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...

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Inspiring Holiday Couch Sessions #2 - Life-changing Books

By: Catherine C, posted in: Music and arts
26 Dec 2013.
During the madness of the working / studying / partying year, we can all be forgiven for reaching for an easy end-of-the-day page turner - a book that's not too mentally taxing but can leave you feeling a bit like you do after eating KFC - initially satisfied but ultimately a little dirty and unfulfilled. With the long summery days ahead, why not pick up something with a bit more substance and get ye inspired. In the second part of our series of couch sessions, here are our favourite inspirational reads... Read the full story »

Tru Story Cuz – get into it, not out of it

By: 3things, posted in: Music and arts Indigenous
29 Oct 2013.
November is 3things' Art + Social Justice month and what better way to kick things off than checking out these uber talented lads from NSW, making amazing art that also makes a difference. The Make Art Make Change project scouted three young Aboriginal artists from around NSW (Condobolin, Marayong and Dubbo) and supported them in creating unique artworks over 9 months that had a health message. Read the full story »

Mama Kin and her Sole Mamas Soul Journey

By: 3things, posted in: Music and arts 3things Volunteer
28 Oct 2013.
Completing her first 100km challenge has topped off a fantastic week for Danielle Caruana, aka Mama Kin, who also just found out she is nominated for Best Blues and Roots album at the ARIA awards. We have a chat to her about how the epic walk went, epiphanies along the way and find out this amazing woman's 3things to change the world. Read the full story »

Congrats you lucky devils!

A big congratulations to the winners of our #3littlethings competition in conjunction with One Direction, Maggie from Sydney, Danielle from the Gold Coast and Jacinta from Adelaide. Just like 1D, we believe little things can make a huge positive impact - like buying the fair trade goodies in these packages. Read the full story »

The 1DTake Me Home Tour

3 things and One Direction have a lot in common: very good looking and hordes of adoring fans (!) More importantly, we're both about doing small things that have big positive impacts. Because of this, we were invited along to the 1D concerts to spread the Oxfam message of sustainable and ethical living. Our volunteer Rosemary, a very adoring fan, was there and gives us the full wrap up of the night. Read the full story »

We need a One Direction volunteer!

Want to help out Oxfam and 3things when we go to the One Direction concerts in Sydney and Melbourne in a couple of weeks? Come volunteer for us! Read the full story »

The Eco Generation?

He pedals out on his eco-friendly bicycle, his eco-friendly biodegradable jumper rippling over his eco-friendly $300 chino pants. His trendy uppercut ripples in the wind as he glides past rows of trendy cafes, and the crowds follow. Here is Generation Y at its finest: so trendy it’s ironic, so active it’s life-changing, so commendably original in all its fashionable green glory. But for society’s emphasis on championing the young adult generation as the big environmental saviours, it was a shock when the American Psychological Association revealed a significant decline in political and cultural participation since the baby boomer generation. Read the full story »

AYAD Volunteer Story: Creative Writing in Indonesia

As an Australian Youth Ambassador for Development (AYAD) through the Australian Government's AusAID, Hannah Maddison-Harris is undertaking a 12-month assignment as Creative Writing and Journalism Trainer at Yayasan Cipta Mandiri (YCM), a foundation for underprivileged youth in Bogor, Indonesia. Her counterpart is Ronatal (Ronald) Siahaan, a tutor at YCM. Here on the 3things blog, Hannah and Ronald go through their experiences working together. Read the full story »

Chime for Change

From Jennifer Lopez to Blake Lively, the celebrities were out in full force for the 'Chime For Change: The Sound of Change' live concert at Twickenham Stadium, London, last weekend. The evening was full of surprise performances and collaborations and raked in an estimated $4.3 million in ticket sales, all of which will go towards funding grassroots girls’ and women’s empowerment programs. Read the full story »

Oxfam's latest video. Inspired by Coldplay. Starring you.

Wow. We asked you – Coldplay fans, Oxfam supporters and creative geniuses – to send us photos and videos of ordinary things out of place, and you responded in thousands. You sent 7,000 pics and films, from 55 countries, in five continents! (What, no Coldplay fans in Antarctica?) Read the full story »

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