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Why Social Entrepreneurship Matters Now More Than Ever

It’s time for all initiatives of all sizes to prioritize tackling social and environmental issues as their primary raison d’être.
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Re-Indigenizing Menstrual Health

We partnered with The Menstrual Health Hub to create a Decolonizing Menstrual Health interview series, in an effort to center Indigenous and Métis voices and vastly grow our collective understanding of menstrual self-care, sustainability, ritual, intergenerational learning and more.
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A photo from 1993 - Madeleine sits at a table displaying Lunapads products at an event.

The Lunapads/Aisle Backstory

A lot of people ask about the earliest points of inspiration for Lunapads (our company’s and product’s original name): where did the idea come from, back in the early 90s, long before it hit the mainstream radar?
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Madeleine Shaw stands on a beach holding a copy of her book, The Greater Good. She is smiling at the camera.

Hey - I wrote a book!

Our Co-Founder Madeleine Shaw wrote a book! The Greater Good is both a source of inspiration and encouragement, and a practical resource for starting and running a successful project, business or nonprofit organization. 
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Obstacles to Students Using Reusable Menstrual Products: The Current Reality & Ways Forward

What stops students from using more sustainable and/or reusable menstrual products, and how we can promote sustainability while reducing period poverty?
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Why We Need Better Menstrual Health Education

Stigma, shame & bullying -  these are the fruits of society’s decision to avoid talking about menstrual health.
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Black Women's Equal Pay Day

Black Women's Equal Pay Day

Creating a world where all can thrive means acknowledging how dual marginalization, the wealth gap, the cost and access of education, and occupational segregation have cost Black women tens of thousands of dollars each year.
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The State of the Tampon Tax

The State of the Tampon Tax

It's been six years since The Year of the Period. How much progress has been made since then on the Tampon Tax, and how far is left to go?
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Five Young Climate Activists You Should Know

Five Young Climate Activists You Should Know

When people hear the phrase "Youth Climate Activist", many will immediately think of Greta Thunberg. And while she's done some amazing activism, it’s important to remember that she isn’t alone!
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