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The Green New Deal: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Ambitious Plan to Tackle Climate Change

The Green New Deal: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Ambitious Plan to Tackle Climate Change

There’s no stopping Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York. The Democrat wonderkid who became the youngest person ever to be elected into Congress at the recent US midterms isn’t wasting time; just over a week into winning her Congressional race and not yet sworn in (this happens in January) she is already pushing for long-term climate agenda....

Sinchi Indigenous Photo Competition Celebrates the Strength and Beauty of Indigenous Cultures

Sinchi Indigenous Photo Competition Celebrates the Strength and Beauty of Indigenous Cultures

UK-based not-for-profit organisation Sinchi advocates for marginalised and indigenous communities around the world, raising awareness of their plights as well as providing a platform for indigenous people to share their own stories to ensure better representation in the media. According to the organisation, there is an estimated 370 million indigenous people in the world, representing 5,000...

100 Ethical, Eco-Friendly and Zero Waste Gift Ideas For Birthdays and Christmas

100 Ethical, Eco-Friendly and Zero Waste Gift Ideas For Birthdays and Christmas

When you’re concerned about the environment, it can be difficult to justify buying more things at a time of Peak Stuff and climate change, but it can be just as difficult attending a birthday party, celebrating Christmas or a special occasion without bringing a gift(s)*can be totally awkward*. This is why we’ve curated this list of...

How to Advocate for the Sustainability Culture That You Want in Your Local Community

How to Advocate for the Sustainability Culture That You Want in Your Local Community

Over the past few years, our global consciousness has expanded to recognize the importance of individual actions in preserving our planet. 2018, for example, has been the year of the “straw ban,” led primarily by individuals through grassroots social media efforts. The “straw ban” has been particularly remarkable because the efforts of average people, harnessed...

The US Midterms Show the Power of Trump’s Divisive Messages

The US Midterms Show the Power of Trump’s Divisive Messages

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Author: Timothy J. Lynch, Associate Professor in American Politics, University of Melbourne. The good news if you don’t like US President Donald Trump: he has less than 24 months remaining in his first term in office. The bad news: he now looks to have a better...

What People Really Think of Social Media Influencers

What People Really Think of Social Media Influencers

You can’t flick through your Instagram feed nowadays without a social media influencer trying to cram a product or experience down your throat, in subtle and not-so-subtle ways. Whether they’re posting about the freebie they were just sent by a brand, posing for a photo sponsored by a brand, in an outfit gifted by a brand,...

Australia’s New Forest Stewardship Standard Unifies Conservation Groups and Timber Companies

Australia’s New Forest Stewardship Standard Unifies Conservation Groups and Timber Companies

Communities, green groups and timber companies have long been at loggerheads with one another over the protection and management of Australia’s forests, most recently in Victoria where activists have been protesting Australian Paper’s logging of Victoria’s forests. However, old scores seem to have been settled with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Australia announcing the launch of its...