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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  • It's World Gratitude Day – the UN-recognised day we officially take stock of the good things in our lives and show an attitude of gratitude. Started in 1965, the cheery day's now grown to be an annual occasion marked in hundreds of countries around the globe – tag who you're grateful for in the comments below! ❤️💛💚💙💜⁠
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Artwork by @janellesilver #peppermintmagazine #worldgratitudeday #attitudeofgratitude #grateful #gratitude
  • THE OCEANS ARE RISING AND SO ARE WE ✊🏼
Well done to all who showed up and stood up for our children, for our future and for our planet. Estimates now have strike numbers up around half a million in Australia (with 100,00 in Melbourne alone!!!) - making it one of the biggest strikes in Australian history - and it’s set to be one of the biggest globally. What were the demands?
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No new coal, oil and gas projects.
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100 per cent renewable energy generation and exports by 2030.
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Fund transition and job creation for all fossil fuel workers and communities.
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Well done @gretathunberg - we are all behind you. Never think that as an individual your voice doesn’t count. Harvard scientists have shown it takes only around 3.5% of the population actively participating in non-violent protests and civil disobedience to be not just the moral choice but the most effective in shaping world politics. Together we can do this.
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📷 @kelleytakesphotos #climatestrike #fridaysforfuture #schoolstrike4climate #gretathunberg #climatecrisis @schoolstrikeforclimate @gretathunberg @ss4cqld @fridaysforfuture
  • ✊ TODAY'S THE DAY ✊ The #globalclimatestrike will take place across around the world today, 20th September – three days before the critical UN Emergency Climate Summit. As @gretathunberg said on her Wednesday visit to Capitol Hill, "This is the biggest crisis humanity has ever faced – and we need to treat it accordingly". To find out exactly where and when you can add your voice to the millions making a stand around the world, head to globalclimatestrike.net now. We'll see you there. ✊⁠
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Quote from Kylie Lewis @ofkin in the latest issue - on sale now. #peppermintmagazine #globalclimatestrike #gretathunberg⁠ #climatechange #climateemergency #climatereality⁠ #fridaysforfuture #climatestrike ⁠
  • 🐑 GOOD NEWS 🐑 Aussie fashion retailer @countryroad has announced it's phasing out mulesed sheep wool in all its clothing – hurrah!⁠
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Mulesing is the practice of removing strips of skin from around the buttocks of lambs, and is a painful procedure performed without anaesthesia. Country Road's move away from mulesed wool is a result of the company working with Four Paws Australia, whose 'Wear it Kind' campaign asks people to sign petitions on four key areas – mulesed wool, fur, exotic leather and live-plucked down – to help create an animal-friendly fashion future. To have your say and sign the petitions, head to wearitkind.org 💛⁠
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#peppermintmagazine #wearitkind #ethicalfashion @four_paws_international #countryroad #fourpaws #fourpawsaustralia
  • 🌍"'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