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As sustainability becomes more and more important to consumers, another form of ‘marketing’ becomes prevalent - greenwashing. What’s become clear from a large number of sustainability and architectural practices over the last few decades …
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The blame for the climate crisis has always been shifted onto consumers. Yet interestingly enough, the same corporations encouraging consumers to live better are seemingly incapable of changing themselves. One might wonder how a …
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Last week marked a turning point for environmental activists when Queensland premier Anastacia Palaszczuk announced a plan that would transition the state from 80% fossil fuel reliance to 80% renewable energy by 2035. Queensland …
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The creative industry, from large agencies to smaller design studios, are responsible for a level of waste and pollution being pumped into the environment that contribute to the climate crisis. But now a group …
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This week, Instagram plans to capitalise on the success of BeReal, H&M faces greenwashing lawsuit, Finland’s PM Sanna Marin is the subject of misogyny and media scrutiny, Michael Heizer’s 50-year long sculpture project 'City' …
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There are many barriers to adopting a sustainable lifestyle, price being the biggest barrier to entry. But Ecosia’s model promotes actual environmental and sustainable change through an action millions of people do thoughtlessly. There …
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It’s a topic that’s been discussed for years but no real action has taken place - should gardening in nature strips be allowed and encouraged? With nature strips forming more than a third of …
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The current dynamic of sustainable architecture is no longer enough for current and future architecture design. The next step focuses on constructing buildings that actively reverse the damage of construction through integration with and …
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At a time where fossil fuel companies are taking advantage of the Ukraine war to hike prices for greater profit margins, CoPower offers a refreshing alternative to large conglomerates. Their philosophy is underpinned by …
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The rise of ‘ultra’ fast fashion brand Shein electrified the Western world with its super cheap, fast and on-trend clothing items. But behind the brand facade lies a sinister reality underpinning their shady labour …
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As the younger generation calls for climate change to be addressed and more businesses to adopt sustainable practices, the supply chain operations and manufacturing processes of brands are becoming increasingly scrutinised.

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