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10 of the Best Protest Signs From Australia’s School Strike for Climate

10 of the Best Protest Signs From Australia’s School Strike for Climate

Right across the world, the youth climate strike movement is gaining momentum, spearheaded by the now 16-year-old climate activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Greta Thunberg who sat outside Sweden’s parliament protesting her government’s failure to act on the biggest threat facing her generation – climate change. Students in more than 100 countries are taking Thunberg’s cue...

Climate Change Policies: How Do Australian Labor, the Coalition and the Greens Compare?

Climate Change Policies: How Do Australian Labor, the Coalition and the Greens Compare?

Last week, the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) released a scorecard, assessing Australia’s three major parties, The Australian Greens, Australian Labor Party (ALP) and the Liberal National Party aka the Coalition, on 50 key policies across four main areas: renewables investment, coal phase out, stopping Adani’s coal mine and protecting the natural environment. The highest possible...

Eco Product Review: Bhumi Ethically Made 100% Organic Cotton Bed Sheets

Eco Product Review: Bhumi Ethically Made 100% Organic Cotton Bed Sheets

Tossing and turning and can’t seem to get comfy in bed? Have sensitive skin or suffer from skin allergies and your bed sheets causing irritation? I understand your frustrations. I’ve been there, experienced that. As a conscious entrepreneur who needs a good night’s sleep to perform at high levels, and one who has sensitive skin...

Australians Throw Out $8.9b Worth of Good Food Each Year. Here’s How to Cut Food Waste…

Australians Throw Out $8.9b Worth of Good Food Each Year. Here’s How to Cut Food Waste…

According to the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation, 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted globally each year; that’s one-third of all food produced worldwide either spoilt in transit or thrown out by consumers. Australia is one of the highest food-wasting countries per capita, ranked fourth in the world. With limited arable land and climate...

EKO Mindful Boss Ladies Series: EKOLUV Founder, Model and Entrepreneur Emily Kate Symes on Self-Belief and the Fallacy of the ‘Overnight Success’

EKO Mindful Boss Ladies Series: EKOLUV Founder, Model and Entrepreneur Emily Kate Symes on Self-Belief and the Fallacy of the ‘Overnight Success’

When we interviewed Emily Kate Symes all the way back in 2015, we knew she would go on to even bigger and brighter things – and she proved us right. Last year the eco-conscious model and entrepreneur took her online sustainable fashion business EKOLUV to new heights by opening a boutique store in the heart...

EKO Mindful Boss Ladies Series: tommie Magazine Founder Natalie Shehata on Prioritising Self-Development and Improving Diversity in Fashion

EKO Mindful Boss Ladies Series: tommie Magazine Founder Natalie Shehata on Prioritising Self-Development and Improving Diversity in Fashion

Vintage aficionado and eco stylist Natalie Shehata is also the founder and editor-in-chief of tommie Magazine, an online platform for creative women with a conscience. As one of Australia’s leading voices on the topics of diversity, inclusivity and representation in fashion, Natalie uses her platform and community events to encourage and empower women from all walks...

EKO Mindful Boss Ladies Series: Sustainable Stylist Faye De Lanty on Following Her Purpose and Dealing with Rejection

EKO Mindful Boss Ladies Series: Sustainable Stylist Faye De Lanty on Following Her Purpose and Dealing with Rejection

Faye Delanty is the founder of Australian fashion blog Fashion Hound and is one of Australia’s most recognisable sustainable stylists and thrift store advocates. Formerly a presenter of Network Ten’s Totally Wild, Faye makes regular TV appearances as a fashion commentator, is the Australian Salvos Stores Ambassador and is a committed environmentalist. In the lead...

Why Making Conscious Consumer Choices Shouldn’t Be a Substitute for Political Action

Why Making Conscious Consumer Choices Shouldn’t Be a Substitute for Political Action

Editor’s note: This is the ‘Letter from the Editor’ from this week’s newsletter. We have decided to republish it here. Sign up to receive our weekly newsletters so you receive them directly in your inbox. Hey guys, The Australian election is just around the corner and I’ve got my head buried in political news, planning...

Honest Department: Women’s Stylish, Affordable Ethical Fashion at one Convenient Online Location

Honest Department: Women’s Stylish, Affordable Ethical Fashion at one Convenient Online Location

Is corporate greed the root of capitalism’s evil? Ethical fashion entrepreneur Claudia Radu believes so. The founder of Honest Department, a UK-based global conscious fashion platform is on a mission to drive positive change, hoping to raise ethical and environmental standards not just in the fashion industry, but in the business environment too. “I believe...

Dorsu: Stylish, Affordable Ethical Clothing for Work, Rest and Play

Dorsu: Stylish, Affordable Ethical Clothing for Work, Rest and Play

There is a big misconception that ethical fashion is expensive. While there are some ethical brands with high price tags that only luxury-conscious shoppers can afford, there are others who aim to make stylish ethical fashion accessible to all conscious consumers. Cue, Dorsu. This small business designs and ethically produces men’s and women’s collections of...

No Toxic Cleaners Necessary: Clean Your Kitchen Chemical-Free with ENJO

No Toxic Cleaners Necessary: Clean Your Kitchen Chemical-Free with ENJO

Australians are some of the world’s biggest waste producers. According to the 2014-2015 National Waste Report Aussies produced 64 million tonnes, equivalent to 2.7 tonnes per person of waste. The kitchen is the largest contributor of waste in the home. In addition food packaging, food waste and chemical spray bottles, the average kitchen is stocked...