Be inspired by the power of Fair Trade social enterprises, as we share a conversation with Kim Good, Founder of Import Ants and Eco Max Brushes. Kim will share her journey founding Import Ants, an ethical business and Fair Trader of Australia that works with communities in Sri Lanka to provide employment and access to markets. We will talk about how Kim has worked with the Sri Lankan Fair Trade community to deliver ethical eco-friendly products to the Australian market, that are loved by the plastic-free and vegan community in Australia.
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.