Sustainability

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…

News
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…

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…

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

With light at the end of the tunnel, we're already seeing several Melbourne businesses reopen while still sticking to the…

Restaurants
Where To Find Melbourne’s Best Vegan Restaurants In 2021

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

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…

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…

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…

Sustainability
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…

Planet
Lighten Up Your Fashion Footprint, 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…

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…

Planet
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. This exciting new eco-tour…

Markets & Food Events
Stock Up At The Best Markets Happening In Melbourne This November

It's been a while between drinks, but markets are finally back on the agenda in Melbourne with us moving toward a COVID-normal…

Planet
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…

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

I know, I know—this has been the year we all fully embraced loungewear. Office outfits, be gone. Bodycon? That's a nope from…

People
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, and…

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

Plastic-free July is all about making simple swaps that’ll hopefully turn into lifelong habits. 2020 has definitely thrown us a…

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

On 4pm Saturday 4 July, nine Melbourne housing towers went into lockdown to prevent further spread of coronavirus. The residents of the…

Art & Design
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 the Ian Potter…

Planet
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,…

Planet
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…

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

Today is an exciting day, one that has been in the making for a long time. It’s the day we launch a project that has engaged the…

Style & Design
8 Socially-Conscious Entrepreneurs To Get Behind

With the sting of promised policies around climate change and unfulfilled social initiatives still fresh in our minds, now is the time for…

Planet
Cash In, Victorias’ Cash For Containers Scheme Just Got The Green Light

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…

Wellness
Meet The Woman Who Wants Us To Have Better Sex, Using Technology

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

What's On
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 Living…

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

Ever got your favourite beauty products or fashion haul delivered to your doorstep overflowing with layers of wasteful packaging? Us too. In…

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

Our panel event, Getting the Gig Live: Champions Of Change is drawing closer.  ICYMI, the live panel has been curated to inspire you…

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

Join Urban List for an evening of career inspo, as we bring our inspirational Getting the Gig series to life in Melbourne. Hosted by…

Planet
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, and a major Victorian recycling…

Shopping
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 now open for business. The…

Local Escapes
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. The…

What's On
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. The festival is back…

News
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…

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

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

Planet
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…

Fashion
Where To Find Melbourne’s Best Op Shops

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

Hair & Beauty
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. Melbourne has a…

Food & Drink
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…

Originals
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…

Planet
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,”…

Fashion
Fall For The Winter Charms Of This New Sustainable Knitwear Label

Now that summer’s out and winter is on its way in, it’s time to embrace a few of the season’s greatest traditions: layers,…

Getting The Gig
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…

Threads
Tkay Maidza Talks Streetwear, Killer Style And Never Blending In

Welcome to a special edition of Threads for music month at Urban List. Five days, five outfits, one ultimate source of music and…

Markets & Food Events
Where To Load Up On Magnum’s New Vegan Dessert

Praise be: Magnum has announced that vegans can now indulge in its creamy goodness. Nothing serves you better during an Australian…

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

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

Markets & Food Events
Skip The Supermarket, Here’s How To Create A More Sustainable Christmas Table

Christmas is typically a time where most (ok, all) of us tend to overindulge in the food and drink department, stuffing ourselves like…

Planet
The Ultimate Vegan Gift Guide

  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…

Style & Design
7 Sustainable Startups To Get Behind

These days, everyone has a sneaky side hustle; deliveries are dropped on your desk every three hours and people are flogging the latest and…

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

No lie peeps, we’re talking a WHOLE new level of Insta-worthy. Like glitter face masks, unicorn fruit whipped body butter that smells…

Hair & Beauty
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,…

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

The past few years have seen a crazy increase in the number of diets adopted by people all around the world. HCLF, Keto, IIFYM, intermittent…

Hair & Beauty
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…