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Alexander Desabrais, Co-Founder of Sustainable Watch Startup Solios: “Privilege Comes with Social Responsibility”

Alexander Desabrais, Co-Founder of Sustainable Watch Startup Solios: “Privilege Comes with Social Responsibility”

When sustainable solar watch startup Solios launched its Kickstarter campaign in 2018, Canadian founders Alexander Desabrais and Samuel Leroux weren’t expecting spectacular results. But in just 30 minutes, not only was the campaign funded, it blitzed its CA$25,000 goal, raising a whopping CA$ 90,111! Take one look at the Solios watch and it’s easy to...

“I’m More Sustainable Than You.” How Did the Eco Community Become So Intolerant and Competitive?

“I’m More Sustainable Than You.” How Did the Eco Community Become So Intolerant and Competitive?

Note: This letter from the editor was originally published in our weekly newsletter and is being republished here. Hey guys, Lately I’ve been concerned about the lack of empathy and intolerance in the green/eco/left/progressive community. I’ve observed zero wasters nitpick over a zero waste advocate‘s ‘mistakes’. I’ve watched as conscious individuals get torn down by others in the...

Wrangler Indigood Collection: Iconic Denim Takes First Sustainable Steps with New Dye Technology

Wrangler Indigood Collection: Iconic Denim Takes First Sustainable Steps with New Dye Technology

Wrangler’s stylish new collection has sustainable attributes, weaves in recycled cotton and has a smaller environmental footprint. The brand is aiming to democratise sustainability and make it more ‘mainstream consumer’ inclusive. There’s a lot that goes into making a pair of denim jeans. From water-intensive cotton production through to the vast amounts of resources needed...

Where’s the Ethnic and Racial Diversity in Australia’s Green Community?

Where’s the Ethnic and Racial Diversity in Australia’s Green Community?

Note: This letter was originally published in our weekly newsletter and is being republished here. Hey guys, The other day, after noticing that an event lacked ethnic and racial diversity and representation in its panellist mix as well as in its advertising and marketing, my first thought was, “Here we go again…”.  But I took a deep...

Eco Warrior Princess Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Nini: On Priorities, Making No Apologies and SodaStream

Eco Warrior Princess Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Nini: On Priorities, Making No Apologies and SodaStream

Note: This letter was originally published in our weekly newsletter and is being republished here. Hey guys, My social media behaviour has changed over the years. An early adopter of tech (I was using ICQ and mIRC in the mid-90s and filling chat rooms with my political, feminist and religious discussions ha!) I am easily bored...

New Study Finds Amazon Rainforest Fires Gets 93% Less Coverage on Cable News Than the Notre Dame Cathedral Fire

New Study Finds Amazon Rainforest Fires Gets 93% Less Coverage on Cable News Than the Notre Dame Cathedral Fire

According to a new study, cable news is failing to cover the massive and globally-catastrophic fires in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest. The study from nonprofit media watchdog Media Matters for America, found that cable news channels – MSNBC, CNN and Fox News – provided nearly 15x more coverage of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire earlier...

The Amazon Rainforest is Burning at an Alarming Rate. Here’s How You Can Help…

The Amazon Rainforest is Burning at an Alarming Rate. Here’s How You Can Help…

Three weeks after the Amazon Rainforest fires began, the issue has finally found mainstream media coverage, with popular news outlets CNN and NBC reporting on the issue after Brazil’s largest city Sao Paulo was plunged into daytime darkness due to the smoke and images of the city looking apocalyptic began circulating on social media. Shannon...