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Eco-Friendly Recycled Christmas Wrapping Paper That Empowers Girls in Developing Countries

Eco-Friendly Recycled Christmas Wrapping Paper That Empowers Girls in Developing Countries

Not many entrepreneurs would cite a three-month volunteer trip in Africa as the major influence for their business, but then few are quite like Lauren Shuttleworth, the founder of eco-friendly print and stationery social enterprise Words With Heart. Volunteering at a school in Kenya, Shuttleworth quickly realised the enormous challenges facing girls in trying to...

GlobeIn Artisan Boxes: Stylish and Affordable Fair Trade, Ethical and Eco-Friendly Xmas Gifts

GlobeIn Artisan Boxes: Stylish and Affordable Fair Trade, Ethical and Eco-Friendly Xmas Gifts

Searching for an affordable ethical Christmas gift set to give your family and friends this Christmas? Look no further than GlobeIn, a leading US subscription box company that offers handmade and ethically sourced artisan goods from remote regions around the world. It is also the only subscription box company to receive the official Fairtrade stamp...

It’s Time to Start Hassling the Politicians, Global Carbon Emissions Reaches New Record High

It’s Time to Start Hassling the Politicians, Global Carbon Emissions Reaches New Record High

Leaders from countries across the globe are in Poland for a new round of climate talks, otherwise known as COP24. They’re still trying to find agreement on how to keep climate change from rising to two degrees Celsius. As has been frequently discussed by climate scientists, when global temperatures rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius, the...

Daniel Andrews Has Been Reelected As Premier of Victoria. Here’s Why He Won (Again)…

Daniel Andrews Has Been Reelected As Premier of Victoria. Here’s Why He Won (Again)…

Labor’s Daniel Andrews has been reelected as Victoria’s Premier, winning by a huge landslide and humiliating Liberal opponent Matthew Guy in the process. His victory a clear sign that his “positive and optimistic plan” was heavily endorsed by the majority of Victorian voters. In Mulgrave’s Village Green Hotel, Mr Andrews delivered a victory speech to...

The Important US Climate Report That Trump’s Administration Tried to Bury Under Black Friday

The Important US Climate Report That Trump’s Administration Tried to Bury Under Black Friday

The US government’s Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) just released its much anticipated Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4) report which provides a detailed look at how climate change will impact the country. The NCA4 report billed as “the report that the Trump Administration doesn’t want you to see” was released on the Friday after Thanksgiving and buried under...

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...