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What She Makes: Oxfam Challenges Australian Brands to Pay Garment Workers Living Wages

What She Makes: Oxfam Challenges Australian Brands to Pay Garment Workers Living Wages

In the last few years, with the world’s focus on sustainability and climate change, it has become clear that fashion is an exploitative industry. From its toll on water resources to the growing piles of clothing ending up in landfills; but most of all, the welfare of the people who make the very clothes that...

The Beef with Laboratory Grown ‘Clean’ Meat

The Beef with Laboratory Grown ‘Clean’ Meat

In August 2013, Mark Post, a professor of vascular biology at Maastricht University in the Netherlands unveiled to the world the first lab-grown burger. Mark Post had succeeded in untying the Gordian knot of using stem cell research to grow meat for consumption. Before then, the thought of lab-grown meat wasn’t much more than a...

Climate Joy Week #4: The Good Climate News Making Headlines this Week…

Climate Joy Week #4: The Good Climate News Making Headlines this Week…

In this week’s ‘Climate Joy’ series, we celebrate the efforts of governments and organisations taking sustainable strides. From Washington to Quito, people across the globe are increasingly striving for a better future for the environment and our unborn ones. 1. Washington State Commits to 100% Renewable Energy Another American state makes it to our Climate...

The Baptist World Aid Ethical Fashion Guide: A Skeptic’s Appraisal

The Baptist World Aid Ethical Fashion Guide: A Skeptic’s Appraisal

A little over a week ago the 2019 Ethical Fashion Guide was published by Baptist World Aid Australia. As the name suggests, the report is a comprehensive review of the activities of Australia brands in line with ethical practices and sustainability. The Ethical Fashion Guide highlights which Australian brands are making positive strides and meeting these...

Your Political Involvement Matters: A Case for Participating in Politics, Elections and Government

Your Political Involvement Matters: A Case for Participating in Politics, Elections and Government

I was about fifteen the first time I realized the impact elections and the government could have directly on my life. I couldn’t even vote at the time but my parents could. My statesmen had massively voted in a little-known candidate from a very unpopular party as the State Governor and about two months into office,...

Economic Disadvantage: How the Green Economy Benefits the Privileged and Condemns the Poor

Economic Disadvantage: How the Green Economy Benefits the Privileged and Condemns the Poor

According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the biggest economies in the world are the United States and China. Along with these two countries are other industrialised countries like Japan, Germany and the United Kingdom. With trillions of dollars in GDP, these countries sit at the top of the world’s economic pyramids and along with...