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Fighting Youth Homelessness One Latte at a Time

Fighting Youth Homelessness One Latte at a Time

Your daily coffee fix has the power to support the training of disadvantaged youth, fund a non-profit organisation and contribute towards ending homelessness in Australia.

It makes the third cup of coffee in a day feel guiltless with proceeds from brews purchased at The Coffee Cart Changing Lives going directly towards the wages of young people experiencing homelessness.

Waste Not, Want Not

Waste Not, Want Not

Amidst the fog of apathy and misinformation, a waste crisis has emerged worldwide. To combat the effects of pollution and waste produced by these habits we must lower demand and production, and that means striving towards less consumption of materials overall. Through small shifts in everyday behaviours, we can collectively make a significant impact. These are a few everyday actions most of us can implement to reduce our footprint.

Life Is What Happens When You're Making Other Plans

Life Is What Happens When You're Making Other Plans

I don't believe in fate, but sometimes I wonder. Life is filled with chance encounters, and though it sounds trite, to me the world feels smaller the more you see of it. In a life filled with missed connections, there are some connections that you make where it seems that everything had to fall in place for you to meet.

Fashion Revolution Week: Orenda Chats With Tumnus

Fashion Revolution Week: Orenda Chats With Tumnus

In case you missed it, it's currently Fashion Revolution Week. On the 5th anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse, which killed 1,138 people and injured many more in 2013. Fashion Revolution Week encourages millions of people to ask brands #whomademyclothes and demand greater transparency in the fashion supply chain.

One revolutionary startup leading the fashion revolution is Tumnus — an Aussie peer-to-peer digital platform that allows you to share quality clothing with style-minded people in your area.
Caitlin Lawler of Orenda Magazine chats to Shanya, the kick-ass founder of Tumnus.

Why Do We Wear Exhaustion as a Badge of Honour?

Why Do We Wear Exhaustion as a Badge of Honour?

I’ve been thinking a lot about the way sleep is perceived in our culture. As more and more evidence comes to light about the physical, mental, and spiritual impact of lack of sleep, I’m left wondering why we, as a society, don’t value sleep more than we do.

Heart Songs

Heart Songs

Songs that evoke strong memories and feelings are often bound by the personal experiences and tastes of those who listen to them, and each piece of music has the potential to be that special song to someone…The concept of heart songs grew on me, so I decided to create my own list of Heart Songs: the tracks that mean something special to me, whether because of their influence on my personal musical taste or for more personal reasons. In this article, I’m going to talk about three heart songs of my own and why they are on my list.

Apps to Help You Maximise Your Downtime and Minimise Loss of Brain Cells

Apps to Help You Maximise Your Downtime and Minimise Loss of Brain Cells

The mark of a busy person is the inability to decide what to do with their downtime due to the infrequency of its occurrence. I myself feel like I waste precious time tapping away at variously-sized screens. Don't get me wrong — the digital age has done wonders for my adventurous soul and curious mind, but I catch myself being entertained by veritable stupidity on a daily basis. If you find yourself in a similar situation, I've got a few suggestions to optimise your time!