Sustainability

Gifts
15 Epic Planet-Friendly Gifts For Giving Sustainably This Year

When it comes to the topic of sustainable gifting, it can be hard to know where to start. Personally, we feel sustainable gifts…

Planet
11 Plastic-Free Products That Will Change Your Life

In case you missed it, it's Plastic Free July—a global movement aimed at making sure you're part of the solution to plastic…

Sustainability
15 Books That Will Change The Way You Think In 2023

This year, you’ll want to fuel your soul with a number of juicy reads guaranteed to challenge the way you think. Through a broad…

People
Here’s Why We Won’t Be Celebrating The 26th Of January

Let’s be real—for a lot of Australians, the 26th of January is seen as a day of beach hangs, backyard cricket and BBQs. But the…

Entertainment
The Best Documentaries To Watch In 2022

When is watching a documentary ever a bad idea? Whether you're out to school yourself on the world's biggest issues or keen to…

Planet
Why True Climate Action Needs First Nations Justice

Tishiko King is Urban List’s November guest editor. A proud Kulkalaig woman from the Island of Masig, Kulkalgal Nation of Zenadth…

People
This Trans Awareness Week, Make Your Actions Speak Louder Than Words

It’s Trans Awareness Week and this year has been massive for trans representation across the globe. From TikToker’s like Dylan…

People
Listen Up, Here’s How You Can Be A Better Trans Ally

In the past couple of years, we’ve seen transgender folk across Australia and the world making waves across arts, entertainment…

Need To Know Career
Dylan Alcott Just Launched A Brand New Disability-Inclusive Job Site

Yes, among being named Australian of the Year, a three-time Paralympic gold medallist, commentator, podcaster, philanthropist and author,…

Planet
12 Of The Best Vegan Protein Powders To Buy Right Now

With the weather getting warmer, we love to kick-start our day with a nourishing smoothie. But not all vegan protein powders are created…

Planet
Why Castile Soap Is The Miracle Product You Need In Your Life

You’ve probably heard the words ‘castile soap’ thrown around before, and you’re most likely vaguely aware that…

Planet
Throw Out Your Wear-It-Once Mentality This National Recycling Week

Australians bag about 15kgs of new clothing every single year and, when it comes to buying into fast fashion, we’re the second-highest…

Sustainability
12 Of The Best Ethical Engagement Rings To Shop This Season

So you’ve found ‘the one’ and now you’re ready to pop that big question, but want to make sure that you’re…

People
Why Disability Representation Is So Important 

James Parr is Urban List’s October guest editor. A Wiradjuri man, James is a force to be reckoned with. An education support…

Planet
Here’s Where You Can Donate And Recycle Your Bras In Australia

Here’s the deal. Bras, while supportive, aren’t the most environmentally textiles out there, they’re like the plastic…

Planet
Support This Torres Strait Islander Campaign By Demanding More Climate Action

If you tuned into the First Nations Fashion + Design runway at Australian Fashion Week on May 16, you would have witnessed one of the most…

Sustainability
How To Call On Australia’s Supermarkets To Stock More Native Ingredients

We do hope by now you’ll be well aware of the legend that is Matt Moncrieff. The Yamatji man shot to fame after appearing on the most…

Fashion
This Aussie-Made Activewear Label Is Dedicated To Supporting The Planet As Well As Your Body

We all love a post-workout buzz and the rush of motivation that comes with a new activewear purchase. But when some activewear gives up the…

Planet
20 Sustainable Instagram Accounts To Help You Up Your Green Game

So you want to live a greener life but don’t know where to start? Since we’re all on our phones anyways, why not add more…

Wellness
Don’t Miss Your Chance To Score 40% Off Personalised Vitamins Delivered To Your Door

If you’re like us, it’s not until the brain fog kicks in, or the afternoon energy slump hits that you realise you’ve…

Planet
All The Best Bamboo Tumblers You Need In Your Life

It’s the little things that count in your daily routine that really do make a difference. Today, we’re making a case for bamboo…

Sustainability
Dress For The Planet In 15 Of The Coolest Sustainable Fashion Labels

Fashion isn’t known for its green credentials. It’s an industry largely driven by hype, trends, and, in the case of fast…

Planet
7 Sustainable Festival Hacks Everyone Needs To Know

Ah festival season. The human race would never evolve without the hard-truths one learns from waiting several hours in a toilet queue or…

People
Follow These First Nations Creatives Spearheading Serious Social Change

Ready to level up your feed? Good, we have just the fix for you. There is some serious work and progress being made by Aboriginal and Torre…

Health & Beauty
10 Plastic-Free Beauty Products To Swap In To Your Routine

As much as we're all conscious of living a more sustainable life, some things are, simply, hard to do greener. Unfortunately, the old…

Planet
6 Of The Best Sustainability Podcasts

Well done to you. If you’ve ended up here, you must be making the move to educate yourself on how to live a greener lifestyle. To…

Planet
Everything You Need To Know About Palm Oil

No matter where you are on your journey to living more sustainably, talking about that old “P-word” is always a good idea. Minds…

Planet
Your Guide To The Best Bamboo Underwear

No doubt you’ve heard a thing or two about “bamboo underwear”, especially relating to how it’s the more eco-friendly…

Planet
13 Of The Best Natural Deodorants Free Of Toxins

In recent years, beauty brands have shifted towards creating more sustainable and eco-friendly products as we’ve become more clued-in…

Fashion
The Iconic Just Dropped A Brand New Modest Fashion Edit

Right now, the hashtag #ModestFashion has over 1.6 billion views on TikTok. While it's typically considered to be a…

Planet
6 Of Australia’s Best Online Health And Bulk Food Stores

If you, like us, dread the Sunday night pilgrimage to the supermarket to get your week’s worth of groceries then rejoice because you…

People
Reconciliation Week Is More Than A Morning Tea, Here’s How To Really Act On It

Every year, Australia’s National Reconciliation Week runs from May 27 until June 3. While Australia’s reconciliation efforts…

Planet
The Best Eco-Friendly Beauty Products

As coronavirus restrictions finally begin to ease, it’s time to ditch the sweats and get back into our old routines. But let’s…

Planet
These Are Australia’s Best Fashion Rental Sites

For a generation that lives for trends, limited edition, and instant gratification, it should come as no surprise that we millennials are…

Podcasts & Books
Tune In To These 14 Epic Indigenous Podcasts

Right now, the communities around the world are changing the narrative, and people—especially here in Australia—are finally…

People
Get Behind The Uluru Statement, A Vital Part Of Australia’s Future

The Uluru Statement From The Heart (Uluru Statement) is not a new thing. Issued on May 26 back in 2017 and following a First Nations…

People
Why The Responsibility Of Reconciliation Does Not Sit With First Nations People

Just a few days ago, I saw a tweet from Yorta Yorta rapper Adam Briggs that resonated with me. “Reconciliation is for white…

Hair & Beauty
Ditch The Bottles With These Game-Changing New Concentrated House And Beauty Bars

It’s safe to say that 2020 became the year of mass purchasing, whether it was hand sanitizer, face masks or just regular old cleaning…

People
7 Adaptive Brands Shaking Up The Fashion And Beauty Industry

Innovation throughout the fashion and beauty industry is at an all-time high this year with brands waking up to a new age of inclusivity.…

People
Why IDAHOBIT Day Relies On Meaningful Action Every Day Of The Year

Did you know that until May 17 1990, homosexuality was classified as a mental disorder in the International Classification of Diseases?…

Sustainability
12 Indigenous-Owned Businesses You Need To Shop Right now

Deadly tees, statement earrings, digital prints and spicy pantry fillers.  There is no better time than now to support local, First…

Planet
Celebrate Earth Day With These 10 Green Activities

More than one billion people in 192 countries participate in Earth Day activities each  year, making it the largest civic observance in…

Sustainability
Here’s What The Circular Economy Is All About, According To 5 Sustainability Experts

If you’re someone who has a reusable coffee cup (and remembers to use it), has a compost at home and regularly engages in meat-free…

People
Your Complete Guide To Using Transgender Definitions And Labels

This list is not exhaustive and is designed to provide general information surrounding common terms and definitions used regularly by the…

Planet
16 Awesome Things To Do During Earth Hour 2022

Each year, countries all around the world unite together for Earth Hour, one of the largest global movements where millions of people pledge…

Planet
Clean Up Australia Day Is This Weekend, Here’s How You Can Tidy Up Your Act

Clean Up Australia Day is Sunday 6 March and it’s more important than ever that we all get involved. Among the regular garbage we…

Sustainability
Here’s What To Do With Your Cloth Masks Now Government Mandates Are Changing

Despite growing awareness of the issue, textile waste is a huge problem in Australia, with every Aussie contributing an average of 23…

People
Let’s Strive For Real Inclusivity This International Women’s Day, Here’s How You Can Create Change

Every year, International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated around the world on March 8. The day has deep roots which hook onto history…

Podcasts & Books
14 Of The Best LGBTQI+ Podcasts To Listen To Right Now

Bless your ears with these incredible LGBTQI+ podcasts that will make you laugh and cry with their raw, honest and hilarious storytelling.…

TV & Movies
12 Epic LGBTQI+ Movies And Shows On Netflix You Need To Watch This Year

LGBTQI+ stories on screen have become more prevalent in recent years (and rightly so), giving a historically silenced community a proud…

People
Mardi Gras Is On The Horizon, Here’s How You Can Honour Its Legacy This Year

The annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is a massive cultural event that celebrates and platforms LGBTQI+ folks across Australia.…

Sustainability
This Activist Is Pushing For Dating Apps To Become More Accessible

Over four million people in Australia have a disability. When it comes to finding love, every person, with a disability or not, should have…

Fashion
This Sustainable Sneaker Brand Will Plant 5 Trees For Every Purchase

If some fresh kicks are on the agenda this Christmas, for you or for your nearest and dearest, we reckon it’s time to skip the…

People
Rainbow Washing Is A Thing, Here’s Why It Needs To Stop

Pride month 2021 is here and big brands are switching gear to monetise the rainbow. In the last decade alone it’s clear to see…

People
What You Should Really Do This January 26, According To 7 First Nations Voices

January 26 was never a day of celebration. By now, we hope you’ve put in the serious work to educate yourself on Australia’s…

Hair & Beauty
11 Clean Beauty Brands To Add To Your Collection In 2022

A bit like natural wine, “clean beauty” is hard to define—and in 2022 there are a lot of brands attempting to cash in on…

Fashion
10 Of The Best Sustainable Swimwear Labels To Know This Summer

When it comes to picking your next go-to cossie, we reckon it pays to buy less and choose well—and choose sustainable swimwear. With…

People
Give Back This Christmas With The Hunger Project’s Amazing Hampers For Change

Keen to gift a bit more consciously this Christmas? While it can be the season for excess, picking prezzies that give back is a great way to…

People
What It’s Like Being Disabled During A Pandemic

Today is International Day of People with Disability—this year’s theme is “Leadership and participation of persons with…

People
Meet Athe Threads, A Torres Strait Islander Label Sharing Culture Through Fashion

Joining the strong list of Indigenous-owned labels that are sparking conversations across the country and decolonising our wardrobes comes…

Sustainability
11 Of The Best Sustainable Alcohol Brands To Stock Up On

If there’s one thing we all need, no matter the time of the year, it’s a fully stocked drinks cabinet. Instead of opting for…

Travel Tips
11 Zero Waste Travel Hacks You Need To Know About

The term zero waste has been on the upward trend for a while now, but it’s one that we hope will stick around for the long haul. When…

Money
Scope This Beginners Guide To Clean Money

There are plenty of ways to live a greener, more eco-conscious lifestyle. Ditching single-use plastic helps, as does eating less or no meat,…

Planet
8 Game-Changing Investments To Help You Live Your Most Sustainable Year Yet

On a journey to live a greener life? Technology is proving itself as the key to protecting our beloved Mother Earth. Innovative products are…

Fashion
12 Of The Best Vegan Leather Handbags To Shop In 2021

If you’ve been looking to make more sustainable or ethical choices when it comes to your wardrobe, it can be hard to know where to…

Career
6 Ways To Make Your Workplace More LGBTQI+ Inclusive

While Australia has been making positive strides to support LGBTQI+ communities in recent years, there is still a significant amount of work…

Health & Beauty
We Tried A No Waste Beauty Routine For A Week And This Is What We Thought

First up, let me preface this story by saying that I am a beauty product addict. As Urban List’s beauty editor (I know right, what a…

People
Get Familiar With AGNT BLAK, The First Nations Talent Agency Making Waves

When people talk about the next generation of game-changers creating a better future for all, they’re talking about people like Bianca…

Planet
Is Leather Bad For The Environment?

You know when that time of year rolls around and your toes start to feel so icey they could drop right off? If you’re anything like us…

Sustainability
Afends On The Hemp Revolution And Why Pre-Consumer Waste Is The Next Big Thing

It’s not every day two life-long mates cultivate one of the biggest game-changing brands in the country.  Steeped in…

Sustainability
How Kester Black’s Anna Ross Created A Sustainable Beauty Empire

When it comes to the beauty industry, sustainable and eco-conscious aren’t often the first words that come to mind, which is why…

Fashion
Tread Lightly In 11 Of The Coolest Sustainable Sneakers To Shop This Season

If you’ve looked down recently, you’ve probably noticed that we’re living in an era of "sneakerdom". Reliance, dependence…

Planet
How These 10 First Nations People Are Inspiring Change Across The Country

This week’s NAIDOC celebrations might not have gone to plan yet again (cheers COVID) but that doesn’t mean that we won’t…

Sustainability
Make A Difference And Support These 6 Businesses Doing Better By Our Planet

The winners of The Circle Awards AUS & NZ 2021 have officially been announced, and our carts (and hearts) are full of sustainable swaps…

Planet
Inside The Stunning Tiny And Sustainable Homes That You Can Actually Afford

If you’re a young person in Australia right now, the thought of owning your own home could feel like an unattainable dream. With…

Planet
This Soil-Free Balcony Garden Is The Foolproof Way To Reduce Your Food Footprint

Between wanting to eat more sustainably, all the time spent at home (and trying to avoid supermarkets) in 2020 and the feel-good vibes you…

Planet
How This TikTok-Famous Designer Is Challenging Sustainable Fashion

It’s hard to imagine a time where fashion brands weren’t fervently stamped with eco-conscious collections and…

Wellness
The Best Menstrual Cups To Try In 2021

Menstrual cups, let's talk about them. If you haven’t already jumped on the more eco-friendly bandwagon, you’re probably in…

News
Here’s How You Can Be Involved In This Week’s Climate Strikes

It’s pretty hard to avoid news about the sorry state of planet Earth these days, but in case you’ve been in a media blackout,…

Planet
Get Familiar With Australia’s First National Composting Network Tackling Our Food Waste Crisis

In the age where sustainability is a hot topic—and one of the most frequently searched words on Google—it’s clear we all…

Hair & Beauty
Kiss Plastic Packaging Goodbye With This New Eco-Friendly Lip Balm

I don’t know about you, but I lose approximately 17 tubes of lip balm every year. It doesn’t matter whether they’re in my…

News
A Plant-Heavy Oasis Is Set To Open At The Top End Of Southbank

City Of Melbourne and Lord Mayor Sally Cap has just announced their plans to extend some leafy love to the north end of the Southbank…

People
Meet EveryHuman, The Adaptive Clothing Store Making Fashion More Inclusive

If you’re not in the know about adaptive fashion, it's time to meet EveryHuman. Adaptive fashion is clothing specifically designed…

Podcasts & Books
10 Of The Best Sustainability Books To Inspire Change

Chances are you’re already dabbling in sustainability by using reusable products and making thoughtful swaps to better our planet. Now…

People
Disney’s First Princess With A Disability Could Be On The Horizon, Here’s How You Can Help

Popular culture is a rudimental part of the world’s genetic makeup. Unifying, inspiring and always questionable—it’s a…

Sustainability
Celebrate Fashion Revolution Week With 7 Aussie Labels Leading The Charge

If there’s maybe one positive or silver lining from the world’s post-2020—it’s that it has given us all a few…