Welcome to
Reasons To Be Cheerful.

I started this project a couple of years ago, writing sporadically about efforts, initiatives and developments around the world that gave me hope and that might be adopted more widely. It’s been tonic in these times—it has kept me sane. I’ve gotten good feedback.

Recently, I realized I wanted to elevate the endeavor… without losing the sense of curiosity and fun.

So we have a new team: new writers, researchers, editors and designers. We’ll relaunch Reasons To Be Cheerful later this year as a place to come for nonpartisan, rigorously reported stories that explore smart, scalable solutions to problems of all kinds.

Please follow me on Twitter for further announcements.

– David Byrne