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Former Australian PM Kevin Rudd Launches Petition for a Murdoch Media Royal Commission

Former Australian PM Kevin Rudd Launches Petition for a Murdoch Media Royal Commission

Earlier today, former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd launched a petition calling for a Royal Commission into the “abuse of media monopoly in Australia” and focussing specifically on Rupert Murdoch’s media empire– News Corp. In a video release, Rudd explains the petition also aims to make recommendations “for media diversity ownership for the future lifeblood of...

Extinction Rebellion’s “Fashion Act Now” Campaign Calls on Industry to Radically Transform

Extinction Rebellion’s “Fashion Act Now” Campaign Calls on Industry to Radically Transform

As part of their new campaign Fashion Act Now, Extinction Rebellion have composed a letter to the fashion industry in multimedia format quoting words from industry titans. Filmed, directed and edited by Tessa Edwards and Kailash Bharti and narrated by intersectional climate activist Tori Tsui, the video was released during Paris Fashion Week September 2020 and calls...

18 Plastic-Free Gardening Tips for the Eco-Conscious Gardener

18 Plastic-Free Gardening Tips for the Eco-Conscious Gardener

When you buy through our links, we may earn fees from our affiliate partners. Learn more. So you’ve recently started gardening and discovered that plastic abounds in the world of plants. If you’ve committed to plastic-free living and are trying to detox from plastic, here are some useful plastic-free gardening tips to try: 1. Buy plants...

8 Eco-Friendly Tips For Raising Plastic-Free Pets

8 Eco-Friendly Tips For Raising Plastic-Free Pets

There’s no denying our pets give us tremendous joy and boost our quality of life but they can also increase our household’s environmental footprint. From plastic-packaged pet food to plastic toys, our pets can have a sizeable plastic ‘paw-print’. So in this post, we share some eco-friendly ways to raise a plastic-free pet and help...

Patagonia Gets Political (Again) With New Garment Tags: “Vote the Assholes Out”

Patagonia Gets Political (Again) With New Garment Tags: “Vote the Assholes Out”

As if to coincide with prestigious science publication Scientific American’s first ever presidential endorsement in its 175-year history (it backed Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the upcoming US election explaining that they were “compelled to do so… because [Trump] rejects evidence and science”) pioneering sustainable outdoor retailer Patagonia is also making its political position clear...

Australia’s Leading Eco Store Biome Opens a Mecca for Sustainable Fashion in Brisbane

Australia’s Leading Eco Store Biome Opens a Mecca for Sustainable Fashion in Brisbane

Thanks to the pandemic and global movements such as Fashion Revolution and Black Lives Matter, the USD$1.3 trillion apparel industry is having its year of reckoning. While mainstream fashion brands such as J Crew, JC Penney and G-Star Raw have all declared bankruptcies, some sustainability-focussed businesses are flourishing. One such business is Australia’s leading zero...

Root to Stem: 16 Plant Scraps You’re Likely Throwing Out That You Can Actually Eat

Root to Stem: 16 Plant Scraps You’re Likely Throwing Out That You Can Actually Eat

According to the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation, about one-third of the foods produced worldwide for human consumption annually— approximately 1.3 billion tonnes — is lost or wasted. Furthermore, food waste is a large source of greenhouse gas emissions so much so that if it were a nation, it would the third largest emitter after China and...

A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Compost for Beginners

A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Compost for Beginners

Earliest archaeological records of composting dates back to around 2320 BC with the discovery of a set of clay tablets. The discovery that compost could fertilise and improve soil occured as civilisation moved from hunting and gathering to tending fields and livestock. Fast forward to present day, and this ancient gardening technique is still being...

6 Ways I Look After My Mental Health (As An Empath)

6 Ways I Look After My Mental Health (As An Empath)

Note: This letter from the editor was originally published in our weekly newsletter and is being republished here. Hey guys, A couple of days ago, September 10, was World Suicide Prevention Day and R U OK Day. With droughts and fires impacting communities, pandemic lockdowns resulting in economic decline and financial insecurity, widespread job losses and stress (and unfortunately,...

Permaculture at a Time of Pandemic

Permaculture at a Time of Pandemic

Note: This letter from the editor was originally published in our weekly newsletter and is being republished here. Hey guys, It’s been a long time between newsletters and I hope the last few months have been kind to you. Since sending out the last newsletter in May, life has been anything but slow at HQ. As lockdowns led...