Earth Festival off to a Bright Start

                A couple of weekends ago I was fortunate enough to attend The Earth Festival, which ran for the first time this year. Read the rest

Socially Conscious Consumerism: A Strip Mall of Brand Anxiety

A relatively new phenomenon of the 21st century is the embedding of consumer social responsibility into popular culture. At first an object of academic study in relation to corporate social responsibility, consumer social responsibility concerns itself with consumer decisions and ethics. Read the rest

Food Smart

Greener Economy Lydia is just a city gal hoping to make the world a greener and fairer place! Her column ‘Greener Economy’ will talk about some of the economic and political solutions that will help create a more equitable society as well as more liveable conditions for current and future generations. Read the rest

Environmental Justice: Cries that go Ignored

Greener Economy Lydia is just a city gal hoping to make the world a greener and fairer place! Her column ‘Greener Economy’ will talk about some of the economic and political solutions that will help create a more equitable society as well as more liveable conditions for current and future generations. Read the rest

Looking Up: How Vertical Gardens Transform our City

Aini Jasmin Ghazalli provides examples of direct greening, indirect greening and pocket system (modular). As more and more of Canberra is occupied by concrete buildings, many are concerned about the loss of urban green space. Read the rest

Why your Merchandise Matters

Workers in Bangladesh protest against working conditions that led to the deaths of thousands in the Rana Plaza disaster. Read the rest

The Three Pillars and Culture

Gazing into the Abyss This column explores the topic of sustainability: what it is, what challenges and opportunities it presents, and what we can do as individuals and communities to live more sustainably. Read the rest

Sparking Change

Greener Economy Lydia is just a city gal hoping to make the world a greener and fairer place! Her column ‘Greener Economy’ will talk about some of the economic and political solutions that will help create a more equitable society as well as more liveable conditions for current and future generations. Read the rest