‘Fast Fashion’ refers to clothing and accessories that are designed to reflect current industry trends, yet produced using less expensive materials to ensure a low price tag
In honoring Mother's Day, Save the Children released the 14th annual State of World's Mother report.
Greenpeace Australia made a new coke ad with a twist. It exposes how this drinks giant is willing to let plastic pollution trash our ocean and kill our marine life.
The New Zealand tourism industry is saying a big "Thanks a Million"to Australian visitors to celebrate the record of welcoming a million Australians in a 12-month period
Zara, the world’s largest clothing retailer, today announced a commitment to go toxic-free following nine days of intense public pressure. This win belongs to the fashion-lovers, activists, bloggers and denizens of social media. This is people power in action
Tuesday, May 21
Our friends from Minute MBA created a fantastic video about "Fast Fashion" and how this kind of business can affect the environment.
According to them, Every year, the clothing industry produces 2 million tons of waste, emits 2.1 million tons of carbon dioxide, and uses 70 million tons of water; these figures have significantly risen in the years since Fast Fashion became a retailing standard.
To make matters worse, the quality of these garments is typically so low that most are discarded or donated to charity by the wearer within two years of the original purchase.
Roughly 300 retailers have signed on to the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP), a collective that aims to reduce wastefulness in the fashion industry. SCAP seeks to produce and sell clothing without producing undesirable environmental effects; another goal of the group is to exclusively limit international business deals and projects to countries that have established strict labor regulations.
Thanks to Amy Clark, who offer to share this video to all my readers and check their website at http://www.onlinemba.com/ which the video original released.
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New data tables published today from the New Zealand General Social Survey show that 86 percent of migrants (407,000 people) who have been in New Zealand for more than 12 years say they belong either ‘strongly’ or ‘very strongly’ to New Zealand. Of people who have been in the country 12 years or less, 64 percent (288,000 people) say the same thing.
This compares with 95 percent of New Zealand-born people with New Zealand-born parents (1.66 million people), and 93 percent of New Zealand-born people with at least one overseas-born parent (611,000 people), who say they belong strongly or very strongly to the country.
“How strongly a person feels connected to the country can affect their participation in society, such as whether they vote," New Zealand General Social Survey manager Philip Walker said.
"The survey data shows that the proportion of long-term migrants who voted during the 2008 general election was higher than that of any other group, including New Zealand-born people," Mr Walker said.
The differences in voting rates at the 2008 general election were:
- 86 percent (or 406,000 people) of long-term migrants (in New Zealand for more than 12 years) voted
- 78 percent of New Zealand born people with New Zealand born parents (1.37 million people) voted
- 77 percent of New Zealand born people with at least one overseas born parent (504,000) people voted
- 48 percent (or 215,000 people) of recent migrants (in New Zealand for 12 or less years) voted. (A small number of recent migrants would not have voted because they were ineligible to do so at the time.)
The tables published today also include data on participation in formal voluntary work, rates of voting in local area elections, and trust in government for different groups of New Zealanders, including ethnic groups, age groups, and families.
The tables are available from the New Zealand General Social Survey 2010 NZ.Stat tables page.
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The Panel provided advice and assistance to the Lottery World War One Commemorations, Environment and Heritage Committee on its decisions.