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Root to Stem: 16 Plant Scraps You’re Likely Throwing Out That You Can Actually Eat

Root to Stem: 16 Plant Scraps You’re Likely Throwing Out That You Can Actually Eat

According to the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation, about one-third of the foods produced worldwide for human consumption annually— approximately 1.3 billion tonnes — is lost or wasted. Furthermore, food waste is a large source of greenhouse gas emissions so much so that if it were a nation, it would the third largest emitter after China and...

A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Compost for Beginners

A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Compost for Beginners

Earliest archaeological records of composting dates back to around 2320 BC with the discovery of a set of clay tablets. The discovery that compost could fertilise and improve soil occured as civilisation moved from hunting and gathering to tending fields and livestock. Fast forward to present day, and this ancient gardening technique is still being...

6 Ways I Look After My Mental Health (As An Empath)

6 Ways I Look After My Mental Health (As An Empath)

Note: This letter from the editor was originally published in our weekly newsletter and is being republished here. Hey guys, A couple of days ago, September 10, was World Suicide Prevention Day and R U OK Day. With droughts and fires impacting communities, pandemic lockdowns resulting in economic decline and financial insecurity, widespread job losses and stress (and unfortunately,...

Permaculture at a Time of Pandemic

Permaculture at a Time of Pandemic

Note: This letter from the editor was originally published in our weekly newsletter and is being republished here. Hey guys, It’s been a long time between newsletters and I hope the last few months have been kind to you. Since sending out the last newsletter in May, life has been anything but slow at HQ. As lockdowns led...

WAYKS ONE: The Sustainable Backpack for the Style-Conscious Traveler

WAYKS ONE: The Sustainable Backpack for the Style-Conscious Traveler

When you buy through our links, we may earn fees from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Founded by siblings Leonie and Fabian Stein, German-Australian sustainable brand WAYKS first hit the travel scene when it launched its Kickstarter campaign in September 2018. After a successful campaign, the company shipped its first lot of travel bags in March...

Book Review | Connecting With Life: Finding Nature in an Urban World by Martin Summer

Book Review | Connecting With Life: Finding Nature in an Urban World by Martin Summer

Like many city-dwelling nature lovers, nature writer and self-described biophiliac Martin Summer frequently escapes to untouched wilderness to disconnect from his fast-paced, urban life and reconnect with the natural world. But do people need to do this in order to enjoy nature? Is there a way for people to connect with nature without having to...

7 Ways to Create a Moveable Edible Garden If You’re Renting

7 Ways to Create a Moveable Edible Garden If You’re Renting

For people renting their properties, it can seem pointless spending time constructing veggie patches and investing in permanent garden beds if you can’t take them with you when you leave the residence. Instead of building fixed garden beds, renters should opt for mobile and portable gardens. Whether you’re renting a place with just a patio,...

prAna Launches Responsible Packaging Movement to Tackle Fashion’s Plastic Problem

prAna Launches Responsible Packaging Movement to Tackle Fashion’s Plastic Problem

With the amount of marine plastic pollution expected to almost triple to 20 million metric tons by 2040, and packaging a dominant generator of plastic waste, there is mounting pressure on businesses to address the problem. On August 13, California-based sustainable yoga and outdoor apparel brand prAna – established in 1992 and a pioneer in conscious fashion – announced the Responsible Packaging...

How the Sustainable Period Project is Educating Students on Zero Waste Period Options

How the Sustainable Period Project is Educating Students on Zero Waste Period Options

Six million. That’s the number of people of menstruating age in Australia and New Zealand. And with each using anywhere from 1,000-16,000 disposable menstrual products – much of which contain plastic, not to mention plastic packaging – that’s a whole lot of plastic waste ending up in landfills and polluting our oceans. And it’s the...

dk Active Takes a Slow Fashion Approach, Moving From Four Collections a Year to Two

dk Active Takes a Slow Fashion Approach, Moving From Four Collections a Year to Two

Australian ethical activewear label dk Active is the latest fashion brand to announce that it will be slowing down its fashion calendar to two collections per year rather than four – beginning with its Spring/Summer ’20 MOVE collection – in a bid to reduce the tsunami of clothing ending up in landfills. “With two collections per...

Eco Warrior Princess Celebrates 10 Years – A Note From the Founding Editor

Eco Warrior Princess Celebrates 10 Years – A Note From the Founding Editor

In 2008, I travelled to China on a mission to start a fashion business with my then business partner. What I witnessed there was the catalyst for my advocacy for ethics and sustainability in fashion. I had been raised by politically active parents so unionism and fighting for workers’ rights were concepts I had knowledge...

In an Australian First, Victorian Government Schools to Provide Free Pads and Tampons

In an Australian First, Victorian Government Schools to Provide Free Pads and Tampons

Every government school in Victoria will now provide students free pads and tampons in a bid to to reduce shame and embarrassment around periods for girls and ease the cost of living on families. An Australian first, the $20.7 million initiative will be rolled out to more than 1500 government schools across Victoria. The menstrual...