3things - We can change the world

3things is a movement for global goodness.  We believe if each of us take small positive steps, together we can make some big changes.


So whether you've got 3 minutes, 3 weeks or more, you can do 3things to change the world...

An initiative of Oxfam Australia.


people are doing...


things to help change the world

3things people are doing now

Mama Kin's 3things / Writing from South Fremantle

  • 1. -
    Personal Growth and awareness: Compassion in the face of judgement, Love in the face of fear.
  • 2. -
    Grow my own vegies, teach my children how to grow vegies, only buy food that has been produced within a 100km radius of where I live
  • 3. -
    Be engaged in my community, share my harvest, celebrate each others wins, and support each others falls. Do what I love. Sing everyday.

Emma's 3things / Writing from Jan Juc

  • 1. -
    Always check the packet.
  • 2. -
    Volunteer more, always more.
  • 3. -
    Consume less.

3things spotlight


  • The Kerrigan’s had to battle it out for their beloved home in The Castle, but land grabs are happening today on a much wider scale

  • Feelin’ social? You can now find 3things (with an all new logo) on all of our social media channels as @3thingsoxfam. Like, tweet, share, follow + spread the word.

  • Why not use your design skillz for good not evil? Quick, there's only a couple of weeks left to enter the Design for Change challenge!

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What difference does 3things make?

  • Rockin’ the vintage look

    By clothes swapping & op shopping, you’re reducing landfill & the energy that goes into making new garments.

  • Stopping Land Grabs

    You helped to pressure Coke to commit to zero tolerance when it comes to kicking farmers off their land! Sweet!

  • Buying fair trade

    Choosing fair trade means you’re helping farmers get a decent, stable price for their work.

  • Appreciating your food

    With every bite we can support the people who produce our food, and who has access to it.

  • Supporting ethical brands

    By being aware of who's making your clothes and how, you're helping to support a sweat-shop free world.

  • Volunteering

    Many organisations around the world couldn’t survive without volunteers. Sign up & feel good!

  • Riding your pushy

    It not only makes you look good, it’s also better for the environment.

  • Standing up for gender justice

    While you might not know it, you can start being a gender justice hero regardless of gender or geography.

  • Loving H20

    We’re lucky in Australia to have access to clean drinking water. Help make this a reality for everyone.

  • Being the change you want to see

    As Gandhi famously said, ‘Be the change you want to see in the world’. Get some inspiration here.

  • Supporting Indigenous Equality

    Be part of the movement to ensure all Australians have equal access to employment, health and more.

  • Reducing, reusing & recycling

    Yes we all know the importance of recycling, but there’s more that you can do to be sustainable.

  • Embracing your inner advocate

    People power works. Don’t take our word for it; check out some of the recent wins on 3things.

  • Smiling more often

    True- smiling lifts your mood, reduces stress, increases productivity, produces empathy. The list goes on..

  • Being critical of the media

    By being discerning of what the media presents to us, we can make up our own mind about the world.

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Festival of Dangerous Ideas

30 - 31 Aug 2014
Sydney Opera House Circular Quay

The Festival of Dangerous Ideas (FODI) is part of the year-round Ideas at the House program of the Sydney Opera House, presented in association with St James Ethics Centre. Over 30th and 31st August, leading thinkers and culture creators from around the world will take to the stage to bring contentious ideas to the fore and challenge mainstream thought and opinion.

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$10,000? Challenge Accepted.

By: Felicity Wainwright. 14 Jul 2014

You've heard of crowd funding before, and you know of its' capabilities, but have you heard of the Changemakers Festival Crowdfunding Challenge? It's pretty simple, place your great idea onto the StartSomeGood website and you could receive a share of $10,000 to really develop those thoughts. Challenge accepted?

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