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Safia Minney Leading the Fight Against Modern Slavery in the Fashion Industry

Safia Minney Leading the Fight Against Modern Slavery in the Fashion Industry

London, United Kingdom – “This is not just a question of eradicating modern slavery; it is a question of transforming a profit-driven capitalist world into a sustainable model that ensures the survival of humanity and of our planet,” Safia Minney, British social entrepreneur and sustainable fashion champion, said in the introduction of her latest book, Slave to...

10 Innovative Ways Cities Can Incorporate Sustainable Design

10 Innovative Ways Cities Can Incorporate Sustainable Design

The argument on the need to make cities sustainable is long passé. What is important at this point is to determine how — as megacities continue to boom and choke from overpopulation, traffic congestion, pollution, diseases, disasters etc. The United Nations predicts that by 2050, cities the world over will be hosting as much as...

Just How Sustainable is Organic Cotton?

Just How Sustainable is Organic Cotton?

Growing conventional cotton is generally considered as one of the most environmentally harmful endeavors. Reports note that it uses 25 percent of the world’s insecticides and 10 percent of the world’s pesticides.1 This does not only negatively impact the environment but also the health of cotton farmers. Plus, cotton is a water-intensive crop, needing at least...

5 Podcasts for Conscious Living Enthusiasts

5 Podcasts for Conscious Living Enthusiasts

Carpe diem! Seize the day! This is what conscious living is all about – actively making choices, being in control of your life, steering it to where you want it to go. Are you living the life that you have always wanted? Does your job make you feel fulfilled? Are you in a relationship that...

The Rise of Conscious Capitalism

The Rise of Conscious Capitalism

Capitalism has always been a subject of criticism. German philosopher Karl Marx is its most vocal critic, rallying against capitalism’s promotion of commodification, inequality and exploitation of the labor force.1 According to Marx, capitalism will eventually be toppled in a revolution of the working class. More than a century after Marx’s death, however, capitalism is still...

Top 5 Environmental Victories of 2016

Top 5 Environmental Victories of 2016

The year 2016 is considered to be one of the worst years in recent history – with political upheavals the world over, terror attacks, celebrity deaths, environmental disasters and so on. However, it has also ushered in landmark victories for the environment which hopefully sets a precedent for bigger victories this 2017. Five of the...