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10 Feel Good Environment Stories You May Have Missed in 2018

10 Feel Good Environment Stories You May Have Missed in 2018

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Author: Michael Hopkin, Editor: Energy + Environment, The Conversation. Let’s be honest – environment news isn’t always the jolliest, and 2018 was no exception. From climate change, to recycling, to energy policy, at times it has felt like we’ve been lurching from one crisis to the...

A Year of Eco Progress: The Top 5 Environmental Victories of 2018

A Year of Eco Progress: The Top 5 Environmental Victories of 2018

If you were to judge our civilisation by what’s being put forward by commercial broadcasters and mainstream news and media, you would be forgiven for coming away with a negative impression of human society (narcissistic, self-centred, materialistic, hedonistic, stupid) or feeling a sense of doom and gloom about the future of humankind. Thankfully, we –...

World’s Tallest Closet Filled With a Lifetime of Clothing Demonstrates Scale of First-World Consumerism

World’s Tallest Closet Filled With a Lifetime of Clothing Demonstrates Scale of First-World Consumerism

Telling people there’s a problem isn’t the same as showing people there’s a problem – the latter is way more effective in driving home an important message. And it’s exactly the strategy that social impact designer Laura Francois and visual engineer/photographer Benjamin Von Wong employed as they set about to communicate the scale of the...

From Life Cycle Impact Assessments to Bio-Based Synthetics, How Kathmandu is Reshaping Outdoor Eco Apparel

From Life Cycle Impact Assessments to Bio-Based Synthetics, How Kathmandu is Reshaping Outdoor Eco Apparel

With adventure and travel more popular than ever, it’s an exciting time for outdoor brands to influence sustainability in the textile industry. From failures to progression, it’s integral for both consumers and other companies to learn and understand a brand’s journey in social and environmental responsibility. Kathmandu is an adventure and travel brand originating in...

TOM Organic Giveaway

TOM Organic Giveaway

TOM Organic is behind Australia’s leading range of certified organic cotton pads and tampons – free from synthetic chemicals, perfumes and pesticides. The company was founded by Melbourne-based entrepreneur Aimee Marks who believes that a woman should never have to compromise the health and wellbeing of their bodies as well as the planet’s. So we’re...

18 Ethical and Eco-Friendly Diaries, Organizers, Calendars and Planners for 2019

18 Ethical and Eco-Friendly Diaries, Organizers, Calendars and Planners for 2019

You’ve celebrated Christmas and already looking to conquer the year ahead with conscious intention and purpose. Whether you’re a small business owner, a working parent or a college student, you’re keen to get organized and make 2019 your best yet – and you’re keen to do it in ethical and sustainable style. Whether you’re after...

Organic, Free-Range, Fairtrade or Vegan: How Ethical Consumption Got So Selective

Organic, Free-Range, Fairtrade or Vegan: How Ethical Consumption Got So Selective

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Author: Michal Carrington, Senior Lecturer in Marketing, University of Melbourne. Are you an organic shopper? Into fairtrade? A greenhouse gas warrior? All about free-range and animal welfare? Even if you said yes to all the above, the chances are that, when you shop, only a few...

Where’s the Christ in Christmas?

Where’s the Christ in Christmas?

Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from our weekly newsletter that I’ve chosen to republish on the site. Merry Christmas! Now it’s the season to be jolly. Christmas is a super special time of the year for me. I was a devout Catholic up until I was 15 (I attended Catholic Youth Group and Bible...