Note: This letter was originally published in our weekly newsletter and is being republished here.
How good was the women’s World Cup grand finals match? Congrats to the US women’s national soccer team on their win and the crowd chanting for equal pay at the end really got me inspired about the future of female sport and gender equality, so much so that I just had to post about it on Instagram. We’ve never received as much interaction from males on Instagram on any of our other posts as we did that one which says a lot about where men feel comfortable hanging on social (definitely not in the ethical fashion space LOL). A couple of the equal pay discussions were eyebrow raising to say the least, but overall, great to see such different opinions and insights being fielded.
Now I just returned from Melbourne and was there to check out Nissan’s latest LEAF electric vehicle offering. I’ve been advocating for some time about affordability, accessibility and practicality in the green vehicle space particularly (if you’re Aussie, check out this petition to abolish the Luxury Car Tax (LCT) on electric vehicles, affordability is crucial if we want EVs to go mainstream) and I’m super excited with the electrification of transport, particularly as there are plans for more charging infrastructure as well as EVs outside of the ‘compact’ range (yes please, the current offerings are impractical for farm life!).
Anyway, here’s what I’ve been watching, reading and listening to this week:
Podcast Shows / Films:
Digital Capitalism, Making Sense with Sam Harris
Why it’s worth listening to people you disagree with, TED Talks Daily
Digital Human: The Fourth Revolution of Humanity Includes Everyone by Chris Skinner
15 Minute First Dates: Streamlining your life using the wisdom of speed dating by Vanessa Pope
Stop building a spaceship to Mars and just plant some damn trees, Grist
Kylie Minogue joins Glastonbury stars donating clothing in campaign against fast fashion, Stylist
London Names and Shames in Energy Rejig, Forbes
Indonesia sends 210 tons of ‘dirty’ waste back to Australia, RT
NSW deputy premier vows to open up Murray Valley National Park to logging, The Guardian
And that’s it from me. Have a fab rest of week!
Peace, love and all that jazz,
Jen xx (Editor-in-Chief)
p.s. For our latest podcast episode, I interview Sascha Camilli, founder of online vegan fashion magazine Vilda Magazine and author of Vegan Style. You can listen to the episode here. She shares lots of sustainable lifestyle knowledge, so even if you aren’t vegan or vegetarian, there’s still lots you can learn. Enjoy!
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