Entries in sustainability (29)

Wednesday
Apr252018

Curbing your carbon footprint during festival  season

Summer is fast approaching and people around the world are going the extra mile, be that sculpting their summer bodies or saving up their cash for the ultimate summer blowout. Festival season is just around the corner.

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Tuesday
Apr172018

Earth Day 2018: An Opportunity To Befriend The  Planet

Image adapted from original by Norman KuringIt’s no surprise that the motto of this year’s Earth Day is ‘End Plastic Pollution’. The scientific concern about more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050 is being voiced more often than ever before. Plastic waste has become a media newsbeat and even supermarkets are reacting to the trend.

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Tuesday
Apr102018

Tackling Fast Fashion With Zero Waste  Design

Image adapted from original by Peter GriffinThe number of people that are concerned about the consequences of their consumption is growing and it is no surprise that the fashion industry is attempting to respond to this trend.

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Wednesday
Apr042018

Get Inspired By Sustainable  Art

Image adapted from original by Ed BiermanArts and crafts are irreplaceable activities that stimulate our creativity and help our minds to relax. The process of creation is without doubt very beneficial; however, it sometimes creates an excessive amount of unnecessary waste.

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Wednesday
Mar142018

Your Guide to Shopping in Zero Waste  Stores

Flickr | just_a_cheeseburgerThe bright side of the plastic pollution problem is that every individual has the power to contribute to its solution. Reducing your plastic waste is not as difficult as it might seem at the beginning.

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Wednesday
Mar072018

The Laws and Wars on Plastic  Straws

Flickr | Horia VarlanIf you have even a slight interest in environmental issues and read our blog regularly, you probably know about most of the negative effects of plastics on the environment.

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Wednesday
Feb282018

Ecovillages: What Are They All  About?

Flickr | Eli DukeIn the shade of climate change and ecological crisis, ecovillages serve as a great practical example of sustainable living. However, the technological innovations aren’t their most important contribution to ecological solutions.

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Tuesday
Feb202018

Zero Waste Inventions You Can  Eat

Flickr | U.S. Department of AgricultureImagine a party without any waste and after cleaning. Imagine your guests getting rid of all the dirty dishes simply by eating them. Edible packaging is a thing now. The inventors’ goal is to create alternatives to plastic that have the same life span as the foods they contain. There is already a variety of products from fancy edible cups and straws to six pack rings.

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Wednesday
Oct112017

Why You Should Volunteer in your University  Holidays:

So you’ve packed your bags, moved into your new accommodation and the University year has started. You’re just looking over your timetable for the year, when you suddenly notice a 4 month long gap – that’s right, the summer holiday of all summer holidays. It can be hard to know what to do with all of that free time, but don’t worry; here we’ve come up with some reasons as to why you should to volunteer in your University holidays for a life changing experience!

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Wednesday
Oct042017

The Mental Health Benefits of Nature and the Great  Outdoors

The effect nature has on personal well-being is impossible to ignore. Whether it’s a walk around the park, a hike with loved ones or an adventure half way around the world, everyone has experienced the incredible boost received after a one-on-one with the great outdoors. Read on to find out the positive benefits nature has on our mental health.

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Thursday
Sep212017

The Dark Secret of Ghost  Fishing

It may sound like some kind of paranormal leisure activity but ghost fishing is actually a devastating by-product of human fishing practices.    

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Wednesday
Sep062017

5 foods affecting the  environment

Most of us are aware of many of the things having a negative effect on the environment in the modern world, but how many of us consider how the food on our plate impacts things like climate change and deforestation? In this article we talk you through 5 foods that are negatively affecting the environment.

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Thursday
Jul202017

Hydropower: Supported By  Everyone?

Hydropower is a renewable source of energy that is powered by the running or falling of water and can provide nearly 16% of global electricity consumption. But this does not mean that the 'green energy source' comes with 0 controversies...

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Thursday
Jun152017

US Withdrawal From The Paris Climate Agreement: What Next? 

In June 2017, President Trump announced his withdrawal of the United States from the COP21 Climate Accord, making it one of only three countries that did not sign the agreement. Naturally, this action was met with frustration by parties, politicians and civilians all over the world.

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Thursday
Sep222016

The Future of Our Food: Hydroponics

With an ever increasing population, the increase of food sustainability is more important than ever. Will this initive solution to growing crops provide a solution? Our Journalism Intern investigates this new technique and discovers that it can even be occurring right under our feet!

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