Founded in 2007 by Charlotte Squire, Happyzine’s purpose is to inspire positive social and environmental change via good news. Happyzine is ‘solutions journalism’ – showcasing inspiring action and developments within fields that have generally been portrayed as beyond hope. There’s always hope. Happyzine is contributed to by dozens of change makers and writers who feel the same. Happyzine also offers two Friday ezines (look right). One is a free, basic good-news low-down. The other Club Happyzine ezine is the full good news experience. Pay what you can afford to join up!
Here’s a 90 second video (thanks to the Regeneration crew, about Charlotte Squire, the founder of Happyzine – including what inspired her to start it up, and what it’s all about:
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The Happyzine Definition of Good News
Happyzine good-news stories demonstrate a fresh and inspiring perspective of anything from an everyday event, to one of the many challenges and/or opportunities that we as a society face. Happyzine material demonstrates the creative, the optimistic and the innovative. It shows that for every perceived obstacle, there are countless ways of moving through, around, or over it. It provides a forum for flexible, positively expectant thinkers to express their world-views about each other, our society, our environment and our ideas. It offers thoughtfully and creatively prepared news options to an audience who are mindful of what they focus upon.