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2018 Ethical Activist Book Club

Last year I started my Ethical Activist Book Club, a bimonthly chance to discuss important books that grow our expertise as activists. Every two months I post a review of the book selected for that period. There are so many important books worth reading, and book clubs are a really valuable way to create community and encourage discussion. I would love you to read along and join the discussion by

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Beware the environmental campaigns that are delaying real change

This excellent article was written by journalist and sustainable lifestyle blogger Alden Wicker and was originally published on her blog EcoCult. Although specific to the US, the same problems and priciples exist with many other ‘greenwashing campaigns’. So no matter where in the world you are based, it is worth a read.  On its face, America Recycles Day seems like a worthy environmental initiative. We’re teaching Americans how to be good stewards

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My Year of Intentional Consumption

This year, I have decided that my overarching theme to guide my life is “intentional consumption”. All year long I try to stay in touch with my values, and let these guide the choices I make in the day-to-day. But I also like the new year as a time of reflection and forward planning for what I want my life to look like. There will always be ways to do

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Books to Read to Take Care of Yourself This Holiday Season

How did the holiday seasons get so hectic? What was once designed to be a quiet time with family seems to be such a source of stress and overwhelm, as we rush to see all our families and get to the stores to buy the right gifts. My families do a secret Santa- just one understated gift from each side, and same with the children. My little boys now have

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Ecosia Lets You Plant Trees With Your Online Search

The following article is a sponsored collaboration between the search social enterprise Ecosia that plants trees with your daily search and the Ethical Writers’ and Creatives’ Coalition, where I am a member. I was paid to write this article for the blog. However, I only accept sponsored collaborations with brands that uphold the ethical and environmental ethos of this blog, and which I think you will enjoy reading about. This

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Take it one step at a time

Lately I am still recovering from my recent experience of eco activist’s burn out. I am doing just fine, but I have been reflecting a lot on the experience and what it has taught me. It is so important after difficult periods of life to take stock of was has happened and learn from the experience. I have certainly learned a lot about myself over these past few months. One

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Never Underestimate the Value of a Conversation

I can be reluctant to talk about sustainable fashion outside of the blogging sphere. I think part of this reluctance stems from me not wanting evangelise to people who aren’t keen to hear what I have to say. For some reason I’ve always felt differently about writing online. When I write online, it is generally found by those who want to hear it, or those that don’t want to hear

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Searching for ethical brands? DoneGood is the app for that!

The following article is a sponsored collaboration between DoneGood (the app that let’s you easily find ethical products) and the Ethical Writers and Creatives Coalition (where I am a member). I have been paid to write and publish this article here. I only feature brands that strongly align with the ethos of this blog, and that I think you would benefit from hearing about.  Have you ever wished you could easily search

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The Ethical Activist Book Group: Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit

This review is part of the Ethical Activist Book Group reading list. Past books include Barbara Kingsolver’s Flight Behaviour, Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything and Unbowed by Wangari Maathai. Read along and join in the conversation with us at any time.  In these dark times, how do we hold onto hope? As the prospect of irreversible climate change bears down upon us and even many of the most progressive governments dither, continuing to

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The Art of Ethical Travel

For the last ten days I have been steeped in the beautiful culture and landscape of Ubud, where I am doing my best to observe the art of ethical travel. I have long avoided Bali, for the reputation of rowdy Australian tourists drinking vast amounts of beer, and generally paying little attention to cultural etiquette and respect. Of course, Aussie tourists are not the only ones that do this, but

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