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Streetbank = Happiness

The highly regarded think tank, New Economics Foundation have written to us to explain why Streetbank makes us happier – here’s what they have to say:

How is it Streetbank claims that using its service will make us happier?
We benefit from Streetbank by consuming less stuff, putting existing stuff to good use and keeping it from landfill, but the added bonus is that we incidentally engage with two of the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’.

1) Connect…
With the people around you. With family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. At home, work, school or in your local community. Think of these as the cornerstones of your life and invest time in developing them. Building these connections will support and enrich you every day.
2) Give…
Do something nice for a friend, or a stranger. Thank someone. Smile. Volunteer your time. Join a community group. Look out, as well as in. Seeing yourself, and your happiness, linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding and will create connections with the people around you.
Visit the nef website ( to find out more and read about the other three ways you can further improve your well being.

Thanks to Simon from Exeter for sending this in.


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on November 13 2010 Steve & Krysia said:

We love the idea and ethos of this worthy site.-
It is better and nobler to give than receive.
It helps us overcome self-centeredness and is a real blessing for others.
In our developed and comfortable western society we have many things to be thankful for… in fact it reminds reminds of that old song … count your blessings, name them one by one and it will surprise you what the Lord has done!


on October 16 2010 ercan said:


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on September 14 2010 Clare Kakembo said:

streetbank, a BLESSING upon us!
Wonderful, altruistc idea / concept. By wonderful, altruistic. people.
May ALL that is GOOD STRENGTHEN AND FOSTER you in what your do and ARE!!!

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on August 25 2010 Elisabeth said:

I couldn’t agree more! I met many wonderful at Streetbank! Keep it up! It was a great idea to create this website!