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In the words of Macklemore, one man’s trash is another man’s come up. And heading into the layer-heavy autumn and…

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From Tinker To Joe Franks, Here’s Everywhere You Can Fill Up For Free In Melbourne This Week

Looking for the coolest cafes across Melbourne to fill up at? We’ve sussed the ultimate hit list for you below—happy…


These 20 Sustainable Gifts Are Your Answer To Conscious Gift Giving

Searching for sustainable gifts? This list covers everything from shopping small (and local), purchasing from environmentally, socially…

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The Best Markets In Melbourne For 2023

It’s 2023 and we are embracing the slower life. Heading to the market is a wholesome venture with hand-made crafts, quality local…


Host The Ultimate Sustainable Dinner Party With These Easy Hacks

To all of you who kind of want to be more sustainable but kind of think it sounds too tricky, we hear you. We’ll admit that it can be…

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6 Meaningful Ways to Give Back To Your Local Community

Set yourself a pledge to give back. Volunteering your time and effort is a rewarding, warm-fuzzy experience. The positives are endless:…


Where To Find Melbourne’s Best Vegan Restaurants In 2023

The vegan dining scene has really exploded in Melbourne over the last few years. Long gone are the days of soggy mushroom burgers and…


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

To put it simply, the theory behind the CE is about transforming our current linear consumption model (Take-Make-Waste) into a circular one…


Break The Bias: Where To Celebrate International Women’s Day in Melbourne This Year

This year International Women’s Day is ready to break the bias once and for all, and Melbourne’s lineup of events is definitely…


This Sustainable Sneaker Brand Will Plant 5 Trees For Every Purchase

Born in 2019, Australian-based sneaker brand BLAC needs to be on your radar if you’re looking to take positive, planet-saving steps…

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Virgin’s Pride Flight To Mardi Gras Is Back With Bottomless Booze, DJs On-Board And Plenty Of Vibe

This year pride is returning to the skies with Virgin Australia’s colourful, glittery, and just bloody fabulous ‘Pride…


This Former CBD Rooftop Carpark Has Been Converted Into A Ultra-Sustainable Sky-High Garden And Farm

What was once a conventional run-of-the-mill car park, Siddeley Street Car Park is poised to have one serious glow-up. Opening in the second…


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 Mother Earth. Innovative products are making…

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Melbourne’s Eco-Friendly Picnic Boats Are Officially Back On The Water

One of the big trends in Melbourne of late is the want to utilise the Yarra more than we have in the past. With light at the…


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…


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…


Show Your Fave Zero-Waste Brand Some Love By Voting In The Circle Awards Now

Here at Urban List, we're passionate about putting our best foot forward, dedicated to being as conscious as possible when it comes to…


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 Southbank with plans…


Take Off On An Epic Eco-Experience With This Sustainably Focussed Adventure Company

Say hello to WAM! (Wild Adventures Melbourne), the newest arrival on Melbourne’s eco-tourism scene.


Grow Your Own Produce At These Melbourne Community Gardens

There have been some trends floating around during isolation—baking sourdough, banana bread, taking up pottery, along with planting…


Get Back Into Denim With Levi’s Dreamy New Earth-Friendly Cottonised Hemp Jeans

Created using Cottonised Hemp instead of regular cotton, Levi’s new High Loose and Stay Loose jeans are a revelation for our times. If…


Learn The Original Aboriginal Names For The Areas That Melbourne Suburbs Now Occupy

Back in 2018 a Deakin University study identified Aboriginal names for Melbourne's initial suburbs such as Fitzroy, St Kilda,…


Level Up Your Plastic-Free July With These 5 Life-Changing Essentials

Got your keep cup and a reusable water bottle? Level up with these plastic-free products from Go For Zero. 


How To Help Families Currently In ‘Hard Lockdown’ In Melbourne High-Rise Towers

The residents of the towers across Flemington, Kensington, and North Melbourne had little time to react, and would have to stay within their…


See Destiny Deacon’s First Solo Show In 15 Years At The NGV This July

Following the NGV announcing its reopening in late June, Melbourne’s culture vultures can splendour in the news that…


How Victoria’s Eastern Barred Bandicoot Population Has Recovered From The Brink Of Extinction

Turning on the TV, or hitting up social media lately has been risky if you want a bit of good news to sink into your brain. Thankfully,…


Take A Ride In An Electric Old-School Land Rover With This New Melbourne Startup

When the Land Rover Defender arrived in Australia for the first time in 1948, nobody expected the cultural effect it would have on the…


Have A Positive Impact On The World With Us As We Take On Sustainability

Let us introduce Urban List Sustainability, a commitment we are launching in partnership with Bank Australia to take our platform and our…

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In your younger years, you no doubt stared at the “10c in SA only” print on the side of your favourite soft drink can. Hoping…


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Did you know there’s now a chatbot that improves your sexting skills? How about a holographic Japanese AI that makes…

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Immerse Yourself In The Wild World Of Trees At This Pop-up Exhibition

Emergence Magazine and TERRAIN Projects are presenting a multi-sensory exhibition as part of the National Sustainable…


Wave Goodbye To Excessive Packaging With These 6 Eco-Friendly Brands

These six standout brands with innovative packaging ideas are here to help save the planet. 

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Meet The Speakers At Getting The Gig Live, Urban List’s New Career Panel

Getting the Gig Live: Champions Of Change has been curated to inspire you to take your side hustle to the next level, and more specifically,…

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Recharge Your Career At Getting The Gig Live, Urban List’s New Career Panel Series

This year and for the first time ever, Urban List is bringing Getting the Gig to life in Melbourne—a panel series and a…


This Melbourne Council Is Introducing Four Bins To Help Recycling Efforts

Recycling around Melbourne has been found to be pretty ordinary since recycling exports to China stopped in 2018.


What You Need To Know About Melbourne’s New Eco-Friendly Shopping Centre

Hyped up as the 'world’s most sustainable shopping centre', Burwood Brickworks (in Burwood) is expected to open late…

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5 Sustainable Getaways Around Victoria You Need To Book Right Now

A green getaway is more than just a fun alliteration—it’s the way we should all start thinking about how we travel. 

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Help Save The Planet At This Month’s Huge Zero-Waste Festival

Learn how to be the most environmentally friendly citizen of Earth you can be at the Zero-Waste Festival this month.


Cash In, Victoria Might Finally Be Introducing A Cash For Containers Scheme

The City of Melbourne has backed a campaign from the Municipal Association of Victoria calling for the introduction of a state-wide…

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Australia’s First-Ever Food Intolerance and Allergy Expo Launches In Melbourne This Week

Allergies and food intolerance suck. And with more than 4 million Australians living with allergic disease, it was about time we had an…


Meet The Team Who Want To Build Skyfarms All Over Melbourne

Earlier this year a massive project was announced on the banks of the Yarra. It sounded like something from the future, a farm occupying the…


5 Of Melbourne’s Best Sustainable Beauty Salons

If you’re keen to beautify a little, but don’t want to hurt the environment, we’ve got you covered.

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Trash Is For Tossers | A Simple Guide To Going Plastic-Free

Let’s chat about breaking a dirty, little habit. No, we don’t mean your daily 3pm chocolate binge, we’re talking about…

The Stylish Aussie Sisters Behind Twoobs Talk Podcasts, Mentors and Disrupting The Shoe Market

You’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t adore sartorial sister act Jess and Stef Dadon. From their perfectly curated…


Melbourne’s First-Ever Sky Farm Will Live On The Banks Of The Yarra

If you’ve ever been to that Sky Park in the CBD and thought “Hm, I like this, but I wish we had a farm-sized version,”…


Fall For The Winter Charms Of This New Sustainable Knitwear Label

Described as “earth, people and animal-friendly”, each one of Wolfgang Scout's plush jumpers is hand knitted by Indian…

How Vincent Tolefe Founded His Own Record Label At 23

As far as dream jobs go, they don’t get much greater than owning your own record label. Top that off with the fact that you’re…

Tkay Maidza Talks Streetwear, Killer Style And Never Blending In

Tkay Maidza is the ambitious Australian rapper taking up space on everyone’s playlist right now. We caught up with her during…

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Where To Load Up On Magnum’s New Vegan Dessert

Magnum has announced that vegans can have a piece of the goodness.


Streetwear Label HoMie’s Founders On Stigma, Sustainability And Being A Social Enterprise

In the past five years, homelessness in Australia has increased by 14 per cent. Broken down, that’s 50 homeless people per 10,000…

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Skip The Supermarket, Here’s How To Create A More Sustainable Christmas Table

Given sustainability has been one of the hottest topics of 2019, it seems only fitting to consider creating a sustainable Christmas table…


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You never realise how hard it is to buy for a vegan until you’re stuck doing it. Make things easy on yourself and treat your vegan…

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This Colourful Vegan Beauty Range Is Damn Insta-Worthy & Just Gimme

Seriously though, how much time do you have because we’ve been lusting over everything all damn day.


10 Eco-Friendly Beauty Products Doing Their Bit For The World’s Oceans

Down in this beautiful pocket of the world we’re blessed with some of the most incredible beaches and marine life,…


Vegan or Plant-Based: What’s The Difference?

People are becoming more aware of the impact consuming animal products has on our bodies and our planet and are gradually reducing their…


12 Of The Best Australian Vegan Beauty Products To Invest In

Imagine if vegan beauty was more than a hashtag? Could the cute bunny on the packaging really make a difference? Here at The Urban List, we…