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The Rise of Conscious Capitalism

The Rise of Conscious Capitalism

Capitalism has always been a subject of criticism. German philosopher Karl Marx is its most vocal critic, rallying against capitalism’s promotion of commodification, inequality and exploitation of the labor force.1 According to Marx, capitalism will eventually be toppled in a revolution of the working class. More than a century after Marx’s death, however, capitalism is still...

Diamonds Can Do Good – Positive Social Impact of Diamonds

Diamonds Can Do Good – Positive Social Impact of Diamonds

When the movie Blood Diamond hit the big screen in 2006, it left audiences feeling shocked. Women looked down at their engagement rings concerned theirs may be a conflict diamond, and husbands too found themselves wondering the exact same thing. While the film raised awareness of how the trade in these diamonds by rebel forces have funded conflict...

Top 5 Environmental Victories of 2016

Top 5 Environmental Victories of 2016

The year 2016 is considered to be one of the worst years in recent history – with political upheavals the world over, terror attacks, celebrity deaths, environmental disasters and so on. However, it has also ushered in landmark victories for the environment which hopefully sets a precedent for bigger victories this 2017. Five of the...

Eco Warrior Princess: The Best (and Worst) of 2016

Eco Warrior Princess: The Best (and Worst) of 2016

So another year has come and is almost gone, and what a year 2016 it was! It was an impressive year in terms of audience reach, engagement and interaction, however this year was also the most ‘relentless’ when I factor the amount of time, energy and resources it took to grow the blog, manage the...

How Advertising Has Contributed to Wasteful Consumption

How Advertising Has Contributed to Wasteful Consumption

Have you ever wondered about the impact of advertising in your daily life? Have you ever thought of its influence on your buying behavior? Advertising is all about selling – of products, services and ideas. It is paid communication employing persuasive techniques to get the audience or the consumer to take a specific action, according...

What You Didn’t Know About Recycling

What You Didn’t Know About Recycling

There have been a lot of debates on the pros and cons of recycling. The important question is, does it make a difference for the environment? The short answer – yes, it is beneficial for the environment. Annie Leonard, producer of the YouTube film Story of Stuff and head of Greenpeace USA says: “Everyone knows the...

6 Key Takeaways from the Marrakech Climate Summit

6 Key Takeaways from the Marrakech Climate Summit

Despite the President Trump specter that hounded the Marrakech climate summit in Morocco, the message from 111 countries was clear: “Our climate is warming at an alarming and unprecedented rate and we have an urgent duty to respond.”1 This is the Marrakech Action Proclamation for our Climate and Sustainable Development signed at the 22nd Session...

Must-See Green Films: 8 of the Best Environmental Documentaries

Must-See Green Films: 8 of the Best Environmental Documentaries

Since launching this blog in 2010 I have immersed myself in literature and documentary films trying to develop further knowledge about topics such as climate change, global warming, sustainability and other causes of environmental problems. Recent political events have left me feeling uneasy about the state of the world and in particular what the rise of...