Join us to hear about Abbey's journey starting an ethical business community in Glebe, Sydney. We will talk about how it feels to be part of an ethical business community of social entrepreneurs that are all working towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the ups and downs of starting a social enterprise. All of the Good Things is part of the community of ethical and sustainable businesses at Seed Spaces. Together we each work within our own businesses towards furthering the sustainable development goals.
Black Friday, previously an all-American extreme sales day held the day after Thanksgiving, is now a worldwide phenomenon. The Green Friday movement is shifting the narrative from frenzied discount buying to purchase choices that are better for us and the planet.
Did you know it takes on average 66 days to form a new habit? I wonder what would happen if we formed lots of good habits. Ones that were good for the planet.
For a while now, I have been thinking that most of us want to live a good life. That is, a life that is good for the planet and the people we share our planet with.
None of us wants our fellow travellers to be living in poverty, for our oceans to be full of plastic or for our air to be full of grime. We want to live in a world that has beautiful trees and open spaces with animals and plants that give us joy and inspire wonder.
We want music and colour and laughter. We want a world where we can all enjoy and celebrate life, without destroying the planet or making our or other peoples’ lives worse.
But for some reason, it seems not as easy as it should be for us to do this. Even though, we know at a basic level what we need to do.