Jamie Oliver: Feed Me Even Better

Jamie Oliver: Feed Me Even Better

Creator: Jamie Oliver is an internationally known celebrity chef with a passion for good grub and healthy eating.

Purpose: The document is a series of recommendations to the Government School Food Policy Review. It’s aim is persuade the government to increase funding for school meals and food education.

Manifesto – Foreword

“More must be done to invest in an all-round food education for our kids; one that includes learning about where food comes from and how it’s grown as well as the hands-on experience of cooking in the classroom.

I strongly believe that teaching our kids these life skills gives them the best start in life, for their own health, the health of their kids and their kids’ kids.

And if our kids are also getting a tasty, nutritious meal at lunchtime, their prospects are even better.

It’s been proven time and time again during the last five years that a healthy school meal improves a child’s ability to learn and do well at school.

We can’t ignore that; we must continue to feed our children better, even better.

We must invest in our kids; they are the future and they deserve it.”


Key Points

  1. More money for school food
  2. Nutritional standards for all schools
  3. Teach kids about food
  4. Provide training for teachers
  5. Every school a food-growing school
  6. Creative capital funding guidance
  7. Ofsted (food inspections)
  8. Pupil premium to give poorer pupils access to good food



Found here: Edexec.co.uk – includes link to download complete manifesto

More here at JamieOliver.com and the Jamie Oliver Foundation




Gala Darling: The Radical Self Love Manifesto

The Radical Self Love Manifesto

Creator: Gala Darling is a writer, nomad and international playgirl with an unrelenting devotion to positivity and magic! (official bio). And, author of ‘Love and Sequins’ and named one of the 10 most influential style bloggers in the world by Fashionista.

Purpose: Because “you are your own best investment”.

The Radical Self Love Manifesto (selected highlights)

Strike up conversations with strangers.

Travel is essential to the spirit.

A pair of great shoes means nothing if you have an ugly heart.

Many things in this world are more important than money.

You are your own best investment.

Do more of what you love.

Create your own family and care for them ferociously.

Stay eager.

Love yourself.

Say yes to the adventure of life.



Complete manifesto on GalaDarling.com



Robbin Phillips: Personal Manifesto

Robbin Phillips: Personal Manifesto

Creator: Robbin Phillips is the founder and president of Brains On Fire, we “help organisations build movements.” She is also an evangelist of all things simple.

Purpose: As a statement of intention and to make that intention public.

Personal Manifesto

Wake up every morning with a grateful heart.

Laugh hard and often.

See the lightness in both work and play.

Keep your body strong.

Be a role model for others, especially your family.

Eat real food.

Practice kindness.

Forgive even when it seems impossible.

Live a simple life.

Give away more than you consume.

See the world with the eyes of a child.

Try something that scares you every day.

Listen more than you speak.



Blog post on BrainsOnFire.com – 16 September 2011

Image of Robbin Phillips from BrainsOnFire.com


The Stranger: Increased Bike and Pedestrian Safety

The Stranger: Bike and Pedestrian Safety Manifesto

Creator: The Stranger is a Seattle Washington based magazine.

Purpose: “Cyclists are dying, collisions are rising, and people who claim that there is a “War on Cars” are out of control—it’s time for a reality check and an action plan.”

Manifesto (edited)

I. The car-driving class must pay its own way!

For cars we have paved our forests, spanned our lakes, and burrowed under our cities. Yet drivers throw tantrums at the painting of a mere bicycle lane on the street. They balk at the mere suggestion of hiking a car-tab fee, raising the gas tax, or tolling to help pay for their insatiable demands, even as downtrodden transit riders have seen fares rise 80 percent over four years.

No more! We demand that car drivers pay their own way, bearing the full cost of the automobile-petroleum-industrial complex that has depleted our environment, strangled our cities, and drawn our nation into foreign wars. Reinstate the progressive motor vehicle excise tax, hike the gas tax, and toll every freeway, bridge, and neighborhood street until the true cost of driving lies as heavy and noxious as our smog-laden air. Our present system of hidden subsidies is the opiate of the car-driving masses; only when it is totally withdrawn will our road-building addiction finally be broken.

II. All power to the people’s transit

If Seattle is to become a people’s paradise, our buses, rail, streetcars, and ferries must stretch into every neighborhood, running reliably, affordably, and at all hours of the day and night. Since mass transit serves the masses, the mass of our transportation dollars must hereafter be spent to meet its needs.

III. The pedestrian and bicycle classes must be protected. And served!

The history of transportation is the history of struggle between the drivers and the nondrivers whose lives and limbs have literally been crushed…

The bikers and walkers, which neither slurp government dollars nor consume natural resources at the pace of the drivers, demand safer streets and sidewalks. As the Economist suggested on September 3 when responding to Seattle’s spate of recent cyclist deaths, cars on streets with bike lanes must be subjected to “traffic calming” methods already used in European capitals like Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and Portland. When cars must slow down below 20 miles per hour, they kill less than 5 percent of collision victims. And the busiest bike lanes must be physically protected from the four-wheeled instruments of death through concrete buffers, rows of trees, or other barriers. In some places, whole streets—yes, whole streets, we have plenty to spare—must be closed to cars, creating bike and pedestrian malls and paths of the kind found throughout more forward-thinking, class-conscious cities.

We make these demands because, unfortunately, we must. Our epoch, the epoch of the car, possesses this distinct feature: It has created a simplified antagonism. Seattle as a whole is now more and more splitting up into two great hostile camps, into two great classes directly fighting each other—car driver and nondriver.

This antagonism traces directly to the creation of the modern car driver, a privileged individual who, as noted, is the beneficiary of a long course of subsidies, tax incentives, and wars for cheap oil. But the same subsidies that created this creature (who now rages about the roads while simultaneously screaming of being a victim in some war) can—and must, beginning now—be used to build bike lanes, sidewalks, light rail, and other benefits to the nondriving classes.



Complete article Stranger Staff post on TheStranger.com – 13 September 2011

Image from the above page by James Yamasaki


Craig Robertson: I Believe – My Personal Foundation

Craig Robertson: I Believe Personal Manifesto

Creator: Craig Robertson is a Motivator,  a Motivational Speaker and Coach trained in Sports Psychology based in Auckland.  His passion is helping people find their passion and true heart based motivation to perform ‘in the zone’ in business and sport.

Purpose: Because it’s time to stand up and stand out!

My Manifesto

I believe every human has a unique make-up and unique talents, hence if we are aware of our true purpose, awake in the moment and follow our heart, great wisdom and a natural flow will occur in business and life.

I beleive when on purpose and in the present moment, a more intuitive balanced flow of success produces wonderful synchronicity and great satisfaction in life.

I believe true happiness in life results from emotional self-understanding to be authentic in expression which is the real source of inner freedom and self-belief.

I believe things happen for a reason, nothing is an accident, hence any obstacle is education if we are awake in the moment. Allowing ourself to see the learning, free from auto-judgment to live in the moment, to trust and feel free to manifest our true desires.

I believe the new consciousness is an auto flow, to achieve without strain and pushing, to stay relaxed is a choice if we achieve from a place of clarity in our personal foundation unleashing a natural passionate flow of intuitive success.



Blog post on CraigRobertsonBlog.com – 12 May 2011

Gary Nabhan: A Terroir-ist’s Manifesto for Eating in Place

Good Food World

Creator: Gary Paul Nabhan, Distinguished Professor, Southwest Center and Department of Geography, University of Arizona

Purpose: “A Terroir comes from the word terre “land”. It was originally a French term in wine, coffee and tea used to denote the special characteristics that the geography, geology and climate of a certain place bestowed upon particular varieties.” (Source Wikipedia)

Manifesto (edited)

Know where your food has come from through knowing those who produced it for you, from farmer to forager, rancher or fisher to earthworms…

Know where your food has come from by the very way it tastes: its freshness telling you how far it may have traveled…

Know where your food has come from by ascertaining the health & wealth of those who picked & processed it, by the fertility of the soil that is left in the patch where it once grew, by the traces of pesticides found in the birds & the bees there…

Know where your food comes from by the richness of stories told around the table recalling all that was harvested nearby?during the years that came before you…

Know where your foods come from by the patience displayed while putting them up, while peeling, skinning, coring or gutting them, while pit-roasting, poaching or fermenting them, while canning, salting or smoking them, while arranging them on a plate for our eyes to behold.

When you know where your food comes from you can give something back to those lands & waters, that rural culture, that migrant harvester, curer, smoker, poacher, roaster or vinyer.


For the complete manifesto on Good Food World – 16 November 2010

Terroir on Wikipedia


Jo Beth Richards: Mantras and Manifestos

Jo Beth Richards Mantras and Manifestos

Creator: Jo Beth Richards is a yoga teacher and blogger at GroovyGirlYoga.com

Purpose: Enough anger exists in the world, choose to spread goodness.

Mantras & Manifestos

Enough anger exists in the world, choose to spread goodness

Live in Light

Spread Peace

Give Love

Pray Often

Live with passion

Never hold back


Expand your heart

Today is your day

You are all that is beautiful in this world

Give back, of your time & yourself

Give thanks, always

Love with abandon

Radiate your joy

See the beauty in everyday

Be the beauty in everyday

Shine your soul

Release the need to worry

Give into your greatness

Love yourself

Embrace change

Accept the love you are given

Share your unique Spirit


Speak freely & with compassion


Have faith

Spread kindness


Embrace one or all of these, & expand your greatness into the Universe!

Much love, joy & hope,

Jo Beth



Blog Post from Jo Beth’s Website: 25 August 2011

Image from Jo Beth’s Website


Yellow Warriors Society of the Philippines: Yellow Manifesto

Creator: The Yellow Warriors Society of the Philippines (YWSP)

Purpose: To educate “on healthy lifestyle practices and stricter medical procedures to prevent contamination, provide better access to hepatitis treatment and implement and monitor labor laws for the protection of hepatitis patients and non-HBV (non-Hepatitis B virus) workers in the workplace.”

 The Yellow Manifesto

The Yellow Manifesto



Article on the Business Inquirer by Theresa S. Samaniego, 12th August 2011.


Dr Phil McGraw: Ten Life Laws

Dr Phil McGraw: Ten Life Laws

Creator: Dr Phil McGraw is an American television personality, author and psychologist.

Purpose: As Dr Phil says: “Are you really living or just existing? Get excited about your life!”

Manifesto: Dr. Phil’s Ten Life Laws

Life Law #1: You either get it or you don’t.

Strategy: Become one of those who gets it.

Life Law #2: You create your own experience.

Strategy: Acknowledge and accept accountability for your life. Understand your role in creating results.

Life Law #3: People do what works.

Strategy: Identify the payoffs that drive your behavior and that of others.

Life Law #4: You cannot change what you do not acknowledge.

Strategy: Get real with yourself about life and everybody in it. Be truthful about what isn’t working in your life. Stop making excuses and start making results.

Life Law #5: Life rewards action.

Strategy: Make careful decisions and then pull the trigger. Learn that the world couldn’t care less about thoughts without actions.

Life Law #6: There is no reality, only perception.

Strategy: Identify the filters through which you view the world. Acknowledge your history without being controlled by it.

Life Law #7: Life is managed; it is not cured.

Strategy: Learn to take charge of your life and hold on. This is a long ride, and you are the driver every single day.

Life Law #8: We teach people how to treat us.

Strategy: Own, rather than complain about, how people treat you. Learn to renegotiate your relationships to have what you want.

Life Law #9: There is power in forgiveness.

Strategy: Open your eyes to what anger and resentment are doing to you. Take your power back from those who have hurt you.

Life Law #10: You have to name it before you can claim it.

Strategy: Get clear about what you want and take your turn.



Full article with detailed explanations of each Life Law on Dr Phil’s Website

Dr Phil on Wikipedia

Image from Wikipedia