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How are we using social media for good?

Humans thrive and survive on community. Our phones are like an extra limb, an extra organ. We sleep next to it, and keep it in our pocket. 24 hours a day. 7 billion people are on the planet, and 6 billion have a phone. More than have access to clean drinking water or electricity. But, what are we doing with these tiny and powerful devices in our pockets?

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Culture Change for Climate Change

This week, we attended the University of Sunderland for the North East Culture Partnership annual forum, which focused on climate change and the cultural sector. The event information told attendees that it would be a stimulating, practical and challenging day, aimed at generating positive ideas about how we can deliver individual and collective change in the cultural sector and use our influence in wider society. Having had some time to absorb the experience of the day, I believe this was successfully achieved. Attending as a representative and team member of Sail Creative I went in the belief that both as individuals and as an organisation, we do everything we can to promote positive social change, using our skill and creativity to push this everyday. I left the day however with the sobering realisation that in terms of climate change we are simply not doing enough. We left the day however with the sobering realisation that in terms of climate change we are simply not doing enough. 

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What inspires us? 👀

Books are invaluable. They share ideas and different perspectives, help us relax and disengage, develop our verbal abilities, improve our focus and concentration, reduce our stress levels and don’t contribute to global warming. Books also share life-changing viewpoints.

At Sail, we like books about people, full of world-changing ideas that challenge societal norms. Here are our 3 favourite books we read in 2019.

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Our 2019 highlights

It’s been quite a year for Sail, we have worked on some fantastic projects, met some real game changers, connected with diverse communities and been humbled by some truly inspirational individuals. Life can fly by so fast sometimes that you barely get to take a moment and reflect on your experiences, but taking the time to write this blog only solidifies our passion for connecting with and working alongside people and audiences we care about. Here’s a few of our 2019 highlights. 

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Raising awareness of young adult carers

Sail have been working with Newcastle Carers for the past few months to digitise a campaign we created with Young Adult Carers last year, #WeCareToo. The campaign’s aim is to raise awareness of professionals to help identify young adult carers. To launch the project, a group of Young Adult Carers organised and hosted an event to over 100 professionals.

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Finding Meaning

Meaning Conference is an annual gathering of people that believe business has a critical role to play in creating a more sustainable, equitable and humane world.

I attending Meaning this year as I know the positive impact conferences can have on mindset and business decisions. They inspire, connect and enable you to reflect. I wanted to share some key highlights (although there were many)!

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