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Humans in Geelong Book to INSPIRE, CONNECT, STRENGTHEN our Community.

Positive local stories of opportunities, equity, cultural diversity, sustainability, creativity.

SUCCESSFUL PROJECT

Project details

Suggested by: Jacqui

Project partner: Geelong Sustainability Group Incorporated

Region

Barwon

Budget

$51,607.00

Votes

347 votes received

It's time to share positive local stories!
We'll INSPIRE, CONNECT, STRENGTHEN our community by producing an inspirational, educational 200-page book:
-45 stories about local change-makers
-additional 35 uplifting quotes
-listing all 250 stories to date
-stunning local photos
-capturing hearts, minds and souls
-free copies for schools, libraries, neighbourhood houses and community groups
-uniting our community, and the world, with positivity, creativity, hope, education and resilience
-backed by City of Greater Geelong, Geelong Library and Geelong Sustainability Inc.
Humans in Geelong - a dedicated team of volunteers, with no funding, using social media and demonstrating uplifting community benefits.

Geelong’s in the midst of transformation from a manufacturing hub to a vital clever and creative region.
Using storytelling, as does Aaron Foley, Chief Storyteller in Detroit USA, our book will INSPIRE, CONNECT, STRENGTHEN our community by:
• contributing to creating a fair, just and empathetic community
• supporting local job creation and diverse volunteer contributions
• delivering inspiring ‘Humans in Geelong’ talks & free books to libraries, schools, media, business & BNIs, service clubs, emergency services, faith communities, seniors, multicultural, community, women’s and men’s groups
Stories are powerful and uplifting, they arouse feelings, open minds and stimulate positive change.

SUCCESSFUL PROJECT

Project details

Suggested by: Jacqui

Project partner: Geelong Sustainability Group Incorporated

Region

Barwon

Budget

$51,607.00

Votes

347 votes received

Comments

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Jan

17 Aug 2018

Hope Cherished Pets win

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > Jan

18 Aug 2018

We love working with Cherished Pets to spread the word. They don't have a project in 'Pick My Project' but Humans in Geelong will be featuring them in our Book about the amazing locals who are making a difference.

Deb Singleton

16 Aug 2018

Thank you Jacqui. I hope you win because your proposal of the book in all schools will benefit a huge group of young people and their teachers. Positive stories that inspire all.

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > Deb Singleton

16 Aug 2018

Thanks Deb. This inspirational book about locals who are making a difference would be a huge benefit to all schools. I hope the schools get behind this project and vote for it.

EMMA MCD

16 Aug 2018

Love the work of Humans in Geelong! Jacqui is an inspiration and sharing stories that deserve to be heard xx

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > EMMA MCD

16 Aug 2018

Thanks Emma. Our team feel privileged to be sharing these positive stories about locals in our region.

Markhar

16 Aug 2018

Storytelling is been part of human culture for millennia! These inspiring stories will resonate so well with all those at-risk individuals privileged to hear them and create a wave of motivation throughout the community.

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > Markhar

16 Aug 2018

We love that, we want to create a wave of motivation, a movement. We are calling it the HuG movement - Humans uplifting Geelong. Thanks Mark.

LachlanBaulch

16 Aug 2018

A great community initiative that Cottage by the Sea is proud to be associated with.

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > LachlanBaulch

16 Aug 2018

Thanks Lachie and Cottage by the Sea. Let's hope we get this project off the ground so the book can go free to all schools, libraries, community groups and tertiary institutions in our region.

Tracey

15 Aug 2018

Humans in Geelong have raised awareness of so many important societal challenges from homelessness, mental health, poverty and supporting new refugees. They do this with the utmost respect and empathy and with such a positive narrative. They demonstrate that as a community we have an amazing capacity to love and care for each other. Thank you Humans in Geelong for being such a positive influence in our community.

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > Tracey

16 Aug 2018

Thank you Tracey for your kind words and your support.

Lizardsbreath

15 Aug 2018

Humans In Geelong inspires community spirit, creativity and helping others!

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > Lizardsbreath

16 Aug 2018

So many good things come of helping others. Thanks for your support.

Fribbs

15 Aug 2018

An amazing initiative, Jacqui Bennett has put in so much energy reporting on such a positive spin on life. There are wonderful people out there that we do not hear about. In a world is full of negativity this is such an inspirational site.

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > Fribbs

15 Aug 2018

Thank you for your kind words of support. The community of the Geelong region is amazing and we can't wait to showcase it in a book.

Happy Paws Professional Dog Behaviour Training

15 Aug 2018

Fantastic way to here about the amazing people in their communitys Awesome.

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > Happy Paws Professional Dog Behaviour Training

15 Aug 2018

Thanks guys. We are thrilled with how the Humans in Geelong project is going and this book is just what our region needs.

ElectricRufus

15 Aug 2018

Great resource to share the fantastic things happening in Geelong

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > ElectricRufus

15 Aug 2018

There are certainly SO many great things happening in our region, we feel priviledged to be sharing them.

SGR

15 Aug 2018

People need to hear about the amazing people in their community and this is a great way to do this

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > SGR

15 Aug 2018

Thanks, we feel priviledged to be telling the positive stories of people making a difference.

Wax Judge

14 Aug 2018

Pride in our local community is a great motivator. It helps people connect and find common ground.

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > Wax Judge

15 Aug 2018

Thanks, yes, that's our aim, to inspire, connect and strengthen. To use the powerful medium of storytelling to create positive social change.

Althea

14 Aug 2018

"Humans in Geelong" has been very successful in just two years in connecting the Geelong Community through good news stories of individuals and groups that are inspirational in the ways they are making a difference in a great variety of ways. Many of these have been about people who otherwise perhaps did not have a voice through which to project their clever and creative contributions. The proposed book will be a great asset in further connecting, inspiring and strengthening our Geelong community.

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > Althea

15 Aug 2018

Thanks for being part of the team Althea. Our team are amazing. Each person brings their own skills and talents and the overall benefit goes to our community.

HeatherK

14 Aug 2018

Great work team well deserved 🤗

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > HeatherK

15 Aug 2018

Thanks Heather. We are so excited about this project and are thrilled with the positive response from the community.

mystery voter

14 Aug 2018

hoping for an autographed copy!

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > mystery voter

14 Aug 2018

With love to ...

JB3

14 Aug 2018

Thank you to everyone who has voted for our community book. We aim to inspire - connect - strengthen our community. Please rally as many people as you can to vote for the Humans in Geelong Book.

JanJ

14 Aug 2018

We need more positivity in the world to counteract all the negativity heard daily on mainstream media - this coffee book will be a gem of positive people and uplifting stories.

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > JanJ

14 Aug 2018

Absolute gems, amazing locals making a difference. Inspiring - connecting - strengthening our community.

Rebecca

13 Aug 2018

Humans in Geelong stories bring hope, inspiration and a sense that people in our community really care and want to make a difference. Jacqui's book will help start conversations about many topics kept in the shadows.

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > Rebecca

14 Aug 2018

We are overwhelmed by the huge number of local people and groups that are making a difference. They are all being clever and creative in their own ways and inspiring others.

KenB

13 Aug 2018

Featuring folks who disappear into the fabric of Geelong, but really should be celebrated as the gems they are. I love following the Humans In Geelong stories. It’s incerdible what local folks have achieved and can achieve.

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > KenB

14 Aug 2018

It has been amazing finding out what and who is the fabric that is holding up our community. Everyone has a story.

philh

13 Aug 2018

This is very special. The opportunity to highlight the wonderful and inspiring things people and organisations are doing in our region is a privilege. At last we have the opportunity to share good news stories.

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > philh

14 Aug 2018

Positivity is the answer. Having an amazing team of dedicated, like-minded, caring humans has been paramount to this successful project and movement - the HuG movement!

Jules R

13 Aug 2018

Inspiring positive stories about our fabulous town

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > Jules R

14 Aug 2018

Geelong and region is unique in its size, country community feel, lifestyle, opportunities. It is no wonder there are unlimited inspiring positive stories!

Eleonore

13 Aug 2018

We have some wonderful people in Geelong, this book will help to showcase them.

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > Eleonore

14 Aug 2018

Showcasing creativity, sustainable optoins, cultural diversity, health & wellness, equity and opportunities of our region. Thanks for the vote.

brucehultgren09

13 Aug 2018

Everything positive helps - great initiative

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > brucehultgren09

14 Aug 2018

Thanks Bruce. We have been overwhelmed by the number of positive stories out there, they deserve to be showcased. The future is in good hands.

JennyA

13 Aug 2018

This book project will be "good news" information that will highlight the great work done by many "ordinary" people in our area. It will encourage many people to involve themselves in helping others in our community

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > JennyA

14 Aug 2018

Inspire - Connect - Strengthen. Thanks Jenny, let everyone know. The more votes the better.

Damien Bernasconi

13 Aug 2018

A magnificent project by Humans in Geelong. Inspiring, Connecting and Strengthening our community.

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > Damien Bernasconi

14 Aug 2018

Thanks Damien. It is a priviledge to share these positive local stories.