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Planet
11 Zero Waste Travel Hacks You Need To Know About

The term zero waste has been on the upward trend for a while now, but it’s one that we hope will stick around for the long haul. When…

Sustainability
Celebrate Fashion Revolution Week With 7 Aussie Labels Leading The Charge

If there’s maybe one positive or silver lining from the world’s post-2020—it’s that it has given us all a few…

Planet
Celebrate Earth Day With These 10 Green Activities

More than one billion people in 192 countries participate in Earth Day activities each  year, making it the largest civic observance in…

Fashion
Lovehoney Just Dropped Its First Ever Sustainable Suite Of Eco Lingerie And Sex Toys

If you thought the reality of channeling your alter ego of an eco warrior meets sexy seductress was just a pipe dream—think again.…

Sustainability
Cut The Waste, Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The Circle Awards

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
10 Epic Vegan Documentaries You Need To Watch This Year

We’ve put together a list of the best vegan documentaries that will have even the most committed carnivore a little shook. Take the…

News
Everything You Need To Know About ‘Data Bias’ And How It Affects Women

At Urban List, we believe it’s important to recognise trailblazers who align their values with actions, which is why we’ve…

Planet
Dress For The Planet In 15 Of The Coolest Sustainable Fashion Labels

Fashion isn’t known for its green credentials. It’s an industry largely driven by hype, trends, and, in the case of fast…

Planet
Here’s How You Can Make Our Beaches A Better Place This National Day Of Action

When it comes to leading an environmentally conscious life, it’s safe to say that many of us are stepping up our green game. From…

Planet
Gamify Your Good Deeds On The Daily With This Epic New App

Imagine an app where Earth Hour and Ice Bucket Challenges happen every single day. Think—an app that gamifies your good samaritan…

Sustainability
This Striking New Jewellery Collab Celebrates The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Community

If you haven’t heard of Chella Man, you’re about to be enlightened in a big way.  The trans model, activist, actor and…

People
Listen Up, Here’s How You Can Be A Better Trans Ally

The word “allyship” gets thrown around a lot and its true meaning can often get lost in slogan tees and empty social media…

Sustainability
Everything To Expect When Going Plastic Free, From Someone Who’s Done It For Two Years

At Urban List, we believe it’s important to recognise trailblazers who align their values with actions, which is why we’ve…

Planet
Get Bendy, Here Are 10 Sustainable Yoga Mats To Buy Online Now

No matter how or where you practice, yoga is good for the mind, body and soul, but what if we told you it could do good for the Earth too?…

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
15 Awesome Things To Do During Earth Hour 2021

Each year, countries all around the world unite together for Earth Hour, one of the largest global movements where millions of people pledge…

Planet
Everything You Need To Know About Australia’s Upcoming Ban Of ‘Biodegradable’ Plastic

In case you missed it, the Australian Government has just kicked off its first ever National Plastics Plan. It’s basically a…

Planet
15 Sustainable Instagram Accounts To Help You Up Your Green Game

So you want to live a greener life but don’t know where to start? Since we’re all on our phones anyways, why not add more…

Sustainability
Be Part Of The Action And Plan Your Year Around These Major Social Justice Days

There’s no better time than the now to get behind a cause you’re passionate about. Already, 2021 has been a year of action.…

People
Here’s How You Can Be A Better Ally To Women

Jill Meagher. Eurydice Dixon. Aiia Maasarwe. Sarah Everard. They were all just trying to get home. Geographically you might not have walked…

Planet
Meet Airgarden, The Failproof Vertical Garden That Fits On Your Balcony

When it comes to leading a greener, environmentally-conscious life, it’s safe to say many of us are stepping up our game. Whether…

Planet
6 Ways You Can Live A More Eco-Friendly Life

We know everyone is busy running their own race, especially after the rollercoaster of 2020—we’re still playing catch up. But if…

Sustainability
28 Culturally Charged Documentaries To Challenge The Way You Think

From social justice efforts to climate change rallies, the world is rife with individuals and communities challenging the status quo. And…

Wellness
Australia’s First Same Day Morning After Pill Delivery Service Just Launched

Appropriately coinciding with International Women’s Day on Monday 8 March, Australia’s first morning after pill delivery service…

People
Here’s How You Can Help End Gay Conversion Therapy Once And For All

If you’ve ever seen the flick Boy Erased, you’ll know the horrors of gay conversation therapy and camps—and if you…

Planet
How You Can Tidy Up Your Act This Clean Up Australia Day

Clean Up Australia Day is Sunday 7 March and it’s more important than ever that we all get involved. Among the regular garbage we…

People
Scope These Beautiful LGBQTI+ Murals Popping Up Across Australia

Bring on ALL of the feels, because a seriously special, goosebump-inducing art installation has just dropped on our city streets. To…

Podcasts & Books
10 Of The Best LGBTQI+ Podcasts To Listen To Now And Beyond

Bless your ears with these incredible LGBTQI+ podcasts that will make you laugh and cry with their raw, honest and hilarious storytelling.…

People
5 Adaptive Brands You Need To Get Excited About This Year

Innovation throughout the fashion and beauty industry is at an all-time high this year with brands waking up to a new age of inclusivity.…

Planet
Scrub Up With 15 Of The Best Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

While cleaning isn’t everyone’s favourite task, it’s a necessary part of life, especially these days. By now we’re…

People
Rock The Rainbow With Levi’s Epic New Pride Range

As Mardi Gras kicks off (and runs until 7 March) we’re seeing loads of amazing collabs to celebrate this truly fabulous, all-inclusive…

People
Scope Out The Stunning TWOOBS X Cungelella Art Collab

There are some pairings that are just total matches made in heaven. The Duke of Hastings and Daphne Bridgerton, chocolate and strawberries,…

People
Everything You Need To Know About Lunar New Year And How These Legends Are Celebrating

It goes by a few names including the Spring Festival (chunjie in China) and Lunar New Year for those in places like North and South Korea…

Hair & Beauty
Ditch The Bottles With These Game-Changing New Concentrated House And Beauty Bars

It’s safe to say that 2020 became the year of mass purchasing, whether it was hand sanitizer, face masks or just regular old cleaning…

Planet
Here’s Where You Can Donate And Recycle Your Bras In Australia

Here’s the deal. Bras, while supportive, aren’t the most environmentally textiles out there, they’re like the plastic…

Planet
Ditch Your Standard Hand Sanitiser For This Game-Changing Sustainable Soap

Aside from face masks and toilet paper (we’re still shaking our heads at that one), hand sanitiser was easily one of the most popular…

Planet
Go Green On Valentine’s Day With This Ethical And Eco-Friendly Gift Guide

While we love to spoil our lovers on Valentine’s Day, gifting shouldn't have to come at the cost of the planet. Whether you're…

Getting The Gig
How This Perth Duo Created An Iconic Swimwear Label Championing Diversity

We’ve all been there before. You’re tearing through your stash of swimmers only to find that none of them makes you feel like…

People
Enhance Your Understanding Of January 26 With NITV’s Powerful Line-Up

Not sure what to do this 26th of January? Head here to read why we won’t be having a backyard BBQ. Instead we’re using our time…

Planet
5 Super Simple Ways To Live A More Sustainable Life In 2021

If one of your new year’s resolutions was to live a greener life, but you've been struggling a little, no…

People
Here’s Why We Won’t Be Celebrating The 26th Of January

Let’s be real—for a lot of Australians, the 26th of January is seen as a day of beach hangs, backyard cricket and BBQs. But the…

Food & Drink
We Just Found Sydney’s Best Vegan Dessert And It Is All Time

What happens when you pair a Sydney dining favourite with gourmet ice cream heavyweights Connoisseur? Well, that’s when the magic…

Sustainability
Breaking Down Carbon Neutrality | How To Get Around It And Help Our Planet

Here at Urban List, climate change and sustainability are always high on the agenda — as they are across the globe—but with all…

People
Shop Up A Storm At Clothing The Gap’s Epic New Store

We’re big, no make that huge fans of the legends at Clothing The Gap, which is why we’re so stoked to share this news with you.…

Food & Drink
We Just Found Melbourne’s Best Vegan Breakfast And It Is All Time

What happens when you pair a Melbourne dining favourite with gourmet ice cream heavyweights Connoisseur? Well, that’s when the…

Planet
Get Down And Decadent, Where To Load Up On Connoisseur’s New Drool-Worthy Plant Based Flavours

Hands down, summer has got to be our favourite time of year. It’s the season that’s synonymous with beach hangs, road trips,…

Sustainability
Make 2020 Count, Here’s How You Can Support 7 Worthy Australian Causes This Season

Struggling to make sense of the trail of destruction left behind in 2020’s wake? Us too. But while there’s no denying most of us…

Planet
10 Tips To Give Your Festive Season A Complete Eco-Overhaul

It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but Christmas is also one of the most wasteful, unsustainable and polluting calendar events.…

Sustainability
10 Sustainable Sips To Stock Up On This Month

If there’s one thing we all need, no matter the time of the year, it’s a fully stocked drinks cabinet. Instead of opting for…

Planet
Hit The Waves With This Sustainable Surf Wax Made From Recycled Coffee

Summer is well and truly upon us, which means just about every second of spare time is being spent at the beach. While we’ve made a…

Sustainability
​Here’s How To Make An Impact This Festive Season, According To Trailblazer Jan Fran

For most of us, 2020 has brought more tears than thrills, so it would be easy to just write-off the holiday season and concentrate on…

Planet
Bounce Around This Summer In Australia’s First Eco-Friendly Blow-Up Pool

Summer is here and that means only one thing—it’s the official season of finding the nearest body of water and plonking yourself…

People
Get Ready For More Inclusive Fashion Thanks To This Local Adaptive Fashion Brand

Thursday 3 December is International Day of People with Disability and we couldn’t think of a better time to bring adaptive…

Sustainability
Scope Out These Sweet Sustainable Shades That Are 100% Recycled

When it comes to sustainable fashion, we’re all about giving credit where credit is due, and Aussie sunglasses brand Szade is straight…

People
12 Indigenous-Owned Businesses To Support When You Hit The Shops This Christmas

The scary news is that we are getting very close to Christmas, so the stress of finding the perfect gift for your loved ones is starting to…

Planet
This Spicy Prawn Recipe Will Make You Want To Fire Up The BBQ All Summer Long

Summer is for entertaining, but who wants to be stuck in the kitchen prepping when you could be outside enjoying a balmy evening with your…

Planet
Make Your Bathroom More Sustainable With These Eco-Friendly Beauty Products

As coronavirus restrictions finally begin to ease, it’s time to ditch the sweats and get back into our old routines. But let’s…

Planet
11 Of The Best Beauty Bars To Swap For The Plastic Bottles In Your Bathroom

So you’ve swapped out your shampoo bottles for shampoo bars, given your plastic toothbrush the flick in favour of a bamboo one and…

People
Get Familiar With These 7 Incredible Trans Activists Breaking Barriers

This week,13 to 20 November, is Trans Awareness Week, which is all about celebrating our trans friends, expanding our knowledge on gender…

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…

Sustainability
Up Your Sustainable Fashion And Grooming Game With These 15 Easy Hacks

Spoiler alert—making sustainable switches in your every day life is actually an easy feat. From your skincare to the clothes you wear,…

People
Here’s How To Include Traditional Place Names On Your Mail So You Can Be A Better Ally

If you’ve been looking for ways to expand your First Nations knowledge and become a better ally, here is yet another chance. …

Sustainability
Clear Your Cabinet And Get Glowing With This Earth-Friendly Botanicals Skincare

There’s no denying that a plant-based and sustainable lifestyle is reaching new and lofty heights. We adore our KeepCups,…

TV & Movies
School Yourself On The LGBQTI+ Civil Rights Movement In This Groundbreaking New Doco

Some documentaries really take their place in the world and EQUAL, a groundbreaking, new docuseries is one everyone needs to watch. The…

Sustainability
Keep Your Scraps Out Of Landfill With These Easy Alternatives To Composting

If 2020’s taught us anything it’s that we all need to tread lighter on our planet—small actions taken individually can…

Planet
16 Simple Swaps To Improve Your Food Footprint Immediately

We all want to do our best for the environment. But with the endless amount of news and tips being thrown our way it can be…

People
How These 10 First Nations People Are Inspiring Change Across The Country

This week’s NAIDOC celebrations might not have gone to plan (cheers COVID) but that doesn’t mean that we won’t celebrate…

Sustainability
Ditch The Plastic, Here’s Why You Should Switch To Bamboo Toothbrushes ASAP

It’s not news that conventional toothbrushes are the worst; they’re made of different types of plastics that cannot be recycled,…

Money
Listen Up, Here’s A Beginners Guide To Clean Money

There are plenty of ways to live a greener, more eco-conscious lifestyle. Ditching single-use plastic helps, as does eating less or no meat,…

People
Sustainability Spotlight | Get Behind These 3 Aussies Changemakers Helping Our Planet

Calling all changemakers, Challenge for Change is here and we couldn’t be more wrapped to bring you an epic line-up of weekly tips to…

News
Escape Reality With Workations, Ephemeral Hotels, Vampire Culture And Eccentric Utopian Style

Welcome to Culture Curve—your go-to guide to what’s on the rise and slide in culture in November 2020. As we edge towards the…

Fashion
Tread Lightly In 10 Of The Coolest Sustainable Sneakers To Shop This Season

If you’ve looked down recently, you’ve probably noticed that we’re living in an era of "sneakerdom". Reliance, dependence…

Planet
Up Your Green Game, Here’s How To See How Climate Conscious Your Bank Is

Let’s take a moment to think about your bank account. Chances are, you haven’t given a great deal of thought about how you bank,…

Planet
Here’s How This 5 Minute Money Hack Can Make A Lifelong Positive Impact On Climate Change

Most Australians have bank accounts, and collectively, it’s safe to say it adds up to a helluva lot of money. The difficult truth,…

Planet
Check Out This Complete Guide On The Case For Bamboo Underwear

No doubt you’ve heard a thing or two about “bamboo underwear”, especially relating to how it’s the more eco-friendly…

Planet
Lather Your Locks With These Heavenly Shampoo Bars

When it comes to reducing your impact on the environment, one of the first places you can look at giving a sustainable overhaul is your…

Style & Design
Help Save The Planet With Fresh Kicks And Threads From Timberland

From keep cups to hemp clothing and clean beauty products, we’re all about choosing earth-friendly options here at Urban List. …

Australia
Plan A Green Getaway With The Most Gram-Worthy Sustainable Escapes In Australia

A green getaway is more than just a fun alliteration—it’s the way we should all be travelling going forward. We’re talking…

Planet
Scope 8 Ways To Reduce Your Eco-Impact And Become A More Sustainable Traveller

As much as we love to travel, we all need to do our bit to help reduce our footprint, be that here at home or on your next overseas…

Planet
Sip To Save The Ocean With This Aussie Wine That’s Removing Plastic From The Sea

With more than eight million tonnes of plastics entering our oceans each year, there has never been a more important time to consider how…

Planet
Up Your Green Game With 8 Conscious Alternatives For Going Plastic Free

It's 2020 and here's what we know for sure—plastic of any kind is seriously bad for the environment. And yet shamefully,…

Planet
Get Clued Up On What It Really Takes To Be Sustainable In Fashion

We’ve ditched single use coffee cups, switched to stainless steel straws and now we’re turning our attention to our wardrobes.…

Money
Order Up Beehives And Mineral Pools, These Low-Cost Eco Homes Are Changing The Housing Game

We’ll spare you any talk of the age-old “smash avocado” saga but to get you up to speed, this year’s Federal Budget…

Planet
Keep Yourself And Your Conscience Clean, Here’s Why You Should Make The Switch To Castile Soap

You’ve probably heard the words ‘Castile soap’ thrown around before, and you’re most likely vaguely aware that…

Planet
Keep Your Sustainable Streak Strong, Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Palm Oil

No matter where you are on your journey to living more sustainably, talking about that old “P-word” is always a good idea. Minds…

Planet
Take Your Morning Smoothie To The Next Level With The Tastiest Vegan Protein Powders

With the weather getting warmer, we love to kick-start our day with a nourishing smoothie. But not all protein powders are created equal,…

Sustainability
No Green Thumb Required, This Gardening Hack Makes Growing Food At Home Easy

Sometimes the wholesome dream of harvesting fresh produce straight from your sun-drenched windowsill can be just that because guess what,…

Fashion
Look Sharp And Earn Dollars, Here’s How To Buy And Sell On Depop

Let’s get straight down to it. Depop has totally blown up in the last few years—the hyped resale platform came into the world…

People
Get To Know The Legend Behind It All, Greta Thunberg Just Dropped Her Own Doco

By now, you’re very much aware of how the world’s current climate strikes came to be so mammoth and so widespread—Greta…

People
Paint A Nail This October And You’ll Be Helping End Violence Against Children Across The Globe

Around this time each year, the non-for-profit Polished Man campaigns for a world where no child experiences violence, and if you’ve…

People
Take Note, XES Is The New Sex Toy Line Changing The Game For People With Disabilities

The sexual wellness industry is thriving, as is the world’s understanding of varying sexual experiences. If coronavirus had a…

Style & Design
Step To It, Superga Just Launched An Organic Sneaker Range Dropping This Spring

Like the perfect pair of jeans, the ever-reliable white sneaker never truly leaves your wardrobe rotation. But among a sea of white…

Planet
Make A Green Impact This Month With Circular September

Here at Urban List, we’re all about shouting out businesses that have the environment front and centre. Which is why we’re…