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Breaking chains – making change!

“Living Differently” was the theme for One World Week 2014. It led on from the previous year's theme about consumption.

It recognised that we needed to make changes in our lifestyles to secure a fairer, more satisfying, life for us all and one that would protect the planet's resources for future generations.

 Our subtitle “Breaking chains - making change” was inspired by Nelson Mandela’s words:

“... to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others”.

OWW invited people to organise or support activities and events in local communities that promote and involved active citizenship through:

  • § Sourcing food differently
  • § Reducing wastefulness 
  • § Using money differently    

 These simple steps would help us to break the chains of the global food supply systems and consumer habits that damage the environment and communities worldwide and find different ways to use money to make changes that would build a fairer more sustainable world.  

In One World Week, events explored examples of how communities here and around the world were choosing to live differently and make the change together.