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10 Artisan-Made Traditional Textiles to Collect on Your Conscious Travels

10 Artisan-Made Traditional Textiles to Collect on Your Conscious Travels

A sustainable home, no matter how minimalistic its aesthetic, needs some texture to add some warmth and interesting visual points. Textiles make the perfect addition to any home as it captures cultural stories, honours ancient techniques and the item itself enhances any room or space. Thus textiles are the perfect keepsake to collect when you’re...

Demand for Electric Car-Sharing Rises in Australia Despite Lagging EV Policies

Demand for Electric Car-Sharing Rises in Australia Despite Lagging EV Policies

Amid growing criticism of the Australian government’s lagging electric vehicle policies and in a market that experts say is “uniquely hostile” to the industry, electric car-sharing company evee has seen demand rise for its services. “The demand for electric cars is unprecedented and despite the lack of government policy, Australians are ready to drive, experience,...

Experts Call for Effective Action to Decarbonise Aviation Ahead of COP26

Experts Call for Effective Action to Decarbonise Aviation Ahead of COP26

As momentum builds towards the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in November – also known as COP26 – experts are calling for effective action to decarbonise the aviation sector. According to Harold Goodwin, Responsible Tourism Advisor of leading global event organiser for the travel industry, WTM, “delaying real emission reductions is irresponsible.” Air travel is responsible for...

7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying Anything

7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying Anything

Scroll through Instagram and it quickly becomes apparent that happiness and “living your best life” have become synonymous with purchasing new cars, wearing eye-catching “on trend” outfits, home renovations, building a property portfolio and taking endless holidays to luxurious destinations. With COVID-19 impacting economies around the world, what has also become clear is how heavily...

Collective Cringe: Local Response to Netflix Show on “Hot Instagrammers” Living in Byron Bay Not So Hot

Collective Cringe: Local Response to Netflix Show on “Hot Instagrammers” Living in Byron Bay Not So Hot

Produced in partnership with Eureka Productions, the company behind The Amazing Race Australia and Farmer Wants a Wife, American content streaming platform Netflix is tapping into the worldwide cultural phenomenon of social media influencers, announcing on Thursday that it will be releasing a new reality show titled “Byron Baes” based on the lives of influencers...

Netherlands-Based Schouten Expands Range of Plant-Based Meat Alternatives

Netherlands-Based Schouten Expands Range of Plant-Based Meat Alternatives

All over the world, reducing meat consumption is seen as one of the most significant ways individuals can mitigate their impact on climate change. The livestock sector accounts for 14.5% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, and studies reveal that beef production especially has a negative impact on the environment, with...

Reebok’s 100% Vegan Training Shoes Released in Time for Earth Month

Reebok’s 100% Vegan Training Shoes Released in Time for Earth Month

Following its recent release of runners made from recycled materials, Reebok has given its popular training shoe the Nano X1 a sustainable makeover in time for Earth Month. The all-new Nano X1 Vegan is 100% animal-free and features a minimum of 40% bio-based materials– materials that are derived from living or once-living organisms. Designed for high-performance, comfort...

Strings Attached: Foreign Aid Isn’t Charity, It’s Used for Political and Economic Influence

Strings Attached: Foreign Aid Isn’t Charity, It’s Used for Political and Economic Influence

In December 2020, prior to his departure from the US presidency, Donald Trump offered the Philippines a gift: US$29 million worth of military equipment. In response, Philippine Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, called the gift “a symbol of the Philippines and the United States’ continued warm alliance”. This gift is by no means unusual. According to...

Restoring Dignity to the Widowed Women of India

Restoring Dignity to the Widowed Women of India

The popular ancient Hindu festival ‘Holi’ was celebrated over the weekend but in many communities in India where orthodox Hinduism is practiced, Hindu widows are still not permitted to participate in the festivities. A tradition that sees widowed women shunned from society when their husbands die and abandoned by their families, with some superstitious family...