Making It Easy for People to do the Right Thing!

Most of us share some basic values like human rights, equality, and social  justice. We share these values because we all believe that these values are very fundamental and indisputable. But when it comes to the animal rights or in much general way “rights of nature” we generally find some excuses to do the “right […]

This journey did not end at the Future Forum

“It’s a dangerous business going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings Zlatka: @ghizlane,[themify_icon icon=”fa-heart-o” link=”http://”]: How was the time leading up to the Future Forum for you? How did […]

A sharing bond

It was on the 14th of November, at night, when everything started. Two introverts, two cities and two buddy-exchanges that were waiting to happen. First destination: Athens. When Kriszta arrived in her host’s house she felt like home. Here, just like in her hometown, the streets were so busy and there where no parking places. […]

What is coaching and why should we try it?

A lot of things happen when you start doing a ‘social impact project’. I did a few and experienced a lot of personal and practical challenges. It calls upon strengths like perseverance, flexibility, asking for help and sometimes letting go of initial ideas. It is also a challenge to implement a project next to other […]

Change hurts, but it’s worth it

The weeks have passed since the NOW Encounter ended. Those 10 days were powerful and life changing. Thinking back recalls warm, positive and energizing emotions. What they created for me, is an ongoing reflection on who I am and what I really need in my life. Our little paradise Imagine: no hate or judgement, just […]

Opening my learning diary

I have always thought that to change something we need to be mad, violent and explode because all the things our planet suffers from are just too much to handle calmly. I have always wanted to grow up faster. I have creative, effective ideas, but only a few people will consider them. They think I have […]

The NOW educational approach – or why I consider myself a learner

What do you do? If you are not a nurse, a painter or a lawyer, you might know how difficult this question can be. I like to think of myself as an educator. Here’s a bit about the journey that brought me to leading the educational design team of NOW and about what the NOW […]

Out of the safe zone towards new beginnings

It all started on a Saturday. I was having a good time my time with family – playing board games and laughing. Like always, I checked my iPhone out of the habit, you know…just in case something interesting happens. Usually, I get few Facebook notifications and spam or work mail, but on that particular Saturday […]

The Sustainability Challenge – or how far will you go for your values?

Most organization have values and ideas of how they would like to treat our planet and the people that live on it. Reality, however, is much more difficult – especially when it comes to upholding values of sustainability. Here’s how NOW tries to deal with that. Being active in social change, it is not a […]

NOW participants – the who and the how for change

It’s happening! After months of planning, the NOW journey is finally materializing. We are in the middle of selecting our participants and can’t wait to get to know the first 30 NOWers to start their Journey. What could be a better response to our project than getting 140 applications? 140 young people who want to […]