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Join The Nationwide Search For Changemakers Shaping The Next Decade

It’s been said that we’re now entering Generation ‘A’—the era of the activist.  Every day people are…

Career & Money
Artist Bianca Beers On Noughties Wardrobe Keepsakes And Unapologetic Style

They say fashion is a personal journey and that couldn’t ring more true for artist, designer and creator Bianca Beers.  We sat…

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

In the past couple of years, we’ve seen transgender folk across Australia and the world making waves across arts, entertainment…

Style & Design
Treat Yourself To Life-Changing Sleep With Our Favourite Sustainable Bedding

When it comes to retail therapy, there’s no denying we love any excuse to treat ourselves. So naturally, when we found out about…

People
Your Complete Guide To Using Transgender Definitions And Labels

This list is not exhaustive and is designed to provide general information surrounding common terms and definitions used regularly by the…

Planet
16 Awesome Things To Do During Earth Hour 2022

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

Sustainability
Here’s What The Circular Economy Is All About, According To 5 Sustainability Experts

If you’re someone who has a reusable coffee cup (and remembers to use it), has a compost at home and regularly engages in meat-free…

Health & Beauty
Meet The 4 Aussie Artists Giving Skincare A Sustainable Glow Up

In 2020 we learnt that our fashion thirst shouldn’t cost the earth. Amid lockdowns and the world taking a collective halt, our…

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…

Planet
Clean Up Australia Day Is This Weekend, Here’s How You Can Tidy Up Your Act

Clean Up Australia Day is Sunday 6 March and it’s more important than ever that we all get involved. Among the regular garbage we…

Sustainability
Here’s What To Do With Your Cloth Masks Now Government Mandates Are Changing

Despite growing awareness of the issue, textile waste is a huge problem in Australia, with every Aussie contributing an average of 23…

People
Let’s Strive For Real Inclusivity This International Women’s Day, Here’s How You Can Create Change

Every year, International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated around the world on March 8. The day has deep roots which hook onto history…

Podcasts & Books
14 Of The Best LGBTQI+ Podcasts To Listen To Right Now

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

People
Mardi Gras Is On The Horizon, Here’s How You Can Honour Its Legacy This Year

The annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is a massive cultural event that celebrates and platforms LGBTQI+ folks across Australia.…

Sustainability
This Activist Is Pushing For Dating Apps To Become More Accessible

Over four million people in Australia have a disability. When it comes to finding love, every person, with a disability or not, should have…

Planet
12 Of The Tastiest Vegan Protein Powders To Try In 2022

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

Planet
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…

Fashion
This Sustainable Sneaker Brand Will Plant 5 Trees For Every Purchase

If some fresh kicks are on the agenda this Christmas, for you or for your nearest and dearest, we reckon it’s time to skip the…

People
Introducing ‘Boys Do Cry’, The New Aussie Campaign Flipping The Script On Men’s Mental Health

While generations of men have grown up believing that ‘boys don’t cry’ a new nationwide campaign is out to flip the script…

People
Rainbow Washing Is A Thing, Here’s Why It Needs To Stop

Pride month 2021 is here and big brands are switching gear to monetise the rainbow. In the last decade alone it’s clear to see…

People
What You Should Really Do This January 26, According To 7 First Nations Voices

January 26 was never a day of celebration. By now, we hope you’ve put in the serious work to educate yourself on Australia’s…

Hair & Beauty
10 Clean Beauty Brands To Add To Your Collection In 2022

A bit like natural wine, “clean beauty” is hard to define—and in 2022 there are a lot of brands attempting to cash in on…

Planet
Why You Need To Switch To Castile Soap In 2022

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

Sustainability
Feel Good With The Best Delivery Driver Moments That Got Our Readers Through Lockdown

It’s been a whirlwind of a year, to say the least. And when reflecting upon the year that’s been, we’ve found ourselves…

Fashion
10 Of The Best Sustainable Swimwear Labels To Know This Summer

When it comes to picking your next go-to cossie, we reckon it pays to buy less and choose well—and choose sustainable swimwear. With…

Sustainability
14 Books That Will Change The Way You Think In 2022

This year, you’ll want to fuel your soul with a number of juicy reads guaranteed to challenge the way you think. Through a broad…

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…

Activities & Itineraries
Live The Good Life With Our Sustainable Summer Hosting Guide

If there’s one thing we love about summer, it’s the stacked social cal. And after this year, throwing on your party threads…

Sustainability
7 Easy Ways To Pay It Forward And Feel Good This Holiday Season

It goes without saying that frontline workers have worked tirelessly to keep our cities safe and running over the last 18 months. Whether…

People
Give Back This Christmas With The Hunger Project’s Amazing Hampers For Change

Keen to gift a bit more consciously this Christmas? While it can be the season for excess, picking prezzies that give back is a great way to…

Food & Drink
Scope Out Our Team’s Most Memorable Delivery Driver Moments From The Pandemic

If there’s one thing that gave immense joy to Australians during lockdowns—no matter how long or relentless—it was getting…

People
What It’s Like Being Disabled During A Pandemic

Today is International Day of People with Disability—this year’s theme is “Leadership and participation of persons with…

People
Meet Athe Threads, A Torres Strait Islander Label Sharing Culture Through Fashion

Joining the strong list of Indigenous-owned labels that are sparking conversations across the country and decolonising our wardrobes comes…

Sustainability
11 Of The Best Sustainable Alcohol Brands To Stock Up On

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…

Travel Tips
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…

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…

People
Why Being Trans Feels Both Beautiful And Dangerous

I’m laughing in a tyre shop with my partner. We’d rather be drinking spritzes, but one of the tyres on my rundown Suzuki Swift…

Money
Scope This 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,…

Planet
Shop 25 Of The Best Sustainable Gifts For Your Loved Ones

Whether your loved one is super eco-conscious or yet to start their sustainability journey, we’ve carefully curated an ethical…

Podcasts & Books
15 Of The Best Feminist Books To Check Out

Whether you’re a baby feminist or a seasoned equality fighter, this list covers the freshest feminist reads from Australian and…

Planet
8 Game-Changing Investments To Help You Live Your Most Sustainable Year Yet

On a journey to live a greener life? Technology is proving itself as the key to protecting our beloved Mother Earth. Innovative products are…

People
Paint Your Nail (And Your Pet’s) And Help 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…

Fashion
12 Of The Best Vegan Leather Handbags To Shop In 2021

If you’ve been looking to make more sustainable or ethical choices when it comes to your wardrobe, it can be hard to know where to…

Planet
15 Of The Best 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…

Career
6 Ways To Make Your Workplace More LGBTQI+ Inclusive

While Australia has been making positive strides to support LGBTQI+ communities in recent years, there is still a significant amount of work…

Planet
Make The Switch To These 100% Planet-Friendly Coffee Pods And Press

Don’t get us wrong, we love heading out for our daily coffee, but sometimes you can’t beat the convenience of a pod-machine…

Health & Beauty
We Tried A No Waste Beauty Routine For A Week And This Is What We Thought

First up, let me preface this story by saying that I am a beauty product addict. As Urban List’s beauty editor (I know right, what a…

People
Get Familiar With AGNT BLAK, The First Nations Talent Agency Making Waves

When people talk about the next generation of game-changers creating a better future for all, they’re talking about people like Bianca…

Planet
Is Leather Bad For The Environment?

You know when that time of year rolls around and your toes start to feel so icey they could drop right off? If you’re anything like us…

Sustainability
Afends On The Hemp Revolution And Why Pre-Consumer Waste Is The Next Big Thing

It’s not every day two life-long mates cultivate one of the biggest game-changing brands in the country.  Steeped in…

Sustainability
How Kester Black’s Anna Ross Created A Sustainable Beauty Empire

When it comes to the beauty industry, sustainable and eco-conscious aren’t often the first words that come to mind, which is why…

Fashion
Tread Lightly In 11 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…

Podcasts & Books
Tune In To These 10 Epic Indigenous Podcasts

Right now, the communities around the world are changing the narrative, and people—especially here in Australia—are finally…

Health & Beauty
9 Plastic-Free Beauty Products To Replace Your Current Faves With For Plastic-Free July

Plastic Free. The option your sober self gets on the ol’ UberEats packaging and the cleaning products you buy in bulk when they're…

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

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

Planet
Add These Sustainable Aussie Brands To Your Shopping Basket In 2021

In case you missed it, it's Plastic Free July—a global movement aimed at making sure you're part of the solution to plastic…

Sustainability
Make A Difference And Support These 6 Businesses Doing Better By Our Planet

The winners of The Circle Awards AUS & NZ 2021 have officially been announced, and our carts (and hearts) are full of sustainable swaps…

Podcasts & Books
10 Of The Best LGBTQI+ Books To Celebrate Pride All Year Round

LGBTQI+ voices may traditionally be marginalised in literature, however, this is slowly but surely changing as the queer community’s…

News
Be Inspired By ‘Democracy In Colour’ Australia’s First Racial And Economic Justice Organisation

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

Planet
Inside The Stunning Tiny And Sustainable Homes That You Can Actually Afford

If you’re a young person in Australia right now, the thought of owning your own home could feel like an unattainable dream. With…

Planet
10 World Environment Day Activities To Show Mother Nature Some Love

Saturday 5 June is World Environment Day, and while we wholeheartedly encourage you to get the ball rolling with a post on social media…

Planet
This Soil-Free Balcony Garden Is The Foolproof Way To Reduce Your Food Footprint

Between wanting to eat more sustainably, all the time spent at home (and trying to avoid supermarkets) in 2020 and the feel-good vibes you…

Sustainability
Learn About Climate Breakdown In The Daintree Rainforest With This VR Experience

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

Planet
How This TikTok-Famous Designer Is Challenging Sustainable Fashion

It’s hard to imagine a time where fashion brands weren’t fervently stamped with eco-conscious collections and…

People
Why The Responsibility Of Reconciliation Does Not Sit With First Nations People

Just a few days ago, I saw a tweet from Yorta Yorta rapper Adam Briggs that resonated with me. “Reconciliation is for white…

People
Commemorate Sorry Day And Celebrate National Reconciliation Week Like You Give A Damn

26 May 2021 is National Sorry Day and tomorrow marks the beginning of National Reconciliation Week in Australia. The event runs from 27…

Planet
Get Familiar With Australia’s First National Composting Network Tackling Our Food Waste Crisis

In the age where sustainability is a hot topic—and one of the most frequently searched words on Google—it’s clear we all…

People
How To Celebrate IDAHOBIT Loud And Proud Today

Today, Monday 17 May, is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), a day which has been…

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…

Hair & Beauty
Kiss Plastic Packaging Goodbye With This New Eco-Friendly Lip Balm

I don’t know about you, but I lose approximately 17 tubes of lip balm every year. It doesn’t matter whether they’re in my…

Hair & Beauty
You Can Now Recycle Your Empty Beauty Product Bottles At David Jones

If you go through beauty products as fast as we do, you’ll know how quickly those empty containers can pile up. But now, thanks to a…

People
Meet EveryHuman, The Adaptive Clothing Store Making Fashion More Inclusive

If you’re not in the know about adaptive fashion, it's time to meet EveryHuman. Adaptive fashion is clothing specifically designed…

People
Disney’s First Princess With A Disability Could Be On The Horizon, Here’s How You Can Help

Popular culture is a rudimental part of the world’s genetic makeup. Unifying, inspiring and always questionable—it’s a…

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.…

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…

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
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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…