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New Year’s Eve in a tent

New Year’s Eve in a tent

As the suburbs disappeared in my rear view mirror and the golden, sun-burnt land opened up ahead of me, I felt a tingle in my fingers. A smile appeared on my face and didn’t go away. When was the last time I did this? I’d been spending so much time working. Money, money, money. I’d almost forgotten what this felt like.

Bring them here: Australia’s refugee crisis

Bring them here: Australia’s refugee crisis

A gloomy sky threatened rain as a group of 200–300 people gathered in a heavily-trafficked pedestrian area at the heart of Canberra, Australia’s capital. They held signs and banners, some homemade with marker on cardboard, some professionally printed. The signs bore messages like: “Close the camps!”, “Bring them here!”, “Refugee Lives Matter”, “Let Them Stay”, “Seeking asylum is not illegal”, and “Australia… we will look back in shame.”

Free range philosophies pt. 3

Free range philosophies pt. 3

I’m often confronted with some version of the following argument: “vehicles run on fossil fuels, therefore you can’t be an environmentalist if you use a vehicle.” I’ve seen it used against a variety of ideologies, and whether it’s veganism, human rights, social justice or a particular moral stance, it’s almost always used in response to an attempt to do good.

Alex and Faith, where ya been?!

Alex and Faith, where ya been?!

We aim to produce one video per month and two blog posts per week. One of our weekly blog posts will be co-written, while the other will be a solo post, with the two of us alternating solo posts each week. Half of these solo posts will be freestyle, while the other half will cover current environmental issues in Australia, the United States, and elsewhere. We hope these posts will keep you in the loop of the world of environmental activism, as well as give you ideas on how to participate and be a part of the solution.

Celebrating World Environment Day

Celebrating World Environment Day

Happy World Environment Day, everyone! To celebrate our one and only Planet Earth, we asked our viewers to submit photos of their favorite places in nature and tell us about them. We were thrilled with the submissions, which came from Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, and all over the U.S.

Mindful eating

Mindful eating

Sustainable living isn’t just about solar panels and driving our cars less. It’s a mindset and an opportunity for mental, emotional, and spiritual growth. It’s about slowing down, living in the present, and appreciating what we have instead of wishing we had more.