Category: Musings

Economic Disadvantage: How the Green Economy Benefits the Privileged and Condemns the Poor

Economic Disadvantage: How the Green Economy Benefits the Privileged and Condemns the Poor

According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the biggest economies in the world are the United States and China. Along with these two countries are other industrialised countries like Japan, Germany and the United Kingdom. With trillions of dollars in GDP, these countries sit at the top of the world’s economic pyramids and with along...

I’m Breaking Up with Sustainable Fashion

I’m Breaking Up with Sustainable Fashion

It’s warm, diverse, and passionate – yet sometimes myopic, exclusionary, and pandering. Researching the supply chains, power dynamics, and western apathy that make global exploitation possible and profitable in the fashion industry helped me grow throughout my teens and early 20s into a more well-rounded political advocate, however, as I gather expertise in the particulars...

Why Making Conscious Consumer Choices Shouldn’t Be a Substitute for Political Action

Why Making Conscious Consumer Choices Shouldn’t Be a Substitute for Political Action

Editor’s note: This is the ‘Letter from the Editor’ from this week’s newsletter. We have decided to republish it here. Sign up to receive our weekly newsletters so you receive them directly in your inbox. Hey guys, The Australian election is just around the corner and I’ve got my head buried in political news, planning...

Dear America, Please Step Up and Do Your Fair Share of the Climate Change Heavy Lifting…

Dear America, Please Step Up and Do Your Fair Share of the Climate Change Heavy Lifting…

In November 2018, the second volume of the National Climate Assessment Report mandated by the US government and prepared by the American scientific community was released and was met with an equal dose of cheer and concern. The report was made very popular by the decision of the current US administration to “bury” the report...

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...

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...

Mental Health Disorders are on the Rise in Western Countries. Here Is What’s Happening in Nigeria…

Mental Health Disorders are on the Rise in Western Countries. Here Is What’s Happening in Nigeria…

“Mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual is able to realize his/her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively and make a contribution to his/her family and community.” – World Health Organisation In June 2018, the World Health Organisation (WHO) formally added Gaming Disorder to its...

Calling All Artists, Musicians and Creatives: The Climate Movement Needs Your Help!

Calling All Artists, Musicians and Creatives: The Climate Movement Needs Your Help!

Whoever you are, you’re dependent on your environment; for example, weather fluctuations affects us all. From the icy chills of Alaska down to the heat and scorching sands of the Sahara, in every corner or region of the world, the state of the air, atmosphere, temperature and other outside conditions (such as rain or cloudiness)...