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STAND AGAINST FAST FASHION: FASHION REVOLUTION WEEK
In 2016, 1,130,000 tonnes of clothing was purchased in the UK. That’s a lot of hours we’ve spent scrolling through ASOS, browsing the clothing racks in Zara and avoiding tripping over a fugitive toddler during a Saturday morning visit to Primark. Seemingly, we also needed to make room for all our new purchases, considering a staggering 300,000 tonnes was thrown away in 2016. Our love for ‘Fast Fashion’ and throwaway culture has granted the clothing and textile industry the rather unflattering title of Second Most Polluting Industry, beaten by the oil industry only by a nose. Chemicals used to grow fibers, dye fabrics, and wash garments end up …
COP23 – Halftime
The second week of climate negotiations is just starting 384 miles away in Bonn, Germany. One of my personal areas of interest has been the development of the Gender Action Plan. One can question, why does gender matter…
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM COP23 – GOING INTO THE FIRST WEEK OF THE NEGOTIATIONS
In the next two weeks, the United Nations Climate Change Negotiations are taking place in Bonn, Germany. I first began to follow these negotiations in 2009 when they were in Copenhagen, Denmark. I went there to participate….
FASHION REVOLUTION WEEK 2017!!
Fashion Revolution is a global movement that runs all year long, but this week every year they focus on raising awareness and asking people to engage with their campaign for a more ethical and sustainable fashion industry. It all starts today – April 24th 2017 – which is the 4th anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster in 2013, when a garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed killing 1138 people and injuring many more…
AIESEC: THE WORLD’S LARGEST YOUTH-RUN ORGANISATION
AIESEC is the world’s largest youth-run organisation. Founded in 1948, AIESEC is now present in over 126 countries and territories and is still growing. Over 70,000 students and recent graduates, each year, in over 100 countries manage an organisation that facilitates tens of thousands of international exchanges so that young people can experience and understand cultures other than their own…ists….