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

Lee-Anne's 3things / Writing from Tasmania

  • 1. -
    create a farmers market
  • 2. -
    ride my bike to work
  • 3. -
    recycle & regift

Naomi's 3things / Writing from Australia

  • 1. -
    Recycle, Recycle, Recycle
  • 2. -
    Encourage, Support, Love
  • 3. -
    Be the change I want to see in the world

3things spotlight


  • Can you write? We need you for our new site! If you love pop culture and social justice, we have just the gig for you. Drop us a line for more info.

  • Join us on September 18th for some Mountain Goat Beer, misschu rice paper rolls and some seriously fast talk about food!

  • The excitement levels are building… watch this space

  • Our government might be dragging their feet, but people power is making a difference – thanks to you we just had a massive win in the fight against climate change

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Check out who's onboard

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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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Fast Food - Free Event!

18 Sep 2014
Level 3, Central Chippendale

Oxfam Australia has partnered with misschu to bring you Fast Food – a series of 5 minute fast-talks from 8 people within the industry using their passions for food to create social change! It will be a really fun and inspiring event, with beers and rice paper rolls provided by our friends over at Mountain Goat and misschu.

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3 Food Trends to Make You Smile

By: Kate Roff. 11 Aug 2014

We hear the doom and gloom when it comes to food, but here's some good news. From munching on bugs to communal feasting, there's some pretty interesting + inspiring food trends happening at the moment. Read on to discover what's been happening in the world of food and why we should feel good about it!

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