Long time readers may remember that many of the positive changes I am trying to make – around which this blog is based – were nudged along by my Day Zero List. One task from this list of my 1001 things to do in 101 days was to make 5 ethical swaps. As I began […]
What is Ethical Consumerism? Why do I avoid Amazon? Do companies really still use child labour? Can changing your mp3 download site or supermarket really make a difference? In this third and final installment of my introductory Why? series I look at the final element of my Practically Ethics blog; Why Buy Ethically?
This post is a guest entry courtesy of the Ethical Consumer. You can read some of our past blog posts on our attempts to shop more ethically here. Ethical Consumer co-editor Tim Hunt says leave behind the carbon age and become a pioneer in the fast developing post-carbon economy. We’re seeing a shift. It isn’t […]
A quick guide to ethical banking We know how important it is to give more, and to choose carefully where we give to make the biggest impact. I think it’s also important to consider the impact we make with the money we keep.
Do you want to make a difference in the world but with such a range of important issues out there you don’t know where to start? Perhaps you donate to charity but feel you could be doing more somehow? Are you looking for new ways to volunteer in your community? If you’re reading this blog […]
What have you always wanted to do? Sky Dive? Volunteer abroad? Take a pottery course? Learn French?
And what are you waiting for? More time. More money. To summon the courage. Tomorrow.
The Day Zero Project helps you achieve those dreams, big or small, by motivating you to commit to them, share your intentions and just do it. No more infinite tomorrows for you to put your life on hold for. Live your life now.
My attempts at practical ethics began at university studying Politics and Sociology and learning about animal rights. Since then I’ve been learning more and more about effective altruism and veganism through the work of Peter Singer.
A review of ‘Strangers Drowning’ by Larissa MacFarquhar By the end I was sad. It all started well. The writing style is very vivid, very intimate. It draws you in. You peer through the window into these people’s lives, they invite you in and you become friends. Together you share in their triumphs and their […]
There are a couple of big things you, yes you, can do to help support some of the most effective causes. You can tell people about them and you can get money for them. Fundraising for effective charities is an ideal way of doing both. All you need is passion and time. According to Just Giving the average […]