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About our mission 

Through storytelling, videos and interviews, you’ll always have something positive and inspiring to learn about on Reasons to be Hopeful. 

Visit us regularly to keep up to date with local and global initiatives that are making our planet a better place. 


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Do you know about a person, project or invention that is making a difference, either locally or globally? Get in touch and become one of our Reasons to be Hopeful!

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Do you, your family or friends want to hear more about the inspiring   people and inventions working to repair our planet? Join our community! 

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Are you involved in a project making a difference and want more people to know about it? Get in touch or send us a 90 second video about your work!


About our founder, Jane Taylor Rahman

Jane has been a psychotherapist for 16 years and a parent for 13.


It is through this combination that she realised how the climate crisis can impact wellbeing. She has witnessed climate anxiety, especially understanding how it plays out in young minds.

Having familiarised herself with the research so far on eco anxiety, her awareness of how language and information can impact our neurobiology - the potential it has to either increase anxiety and fear levels or calm us - led to the idea of creating Reasons to be Hopeful.

 ​Jane wants to share information that may help reduce fear and promote understanding of possible actions for good. This means alerting people to the steps being taken to improve the future of our planet and environment. Therefore, not centering all information around fear, which often happens in the regular media.

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