Tag Archives: Consumption

9 things we can do to challenge fast fashion

In my last post I discussed some of the environmental and social issues involved with fast fashion. If we are serious about sustainability and social justice we need to find alternatives. The following are eight things we can do to … Continue reading

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We need to rethink fast fashion

Imagine a rubbish truck full of discarded clothing going to the rubbish tip every second. This is how much waste is generated in the clothing and fashion industry globally [1] every day, with almost 60% of all clothing ends up … Continue reading

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The rich get richer – the gap is widening

What type of world do we want to live in? Do we really want to live in a world where the eight richest people in the world (all men) own the same wealth as the poorest half of the world? … Continue reading

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The Fair Share Festival

The latest Transition Newcastle newsletter received the biggest response we’ve ever had. As part of the Fair Share Festival in November, Jasmine and Larni (both in year 10) are going to construct a tiny house out of second-hand and waste … Continue reading

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Saturday quote

Continuing with the theme of yesterday’s weekend reading, this week’s quote is from Pope Francis’s encyclical on caring for the environment. If you liked this post please follow my blog (top right-hand corner of the blog), and you might like … Continue reading

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Some weekend reading

Every Friday I post some links to articles, videos or other resources that have caught my eye during the week. Some might be quite recent, but others might be older ones I have revisited or recently discovered. They will mainly … Continue reading

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Brandzac Day! Commercialising Anzac Day

I struggle with the commercialisation of Christmas and Easter, and now marketers are cashing in on Anzac Day. While Woolworths’ recent failed “Fresh in our memories” marketing campaign has received most attention and outrage they are far from the only … Continue reading

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Good Friday – another commercial opportunity?

I am appalled by the never-ending search for ways to increase consumerism and consumption. A quest that places profit and growth above anything else. Although I’m not a Christian, I think the commercialisation of Christmas and Easter borders on the … Continue reading

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Being more environmentally friendly in 2015

Have you made any New Years’ resolutions yet? The New Year is a good time to think about our priorities for the coming year and how we can make a difference. Here are some ideas for things you could do … Continue reading

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Making one piece of cling wrap last

“Think about it. Why would you make something that you’re going to use for a few minutes out of a material that’s basically going to last forever, and you’re just going to throw it away. What’s up with that?” (Jeb … Continue reading

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