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Mixed Feelings About Australia’s Climate Change Election

Mixed Feelings About Australia’s Climate Change Election

Note: This letter was originally published in our weekly newsletter and is being republished here. Hey guys, Emotions were running high on Saturday night. I was excited for what was to come and as the hours rolled on, watching the live election count, the excitement turned to horror realising that we were having our very own Trump moment. I had purchased...

5 Inspiring Australian Female Politicians You Should Know

5 Inspiring Australian Female Politicians You Should Know

In 1921, the first woman was elected to Australian parliament. Her name was Edith Cowan and she was an advocate of women and children’s rights. Elected to serve as a member of parliament for Western Australia, she helped to pave the way for women in Australian politics. However, almost 100 years later, the macho character...

Making Each Day Count

Making Each Day Count

Note: This letter was originally published in our weekly newsletter and is being republished here. Hey guys, I read recently that we live an average of just over 27,000 days and it reminded me again of life’s value and relative shortness. I am no stranger to confronting mortality. I’ve experienced grief many times over the course of my life.  My...

WAMA Underwear: Comfy Organic Hemp Undies for Everyday Sustainable Living

WAMA Underwear: Comfy Organic Hemp Undies for Everyday Sustainable Living

The superior sustainability qualities of the centuries-old hemp fabric have been known by environmentalists and hippies for decades, but it has taken pro-cannabis legalisation and the backing of science to de-stigmatise the benefits and uses of this plant. Learning of the eco-friendly properties of hemp fibre and betting that it would gain mainstream acceptance, US-based...

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...

No Business Like Australian Election Business

No Business Like Australian Election Business

Note: This letter was originally published in our weekly newsletter and is being republished here. Hey guys, (*I’m going to get political here because the Australian election is on May 18 and with Australia’s level of media ownership concentration being one of the highest in the world (utterly ridiculous) I want my viewpoints to be publicised for balance lol!*)...

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...

Ecopreneur Life

Ecopreneur Life

Note: This letter was originally published in our weekly newsletter and is being republished here. Hey guys, I’m now back at the farm after travelling to speak at the Eko Mindful Boss Ladies hosted by my dear friend, model and pioneering eco fashion entrepreneur Emily Kate Symes at her gorgeous rental and consignment retail space in Sydney. I thoroughly loved the small...