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Vivienne Westwood for Greenpeace/Save the Actic Photo: ©Andy Gotts MBE

Vivienne Westwood – Designer, Climate Activist, Fashion Icon

Upon entering the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s wildly popular exhibit Punk: Chaos to Couture, visitors were greeted by spiky-haired mannequins wearing outfits designed by Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren alongside couture designer pieces…

Goodlifer: On the 100th Anniversary of Mother's Day, Remembering its Feminist, Non-Commercial Origins

On the 100th Anniversary of Mother’s Day, Remembering its Feminist, Non-Commercial Origins

Mother’s Day turns 100 this year. Although it’s become one of the most commercialized U.S. holidays, resulting in a projected 20 billion in spending and trailing only Christmas and Valentine’s Day in greeting…

Goodlifer: Fashion Revolution Day

Join the Fashion Revolution and Help Turn Fashion #InsideOut

On April 24th last year, 1133 people were killed as the Rana Plaza factory complex in Dhaka, Bangladesh collapsed in the middle of a work day. Many more were injured, and families are still…

Goodlifer: Spectrum&Ali&Tazreen&Rana - Creating Change Through Awareness

Stop Fashion Fashion Tees – Creating Change Through Awareness

Do these words sound familiar? If so, it’s not for good reason. Spectrum, Ali, Tazreen and Rana are the names of overseas clothing factories where some of the recent deadly tragedies have taken…

Goodlifer: Do The Math For Earth Day

Do The Math For Earth Day

On April 21 — Earth Night, the day before Earth Day — thousands of people at campuses, community centers, places of worship, public spaces and house parties across the country will tune in…

Goodlifer: Thailand Promises to End Ivory Trade

Thailand Promises to End Ivory Trade

At the opening of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES) in Bangkok, Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra pledged to start a legislative process that will…

Goodlifer: Celebrities Unite Against Fracking

Celebrities Unite Against Fracking

After unsuccessfully trying for months to get a face-to-face meeting with New York Governor Andrew Coumo, Yoko Ono had enough. “Since you haven’t met with me about the dangers of fracking,” the artist…

Goodlifer: In eXtinction Summer Rayne Oakes Takes Us On a Journey Through Life, Loss & Hope

Summer Rayne Oakes Takes Us On a Journey Through Life, Loss & Hope

Using personal storytelling and stirring imagery, eXtinction is an environmental short film that highlights ten of our most pressing environmental issues. These things are happening now, within our lifetime. To highlight this fact,…

British TV Weatherman Jumps Off Building to Draw Attention to Climate Change

British TV Weatherman Jumps Off Building to Draw Attention to Climate Change

Michael Fish, who is a 60-year-old iconic British TV weatherman, recently completed a B.A.S.E. jump from a London tower block. He didn’t just do it for thrills (in fact, he seemed quite terrified),…

The Lexicon of Sustainability

No matter how educated we are in various areas of sustainability, it’s easy to sometimes get stuck in the terminology of it all, especially since so much good stuff is going on. This…

2011 is the International Year of Forests

Forests are home to 300 million people, cover 31% of the Earth’s total land area and provide livelihood for 1.6 billion people. They are also home to 80% of our terrestrial biodiversity. In…

10/10/10 - A Global Work Party

10/10/10 – A Global Work Party

Today was the largest day of environmental activism in history. 7,347 climate action events took place in 188 countries around the world as part of “The Global Work Party.” People went to work…

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