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Thursday 23 April 2015
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the year i quit shopping

Sarah Sweeney
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Last January I met with a friend who had just completed a year of No Retail. I’ll give a little backstory before explaining the challenge. Kari spent time volunteering for the Good Will and learnt something surprising: the crap you donate thinking you’re some virtuous Mother Theresa – jettisoning your H&M blouses that never fit…
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Friday 23 August 2013
Opinion Politics

words of wisdom? volume three: the environment

lip magazine
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The federal election campaign is now officially under way, which means we’ve been plunged headlong into the black hole of empty slogans, tired clichés, insidious euphemisms, half truths, and complete lies. But, hey, at least we’re all in it together. There’s nothing like an impending election to lower the tone of political language and to…
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Sunday 24 July 2011
Culture

cheap neon dreams

Emma Koehn
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Worshippers of neon clothing had a reason to celebrate in June. In Melbourne, they lined up throughout the icy night (some wearing thermal jeggings, perhaps) and waited for chain store Zara to open its shiny, security heavy doors. It was a good moment for the fuss free shopper – Zara has taken a sweet while…
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Wednesday 2 March 2011
Opinion

What is the pricetag on our atmosphere?

Jo-Anne Tsai Tsiu Yiung
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  Since I am still on holidays, I will forego my usual wordiness, and respond to news from back home in Australia that I’d just read, with this: Today in the news, the mad monk cries There’s no need for a carbon price Taxes are bad for the Average Joe I’ll scrap mining tax if you’ll give…
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Friday 7 March 2008
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the journey

Michelle
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If you leave your bathroom tap running when you brush your teeth, you waste a tonne of water. Not only in our part of the world is that a big no-no when we currently live with such harsh water restrictions, getting that water to our taps to begin with uses a lot of energy that…
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Wednesday 20 February 2008
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earth hour

Michelle
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Earth Hour is taking place on Saturday, 29 March at 8pm, local time. We want all of you, your friends and your communities to help raise awareness to climate change by turning off your lights for one hour and changing all of your bulbs to energy efficient, compact fluorescents. This symbol, the largest voluntary power…
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Wednesday 30 January 2008
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moreTrees

Michelle
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Trees provide the earth and humans with oxygen to breathe. Recreating an economy based on hemp and other bio-resources will end our dependence on timber and synthetics. Save our planet from more devastation by supporting sustainable industries. Pulp Hemp, Not Trees. moreTrees produces urban streetwear using blends of organic cotton, hemp and recycled p.e.t. (plastic…
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Sunday 30 December 2007
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climate change: the challenge

lip magazine
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from issue 14: by Ophelia Tynan Even if we try, it’s hard to now avoid the issue of climate change. Everywhere we go, there is mention of this strange and bizarre phenomenon – the television, the bookstore, the newspaper, the cinema, the mall, the department stores, the supermarket… why the fuss? Why is this scientific…
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Tuesday 18 December 2007
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lip, Silly Season and the environment

Michelle
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lip issue 14 has a feature on the environment and a bunch of tips for living more environmentally sustainable lifestyles. The feature got me thinking about ways we can continue these efforts over the Silly Season. Gifts• When you choose a gift for someone, think about whether the person needs it or will actually use…
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Tuesday 27 February 2007
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These come from trees

Michelle
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Check out this blog: an experiment in environmentalism, viral marketing, and user interface design with the goal of reducing consumer waste paper! Click here: thesecomefromtrees.blogspot.com Incidentally, I found this blog only minutes after a heated debate with my coworkers about office recycling. Bureaucratic contracts prevent effective recycling in my workplace, allowing only white printer paper…
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Monday 5 February 2007
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lights out

Michelle
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I received this email the other day, which is interesting timing as I’m planning to move onto a 10 acre bush block outside town and build my own house in the near future. So I’ve been looking at self-sustainable options, such as solar power and using recycled materials. But the links in this email give…
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