08 AM | 20 Nov

Label My Fish [#geekgirl]

“Australians want to buy sustainable, locally caught fish. While most of us think we’re eating Australian seafood, about 72% of what we eat is imported. Around the globe many fish stocks are declining. Poor practices in some fisheries are threatening fish species, destroying habitats and undermining workers’ rights. Consumers’ health is at risk. For example some shark species contain high levels of mercury, but because of poor labelling people eat it unaware of the consequences. While not every seafood product on the market is a good choice, Australia’s weak seafood labelling laws mean we’re eating in the dark.”

07 PM | 18 Nov

“No Internet Week” [#geekgirl]

The Internet:

It has taken over our lives and permeates every moment. It even has its own week.

And it’s the annual occurrence of Internet Week that made us think– have we become addicted to the internet? And if we have, what would happen if 5 digital natives were forced to go cold turkey for a week? Would it be reminiscent of a scene from Trainspotting? Or would they regress to some kind of IRL utopia?

We followed these five internet addicts around for a week. This is the result.

www.nointernetweek.co #nointernetweek

Thanks to Harald Boyesen for the music.