One Million Women can’t be wrong: Love Food, Hate WasteDid you know that in NSW we waste an average of 1 in every 5 shopping bags of food we buy? That is about 20% of our purchased food. Our garbage bins are predominantly filled with discarded food and the reality is that the overall wastage is far more than just the food in the bin but also a waste of everything that went into producing that food. And did you know that in landfill, food waste produces methane, a greenhouse gas 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide?! I didn’t. At least not until I spoke with Macquarie University’s lovely resident Sustainability Officer Belinda Bean. Read the full story »
Around the world in 80 dumpsStung Meanchey Municipal Dump in Cambodia is a world away from Amy Hanson’s former life as a celebrity reporter for Britain’s Mail on Sunday and yet it marks the beginning of her unglamorous but fulfilling new life, running the Small Steps Project. Read the full story »
Our life with foodBecause I live on a farm, my life revolves around the production of food. We grow it and we eat it; we sell it and we share it! On the farm where we live, overlooking the Southern Ocean, cattle and sheep are run on pasture (not a feedlot!) and crops are grown. This farm is not owned by us, but we all live here and this is where we do our school work and grow our own food. Read the full story »
Indigenous leadership & spirituality
Strong Indigenous leadership is essential to closing the gap. So what inspires today's Indigenous leaders? What's different or unique about their leadership style? What do they see as necessary to lay the foundations for future Indigenous leadership?
One man who is doing his part to address the leadership gap is former Melbourne Storm NRL premiership winning, New Zealander Matt Rua. Rua has a passion for Indigenous empowerment and took on the role of Multicultural and Indigenous Development Officer (MIDO) for the Melbourne Storm Development Unit after finishing up his rugby career.Read the full story »
How well do we know our closest sisters?
International Women’s Day prompted me to reflect on just how empathetic we, as young Australians, feel towards our neighbouring sisters.
Serena Sasingian is a 24-year-old lawyer from Papua New Guinea and the founder and director of Papua New Guinean NGO The Voice Inc.Read the full story »
Life with Nine Mothers
Ben Pike lived and worked in the Solomon Islands last year as part of the Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development program (AYAD).
When he started working in a hospital in Honiara, he never expected to end up with nine mothers.
Here's his story...Read the full story »
The MinimalistsRyan Nicodemus and Joshua Fields Millburn, aka The Minimalists, say that it all began with a lingering feeling of discontent in their lives. As they were nearing 30, the boys had achieved everything that was supposed to make them happy: six figure salaries, fast cars, big houses (with more rooms than occupants) and an array of fancy gadgets. Despite having the means to purchase whatever they wanted, the boys still weren’t satisfied with their lives. Read the full story »
Going bush with hiphop workshops3things chats to Nick, a Brisbane hiphop artist who has one of the coolest jobs in the world – helping young people in remote Aboriginal communities make their own hiphop tracks and videos. Read all about his work and check out a video clip from the amazingly talented kids in Yarrabah, North Queensland. Read the full story »
15-year-old nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
Pakistani schoolgirl and campaigner for girls' education, Malala Yousafzai, could become the youngest person ever to receive a Nobel Peace Prize.
The 15-year-old was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman who boarded her school bus on October 9, 2012. She was targeted because she had spoken out about her right to an education.Read the full story »