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The Why

Bringing the community together

The underlying motivation behind The Dandelion Project is about bringing the community together to help create a better place for us all to live.

Every islander already has potential to offer our community something to help us all move forward in some way. The important thing is for the community and The Dandelion Project to release that potential.

The world is changing every day.  Making a big difference at our community level no longer requires the resources that only government is capable of delivering. The capability of small groups of people to make a real difference is already here and that provides us with a fantastic opportunity.

There has never been a better time for a community like Guernsey to unite to inspire bold action. Guernsey is both a town and a country. It is the perfect societal model to come together to try out new ideas for the benefit of the local population.

It is early days in terms of the project. At the moment it is very much about the bringing together of a large group of islanders that believe that we are capable of something more.


The What

Make Guernsey the best place to live on earth by 2020

The Dandelion Project has a single and clear mission; to make Guernsey the best place to live on earth by 2020.

This is not about a working to find a single island definition of what the best place to live on earth is. There isn’t one. This is about creating a lens for every islander to look through, to see the possibility for what they can achieve for their community in the years to come.

As a community we have abundant resources. The desire is out there. The ideas are out there. The money is out there. The people are out there.

The Dandelion Project will help the community bring these resources together in new ways to unlock it’s true potential.

The How

Get involved

As a community we need your contribution. Be it your time, money, ideas, inspiration, leadership, courage, support or even your lobbying.

We need you to stand up and be counted in some way to contribute positively to the community as a whole.

We need you to share with the community how you can help and also for you to tell the community how it can help you.

We need you to get involved. So please join us.

If you want to understand more about how we think then take a look at some of the following links. Hopefully they will inspire you to a different way of thinking like they inspire us.

The Downtown Project – Las Vegas

A group of passionate people committed to helping to transform Downtown Las Vegas into the most community-focused large city in the world. They are doing that by inspiring and empowering people to follow their passions to create a vibrant, connected urban core. They’ve raised and allocated $350 million to aid in the revitalization of Downtown Las Vegas. A truly amazing and inspiring project in the least likely place on earth.

Summit Eden – Utah

Community of entrepreneurs and thought leaders creating permanent home on southern slope of largest ski area in the United States.

The XPrize

The XPrize is an innovation engine. A facilitator of exponential change. A catalyst for the benefit of humanity. The XPrize uses the power of competition to bring about breakthroughs and solutions that once seemed unimaginable. The XPrize has already facilitated oil recovery cleanup at triple the standard rate. Enabled the creation of a 135 MPGe energy-efficient car. And helped launch a $1.5 billion private space industry. The XPrize makes the impossible possible.

Google 10x Thinking

“If you’re not doing some things that are crazy, then you’re doing the wrong things.” Larry Page

A 10 percent improvement means that you’re basically doing the same thing as everybody else. You probably won’t fail spectacularly, but you are guaranteed not to succeed wildly. It’s often easier to make something 10 times better than it is to make it 10 percent better. When you aim for a 10x gain, you lean instead on bravery and creativity. 10x thinking can light a fire in hearts, and it is hard not to get excited and think that other, seemingly impossible things might also be possible.

Jason Roberts – Building a Better Block TEDx Talk

Derek Sivers – How to Start a Movement TED Talk

Scott Dinsmore – How to find and do work you love TEDx Talk


17 October 2015

Specsavers  LV2,  St Andrew’s,  Guernsey, GY6 8YP


Turning the tide on the Western mental health epidemic is one of the single biggest challenges in the world today. We are working harder to be less happy.
Guernsey is rising to this challenge.

Our mission is to make Guernsey the best place to live on earth by 2020. For that we need to put happiness and thriving at the very heart of the community.

To be successful we need to adopt the very best approach to mental health.

We want to think creatively together about novel treatments, prevention and societal change for better health and happiness.

We have invited speakers at the cutting edge of science/health/spirituality, including Prof David Nutt and Dr Ben Sessa (both interested in psychedelics and psychiatric treatment), and Dr James V Hardt from the Biocybernaut institute. We will also be showcasing some of the best local projects.

The conference will be held on Saturday 17th October – coinciding with UK Mental Health week.

It doesn’t matter what age you are, where you work, what you know – we want you to be at this conference.

Our collective happiness effects every single one of us and we must all get involved in being part of the solution to create the best place to live on earth by 2020.

For more information check out our website at www.thrive2020.org


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