using Instagram for education

4 min read Refugee Rights Project is an educational Instagram account breaking down tough topics into accessible chunks and challenges people to join the fight for a better future.
01.09.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
food provisions team at calais food collective smiling and standing together with their branded tshirts

Grassroots food provisions – security and dignity for refugees during the pandemic

5 min read Calais Food Collective was created out of necessity at the beginning of the pandemic. A year later, their mission prevails.
10.07.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
Two native elders standing together with a mask on posing for Protect Native Elders

Protect Native Elders – The Interview

9 min read Grassroots organisation Protect Native Elders became first responders for Indigenous tribes all over America.
07.07.2021/by Everyday Grit Team