Category: Lifestyle

Suicide Is Not the Answer

Suicide Is Not the Answer

Abuja, Nigeria: The first time I learnt of suicide, I was about five.  A man had committed suicide within my father’s jurisdiction and as the then presiding Magistrate; he had to sanction an official inquiry into the cause of death. He reviewed the pictures in his library at home and later that night, I overheard...

I’m Almost 28 and Have No Savings and Hefty Student Debt. Here’s How I’m Taking Control of My Finances This Year…

I’m Almost 28 and Have No Savings and Hefty Student Debt. Here’s How I’m Taking Control of My Finances This Year…

At nearly 28 years old, with absolutely no savings and a hefty student debt, I’ve never had any interest in my personal finances. No offence to my Mum, but she is also terrible with her finances. She is 62-years old, with no savings or assets and relies heavily on my Dad to live. “Financial independence...

The Ultimate Guide to Ethical and Eco-Friendly Work and School Backpacks and Rucksacks

The Ultimate Guide to Ethical and Eco-Friendly Work and School Backpacks and Rucksacks

You’re here because you’re looking to beat the back to school rush and want to get super organised for the year ahead. Whether you’re after a stylish backpack for work or college, or a school bag for your kid(s), here is a comprehensive list of ethical and eco-friendly backpacks for school and work that we...

From Life Cycle Impact Assessments to Bio-Based Synthetics, How Kathmandu is Reshaping Outdoor Eco Apparel

From Life Cycle Impact Assessments to Bio-Based Synthetics, How Kathmandu is Reshaping Outdoor Eco Apparel

With adventure and travel more popular than ever, it’s an exciting time for outdoor brands to influence sustainability in the textile industry. From failures to progression, it’s integral for both consumers and other companies to learn and understand a brand’s journey in social and environmental responsibility. Kathmandu is an adventure and travel brand originating in...

TOM Organic Giveaway

TOM Organic Giveaway

TOM Organic is behind Australia’s leading range of certified organic cotton pads and tampons – free from synthetic chemicals, perfumes and pesticides. The company was founded by Melbourne-based entrepreneur Aimee Marks who believes that a woman should never have to compromise the health and wellbeing of their bodies as well as the planet’s. So we’re...

18 Ethical and Eco-Friendly Diaries, Organizers, Calendars and Planners for 2019

18 Ethical and Eco-Friendly Diaries, Organizers, Calendars and Planners for 2019

You’ve celebrated Christmas and already looking to conquer the year ahead with conscious intention and purpose. Whether you’re a small business owner, a working parent or a college student, you’re keen to get organized and make 2019 your best yet – and you’re keen to do it in ethical and sustainable style. Whether you’re after...

Organic, Free-Range, Fairtrade or Vegan: How Ethical Consumption Got So Selective

Organic, Free-Range, Fairtrade or Vegan: How Ethical Consumption Got So Selective

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Author: Michal Carrington, Senior Lecturer in Marketing, University of Melbourne. Are you an organic shopper? Into fairtrade? A greenhouse gas warrior? All about free-range and animal welfare? Even if you said yes to all the above, the chances are that, when you shop, only a few...

Where’s the Christ in Christmas?

Where’s the Christ in Christmas?

Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from our weekly newsletter that I’ve chosen to republish on the site. Merry Christmas! Now it’s the season to be jolly. Christmas is a super special time of the year for me. I was a devout Catholic up until I was 15 (I attended Catholic Youth Group and Bible...