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What is Giving Tuesday?

What is Giving Tuesday?

Held directly after the consumer rush of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this global philanthropic event empowers people to transform their respective communities through direct charitable contributions. Amid the holiday season, it’s not unusual to feel inundated by consumerism, particularly when the start of the shopping period is marked by...

Nurdles are causing as much natural damage as oil spills

Nurdles are causing as much natural damage as oil spills

Nurdles are probably the worst form of toxic waste you’ve never heard of. Floating in the oceans, billions of these tiny plastic pellets are causing as much damage as oil spills today. We’re at the stage where it feels like humanity is deliberately sabotaging its own planet. Case in point number 100,000: nurdles. By definition, nurdles are technically a form of micro-plastic because they’re small and – you guessed it –...

By London, UK
Exclusive – six climate activists give us the scoop on COP26

Exclusive – six climate activists give us the scoop on COP26

If this year’s COP summit taught us anything, it’s that young people are the key to climate justice. For this reason, we asked a collection of changemakers about their expectations, concerns, and takeaways before, during, and after the event. Today’s youth are the least to blame for the climate crisis, given they’ve been around for less than two decades. Without drastic changes, however, they will be the ones left...

By London, UK
Extinction Rebellion sabotages Amazon’s Black Friday shipments

Extinction Rebellion sabotages Amazon’s Black Friday shipments

Protestors blocked fifteen Amazon warehouses across the UK, Germany, and The Netherlands ahead of Black Friday. In recent months, the activist group Extinction Rebellion has ramped up their efforts significantly. They’ve regularly taken to city streets, made appearances at COP26, and now, are blockading streets around Amazon warehouses ahead of the busiest shopping weekend of the year – and with good reason. Although snagging a deal on Black Friday feels like a...

By London, UK
Pregnant girls to be allowed back to school after birth in Tanzania

Pregnant girls to be allowed back to school after birth in Tanzania

On Wednesday, Tanzania lifted a ban on pregnant students and teenage mothers continuing with their studies that had been in place for 19 years.   Speaking in Dodoma, Tanzania’s Education Minister Prof Joyce Ndalichako said the government will allow all students who dropped out of school due to pregnancy related issues and other reasons to resume classes. The Ministry further assured that the affected students could resume school within a two-year...

By Nairobi, Kenya