Category: Activism

‘If She Can See It, She Can Be It’: The Importance of Female STEM Characters in Media

‘If She Can See It, She Can Be It’: The Importance of Female STEM Characters in Media

According to new research conducted by The Lyda Hill Foundation and Geena Davis’s Institute, improving media depictions of females in STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – will encourage more women into these fields. The study entitled “Portray Her: Representations of Women STEM Characters in Media” is the most comprehensive analysis of STEM characters in entertainment...

5 Inspiring American Female Political Leaders Challenging the Status Quo

5 Inspiring American Female Political Leaders Challenging the Status Quo

When it comes to female leadership and women’s empowerment, we often think of Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Sheryl Sandberg and Malala Yousafzai. But there is a new generation of inspiring female leaders and particularly in the male-dominated field of politics who are shaking things up and providing plenty of hope for what our future could look...

Rise For Climate: Activists Call for 100% Clean Renewable Energy

Rise For Climate: Activists Call for 100% Clean Renewable Energy

The Rise For Climate global day of action on September 8 brought together locals, concerned citizens and activists to demand a transition to 100 percent clean renewable energy. The event brought 250,000 people to over 900 events in 95 countries. Organised by 350.org and supported by various interest and advocacy groups around the world such as charities, unions,...

Top 10 Items Collected at Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup All Made of Plastic

Top 10 Items Collected at Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup All Made of Plastic

Ocean Conservancy’s 33rd annual International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) is on September 15. The world’s largest single-day volunteer effort to fight against ocean plastic pollution, this year the non-profit launches their new #SuitUpToCleanUp campaign encouraging people to suit up and head to their local beach or waterway to help pick up litter and plastic debris and...

5 Eco-Friendly Surf Brands That Give Back to People and Planet

5 Eco-Friendly Surf Brands That Give Back to People and Planet

There’s nothing more frustrating than a painfully ironic clothing brand, classic example; t-shirts that say “female empowerment” made by female garment workers that aren’t paid a fair living wage (I’m looking at you Beyonce). I’ve always felt that some surf brands are also a prime example of this irony, with mainstream surf brands promoting outdoor life...

How The ‘Yeah-But’ Mentality Stalls Progress On Bag Bans And Other Green Issues

How The ‘Yeah-But’ Mentality Stalls Progress On Bag Bans And Other Green Issues

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Author: Anne Lane, Academic and researcher, Queensland University of Technology The debacle over the removal of single-use plastic bags from supermarkets has been analysed from a range of different perspectives. Supermarkets have been described as breaking a psychological trust contract with their customers and cynically using environmental concerns to...

Educational Docos and Short Films About Plastic Pollution and Living Plastic-Free

Educational Docos and Short Films About Plastic Pollution and Living Plastic-Free

Want to learn more about our plastic pollution problem but don’t enjoy reading articles and books on the matter? Prefer to learn through watching films and videos? We’ve come to your rescue. Here are some educational documentaries and short films (under 10 minutes) about plastic pollution that will help you understand all sides of the...