It’s time for Chennai! – Day 5

30th September 2016: 9:45 fourteen Lancaster students are supposed to fly to India. Jay and Divesh are late, no one is surprised. Freddy is running to Barclays to make a note that her card may be used somewhere in India. Jack bought his second coffee for the day and Callum decided to last minute change his joggers…

The Road to Chennai – Day 3

28th September 2016: Day 3 – The day we got to meet the heart of the trip – Professor Gail Whiteman, Director of the Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business. Gail shared her extremely diverse career path with the group, from studying for her PhD living with the indigenous people in the Arctic to working in marketing…

Sustainability Success Stories: Scandinavia!

Scandinavian countries such as Sweden, Denmark and Norway have been highly regarded as the most sustainable countries in the world, due to its vast renewable energy resources, citizen engagement and effective legislation. These counties have consistently emerged ahead of other major European countries on the basis of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria, which includes…

The Road to Chennai – Day 2

27th September 2016: Day 2 – Today we had an early start and things got a little more serious. A whole day of workshops with Rory Dale and Jo Hobbs, both working for the careers department at Lancaster University Management School, was ahead of us. Our first task was to organise ourselves in order of…

Arctic Sea Ice in Hot Water

In addition to our meeting with Gail Whiteman, some of our team went to a very interesting and somewhat unusual talk at the Lancaster Environment Center, hosted by Dirk Notz of the Max Planck Institute in Germany. Not many of us had been in this building before; our habitat is the Management School. But what…

The Road to Chennai – Day 1

Welcome to “The Road to Chennai” – the week running up to our flight to India. 26th September 2016: Day 1 – The day we became amateur gardeners with Green Lancaster and apprentice coat-hanger labellers with the Exodus project. Who would have expected that in between all of those huge modern university buildings is a little…

“Sustainable Lifestyles: Putting The Right Foot Forwards.”

  “You Can Never Have An Impact On Society If You Have Not Changed Yourself” Nelson Mandela. For years, the quality of lifestyle has been considered to be a “hot topic”, but very few can answer why? Why is it so important for us to consider our own carbon footprint in order to be an…

How can a work out make our planet greener?

From 2000 to 2015, the US has seen an increase of 67.8% (32.8 million to 55 million) of gym members across the country. Although a figure showing the number of gym members in the world is currently not available, by looking at the gym membership numbers in the US itself, we can assume that the…

“Water: Innovation, Impact and Sustainability.” The Arctic Snowball Effect.

Water is central to survival. Fact. In my previous article “ What does a Monkey know of the Taste of Ginger?” I briefly discussed the importance of water sustainability and why I belief water can provide the most efficient resource in order to improve sustainability, particularly in regards to developing countries.]