If we want to change the story of the human race in the 21st century, we have to change the stories we tell ourselves. 

Origen: 99 Good News Stories You Probably Didn’t Hear About in 2019

…we hope you don’t ever get to the end of one of our newsletters and feel complacent. This has never been about the warm glow, or creating a false sense of hope. We understand as well as anyone that the challenges facing the human family right now are big and scary and there’s no guarantee we will overcome them.

As you’ll see in this year’s list of 99 stories though, millions of people have demonstrated in the past 12 months that action is possible, that better solutions are available and that a better future can be built. That’s the whole point of Future Crunch, to play our part in telling the story of change, and inspire people to leave the world a better place than when they came into it.

Together, this community of readers made a tiny dent in the universe this year, giving away $42,000 to people who made real change happen. People who decided that it wasn’t enough to just post stories about falling unemployment or improving maternal health or exponential decreases in the price of solar, and took matters into their own hands.