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An angel dressed as a plumber

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 21st September 2019 -  An English plumber has become an internet sensation after refusing to bill a 91-year-old woman with acute leukemia for work on her boiler.  James Anderson has run his not-for-profit

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
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