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Animal Leather: Ethical Fashion’s Enemy?

Animal Leather: Ethical Fashion’s Enemy?

Editor’s note: Some of the images included in this post may be confronting and offensive to some. Abuja, Nigeria: In the history of mankind, food was always prioritised over clothing. Long before man realized that he could make clothes and shoes with animal skin, the decision to kill them for their meat had already been...

World Environment Day: A New Narrative Please?

World Environment Day: A New Narrative Please?

Abuja, Nigeria: June 5th is marked by the United Nations as World Environment Day, and a day observed by over 154 countries in the world. The Day is marked by seminars, conferences, walks, cleanup exercises and other events. The theme of this year’s environmental event is Beat Plastic Pollution. I first came in contact with the...

Out of Africa: Organic Beauty and Skincare Brands You’ll Love

Out of Africa: Organic Beauty and Skincare Brands You’ll Love

Abuja, Nigeria: The cosmetic, beauty and skincare market is worth $400 billion globally. Traditionally, it is dominated by cosmetic and pharmaceutical giants who devote billions of dollars annually to the formation of new products, and mostly synthetic-chemical laden new products. Thus, it has always been difficult for small companies to enter the picture. However, with the rise...

How to Make Agriculture Great Again (MAGA)

How to Make Agriculture Great Again (MAGA)

Abuja, Nigeria: According to the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), mankind is at the peak of food production. We produce enough food to feed the whole world. Even though 840 million people are food insecure and considered to be undernourished, the FAO is optimistic that mankind is on course to end hunger. They believe this can be...

The Internet Is Not Broken, We Are

The Internet Is Not Broken, We Are

In 2013 Yahoo was hacked and the data of over three billion accounts were compromised, according to Verizon Communications who acquired the company. In September 2014, Sony Pictures was hacked and confidential data stolen from their systems. This included personnel records, emails and some unreleased movie projects. The hack was carried out by alleged state-sponsored...

My First Eco-Friendly Birthday

My First Eco-Friendly Birthday

Abuja, Nigeria: Friday, April 27th was my birthday. I turned 26. As semi-customary, I had to arrange a get-together with friends. This birthday was quite a personal milestone for me as it was my first birthday without being a student or working a 9-5 job. First, I had everyone meet-up and share rides to the cinema....