Category: Activism

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...

Class, Status and Environment: How Social Perception Influences the Sustainability Movement

Class, Status and Environment: How Social Perception Influences the Sustainability Movement

Abuja, Nigeria: Man is a social being. In this age of social media, man has become even more social than ever. Now with this social nature comes the need for class and status; distinguishing ourselves from other members of society. This plays a huge role in the decisions we make regarding where we live, what we drive,...

Tracking The Battles For Environmental Justice: Here Are The World’s Top 10

Tracking The Battles For Environmental Justice: Here Are The World’s Top 10

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Author: Julie Snorek, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Environmental Justice Atlas, Autonomous University of Barcelona Environmental justice activism is to this age what the workers’ movement was for the industrial age – one of the most influential social movements of its time. Yet, despite its consistent progress since the 1970s, environmental justice protests...

6 Environmentalists, Conservationists and Earth Activists That You Should Know

6 Environmentalists, Conservationists and Earth Activists That You Should Know

It’s Earth Day today. Happy Earth Day! What better way to celebrate the day than to honour those remarkable environmentalists, conservationists and activists who have advocated for the planet and used their lives to preserve and protect the natural environment, precious wildlife and ecosystems. Each one of the people listed has worked tirelessly to promote a...

The Complications of Ocean Politics, Policy and Governance – Who Is Steering the Ship?

The Complications of Ocean Politics, Policy and Governance – Who Is Steering the Ship?

Sydney, Australia: With the ocean under extreme threat from issues such as pollution and overfishing, we need to ask – who is governing the ocean? It might not be a topic people often consider, but it’s one we need to start questioning before it’s too late. “Healthy oceans are the life support system for our planet, providing 97...