The inspirational movie ‘Pay it Forward’ has a powerful message for our planet. Small actions can make a BIG difference and we will never know the reach and impact of our actions when we contribute whatever we can.

Eleven-year-old Trevor’s teacher gives his class an assignment:

‘Think of an idea to change our world – and put it into ACTION. Think BIG. Start SMALL.’

Trevor’s suggestion is to help THREE new people. In return, these three people help another three and so on:

3 x 3 = 9   9 x 3 = 27    27 x 3 = 81  81 x 3 = 243 243 x 3 = 729 , 2187, 6561, 19,683, 59,049, 177,147, 531,441, 1,594,323 ………

Here’s the movie trailer:

Completely unknown to Trevor, his idea creates a revolution not only in his own life, but in an ever-widening circle of people. Mindsets are changed through compassionate actions.

This principle can work for the wellbeing of our home planet. There is a quiet revolution, people regenerating the Earth, changing systems and creating sustainable, circular economies.

Project Drawdown: 

Project ReGeneration:


Daughters for Earth:

Unfortunately, positive stories don’t seem to be counted as ‘news’ in the media. Many young people are struggling with climate-anxiety. But by taking action and telling others, we can create another revolution: Pay it Forward for the Planet.

Even if we don’t hear about it, at least we know that we are taking positive steps.

Take the Jump has many ideas on how we can make a difference: