Category: Activism

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...

7 Years of Detoxing the Clothing and Textile Sectors, Greenpeace Shows That Fashion Activism Can Work

7 Years of Detoxing the Clothing and Textile Sectors, Greenpeace Shows That Fashion Activism Can Work

When Greenpeace investigators sampled the effluent of two large textiles suppliers in China and found that its factories were discharging a wide range of hazardous chemicals including perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) and alkylphenols – a chemical banned for use in textile manufacturing in Europe – into local rivers, detoxing the fashion industry became an organisational focus. Seven years...

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,...