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Save the Great Barrier Reef? I’ll drink to that

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 24th August 2019 -  A beer-for-social-good company is throwing its support behind a campaign to make the Great Barrier Reef an Australian citizen, launching a limited edition “citizen reef” beer.

Hungry? Order your food for a cause

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 16th August 2019 -  One of the country’s largest food delivery services has launched a program to give hungry Melbournians the chance to satisfy their food cravings and help people who are experiencing

Winning gold for the environment

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 10th August 2019 -  A year out from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the official organising committee has revealed its medal designs with a sustainable twist – all medals will be made entirely from recycled

Artists project seesaws over US border wall

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 3rd August 2019 -  Artists have installed three pink seesaws between the US – Mexico border wall allowing children from both sides to play with one another.  The project, brought to life by professors

Signing for your apples: UK supermarket celebrates deaf and low-hearing community

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 27th July 2019 -  UK supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has marked its 150th birthday by changing one of its stores to a “Signsbury’s” to celebrate and include people who are deaf and have low-hearing.

Jaden Smith celebrates birthday in a different style

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 13th July 2019 -  While big-name celebrities often mark their 21st birthday with a glitzy, over-the-top party, Jaden Smith has used the day to grow his work as a budding philanthropist.  Smith has

These jumpers are saving the lives of orphaned lambs and farmers

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 6th July 2019 -  As winter settles in and temperatures plummet across rural Australia, hand-knitted jumpers from as far away as Belgium and America are being posted to farmers struggling to keep

Divers set rubbish world record

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 22nd June 2019 -  Hundreds of eco-friendly scuba divers have broken a world record for the largest underwater cleanup, retrieving over 700 kgs of rubbish and 30 kgs of fishing line.     Much to the

Game of Thrones fandom for a cause

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 8th June 2019 -  Despite many Game of Thrones die-hards feeling let down by the long-awaited season finale, fans from around the globe have donated upwards of $250,000 to charities supported by the

France to lead fashion clean-up

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 25th May 2019 -  The French government is tasking a luxury fashion boss with creating a coalition of industry leaders to set sustainability targets, as part of a broader move to clean up the industry.

Australia’s first totally accessible ad hits TV screens

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 18th May 2019 -  Despite 96 per cent of Australian adults with a visual impairment regularly watching free-to-air TV, the absence of an audio description function means they will often miss out on

Thirsty? These seaweed pouches could be the water bottles of the future

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 11th May 2019 -  Runners in this year’s London Marathon were given a quench thirster with a twist – edible seaweed pouches carrying sports-drink – in a bid to cut down on plastic water bottles at the
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