Category Sustainable Living

Improve your mental health with houseplants

Today I am sharing a lovely informative post which originally appeared on the Garden College, the magazine for life in bloom. Garden Collage is a lifestyle magazine that celebrates a modern approach to nature. Enjoy! In uncertain times, it is normal for our attention to shift to the “bigger picture”. Large-scale issues in current politics, social and economic concerns, and the environmentdominate our thoughts, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed,

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The Ethical Activist Book Club: Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver

Welcome to the first book review in for the Ethical Activist Book Club reading list. We are reading one title every two months, and the book for January and February in 2017 is Barbara Kingsolver’s Orange Prize-winning novel Flight Behaviour. Flight Behaviour primarily tackles the topic of climate change, with story centring on a fictional (but scientifically plausible) ecosystem disruption which causes a migratory butterflies to overwinter in the Appalachian ranges

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Ethical activism, ethical fashion and Nordstrom

It is going to be impossible for this blog to talk about ethical and sustainable fashion without discussing the grave ethical issues that come with the Trump presidency. But you will find that I am not alone. So much of the ethical fashion blogging community is actively engaged in the resistance movement. I stand in solidarity with my US friends and colleagues. On that note, here is a post written

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10 Ethical Fashion & Beauty Brands that Progress Women’s Economic Power

I took my two little sons along to the Canberra sister event in solidarity with the Women’s March in the US. It was inspiring to be a part of the global sisterhood that stood up expressed our anger. (And I very much enjoy being a feminist leader for my little boys) But after the energy that went into the Women’s March across the globe this past weekend  it is important

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Top 12 Most Popular Sustainable Fashion Posts of 2016

2016 was a big year for sustainable fashion. There seems to be real development in the sector, with sustainable fashion becoming more and more mainstream. It is easier than ever to commit to a sustainable wardrobe, with wonderful sustainable fashion leaders like Amour Vert, People Tree and Zady accessible worldwide. There has also been a plethora of new sustainable fashion boutiques online now, such as the wonderful sustainable vegan boutique Bead

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2017 Ethical Activist Book Club

As the world teeters towards the brink of ecosystem collapse, politics worldwide is swinging far to the right and undermining social safety nets, and the US is threatening to fall into neo-nazism, it has become abundantly clear that 2017 must be the year that we step up. No longer can we blame our governments for not doing enough. Citizens need to become active and take back our power. Every single

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Ethical gifts to inspire, play and learn

This thoughtful gift guide was compiled by Leah Wise and original appeared on her ethical fashion and lifestyle blog Stylewise.  Clothes are great, but it’s safe to say I’ve accumulated more than enough. I’m fortunate to get nearly two weeks off of work around Christmas time, so I’m always looking for games, books, and other activities to enjoy as I savor long stretches of free time. In light of that,

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What I am doing to respond to Trump and the rise of the extreme right

The world will never be the same. But perhaps the election of Trump is a good thing. Only that is so f##king scary that it may well be the shock we all need to get out there and fight with all our might. There are so many thing that we need to do to fight this world. But we can’t let the globe to succumb the twin threats of climate

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Sustainable food for the holiday season (and gifts for sustainable foodies)

Some holiday inspiration, which originally appeared on Elizabeth Stilwell’s beautiful blog The Note Passer.  This holiday season is gonna be awkward. Let’s focus on the food, shall we? Almost all of our holidays revolve around food and a meal together — that’s kind of the point. They grew out of harvest festivals and celebrations during times when people didn’t have as much access to food as we do now (or

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What does the Trump Presidency mean for ethical citizens around the world?

Like most of my liberal peers around the world I am in a state of shock. I never expected to be living in a world in which the US was led by a President Trump. Even some of the right wing government ministers in Australia openly said that they hoped Clinton would win the race. Yet here we are. I haven’t had a lot of time to come to terms

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