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A subreddit for people to discuss ethical issues. I see this as being with a view towards advice, either to inform people of issues they may not be aware of (company x invests in y) or to let people know about practical ways they can do to increase their ethical actions (eg tick the gift aid box when giving to charity).

Do discuss and debate what constitutes something being ethical, and whether particular things really are ethical. A separate subreddit may follow accordingly.

If you disagree with something, please do try to comment and say why, rather than just down-voting. If you educate, you can make a change!

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A Day in the Life of an Aquamation Tech

For anyone entering the death care field, my advice is to have a good support system and solid self-care habits! Those are invaluable during the particularly draining periods.

The day-to-day operations inside an aquatory may not be too interesting to an outside perspective. Resting Waters offers remembrance items such as ink and clay pawprints and fur clippings, so some of my day is spent collecting those from the pets that come into our care. I also plan out what each day’s aquamation cycle will look like based on the cases we have on site. With our system, each aquamation cycle lasts 20 hours, so we complete one cycle per day. However, the system has one large inner chamber, so you can create smaller individual chambers based on size. So one cycle may include three large dogs or 20 cats. In general the system can hold up to 400 pounds.

I usually bring a change of clothes with me and wear coveralls while in the aquatory. While there are beautiful, ceremonial parts of death care, we also work with caustic chemicals and dead bodies that sometimes pee, poop, and ooze. Very glamorous!

TL;DR: https://www.talkdeath.com/careers-in-death-care-a-day-in-the-life-of-an-aquamation-tech/

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2022/07/18
16:15 UTC

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ethical hacking training

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2022/01/06
06:14 UTC

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Kid faced with ethical dilemma

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2021/12/19
19:59 UTC

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dilemmas about veganism vs sustainability and ethical practices

tw: mentions of ocd and may have a trigger in the last paragraph. please be weary of reading if your ocd is triggered by mentions of other people’s experiences or is existential-based. i wouldn’t want to cause someone to get stuck in the same loop i’m in.

anyways,

been vegan for almost seven years.

i’ve been having an ethical dilemma within myself for a few months, as i’ve been more willing to eat honey as long as it’s from a local beekeeper, as i have terrible allergies in the spring and summer and have heard that it helps a lot and sometimes gets rid of allergies completely. i’ve been buying allergy medication and it never really works or makes me sleepy no matter the kind, but i no longer want to do that and waste money on the pharmaceutical industry rather than support a local human.

what’s worse? buying honey from a local beekeeper? or buying medication from the pharmaceutical company? is honey treating allergies included in the part of the community who think it doesn’t count if it’s for a medical reason?

this question has gotten me to think that we should care more about the practices behind our purchases than it just being technically vegan, but doesn’t have ethical practices behind it. i think in recent years i’ve just become more caring about sustainable practices rather than everyone arguing over food. it should be about being sustainable and as ethical as possible.

i dunno i just don’t think using LOCAL honey is horrible or someone who has backyard chickens and takes their eggs is horrible either. although i will probably never eat them for other reasons.

paying farmers so little to pick the produce i eat is probably worse ethically than a local farmer who has chickens for eggs or bees for honey. meat still grosses me out, but i still think a singular family and small farms is more ethical than the former.

what’s worse? buying handmaid wool socks from a local farmer who has sheep and can use that money to keep the animals healthy and support themselves? or buying socks that are probably made of plastic, which is the real issue we have going on here.

i could probably think of others. has anyone else had this internal battle as a vegan? or just a person who tries to have ethical practices? or is this just possibly part of my ocd. (yes, properly diagnosed.) i always end up ruminating on this to where i feel guilt over having honey. i used it in my tea when i was sick, but got physically sick over the thought of dipping chik’n nuggies in honey which is something i always loved to where i had to remove the honey from my room after having a mental spiral over it.

also, i’m high. so understand that if i fucked up sometimes. but i’ve taken about an hour on this now trying to make it perfect and i think i got pretty close.

xoxoxoxox air hugs and blown kisses, j.

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2021/12/03
04:47 UTC

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2021/10/31
23:36 UTC

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Lab-Grown or Recycled Diamond?

Totally on the fence about whether to get a lab grown diamond or buy a used engagement ring!

This article is swaying me towards lab-grown... thoughts?

https://cleargivingsmarket.com/blogs/the-eco-warrior/the-many-facets-of-ethical-diamonds

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2021/10/03
23:25 UTC

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If you know of a sustainable grassroot organization that deserves the spotlight, read this

Nominate your favorite grassroots org that’s shaking up the climate space through Aspirations grant!

Climate Action Grants: Helping those working to restore the environment.

Aspiration Climate Action Grants will support the grassroots organizations repairing and rebuilding broken ecosystems, reducing carbon in the atmosphere, and mobilizing for climate justice.

This is a project from the entire Aspiration community. If you know of an organization our panel should consider for a grant, submit it on their website (link attached).

If you're interested in seeing other nominee's you can see them as well on their website.

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2021/10/03
12:50 UTC

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One Good Deed - Let's Plant Some Trees!

Hey r/ethical_living, my name is Jason and I’m with Mogo - a Canadian fintech brand that aims to help Canadians save sustainably! We’re on a mission to help Canada achieve net-zero carbon emissions – and become a climate positive country.

A few days ago was Zero Emissions day, and we've made it our goal to plant 1 MILLION trees in partnership with Vancouver-based restoration organization, veritree. We would love it if you could like our post and share it with your friends to spread the word! 

While planting tree's is important to us, we also hope to educate, provide jobs, food security, and iterate Why trees are so important in a healthy, growing ecosystem! Knowledge is power and awareness sparks change!

To learn more about our partnership with veritree and Code Red Mode, you can visit our blog

Thanks, everyone! 

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2021/09/23
19:35 UTC

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Sustainable Fashion

We are focusing on making sustainable living more affordable and accessible. Would highly appreciate it if you could take 2 minutes to share your feedback.

https://forms.gle/NLaNczcUqARc4RVX6

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2021/09/16
11:01 UTC

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Madras High Court Says Time Has Come To Stop Keeping Elephants In Captivity; May Conduct 'Alfresco' Hearing

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2021/08/07
07:12 UTC

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I hope this is allowed, let me know if not. I'm doing an MBA project at the moment investigating people's attitudes towards ethical products and it would be great if you could spare less than five minutes to fill out my survey

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2021/08/05
10:35 UTC

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Sabrina Chakori's Ted Talk about the Sharing Economy & it's potential to allow us all to lead a resource-light lifestyle! What do you all think of this?

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2021/08/03
14:54 UTC

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Uncovered: India’s illegal wild bird trade hub

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2021/07/30
05:29 UTC

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Directory of sustainable brands

Hey guys I'm Daniel and I created Eco-Catalogue which is a directory of sustainable brands. I know how hard it is to look for sustainable brands so I created this. Feel free to check it out and send me some feedback www.ecocatalogue.directory

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2021/07/29
00:40 UTC

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TV actor Ravi Bhatia turns vegetarian for life

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2021/07/24
06:13 UTC

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How Vegan Leather Is Made From Mangoes (via Business Insider)

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2021/07/22
14:40 UTC

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Ethical alternatives to Amazon?

Hi , does anyone know is any ethical Amazon alternatives? Thanks:)

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2021/07/20
19:55 UTC

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Tigers too Have a Right to Privacy; Uttarakhand keeping wildlife reserves always open is problematic at many levels

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2021/07/17
07:24 UTC

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Do Geniuses Commit Evil?

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2021/07/07
03:38 UTC

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Sheepskin

Hi!

I read online that sheepskin used to make furnishings such as rugs is always a byproduct of the meat industry, and that no sheep are ever killed for the purpose of getting their skins. That seemed to me more ethical than buying a fake fur rug made of polyester, so I bought one.

But it was less expensive than expected, and now I'm very worried that it came from an unethical source - like sheep farmed in awful conditions. I've emailed the company, so I'm waiting for a reply from them. The brand is Nordvek.

Their website says they use high-quality, natural skins, but doesn't seem to make an ethical statement anywhere.

Any relevant information about this would be deeply appreciated, I'm having a huge ethical crisis right now and I feel terrible.

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2021/07/05
20:48 UTC

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