The 'A Climate for Change' Issue

• Art as climate activism • Digital decluttering • How to manage eco anxiety • Textile tales from Ace&Jig • Ethical sneakers • Sustainable living on a budget • Beauty and empowerment with Allie Cameron • Native celebration cakes • Free wrap top sewing pattern •

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Komodo Chase climate change tourism

ON THE BEATEN TRACK: SIX SPOTS FOR THE ETHICAL TOURIST TO AVOID

‘Take only memories, leave only footprints’. It’s been a rallying cry for responsible tourists for decades. Ironically, it’s one footprint...

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Halloumi fritters

HERBY HALOUMI AND ZUCCHINI FRITTERS

Brisbane-based food writer Clare Scrine has released a new cookbook that ticks a lot of our food boxes – her...

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Fashion G7 pact

The G7 Fashion Pact – The Future of Fashion?

The fashion industry is now responsible for around 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions. With climate discussions heating up, it...

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Amazon rainforest fashion

How fashion’s fanning the Amazon flames

It’s taken the worst fires in a decade for the world to finally realise the Amazon is in trouble. Visions...

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Peppermint Issue 43

The ‘A Climate for Change’ Issue – Out Now!

Welcome to our brand new Spring Issue 43 – we’re so glad you’re here! This edition we’re exploring the current...

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Climate Emergency Seljak brand

It’s a Climate Emergency

Sisters Sam and Karina Seljak founded Seljak Brand – a recycled wool blanket line produced in a resolutely circular manufacturing...

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The Essentials Club

Op shop upcycling tricks!

Do you love op shopping as much as we love op shopping? That’s a rhetorical question obviously as surely no...

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Rebecca Ray on Happiness

The Counterintuitive Path to Happiness

Dr Rebecca Ray is an writer, speaker and happiness enthusiast who’s been a clinical psychologist for over a decade. The...

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Potato tacos

RECIPE: Chipotle Potato Tacos

As winter continues to do what winter does best, ie make us crave carbs 24/7, we’ve got the most perfect...

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Make your own shampoo and conditioner!

Sustainable living advocate Rebecca Sullivan has made an art form of natural living, with books on everything from edible flowers to...

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Waste-free pets, zero waste living

Zero-waste pets!

They’re part of the family and pretty cute to boot, but how does reducing your waste translate to the furriest...

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The essentials club

The Essentials Club

We LOVE it when we stumble upon someone doing something awesome in the sustainable fashion and lifestyle space, which is...

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From the beginning of human time, the arts have been a powerful tool to reflect on our world and to inspire new possibilities

- GUY ABRAHAMS, ISSUE 43

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  • 🌍"'Take only memories, leave only footprints’. It’s been a rallying cry for responsible tourists for decades. Ironically, it’s one footprint left by the world’s annual 1.4 billion international travellers – their carbon footprint – that now has scientists concerned.⁠
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According to research published in Nature Climate Change, the tourism industry accounts for eight percent of all global greenhouse gas emissions (that’s more than the construction industry). Air and road travel are the main culprits, but everything from mass-produced souvenirs to food wastage at hotel buffets plays its role. On the ground, when tourism is not properly managed, it can lead to habitat destruction, pollution, and other adverse effects."⁠
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Head to the website for our feature on six breathtaking tourist spots that've called time on tourism for the sake of their own preservation – from Boracay to Barcelona, it's a fascinating read. 🌍⁠
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📷 of Komodo Island by Chase Rief #peppermintmagazine #ethicaltourism #ecotourism #komodoisland
  • “While eco anxiety is not a recognised illness or diagnosis at the moment, it’s normal to feel somewhat frightened about what will happen in the future if we don’t act quickly. The big question is then: how do we deal with the weight of the climate emergency on our shoulders?”⁠
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It’s hard not to experience a state of eco grief or anxiety about the current state of the world, but there are ways to feel better about the future. Start by reading the piece by @grumpyturtlecreative in our current issue and get some tips for banishing those eco blues – and then make sure you add your voice to the masses taking part in Friday's Global Climate Strike ✊⁠
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#peppermintmagazine #ecoanxiety #ecogrief #climateemergency #climatechange #globalclimatestrike
  • // TEEN PEPTALKS IS COMING! // This October, we're hosting the first ever PepTalks event especially for young people at Brisbane's @statelibraryqld. ⁠Hurrah!⁠
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If you're a high-schooler in need of inspiration on everything from body confidence to sustainable fashion and what you can do to make the world a better place, then this amazing event's for YOU! ⁠Lucky guests will hear from speakers including @holleysomervilleknott, the teen who founded @tell.someone.who.cares – a social enterprise and global community that helps protect rainforests from palm oil destruction. Holley decided to start Tell Someone Who Cares after seeing the inspirational movie 'Rise of the Eco Warriors', which highlights the plight of the ancient rainforests of Borneo and the destruction caused by palm oil production. Seeing what was happening to the local people, orangutans and the rainforests themselves, Holley decided to take action – starting a global movement that aims to help solve the problem by working alongside the Dayak people of Borneo.⁠
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As well as Holley, ticketholders will also hear from awesome speakers including @amandarootsey – best-selling author of 'Shine from Within; a Teen Girl’s Guide to Life', and a youth mentor who teaches young girls that they’re perfect, just as they are; artist and designer Rachael Sarra (aka @sar.ra__), who uses art as a tool to educate and share Aboriginal culture; and @saramckoy – the young Brisbane School Strike 4 Climate organiser! All this plus lots more, and the lovely slow fashion blogger Leah Musch, aka @unmaterialgirl, will be our MC for the day. Hurrah!⁠
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Tickets are $40 each (or $30 each for two or more), and every ticketholder receives an amazing goodie bag, plus sweet treats from @nododonuts to enjoy on the day! Don't hang around, because tickets are strictly limited and are selling fast – head to the 'events' page of our website to secure yours now.⁠
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#peppermintmagazine #pmpeptalks #teenpeptalks #brisbaneevents #changetheworld #slq #statelibraryqueensland
  • CLIMATE STRIKE 🌏
Be on the right side of history.
Together we can make change.
Stand up for the climate.
Stand up for the planet.
Stand up for all of us.
Be part of the solution.
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Global Climate Strike
20th September
@schoolstrikeforclimate
#globalclimatestrike #climatestrike #fridaysforfuture #standup #speakup #togetherwecandothis
  • Swooooon at this beautiful version of our #peppermintpeplumtop by @endearingeveryday – just one of the many free patterns created for us by @inthefolds and in partnership with @wearethefabricstore. Head over to the website for all the #memade dreaminess we have to offer – and happy sewing, lovelies!⁠
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  • We're going to go out on a limb and say that halloumi is, in our opinion, right up there with the all-time great cheeses. That's why we were SO keen to rustle up these totally delish herby halloumi and zucchini fritters from @sharedtablecooking – head to the website now to bookmark your weekend kitchen adventures...⁠
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#peppermintmagazine #thesharedtable #clarescrine #vegetarianfood #vegetarianrecipes⁠
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