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How Reusable Sanitary Pads Empower Women in Developing Countries

How Reusable Sanitary Pads Empower Women in Developing Countries

The most common choice of period-management for women nowadays are disposable pads or tampons – which are wrapped in plastic and contain chemicals. Luckily for us, there are more sustainable options, such as; menstrual cups, period underwear and cloth pads. All women need access to some sort of sanitary product but did you know nearly...

The World Unites to Address Climate Change

The World Unites to Address Climate Change

With nations regardless of size, economy and power banding together to address climate change, we have once again witnessed a shining moment of our time. On 4 November 2016, the historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change is set to enter into force after crossing two thresholds indicated on Article 21 of the agreement — having...

Author of Modified Caitlyn Shetterly Explores the Threat of GMO

Author of Modified Caitlyn Shetterly Explores the Threat of GMO

Big industry have the capability to ruin individuals, using its wealth to silence people they deem as problematic. Corporations hire expensive PR and marketing teams to help them paint their products and services as “good for society” while smearing its opposition with labels such as “conspiracy theorists” “alarmists” or just plain “ignorant”. Corporations and the power they...

How Conscious is Your Consumerism?

How Conscious is Your Consumerism?

No one can deny that there is an increasing demand for transparency in the world of consumerism. In our digitally advanced, digitally enhanced lives, the open nature of the internet means there is a plethora of information readily available at our fingertips, taking just a few clicks to find the answers we need. As a consequence of...

Technology is Key to Driving Sustainability in Fashion

Technology is Key to Driving Sustainability in Fashion

Are you aware of the tremendous negative environmental impact of the fashion industry? “The clothing industry is the second largest polluter in the world … second only to oil. It is a really nasty business,” Eileen Fisher, clothing industry magnate and environmental award recipient declared.1 Indeed, the glamorous world of fashion is a major contributor...

Why the World Needs Social Entrepreneurs

Why the World Needs Social Entrepreneurs

A goal and a desire to change the world: this is what all social entrepreneurs have in common. A drive to make ideas a reality and a hunger for social change. According to the Oxford Dictionary, the definition of a social entrepreneur is “a person who establishes an enterprise with the aim of solving social problems...

Sustainable Farming: How to Make Agriculture a Little Less Plastic

Sustainable Farming: How to Make Agriculture a Little Less Plastic

It may seem counterintuitive, but agriculture in the United States has a big carbon footprint. In fact, a great deal of Earth’s plastic garbage comes from agricultural products. The U.S. agricultural industry alone uses an estimated one billion pounds of plastic every year. Some of these products include: films for covering soil and wrapping products...

The Lay Person’s Guide to the Paris Agreement and UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Lay Person’s Guide to the Paris Agreement and UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development or more commonly referred to as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are two of the world’s most important multilateral agreements in recent times. What is the Paris Agreement?  The Paris Agreement, hailed as “historic, durable and ambitious,”1 is an affirmative global action...

The Causes of World Poverty and Why It Persists

The Causes of World Poverty and Why It Persists

Billions, even trillions of dollars have been spent to combat poverty the world over. We have different multilateral organizations such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, the United Nations etc.; government and non-government organizations; private businesses and philanthrophies which  have made it their mission to fight poverty and bring about development. Unfortunately, while there...

Brexit: The Global Rise of “New” Politics?

Brexit: The Global Rise of “New” Politics?

Political upheavals in different parts of the world seem to be the norm this year. Is this the start of an era for  “new” politics? Trump is trumping. In the United States, the meteoric rise of Donald Trump is causing shockwaves in the political landscape. Bold and brash, his plan to run for the US...