A great idea for a website and a great idea full stop…
Who are we?
We’re not another charity. We’re not an institution. We Are What We Do is a movement. We’d like to inspire people to use their everyday actions to change the world. Whoever they are. And wherever they are. And that includes you.
We’ve created 100 simple, everyday actions that can improve our environment, our health, and our communities, making our workplaces, planet and the people on it much happier. We started by putting these actions in a book, but the whole movement is getting bigger. And bigger.
Change the World for Ten Bucks was first published in Australia in partnership with Pilotlight Australia. Pilotlight Australia is a charity committed to inspiring and enabling others to find new ways to make a difference to significant social issues. It connects unlikely combinations of people across corporate, community, government and media to generate fresh approaches to philanthropy such as the book, Change the World for Ten Bucks.
As a result of Pilotlight’s support We Are What We Do Australia was established and has gone on to publish our second book, Change the World 9 to 5. We have also spread our wings to New Zealand with the launch of Change the World for Fifteen Bucks in Feb 08.
Where did the idea originate?
We Are What We Do began life as a project of the charity Community Links. Community Links is an innovative inner city charity running community-based projects in east London. Founded by local volunteers , the charity now helps over 50,000 vulnerable children, young people and adults every year. Most of its work is delivered in Newham, one of the poorest boroughs in Europe, whilst Links UK shares the local experience with practitioners and policy makers nationwide through an extensive training, consultancy and publications programme.
For more information www.community-links.org/
How are we funded?
Any profit that we make from the books will go to the expansion of We Are What We Do worldwide, including in Australia and New Zealand.
We aim to continue to work with partners on a pro bono basis to develop new products and initiatives which are modestly priced (and therefore accessible to as many people as possible) but which make a modest surplus which can then be used to develop and sustain the movement around the world.
Who makes it happen?
You do. Everyone does. There are hundreds of people all around the world taking part on various projects – on editions of the book, films, exhibitions and websites, not to mention all the people carrying out actions and helping to spread the word. The amazing thing is that pretty much everyone’s doing it for nothing – well not for money that is. We’re all doing it for the biggest prize there is – the happy knowledge that we are all doing our bit. And our bit counts because others are doing their bit too.
So what can you do?
Well, the short answer is loads…
Obviously the first thing is to get and do the actions, or if you’re already doing them, give yourself a little pat on the back and then visit our Do Something section to…
Get tracking! Sign up and track your actions and don’t forget to get our monthly newsletter
Tell the world! Let everybody know what you’re up to, post a message on our soapbox
Dare a friend! In order for this to work we’ve got to get as many people as we can involved, so whip out your address book and drae your friends to act
And of course you could visit our Shopping page and buy our books
So that’s us.
Thanks for visiting our site. Thanks for signing up to do our actions (and not just once, but everyday), thanks for joining in, telling others and spreading the word.
Who are we? We Are What We Do.