Why Smallpox isn’t the (ethical) answer to Population Growth
May04

Why Smallpox isn’t the (ethical) answer to Population Growth

The Elephant in the Room Ok. Let’s throw it out there. The real reason we have so many issues with resource security and pollution is the fact that there are so many of us. Exponential population growth. Boom. There it is. The black and white scientific truth and pretty much general logic (read about carrying capacity here or watch a mini lecture here). Kind of like when you try to stuff more clothes into an already overflowing...

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Tools For The Revolution
Apr24

Tools For The Revolution

May We Never Forget On this day three years ago 1134 people were killed and another estimated 2500 were injured in a fashion tragedy that should never have happened. These people were lead into a building that others around them had decided was too unsafe to work in. They were told that the building was ‘fine’ and that the clothes they were producing had to be made on time. That if they didn’t come to work that day...

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Fashion Revolution Action Plan
Apr05

Fashion Revolution Action Plan

Have You Ever Contemplated Where Your Clothes Come From? Do you know who made your clothes? Who grew the cotton, spun the threads, dyed the fabric and who sewed them together? Chances are that you have at least one item on that you wouldn’t know the origins of (if you don’t then you deserve a gold star for being an extremely conscious consumer). The current state of the fashion industry makes it pretty difficult to know...

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Earth Hour: Switch Off For Love
Mar18

Earth Hour: Switch Off For Love

Armchair Activism at it’s Best Launched in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour has come a long way from it’s 2.2 million strong first ‘switch off’ activism event, with more than 172 countries and 7000 cities across the globe now participating in the one hour long blackout. One in three Australians now participate in the annual campaign that was conceived to draw attention to the issues associated with global warming....

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Take Action With Give A Fork
Mar01

Take Action With Give A Fork

Isn’t it way sexier to take care of the planet than it is to trash it? Um… Hell yes! Sadly we’re trashing the planet and the way we consume food has a lot to do with it; takeaway coffee cups, lettuce in plastic bags, a raw deal for farmers, double beef pattie burgers… The food we choose to eat contributes more to our eco-footprint than our transport and home energy use combined. As a result, we are wreaking absolute havoc on our...

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We Are The Voice For Climate Change
Dec09

We Are The Voice For Climate Change

We’re not going to sit in silence! With the Paris UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) underway there is no better time than now to get your voice heard on climate change issues. In the lead up to the conference 1 Million Women transformed much-loved song, ‘You’re the Voice’ into a powerful anthem from women for climate action and hope. Featuring the lyrics ‘we’re not going to sit in silence, we’re not going to live in fear’ the...

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Hot Hot Heat! The Degrees of Climate Change
Nov30

Hot Hot Heat! The Degrees of Climate Change

Blame it on the sunshine! Hey folks! Sorry I’ve been a bit quiet over the last few days both here and on social media. I’ve been afflicted with a bad bout of heat exhaustion (which isn’t uncommon for me I get it at least twice a month every subtropical summer) a not-often spoken about summertime issue. You would be forgiven for thinking that just about every person on the planet is a sun worshipper as we are bombarded with images of...

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Change the World Right Now!
Nov24

Change the World Right Now!

  Did you know that your dollar or gift donation can rescue victims of slavery, sexual exploitation, and other forms of violent oppression? For the whole of December Sustainability in Style will be committed to Dressember, the style challenge that embraces the femininity of the dress to raise awareness of the exploitation of women and funds for The International Justice Mission, and A21 . For 31 days I will be wearing the one...

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Alternative Music and Activism for Beginners
Oct10

Alternative Music and Activism for Beginners

#savekaren For those of you who live in Australia, or for folks who just so happen to enjoy reading about Australian politics and current affairs, you may have come across the #savekaren campaign. Karen is a well-meaning fictitious character that has been deemed a threat to Australia’s security due to her love of alterative music and involvement in activism. The “Radicalisation Awareness Kits” provided to schools by the Federal...

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Take Action: The Mindfulness Summit
Sep28

Take Action: The Mindfulness Summit

‘The mind is everything, what you think you become’ A quote that has (debatably) been linked to Buddha that fits nicely with todays post about mindfulness. The Mindfulness Summit is a free to join, not-for-profit project with a mission to make mindfulness mainstream, that will be running over the month of October. The team at the Mindfulness Summit believe that the peace, balance and compassion found through mindfulness...

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