There are plenty of ways to change the world

From donating to volunteering to making little changes to your daily routine - there are many ways that we can help make the world a fairer place. Read on for more.

1. Donate

To make things easy, we've cherry picked a handful of organisations that we feel are working hard to address injustice and fairness in Australia. So if you share our values, why not consider donating to one of the organisations below.

Asylum Seeker Resource Center →
Human Rights Law Center →
Environment Victoria →
Healing Foundation →
FareShare →
Safe Steps →
Lifeline →

" Be the change you want to see in the world. "

- Mahatma Ghandi

2. change your habits

There are many ways we can help create a fairer, safer world for humans and animals that don't involve donating money. Each day, we make thousands of choices. By being more conscious about these choices and making small changes in our behaviour and habits, we can make a huge difference. Here are some actions - mostly small - that can help change the world. 

Live sustainably

  • Give a crap
    Buy 100% recycled toilet paper from your supermarket, but preferably directly from Who Gives a Crap, a company dedicated to reducing the number of people in the world (2.3 billion) who don't have access to a toilet.
  • Recycle, recycle, recycle
    Phones, computers, batteries, spectacles, books, ink cartridges, clothing etc.
  • Use reusable cups
    Say no to polystyrene coffee cups. Instead, carry your own reusable cup to reduce landfill. Or, at the very least, say "no thanks" to a lid.
  • Turn it down
    Put on a jumper and turn down your thermostat down by one degree or - if you are outrageously brave - two degrees. You'll save the environment and dollars.
  • Turn it off
    Save energy by using a power board and turning off your computer and TV at the switch rather than using standby mode.
  • Switch over
    Switch your electricity supplier to Powershop and support Oxfam at the same time.
  • Say no to plastic
    Wherever possible, refuse plastic bags when shopping as these can take up to 500 years to decay in a landfill. Instead, buy and use a reusable shopping bag.
  • Harness the sun
    Install solar panels in your home and save money and the planet at the same time.
  • Eat your greens
    Eat less meat and fish. More resources are required for meat than plant-based food.

Donate yourself

Support your community

  • Go shopping
    Acknowledge the wonderful volunteers in your local op shop by shopping there and paying more than they ask for!
  • Shop local
    Support your local community by shopping locally.
  • Be nice
    Acknowledge good service with a smile and a thank you.

Fight inequality

  • Support the homeless
    Buy a copy of The Big Issue and support the homeless or visit Share The Dignity for ideas on how to help homeless women.
  • Give your time
    Do something for nothing. Make a difference and meet people by volunteering. Find out about available opportunities at Volunteering Australia.
  • Reduce poverty
    Support the social enterprise Thank You (who work hard to reduce world poverty) by buying their body care and baby products.
  • Help disadvantaged communities
    Donate to Soap Aid improve hygiene practices in disadvantaged communities whilst also contributing to a reduction in environmental degradation.
  • Go visiting
    Take a house-bound person out for a cuppa, a visit, a drive etc...anywhere 'out'.
  • Donate money
     Save money and support Oxfam.

Stop animal cruelty

If you would like to add to this list, please write to us with your ideas.

" The hope of a secure and liveable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood. "

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Send us your ideas

If you have any ideas about making the world a fairer place, and you would like to share these with us, we would be delighted to receive your thoughts.

Thank you for sharing your ideas with us! 

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- The Fair World Foundation Team

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