Category: Social Justice

Green Storytellers: Relatable Enough To Be Influential?

Green Storytellers: Relatable Enough To Be Influential?

Note: This letter from the editor was originally published in our weekly newsletter and is being republished here. Hey guys, Several years ago a work colleague turned friend who had come to Australia as an international student from Thailand and whose parents were working for the United Nations said something to me that I have never forgotten. She said, “If you...

How Project ARK Are Using an Eco-Friendly Relief Drive to Help Taal Eruption Survivors

How Project ARK Are Using an Eco-Friendly Relief Drive to Help Taal Eruption Survivors

Over 50,000 families were displaced when the Taal Volcano erupted in Batangas, Philippines on January 12. Tons of volcanic ash devoured villages while a menacing plume of smoke hovered above, accompanied by rising magma and volcanic tremors stealing the homes and livelihoods of many thousands living in the surrounding area. Naturally, news about the heavy...

When Davos Promises, Who Pays?

When Davos Promises, Who Pays?

London, UK – No doubt many good intentions will be put to bed at Davos this week. Sustainability, climate change, plastic pollution, mental health and much more will all be discussed, debated and deliberated upon. Commitments will be made, targets set, goals agreed. But considering the fact that there is already a persistent $2.5 trillion...

Australia’s Leading Aid Agencies Issue Plea for Urgent Action to Address Rapidly Escalating Global Climate Crisis

Australia’s Leading Aid Agencies Issue Plea for Urgent Action to Address Rapidly Escalating Global Climate Crisis

Four of Australia’s leading international aid agencies have joined forces to issue an urgent plea to the Federal Government to act swiftly to address the climate crisis, as fires continue to rage across Australia and millions globally face floods, crippling food shortages and other climate-related events.   World Vision Australia, Oxfam Australia, Plan International Australia...

NGOs Call for Immediate Action from U.S. Customs to Block Import of Palm Oil Produced Using Forced Labor

NGOs Call for Immediate Action from U.S. Customs to Block Import of Palm Oil Produced Using Forced Labor

New evidence of forced labor against Procter & Gamble’s joint venture partner, Malaysian company FGV Washington, D.C. – This week, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) announced it is suspending certification bids for the non-certified units of FGV Holdings Berhad (FGV) –– one of Malaysia’s largest palm oil companies and a joint venture partner...

Climate Change Has a Devastating Impact On Girls, Yet They Are Excluded From The Conversation: New Research

Climate Change Has a Devastating Impact On Girls, Yet They Are Excluded From The Conversation: New Research

As world leaders, scientists, business leaders and climate activists, including 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, converge in Madrid this week for the 2019 UN Climate Change Conference (COP25), a new report has revealed girls’ rights are being ignored in national climate strategies and policies. The study, titled Girls’ Rights in Climate Strategies, was launched today at COP25 by...

Why Empowering Women Is Essential For Sustainable Development and Health

Why Empowering Women Is Essential For Sustainable Development and Health

In the last few decades, female education rates have improved globally but economical, social and reproductive inequality is still stifling women and girls across the world. This doesn’t just impact women, it’s a global problem. This is also particularly an issue for indigenous women, women of colour and trans women, which requires the most attention...

The Most Important Issue Facing Australia? New Survey Sees Huge Spike in Concern Over Climate Change

The Most Important Issue Facing Australia? New Survey Sees Huge Spike in Concern Over Climate Change

While most Australians still view the economy as the most important issue facing the country, a new survey released today shows climate change is rapidly becoming a major concern, as well. Now in its 12th year, the Scanlon Foundation survey is the largest- and longest-running poll tracking public opinion on social cohesion, immigration, population and...