June, 2021 🔆

Greenpeace Australia Pacific | AGL, it’s time to quit coal — the survival of our ecosystems and wildlife depend on it.

The findings of a major research paper revealed that 19 of Australia’s iconic ecosystems are currently on the brink of collapsing. The term “ecosystem collapse” sounds like it belongs in a futuristic, dystopian novel — but it’s happening right here, and right now

June, 2021 🌿

Flora & Fauna Eco News | Coral Gardeners | Restoring Coral Reefs in Tahiti!

Titouan Bernicot and his team of surfers, free divers, and fishermen — the Coral Gardeners — are on the path to becoming the largest and most advanced reef restoration program in the world.

June, 2021 🔆

Greenpeace Australia Pacific | Taking a stand against Australia’s biggest climate polluter in the Federal Court

Yesterday, on the 2nd of June, the AGL v Greenpeace court case commenced in the Federal Court in Sydney.

June, 2021 🌿

Flora & Fauna Eco News | Rewilding The Galápagos Islands

The Galápagos Islands — often referred to as a ‘living museum and showcase of evolution’ — are the focus of a new $43m rewilding program, led by American actor and environmentalist, Leonardo DiCaprio!

June, 2021 🌿

Flora & Fauna Eco News | These Recycled Skateboard Wheels Are Made From… Chewing Gum!

French design students Hugo Maupetit and Vivian Fischer have designed the world’s first skateboard wheels… made of chewing gum! These colourful, recycled wheels are completely functional — and they look amazing, too.

June, 2021 🌿

Flora & Fauna Blog | Fixing Fashion | How To Repair & Upgrade Your Clothes

Repairing and upgrading your clothes just got a whole lot easier. Fixing Fashion is an online platform dedicated to helping you repair, upgrade and care for your clothes — without the price tag.

June, 2021 🌿

Flora & Fauna Eco News | What Is The Great Pacific Garbage Patch?

Did you know that there’s a swirling vortex of marine debris located in the Pacific Ocean? The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, also known as the Pacific Trash Vortex, is the result of a century-long love affair with plastic.

June, 2021 🌿

Flora & Fauna Blog | 5 Quick And Simple Eco Swaps

Are you feeling a little overwhelmed with all the plastic-free swaps you should make in your home? Don’t worry; you’re not alone! We’ve identified five quick and simple ways to immediately cut your plastic waste within your home.

June, 2021 🌿

Flora & Fauna Eco News | Sustainable Flat-Packed Pasta Is Coming!

This flat, shape-shifting pasta is something of science fiction — but the team of researchers at Pennsylvania’s Carnegie Mellon University believe that it could drastically reduce the amount of packaging required for food! When boiled, the 2D pasta swells into delicious 3D pasta shapes.

June, 2021 🌿

Flora & Fauna Blog | Best Exfoliators For Face & Body

Typically, it’s hard to find vegan, cruelty-free, and certified organic exfoliators that don’t contain any microbeads or harsh chemicals — until now!

June, 2021 🌿

Flora & Fauna Blog | Colourful & Recycled Paint-Chip Jewellery

Are you in love with vibrant, colourful jewellery and sustainable fashion? Well, we think this is the trend for you! These examples of recycled jewellery prove that sustainability can be fun and colourful!

June, 2021 🌿

Flora & Fauna Eco News | New York Bans Single-Use Toiletry Bottles In Hotels

Soon, hotels in New York will ditch single-use plastic toiletry bottles in favour of refillable, environmentally-friendly alternatives!

June, 2021 🌿

Flora & Fauna Eco News | “Swan Man” Saves Swan Eggs From Floods & Foxes!

Rob Adamson, fondly known as the “Swan Man”, recently saved a local swan and her nine eggs from a dangerous flood, creating a raft to escort them to safety!

June, 2021 🌿

Flora & Fauna Eco News | Introducing… Ārepa’s Brain Drinks!

Ārepa, founded in Aotearoa New Zealand, explores the connections between nature, neuroscience and food technology. Their mission is to make brains work better using the world’s smartest brain foods!

May, 2021 🔆

Greenpeace Australia Pacific | What now? Here are 10 ways to practice meaningful climate activism after the Climate Strike!

Let’s set the scene. You’ve just attended a Climate Strike in your city. You’ve marched, shouted, and signed the pledge to #FundOurFutureNotGas. Now, you’re desperate to see some meaningful action from our Federal Government.

May, 2021 🔆

Greenpeace Australia Pacific | NEW REPORT: Coal-faced: exposing AGL as Australia’s biggest climate polluter

Coal-faced: exposing AGL as Australia’s biggest climate polluter, is set to shatter AGL’s green ‘public’ image and uncover the dirty truth. The report reveals the pivotal role that AGL plays in fuelling climate change in Australia.

May, 2021 🌿

Flora & Fauna Eco News | Building Koala Habitats In Gippsland!

I’m sure we can all agree that the Koala is Australia’s most iconic animal! But recently, we’ve discovered that Koalas could become extinct by 2050 if nothing is done to save them. That’s why the legends at Greenfleet are growing brand new habitats for Koalas right across Australia!

May, 2021 🌿

Flora & Fauna Eco News | Solar Powered Pathways!

Bike pathways just got a sustainable, solar-powered makeover! The Solar Veloroute — created by German architect Peter Kuczia — is a multifunctional photovoltaic pathway for cyclists and pedestrians.

May, 2021 🌿

Flora & Fauna Eco News | Australia to Phase Out Single-Use Plastics by 2025

Following a cascade of state-led announcements regarding a phase-out of single-use plastics, Australia has finally agreed upon a national approach! A recent meeting between the nation’s Environment Ministers produced the National Plastics Plan 2021, which will see all single-use plastics phased out by 2025.

May, 2021 🌿

Flora & Fauna Eco News | It’s World Bee Day!

May 20th is World Bee Day; a whole day dedicated to the hardest little workers on the planet! Aside from being utterly adorable and fuzzy, bees play a vital role in our ecosystems by pollinating plants in order for them to produce food.

May, 2021 🌿

Flora & Fauna Eco News | It’s Hairy-Nosed Wombat Day!

It’s May 11th, so it’s time to wear your whiskers for Hairy-Nosed Day! This day is all about celebrating the adorable Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat, but more importantly, shining a spotlight on some of the issues that they face as an endangered species.

May, 2021 🌿

Flora & Fauna Eco News | Eco-Friendly Travel With Google Maps

Google Maps is going green! Later this year, Google Maps users will be notified of the most ‘eco-friendly’ route to their destination — taking into account factors like heavy traffic, slopes/inclines and overall fuel efficiency. It’s all part of Google’s broader commitment to become carbon-free by 2030!

May, 2021 🌿

Flora & Fauna Eco News | Does Your University Have A Recycling Program?

Australia has approximately 1.5 million students enrolled at University, with around 85% attending their chosen campus every day! With our growing plastic pollution problem, it’s essential that universities manage their waste sustainably and encourage better habits on campus. How does your university measure up?

May, 2021 🌿

Flora & Fauna Blog | Why Choose Vegan Chocolate?

Here at Flora & Fauna, we’re so proud to support ethical vegan chocolate brands like Loving EarthPana OrganicTreat Dreams, and so many more. These brands demonstrate how vegan chocolate can be good for you, good for the Earth, and good for your conscience! 

April, 2021 🌿

Flora & Fauna Eco News | International Compost Awareness Week

Here at F&F, we’re massive fans of composting — it’s one of the easiest things you can do to nourish your garden and reduce your food-related carbon emissions! That’s why we’re celebrating International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) in the first week of May.

April, 2021 🌿

Flora & Fauna Eco News | Earth Day 2021 | How Can I Help?

It’s no secret that many of us feel overwhelmed by the Earth’s problems! Whether it’s the unfolding climate emergency, the plastic pollution in our oceans, or our disappearing wildlife and biodiversity — it’s normal to feel a sense of urgency and a desire to do something — no matter how small. Together, let’s #RestoreOurEarth! 

April, 2021 🌿

Flora & Fauna Eco News | What Are The 17 Sustainable Development Goals?

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, commonly known as “SDGs” or “Global Goals”, is a set of 17 interlinked goals within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The SDGs aim to mobilise efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities, tackle climate change, promote peace and justice, all while ensuring that no one is left behind. 

April, 2021 🌿

Flora & Fauna Eco News | What Is The Paris Agreement?

The Paris Agreement is a landmark global treaty to combat climate change. On December 12, 2015, 197 countries adopted the Paris Agreement at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris. The agreement formally came into effect on November 4, 2016. 

April, 2021 🌿

Flora & Fauna Eco News | Seaweed Forests Festival

The Seaweed Forests Festival is a massive celebration of the humble seaweed and its contribution to science, art and food! The festival, organised by the Sydney Institute of Marine Science, aims to bring awareness to our wonderful underwater world and the massive role that seaweed plays in keeping our oceans healthy. From April 9th to May 9th, you can expect a huge range of activities, events and exhibitions in Manly, NSW.

April, 2021 🌿

Flora & Fauna Blog | Screen-Free School Holiday Activities

If the phrase “Mum/Dad, I’m bored” continually fills your ears during school holidays, then this is the blog for you. Did you know that 30% of a child’s waking time is spent in front of a screen? Instead of popping them in front of the TV, keep them entertained with these 5 boredom-busting, screen-free activities! 

March, 2021 🌿

Flora & Fauna Eco News | Sheltersuits For The Homeless

Everyone deserves protection, warmth and dignity. This belief is the driving force behind Sheltersuit; a non-profit organisation that provides immediate shelter to the homeless while using upcycled materials and providing jobs.

March, 2021 🌿

Flora & Fauna Eco News | Share The Dignity: Ending Period Poverty for Good!

Access to period products is a right, NOT a privilege. This is the primary goal behind Share The Dignity; a charity focussed on ending period poverty in Australia. This national charity works to make a real, on the ground difference in the lives of those experiencing homelessness, fleeing domestic violence, or doing it tough.

March, 2021 🌿

Flora & Fauna Eco News | South Korea To Build World’s Largest Wind Farm!

The tiny nation of South Korea is set to build the world’s largest offshore wind farm! As part of its long-term plan to become a carbon-neutral nation by 2050, South Korea has announced its AUD$56 billion plans to build the 8.2 gigawatts (GW) wind farm off the coast of Sinan in the Yellow Sea.

March, 2021 🌿

Flora & Fauna Blog | The Best Vegan & Cruelty-Free Mascaras

Looking for the best natural, vegan and cruelty-free mascara you can get your hands on? We have a huge range of Australia’s best-selling vegan and cruelty-free mascaras — right here at Flora & Fauna. All are made with good ingredients, so no parabens, mineral oils, or harsh ingredients.

March, 2021 🌿

Flora & Fauna Eco News | World Solar Challenge

Bridgestone’s World Solar Challenge is an epic outback race from Darwin to Adelaide. But, it’s no ordinary car race. The vehicles that are created (by some of the world’s smartest people) are completely powered by the sun and are designed to operate over a massive 3,000km distance.

March, 2021 🌿

Flora & Fauna Eco News | International Day Of Forests

Sunday, 21st of March is the International Day of Forests — a day to celebrate the environmental, economic and cultural significance of forested areas worldwide.

March, 2021 🌿

Flora & Fauna Eco News | Global Recycling Day

March 18th is Global Recycling Day — it’s a day to recognise and celebrate the importance of recycling and the role it plays in preserving the Earth’s primary resources. Here at F&F, one of our core values is being kind to the Planet. That’s why we love recycling! 

March, 2021 🌿

Flora & Fauna Eco News | South Australia Bans Single-Use Plastics

South Australia is set to become the first state in Australia to ban single-use plastics! On the 1st of March, SA effectively banned the sale, supply and distribution of certain single-use plastics, including plastic strawscutlery and plastic stirrers.   

March, 2021 🌿

Flora & Fauna Eco News | Schools & Youth Clean Up Day

This year’s Schools & Youth Clean Up Day is on Friday, 5th of March! Kids are the future, right? That’s why it’s so important for kids to play an active role in keeping their community clean, and to foster a sense of love and care for the environment around them.   

March, 2021 🌿

Flora & Fauna Eco News | World Wildlife Day

It’s World Wildlife Day! March 3rd is a day to learn about, reflect upon, and celebrate all the wildlife on Earth — from the smallest insects that underpin all biodiversity to the massive blue whales that traverse the Antarctic region.    

February, 2021 🌿

Flora & Fauna Blog | Vegan Alternatives To Collagen

Collagen has created a major buzz in the beauty and wellness community! Its ability to promote overall wellness is super exciting. But, there’s just one problem… collagen supplements aren’t vegan. The good news? We can boost our body’s ability to produce collagen using plant-based superfoods!  

February, 2021 🌿

Flora & Fauna Blog | What Is Carmine?

Is your makeup made with crushed-up bugs? Yuck! Here at Flora & Fauna, we’re proudly vegan and cruelty-free, which means that none of our products contain Carmine. Carmine is an ingredient that can be found in a lot of makeup, particularly lipsticks. Let’s take a look at how Carmine is made and why we should avoid it!  

February, 2021 🌿

Flora & Fauna Eco News | Tasmania Quoll Farm

On an abandoned farm in a little corner of Tasmania, there lives a charismatic family of Eastern quolls. Simon Plowright — a naturalist and filmmaker — spent a whole year documenting the lives of this endangered species to produce Quoll Farm. His extraordinary footage gives us a glimpse into the lives of these adorable, but threatened marsupials.    

February, 2021 🌿

Flora & Fauna Eco News | International Day Of Women & Girls In Science

Happy International Day of Women and Girls in Science! This day recognises the critical role that women and girls play in science and technology, and aims to promote full and equal access to participation in science for women and girls.   

February, 2021 🌿

Flora & Fauna Eco News | Save Our Iconic Platypus!

When we think of iconic Australian animals, the Platypus is usually one of the first that comes to mind! Unfortunately, the duck-billed, flat-tailed aquatic wonder is potentially on the brink of extinction, but there are lots of things you can do to help this unique species survive.  

January, 2021 🌿

Flora & Fauna Blog | The Benefits Of Gua Sha

If you’ve seen a bunch of beautiful face sculpting tools popping up on your social media feed recently — you’re not alone! It might seem like a brand-new trend, but in reality, the practice of Gua Sha has been used for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine. 

January, 2021 🌿

Flora & Fauna Eco News | Where Have All The Christmas Beetles Gone?

Have you noticed a lack of Christmas beetles over the summer period? As December rolls around, many people seem to wonder about the absence of the once-thriving beetle. 

January, 2021 🌿

Flora & Fauna Eco News | Penguin Awareness Day!

January 20th is Penguin Awareness Day! It’s a special day to celebrate our waddling, feathered friends — and to learn about some of the important threats that face one of our favourite species. 

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November, 2020

Greenpeace Australia Pacific

New Scientist Magazine

OCTOBER, 2020

‘HOW CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS THE GREAT BARRIER REEF TOURISM INDUSTRY’

In October, I started a Communications Internship with Greenpeace Australia Pacific. I had the honour of writing an article for The Future Of The Great Barrier Reef series; a partnership with New Scientist Magazine.

Mindless Mag – Special Edition 2020

January, 2020

I had the pleasure of working with Mindless Mag to create two feature articles for its first Special Edition magazine. These topics covered FASHION + Climate Change and FASHION + Veganism. Magazine can be found on Issuu

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OCTOBER, 2020
World Vegan Day
YOUR ULTIMATE SPRING CLEANING CHECKLIST
WHAT IS WORLD VEGAN DAY?
YOUR ETHICAL HALLOWEEN COSTUME GUIDE

F&F Eco News – TASMANIAN DEVILS RETURN TO MAINLAND AUSTRALIA

Tasmanian devils are a much-loved, iconic Australian animal. Now, for the first time in 3,000 years, the tiny devils have been reintroduced to mainland Australia.

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September, 2020
THE IMPORTANCE OF BIODIVERSITY MONTH
CARING FOR WILDLIFE IN SPRING
MASKNE CAUSES AND HOW TO AVOID IT
FACE MAPPING ACNE
TIPS FOR GOING VEGAN

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August, 2020
Essential Vitamins And Supplements To Support Your Vegan Diet

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July, 2020

F&F Eco News – What is Green Gaming?

What if we told you that certain video games could inspire eco-friendly behaviours?

F&F Eco News – Global Climate Change Education in Schools

Have you ever wondered if and how the kids of this generation are learning about climate change? There’s no doubt that education about climate change is important. It’s one of the most pressing issues of our time and it will continue to challenge us well into the 21st century and beyond.

Top 5 Holistic Self-Care Tips
Top 5 Reusable Products You Need to Start Using!
Top 10 Upcycling Ideas
A Beginner’s Guide to Composting

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June, 2020
5 Ways to Reduce Your Plastic
Plastic Free Swaps For Your Bathroom
What’s the Difference Between Biodegradable and Compostable?

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May, 2020

F&F Eco News – World Bee Day

May 20th is World Bee Day; a whole day dedicated to the hardest little workers on the planet! Aside from being utterly adorable and fuzzy, bees play a vital role in our ecosystems by pollinating plants in order for them to reproduce. 

F&F Eco News – Earth Day 2020 Goes Digital!

The devastating spread of COVID-19 has drastically changed our world in less than a month; forcing events to be cancelled, non-essential businesses to close and leaving everyone asking “Will life ever go back to normal?”

What in the World is Multi-Masking?

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May, 2020

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FACE THE FACTS – Methane / Climate Change

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April, 2020
Self-Care at Home
Transitioning to a Natural Deodorant

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March, 2020

‘Climate Act Now’

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Earthling Magazine

February, 2020

‘The Importance of the Great Barrier Reef’

“It’s one of the most complex and interconnected ecosystems on Earth. For thousands of marine species, the Great Barrier Reef is called home. In recent years, we’ve witnessed several mass coral bleaching events: two of which destroyed half of the reef’s coral. Drastic global action to mitigate and reverse climate change is required to prevent the Great Barrier Reef from becoming a barren, underwater wasteland. Our children and grandchildren will thank us for it.”

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February, 2020
Foundation, BB & CC – What’s The Difference?
Beat The Bloat

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January, 2020
Affordable Vegan Makeup Under $20
Tea For Any Occasion 
How To Have An Ethical Self Care Routine
Tips For Getting A Better Night’s Sleep
Meet Your Everyday Plastics
Composting In An Apartment
5 Simple Ways To Save Water At Home
Your Guide To A Technology Detox

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October – December, 2019
The Curly Girl Method
Our Top 3 Menstrual Products
Self-Tanning With Eco Tan
Why Choose A Natural Sunscreen?
Getting Started With Essential Oils
Our Top 5 Reusable Coffee (Or Tea!) Cups

Earthling Magazine

October, 2019

‘How to Use Mindfulness to Combat Eco-Anxiety’

“It seems like more people than ever are experiencing eco-anxiety. The overwhelming sense of dread – usually triggered by reading and watching the news – is making us feel frustrated, helpless, and detached from the natural world. The solution? Practicing mindfulness and creating positive action.”

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Earthling Magazine

September, 2019

‘Behind The Ongoing Ecological Disaster of the Amazon Rainforest Fires’

“Many of us think of the Amazon Rainforest as a permanent, untouchable feature on Earth; a place where nature can exist freely, animals can evolve and thrive together, and humans can coexist peacefully. But the beating heart of the rainforest – the trees, rivers, animals, and indigenous peoples – are in the midst of a fierce battle against fire, felling, and a formidable political opponent.”

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July – August, 2019
Keep Going After Plastic Free July
Our Top 5 Cling Wrap Alternatives
Why Choose A Shampoo & Conditioner Bar?

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May – June, 2019
Preparing For Plastic Free July At Home
Moving Away From Materialism
Your Plastic Free July Toolkit
Preparing For Plastic Free July In The Workplace
Tips For Starting a Vegan Lifestyle
Zero Waste Kitchen
Why Choose Cruelty-Free?
Skincare For the Colder Weather
Zero Waste Bathroom

Earthling Magazine

May, 2019

‘Climate Change is Deadly for Coastal Areas and Island States’

“I’ve lived by the coast my whole life. Every summer as a kid, I’d spend my days swimming at the local beach under the harsh Australian sun. Back then, it never would’ve occurred to me that the sleepy coastal town I grew up in would ever be threatened by climate change.”

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March – April, 2019
Spend Time with Mum This Mother’s Day
Using Oils For Oily Skin
Earth Month – How to Get Involved
Top 5 Plastic Products to Avoid
A Beginner’s Guide to Composting
Zero Waste or Low Waste

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January – February, 2019
5 Ways to be an Eco-Friendly Camper
Getting Started with an Eco-Friendly Lifestyle
Harsh Ingredients To Avoid Everyday
Why Choose Vegan Makeup
10 Easy Switches to Being a More Sustainable Student