Category: Work & Career

Why Covering The Environment Is One of The Most Dangerous Beats In Journalism

Why Covering The Environment Is One of The Most Dangerous Beats In Journalism

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Author: Eric Freedman, Professor of Journalism and Chair, Knight Center for Environmental Journalism, Michigan State University From the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Kashoggi by Saudi agents to President Trump’s clashes with the White House press corps, attacks on reporters are in the news. This problem...

Can You Work As A Sustainability Consultant For Multinational Companies and Be An Environmentalist?

Can You Work As A Sustainability Consultant For Multinational Companies and Be An Environmentalist?

If you conduct a search for me on LinkedIn, you’ll find my current job title is “Sustainability Consultant”. Scroll through my profile and you’ll learn that my work experience includes several consultancy assignments for various corporate clients in the food, fashion and cosmetics sectors mainly. My responsibilities include strategy development, sustainable sourcing, stakeholder engagement and communication....

Women’s Surfing Riding Wave Towards Gender Equity

Women’s Surfing Riding Wave Towards Gender Equity

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.  Author: Holly Thorpe, Associate Professor in Sociology of Sport and Physical Culture, University of Waikato and Belinda Wheaton, Associate Professor in Sport, Leisure and Health, University of Waikato. The World Surfing League recently became the first US-based global sporting league to offer equal pay to male...

Say No To Reflex Paper and Buy These Ethical Paper Brands Instead…

Say No To Reflex Paper and Buy These Ethical Paper Brands Instead…

The topic of sustainably-sourced ethical paper has been percolating in my mind since our partnership with Officeworks back in July. Officeworks is one of Australia’s leading retailers with 166 stores nationwide. Each of its stores carries over 30,000 products; 8,000 of which are paper and wood-based products. Any sustainability initiatives the company implements could mean a significant reduction in...

Female Assertiveness: 5 Tips For Girls and Women To Be More Assertive

Female Assertiveness: 5 Tips For Girls and Women To Be More Assertive

Up to this day and age, women continue to be underrated, underrepresented, and generally everything under—. This is particularly true in the arena of politics and STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine). And one of the significant reasons for this is because there are those among us who shy away from being assertive. But...

9 Reasons Why Sustainable, Eco and Ethical Fashion Businesses Close and Finish Up (AKA Fail)

9 Reasons Why Sustainable, Eco and Ethical Fashion Businesses Close and Finish Up (AKA Fail)

Since launching Eco Warrior Princess in 2010, I have had the privilege of meeting, befriending, collaborating and working with many emerging fashion designers, entrepreneurs, fashion businesses and organisations from all over the world. They’ve started their own ethical labels, e-commerce stores, online marketplaces and apps. I have seen these passionate people burst on to the scene...

5 Reasons Why Africa Is An Ideal Market For Your Eco-Friendly Business

5 Reasons Why Africa Is An Ideal Market For Your Eco-Friendly Business

Abuja, Nigeria: In the last two decades, Africa has been hailed as the new market for enterprising businesses. It is the biggest emerging market in the world.  This development has been spurred by a number of economic and technological factors. With the growth in internet penetration and standards of living, Africa has been dubbed the next big...

For Africa To Build A Sustainable Future, It Needs To Produce (Not Just Consume) Information

For Africa To Build A Sustainable Future, It Needs To Produce (Not Just Consume) Information

Abuja, Nigeria: According to a recent study, mankind has produced more data in the last two years than has ever been produced since we came into existence. This means that a child born in the year 2000 has probably come across more information than his parents have in their entire lifetime. There is a certain...