The Trickle Effect of (Over)consumption

By Deja Dragovic I just read this investigative report in The New York Times, a gripping expose on New York City’s nail salons. It directly addresses labour exploitation, modern slavery, human rights, illegal migration, the polarization of power, inequality, xenophobia and racial discrimination. Indirectly, it also raises questions about consumerism, the value of services and commodities, and […]

It’s Official: The Culture-ist and Humanity Unified Have Merged

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You’ve probably heard us talk a lot about a sister site called Humanity Unified on several occasions like in this article or in this one. We are very proud of what the social enterprise is accomplishing, so much so that we decided to make The Culture-ist Humanity Unified’s Community home base for news, ideas and collaborations. Both organizations are for […]

How Indonesia Turns Old Garbage into Free Healthcare

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Dr. Gamal Albinsaid’s Garbage Clinical Insurance accepts trash as payment for health care services. In Malang City, Indonesia, more than 55,000 tons of garbage is produced daily. Of that, only 50-60% gets collected. These unsanitary conditions lead to health issues, and for Dr. Gamal Albinsaid, the connection between trash and healthcare triggered an ingenious idea […]

7 Ways Mushrooms Can Solve the World’s Problems

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This article was originally published on Goodnet, and appears here with permission. Far beyond their usual status as a soup ingredient or a growth on a mossy rock, mushrooms might just be the magical ingredient to solving the world’s problems. There are around 75,000 scientifically identified species of fungi, though scientists postulate that there may be as […]

Here’s What’s Happening in the Australian Craft Beer Scene

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The Australian beer market has come a long way since three players dominated it in the 1990s. Today, Australia’s beer industry consists of more than 130 breweries. This infographic explores the rise of the craft beer sector, which makes up an astonishing AUD$3 billion per year, and looks at the demographics of who’s enjoying it and […]

Jugglebox is Making Moving In and Out of New York Eco and Easy


Jugglebox in action: strong enough to hold dozens of books (Facebook) A new innovation in the world of packaging is promising three-fold savings – save time, save money, and save the planet. Jugglebox provides reusable plastic boxes, to streamline the process of moving homes, and help keep cardboard out of urban landfills. Currently operating in […]

The Honey-Hunters of Kenya

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By Rose Taylor Some tribes are well known; think of the Maasai and Samburu, Australian Aborigines, First Nation and Inuit groups. There are an outstanding number of tribes however who are ‘invisible’ to those who perhaps are not anthropologists, conservationists, developers, government employees and so on. What is even more astonishing however, is the violation […]