Sustainability

Planet
How To Repair, Repurpose And Recycle Your Stuff In Sydney

We can all relish a day spent perusing Sydney’s glorious shopfronts, whether they house vintage threads or unusual gifts. But…

Sustainability
9 Ways You Can Volunteer In Sydney And Make A Difference

While Sydney is abundant in yacht-owning suit wearers, G Wagons, and flashing casino lights, it’s also peppered with pockets of…

People
This Ethiopian-Australian Cook Is Bringing Injera, Coffee And Soul Food To Sydney

Sydney is home to an eclectic collection of businesses owned and operated by our refugee, asylum seeker, and migrant community—and we…

What's On
The Best Markets In Sydney In 2022

Weekends can only mean one thing: markets. And luckily for us, Sydney is brimming with options, from farmers markets offering the…

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…

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…

Restaurants
12 Incredible Refugee-Owned Restaurants To Visit In Sydney

Since the end of our very long lockdown, Sydneysiders are flocking back to their favourite restaurants and cafes to enjoy the luxury of…

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
7 Of Sydney’s Best Thrift And Vintage Clothing Stores

Hey Sydney, if you’ve not heard yet, the climate is completely rubbish and fashion has a big role to play in turning the ship around.…

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
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…

People
Here’s Why Chanel Contos Wants You To Keep Conversations Around Consent Going

This week, Victoria revealed that it will be shifting towards providing compulsory consent classes across all state schools as early as next…

Planet
Green Up Your Digs, The NSW Government Is Giving Away Trees For Free

We love any chance to spruce up our digs, so listen up fam, free trees could be heading your way in the next few weeks. This free trees…

People
Meet 13 Women Challenging, Leading, And Shaping Culture In Sydney Right Now

Of the almost five million people currently living in Sydney, roughly 51% are women. And these stats do not take into account our…

What's On
Hit The Harbour And Make A Difference With Sydney’s New Clean-Up Kayak Tours

There’s no denying that Sydney is an aquatic playground filled with some of the most beautiful spots to kayak in Australia. With…

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…

Sustainability
Fire Up With Wood Roasted Coffee, A More Sustainable Coffee Process With Stacks Of Flavour

Australia is world-renowned for its great coffee, and with the epic range on offer in Sydney, it's fair to say we have the right to be…

News
Support Disaster Relief In Lebanon With Lebathon, A Silent Auction With Epic Items Up For Grabs

It’s hard to believe 2020 could include more destruction than it already has—but the devastation caused by a monumental blast in…

Sustainability
Meet The Halliday Darkhorse Winery Of The Year, A NSW Vineyard With A Sustainable Approach

NSW’s Riverina region—a stretch of vast flat plains southwest of Sydney that rolls into a quiet segment of the Murrumbidgee…

Sustainability
Meet Sprout Stack, The Northern Beaches Urban Farm Pioneering The Future Of Food

Farming is hard. In Australia, it’s made a hell of a lot harder by drought and disaster and that’s before you even get to…

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…

Food & Drink
Get The Post Iso Party Started With Sydney’s First Sustainable Cocktail “Goon Sacks”

Sydney, it’s time to slowly but surely emerge out of those lockdown trackies and into the winter antics. Bringing you a sling of epic…

People
Everything You Need To Know About Sydney’s Black Lives Matter Vigil Happening Today

Update Friday 5 June Sydney's vigil for George Floyd and protest for indigenous deaths in custody has been declared illegal by the NSW…

Planet
Step Up And Help The Gumbaynggirr Embassy End Excessive Logging In NSW

Right now, it seems like last summer’s devastating bushfires happened years and years ago. 2020 has been rife with new devastation;…

Shopping
Get Fishy With Sydney Chef Josh Niland’s Multi-Award-Winning Cookbook

Sydney chef Josh Niland is one-of-a-kind and a real national treasure. His approach to fish, sustainability and the future of…

Local Escapes
Book Your Post Iso Escape With This New Directory Of Quirky And Epic Cabins

While we absolutely live for the city life—nothing beats a weekend trip exploring the countryside.  Especially following a few…

Bars & Pubs
Satisfy All Your Natural Wine Dreams With Sydney’s Best Sustainable Bottle Shops

Over the last few years, natural, organic and sustainable wines have edged their way into Sydney's heart. Some more…

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…

Fashion
In The Studio | Holly Ryan On Recycled Jewels, Sustainability And Dressing Up For The Future

Sydney-based artist and jewellery designer Holly Ryan won our hearts with her minimalist, sculptural jewels when she dropped into the scene…

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…

Food & Drink
Ditch The Plastic Packaging At Sydney’s Best Bulk Food Stores

While big supermarket chains tend to provide the ultimate convenience—avocados year-round, for example, and many thousands of other…

Restaurants
6 Of Sydney’s Best Sustainable Cafes And Restaurants

This month we're raising awareness about simple changes you can make in your life to live more sustainably. We're also giving you…

Restaurants
9 Of Sydney’s Tastiest Vegetarian Restaurants

Being vegetarian is remarkably easy in Sydney these days. Most of our best restaurants cater to vegetarians with creative and delicious…

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…

Hair & Beauty
7 Of Sydney’s Best Sustainable Hair Salons

When it comes to looking after your hair—styling, colouring and maintaining your bob, bangs, fade or balayage—it’s…

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 Sydney. Hosted by…

News
How To Save Water (And Your House Plants) And Stick To Sydney’s Level 2 Water Restrictions

This week, Greater Sydney Dam levels dropped to 45.3% with no significant rainfall in sight. Seeing as 85% of Sydney’s water consists…

Restaurants
These Are 10 Of Sydney’s Healthiest Cafes

First things first. We’re not really into things like shredding, the quest for your best-ever bikini body and gym selfies. We love…

Local Escapes
Get Ready To Recharge At Taronga Zoo’s Soon To Open Eco-Friendly Retreat

If you thought things couldn’t get any wilder at Taronga Zoo, think again. Sydney’s legendary animal kingdom is…

What's On
Go Waste-Free At This Three-Night Sustainable Cocktail Weekender

The planet is in an environmental crisis. It’s scary stuff, and it can make your weekend blowout feel wasteful. Thankfully though,…

What's On
Dine For Good At This Epic New Chef-Led Charity Dinner Series

Until Folonomo closed earlier this year, the Surry Hills eatery encouraged diners to think of purpose over profit. Now, with the help of…

Cafes
Get Around This Major Reusable Coffee Cup Scheme, Now Across Sydney’s West

It’s no news the Inner West is a hub for doing Sydney firsts, especially when it comes to all things eco-friendly and sustainable so…

Art & Design
Sydney Just Scored A Totally Sustainable, Multi-Sensory Art Party

The harsh and urgent realities of climate change seem to stall, stump and bewilder big-time decision makers here in Australia. So…

Restaurants
The Verdict | 6 Head Is Sydney’s New Sustainably-Centred Steak Emporium

Inspired by the story of six head of cattle that landed in Botany Bay with the First Fleet, who then escaped and became a teetering herd of…

Restaurants
Champion Of First Nations Food Culture Jock Zonfrillo Is Headed To Sydney

Chef Jock Zonfrillo is on a mission to inspire us to take a closer look at the complex, thrilling, storied and flavour-dense Australian…

Things To Do
Join This Global 24-Hour Beach Clean-Up And Help Make A Difference

We’re celebrating Sustainability Month at Urban List, so when we heard about this event, we knew we had to share.  If…

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…

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…

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…