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Charity Governance Awards We won an award! 2020 Board Diversity and Inclusion Award

PIRC is delighted to have won the Board Diversity and Inclusion 2020 Charity Governance Award. We were honoured to have been considered alongside two such amazing organisations as Happy Baby Community and Irise International. PIRC works alongside civil society organisations for social justice. We have recognised for some years that in order to live ourRead more

New Project Framing Climate Justice Applications Open!

Catastrophic heatwaves, devastating droughts, deadly wildfires and extreme storms. In 2018, the world saw glimpses of what the future could be without urgent action to solve the climate crisis. But everywhere, people are coming together to organise for real climate solutions. More than ever, we need to be fighting to win, to shift the narrative,Read more

New Publication General Election Framing Guide 3

For anyone working towards a more equitable, democratic and sustainable society It’s just seven days until the polling stations close. Depending on your constitution (and/or the most recent poll you have seen), you might feel we are living in exciting (or terrifying) political times, or you might agree with Brenda in Bristol that there is justRead more

New Kickstarter VALUES: 58 IDEAS WE LIVE BY 1 A deck of illustrated value cards...

KICKSTARTER LAUNCHED Values: 58 Ideas We Live By  is a beautiful deck of cards for exploring who we are, designed by Genis Carreras in collaboration with PIRC. “Love. Creativity. Enjoyment. Curiosity. Friendship. Purpose. Psychological research shows that we are all driven by the same things – but differ in how we prioritise them. Fifty-eight valuesRead more

Common Cause training in June

In June, we’re running a Common Cause training course in the beautiful hills of mid-Wales. It”ll be an exciting three days of participatory learning, exploring creative, values-based tools for social or environmental change. Find out more

Smart CSOs – Searching for new cultural stories in civil society

In October the Smart CSOs Lab hosted a conference in Germany attended by over 80 activists and researchers from 14 different countries. This video was produced at the conference and shows voices of activists from different parts of the world and different sectors of civil society talking about their frustrations, motivations and inspirations to join the growing movementRead more

The Common Cause Handbook

We’ve just completed our latest piece of work, The Common Cause Handbook. It’s a practical and accessible introduction to the importance of values and frames for organisations working towards a more sustainable and just society.

Why the doubters are wrong about green jobs in Scotland 1

This is a guest post from Friends of the Earth Scotland’s Energy Campaigner, Beth Stratford. The Scotsman printed a two page spread in the lead up to the Scottish election warning that the SNP’s target for 100% renewable electricity by 2020 would ‘wreak significant damage on the Scottish Labour market’, citing as evidence a reportRead more

Maybe it’s time to stop talking about behaviour change? 8

Ro Randall is founder and director of Cambridge Carbon Footprint, a Cambridge based charity that uses approaches drawn from psychotherapy and community work to engage diverse audiences in work on climate change. She blogs at rorandall.org. Behaviour change is the new black – although the idea has been around for a while it is increasingly theRead more

UK’s total emissions set to rise: new data obtained by PIRC 3

The UK’s total emissions are set to rise, PIRC can reveal – as shown in yet-to-be-published calculations by the government’s Carbon Trust. Whilst on paper, Britain’s carbon emissions have declined, in reality they have grown – once emissions from imported goods are factored in. From a consumption perspective, the UK’s emissions have risen by 19%Read more