Exploring the big pandemic questions

The past few months has been a lot to process. From bushfires to a global pandemic, it seems that the level of volatility and uncertainty is neverending. It is clear that this moment in history could be monumental. Our habits, what we value, who leads communities and the effectiveness of our systems have all been…

How Doughnut Economics Can Reshape Capitalism

Recently, Amsterdam announced that their economic plan to rebuild post COVID-19 will involve a doughnut! However, this doughnut is not the sweet treat we all know and love. It is an economic model by Kate Raworth, an Oxford economist. The challenge we face When we look at the economic challenges and ramifications we face in…

Let’s talk superannuation, money and climate change

A few people have asked me lately about how they can use their money to combat climate change. Our investments, including superannuation can be a powerful tool to deal with climate change. However, many superannuation funds are financing fossil fuels and all the bad stuff for our future. It's crazy. We create a superannuation to…

A Glimpse Into Shenzhen, China’s Silicon Valley

Last month I attended Unleash, a global innovation lab in Shenzhen, China. The purpose was to create solutions related to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Overall it was an incredible experience. Shenzhen is the home to startups in China and is one of the largest economic hubs in the world. For context, Unleash is an…

The Side Hustle Creating Water Solutions With Impact

Standing in the Virtual Reality Zone at Unleash 2019, I am watching people wearing massive headsets standing in one place skiing, snowboarding or even on a rollercoaster. A person next to me leans in and says ‘Its really strange that this virtual reality technology hasn’t really expanded beyond entertainment and novelty. But there are so…

Spain’s Powerful Approach to Strengthening Agricultural Communities

Agriculture is a critical social, economic and environmental industry to many countries around the world. Agricultural land use and management directly impacts the local environment. These outcomes can mean the difference between striving or struggling local economies.  Spain has the second largest landmass in Europe dedicated to agriculture. They produce the highest amount of olives…

The Wild World Of Carbon Offsetting

I recently attended Unleash 2019, a global innovation lab to accelerate solutions that address the Sustainable Development Goals. It was held in Shenzhen, China and there were 1200 people from over 160 countries in attendance. I was super excited to attend but then realised the intense carbon footprint from air travel. The answer to the…

The Role Of Microfinance To Change The World

There are certain people in the world who inspire others by talking about their experiences with a certain passion that agitates us to change. I was fortunate enough to hear Professor Muhammad Yunus speak at the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact Conference in Montpellier recently. His story is one that challenges us to understand the…

Waste Management Tips For Hotel Owners and Guests

Guest article by Sam Reed, a content writer at PTAC4Less, an online retailer selling new and refurbished packaged terminal air conditioners (PTAC units) since 2003 based in the USA. A hotel guest generates about two pounds of waste per day, according to the International Tourism Partnership, so recycling is a big deal for hotels. Not only is…

Two Easy Ways To Reduce Single Use Plastic When Buying Lunch

You wouldn't want to be single use plastic right now, it may just be the most hated object on the planet. Once it was hailed as the queen of convenience, enabling us to consume on the move, but its fall from grace now has us acting like it is the plague. Reality is though, plastic…