The roundabout way

The roundabout way

Several years ago I applied for a job as a writer with a small company called Ecocreative. I wasn’t surprised when I didn’t get it: I had no professional experience and only a tiny portfolio of work, none of it relevant to the position. I’d applied anyway because I thought it would be a great […]
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Infographics can (help us) change the world

Infographics can (help us) change the world

In the 6th Century BC, Chinese Philosopher Lao-tzu remarked that ‘a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step’. Could he have known how universally true this saying would be thousands of years later? Well, he certainly knew something about being too overwhelmed to start! In this digitally connected age, there is so […]
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Going bananas about food waste

Going bananas about food waste

There’s little debate that we’re wasting more food than is good for us or the planet. But what can we do about it? Political, academic and social leaders, Oz Harvest and the United Nations Environment Programme came together in a healthy discussion about what’s wrong – and what ...
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‘Nike moment’ for smart phones?

‘Nike moment’ for smart phones?

We all love having the latest smart phones, but how should we respond when we hear about the mistreatment of workers or toxic e-waste from the making of those gadgets? There’s been a lot dispute on this lately, but if we can connect the dots, we will see how we as citizens and consumers can change the future of the mobile phone industry.
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