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The Dirty, Shameful Secrets Contained Within Your Smartphone

The Dirty, Shameful Secrets Contained Within Your Smartphone

Brussels, Belgium: Many of us spend our days glued to them, taking pictures, calling our loved ones, watching movies, reading articles and basically performing every daily task thanks to them. Them? Every electronic gadget that has become indispensable to our always more connected and globalized lives, including but not limited to smartphones, laptops, camera, GPS...

A Fashion Revolution Country Coordinator’s Perspective on Fashion Revolution Week

A Fashion Revolution Country Coordinator’s Perspective on Fashion Revolution Week

Brussels, Belgium: I actually became Belgium’s Fashion Revolution coordinator by accident. Finishing my masters and finally leaving the academic world, I found it very frustrating to witness the fashion consumption of my friends and relatives, particularly as I had just spent the past few months studying the impacts of the fast fashion industry for my...

5 Things We Hope Our Sustainable Lifestyle Actions and Green Activism Achieves In 2018

5 Things We Hope Our Sustainable Lifestyle Actions and Green Activism Achieves In 2018

I don’t know about you but I’ve never heard the terms and expressions ‘eco-friendly’, ‘sustainability’, ‘climate change mitigation’ and ‘environmental footprint’ as much as right now. The environment is a trendy topic that’s being discussed everywhere, from global summits to mainstream media and family dinners, yet it has never faced greater challenges. Temperatures are rising,...

Why I Almost Quit Eating Avocado Toast (And It’s Not For the Reason You Think!)

Why I Almost Quit Eating Avocado Toast (And It’s Not For the Reason You Think!)

Paris, France: Guacamole, avocado sauce, oil and finally, the ultimate Instagrammable meal, the avocado toast: this native fruit of Mexico can now be found everywhere in the world, from social media posts to trendy restaurants and your vibrant vegan salad. But why this recent boom? As consumers worldwide have become more mindful of what they’re...

France’s Vegan Awakening: The Whys and Hows of Its Cruelty-Free Food Revolution

France’s Vegan Awakening: The Whys and Hows of Its Cruelty-Free Food Revolution

Paris, France: Boeuf bourgignon, gratin dauphinois, cassoulet. These are a few of the most typical French dishes you can find in every brasserie on French territory. In addition to calling forth such national pride (French gastronomy was inscribed on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list), and highly difficult to digest, they have another thing in common: these...