Feature Article by Olivia Nankivell ‘No fear, no pain’ is the mantra used by the Australian Livestock Exporters Council (ALEC). Yet the 60 Minutes investigation into live export negligence in early April shocked the nation, prompting calls for the brutal trade to be banned completely. More than two thousand sheep died onboard the Awassi Express […]
The average Australian produces nearly 650kg of waste per year. In order to reduce this amount, we need to think about specific ways to combat mindless wastage. I started to cut down on unnecessary plastic around a year ago; I realised that my laziness and ignorance was excruciatingly damaging to the environment. So, who generates […]
After a super stressful end to the uni year, It’s been wonderful to relax and ease into the summer break. [STRESS] – Now, I must admit, I’m not one to preach on this topic. At least a few times a year, I’ll have a complete breakdown due to various obstacles in life. Luckily, most of the […]
Today’s blog post is extra special as I’m having a chat with my sister, Charlotte! For a while now, she’s been raving about essential oils. She uses them for just about everything! Every time I walk into her house it smells absolutely lovely. Not in a chemical-y way, but in a natural, earthy way. I, myself, […]
“I had no idea that there were any environmental factors that were damaging in meat production” “It’s disturbing” “No one thinks about that sort of thing” “That picture is far from the supermarket” These were some of the responses after witnessing the extent of land clearing for cattle farming in central Queensland, Australia. Approximately 40 football […]
It’s an issue we refrain from thinking about when possible. We, as consumers, like to distance ourselves from the dark process behind the shiny products on the shelf. Convincing labels, innovative packaging and clever marketing often distract from the grim reality behind closed doors. According to Humane Society International, approximately 100,000-200,000 animals die every year […]
Ah, climate change. The topic that many Australian politicians can’t seem to grasp. Last September, Liberal National Party senator Ian Macdonald told the federal parliament that Australia’s children have been “brainwashed” about human-induced climate change, which he described as “a fad or a farce or a hoax” and “farcical and fanciful”. Don’t even get me […]
I created this blog as a platform to talk about things that spark interest inside my soul. Earth conservation, organic living, veganism, climate change, minimalism & self improvement are topics that nobody should ever stop being curious about. Why? because all help to improve your awareness of world issues and your own state of being.