Change is not only possible,
it's happening all around us every day

Change is not only possible, it's happening all around us every day

Ignite Change

Opportunities for you to take action

Kindling is a 501c3 nonprofit that ignites change by sharing good news and connecting people with opportunities to build a more sustainable, equitable, and prosperous future for all.

We are building the world's largest archive of social change milestones.


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Brighter Futures

Emerging models and ideas for new ways of doing and being 

Humanity Is Beautiful

Draft excerpts from Kindling Executive Director Peter Schulte's upcoming book. Full library available to patrons only

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The Dark Ages

After the fall of the Roman Empire in the Fifth Century C.E., the Western world fell into what many Enlightenment-era historians and philosophers – and many people to this day – pejoratively referred to as the “Dark Ages.”

The Story of Progress

The Story of Progress tells of humans’ (or the West's) rise from the savagery of our origins to modern society’s civility, refinement, and goodness. It is the story of our inevitable ascent from barbarism to civilization.
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The Story of Decline

We are in decline. We are a fraction of our former selves. We are destroying ourselves. And the only way forward is to finally accept how truly ugly, reckless, and depraved we have become.
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Many of us believe that the world would be better off without us. Humanity is separate from and detrimental to the project of life here on Earth.
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