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Give Black Friday The Middle Finger with These 11 Anti-Consumerism Songs

Give Black Friday The Middle Finger with These 11 Anti-Consumerism Songs

Several years ago I began to notice that Australian retail businesses were starting to get in on America’s Black Friday day of shopping bonanza by offering sales and discounts and promoting them constantly on social media, annoying me greatly in the process. I began receiving email marketing specifically about Black Friday promotions, even from ‘sustainable’...

The Green New Deal: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Ambitious Plan to Tackle Climate Change

The Green New Deal: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Ambitious Plan to Tackle Climate Change

There’s no stopping Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York. The Democrat wonderkid who became the youngest person ever to be elected into Congress at the recent US midterms isn’t wasting time; just over a week into winning her Congressional race and not yet sworn in (this happens in January) she is already pushing for long-term climate agenda....

Sinchi Photo Competition Celebrates the Strength and Beauty of Indigenous Cultures

Sinchi Photo Competition Celebrates the Strength and Beauty of Indigenous Cultures

UK-based not-for-profit organisation Sinchi advocates for marginalised and indigenous communities around the world, raising awareness of their plights as well as providing a platform for indigenous people to share their own stories to ensure better representation in the media. According to the organisation, there is an estimated 370 million indigenous people in the world, representing 5,000...

What People Really Think of Social Media Influencers

What People Really Think of Social Media Influencers

You can’t flick through your Instagram feed nowadays without a social media influencer trying to cram a product or experience down your throat, in subtle and not-so-subtle ways. Whether they’re posting about the freebie they were just sent by a brand, posing for a photo sponsored by a brand, in an outfit gifted by a brand,...

Australia’s New Forest Stewardship Standard Unifies Conservation Groups and Timber Companies

Australia’s New Forest Stewardship Standard Unifies Conservation Groups and Timber Companies

Communities, green groups and timber companies have long been at loggerheads with one another over the protection and management of Australia’s forests, most recently in Victoria where activists have been protesting Australian Paper’s logging of Victoria’s forests. However, old scores seem to have been settled with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Australia announcing the launch of its...

18 Empowering Songs About Body Positivity, Body Image, Confidence and Self-Love

18 Empowering Songs About Body Positivity, Body Image, Confidence and Self-Love

In a society that seems to promote and reward external beauty, physical attractiveness and heterosexuality above all else, it’s inevitable that some people, and particularly young people, will feel the pressure to keep up with or maintain appearances and some will suffer from anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and body confidence issues. So we’ve curated this...

Where to Buy Eco-Friendly and Ethical Scarves, Beanies, Gloves and Other Winter Essentials

Where to Buy Eco-Friendly and Ethical Scarves, Beanies, Gloves and Other Winter Essentials

If you’ve landed on this page chances are you’re planning ahead for the cold winter months or you’re about to travel to a destination with a cool climate. Whatever the reason, we hope this list of eco-friendly and ethical winter essentials such as fair-trade scarves, handcrafted mitts and gloves, knitted beanies and other accessories will...

16 Political Candidates Who’ve Broken Barriers and Achieved Historical Wins in 2018 Midterms

16 Political Candidates Who’ve Broken Barriers and Achieved Historical Wins in 2018 Midterms

The 2018 midterms was an election of many firsts, with historic wins achieved by political candidates from diverse segments of America including a record-setting number of women, over 100 in the House of Representatives and 23 in the Senate according to the ABC. There were also groundbreaking political wins from minority communities such as the...

Queensland Introduces Container Refund Scheme To Incentivise Recycling and Reduce Litter

Queensland Introduces Container Refund Scheme To Incentivise Recycling and Reduce Litter

Brisbane, Australia: According to the Queensland government, its residents use and dispose of nearly three billion beverage containers every year. These containers litter parks, beaches, roadsides, waterways and shopping centres creating not only an unsightly environment but a hazardous one too particularly plastic containers which wreak havoc on nature and wildlife. To deal with these issues, Queensland introduced a...

So You Want To Be a Social Media Influencer? Prince Ea Has Some Advice For You…

So You Want To Be a Social Media Influencer? Prince Ea Has Some Advice For You…

“Climate change is a topic I am very passionate about. As humans, we must re-imagine the way we look at the earth so we can preserve it for ourselves and generations to come.” – Prince Ea on YouTube 2018 I discovered American filmmaker, spoken word artist and poet Richard Williams better known by his stage name Prince...