Thinking outside the box, about what happens to ‘the box’

by Tara Murphy Montreux was so picturesque that it had us questioning whether this was ‘nature’ or just ‘our present nature’. Not everyone in the world has the luxury of the surroundings we’ve experienced over the past week. Much of the pollution we see today is caused by industries and countries not managing their waste…

There is no free air!

Image: Sunset, Montreux, Switzerland Hi, everyone. I am back with my blogs! You will not believe me, but I have been on WBCSD Delegate meeting 2018 in Montreux! I have met many representatives of different companies from all over the world and heard the diversity of minds and thoughts. I realised that one idea unites…

A World of Wasted Water

Today I discovered that the water used to make one pound of meat is the equivalent to your showers for the next 6 months (3). It begged the question – how had I never heard this before? Water is a necessity for human life. When we live in a world where 884million people are living…

‘Drowning, As You Like It’

“All the world’s a stage, And all the fish and sea-life merely puppets.” This is what I imagine Shakespeare would have said, had he been born into the 21st century. Photography Blog Introduction: Each of my following blog posts will be themed around one piece of provocative original photography, that will embody the message of…

Who is the Primary Non-Social Stockholder?

Image: Grupo Anchieta Hi, everyone! It is my first blog about sustainability and other green stuff. Hopefully, you will enjoy it. Because it is important! I managed to cover the topic Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) during the last week. Although it was intensive, I realised how it is essential to prioritise substantial solutions before seeking personal…

“Ellarukum Vannakum” Montreux!

That phrase in the title is a Tamil expression, meaning “Hello to all”. Should we have the pleasure of meeting in person, you may be confused by my accent, which is a reflection of both my Tamil and Northern Irish heritage. My name is Tara Murphy and I am a second year Marketing and Design…

An echo of the past in the future

Hi, everyone! I am Dmytro Petryshche, 2nd year Accounting and Management Studies student at Lancaster University. I remember, when I was a child, I was going to a gathering of mushrooms in woods with my father. It was an incredible memory. However, we managed to limit that practice as illegal logging, tree illness and regular…

We lost our umbrella of limits!

Incredible things are happening around us. Earth hosts millions of animals and birds, five oceans and seven seas, hectares of forests and plants, and billions of humans. Mother Nature is a miracle! However, it really terrifies me when I meditate how much damage people’s uncontrollable actions provoke on our planet: Air pollution and climate change,…

At the Final Frontier

Hello everybody! My name is Nam, I am a final year Marketing and Management student at Lancaster University. This is my introductory blog and will be the first of a series to come. During my 4 years, I have had the chance to study abroad in the United States as well as complete a placement…

The Plausibility of Sustainability

By Sam Kimberley, March 18 Hello! I’m Sam, a 2nd year Accounting and Finance student studying also at Lancaster. I am originally from the South Coast-so Lancaster is a long way north, however not as far away as Montreux! During my first year I minored in management science which enthused me enough to continue into my…