Tiny Miracle Workers

“If the bee disappeared off the face of the Earth, man would only have four years left to live” (Einstein et al Kinkade, 2016, p. 211) Why Pollination is so important? Animal pollination plays a vital role as a regulating ecosystem service in nature, by providing food security and nutrition, and maintaining biodiversity and vibrant ecosystems for plants, humans and the…

Every Action has a Reaction

“EVERY single piece of plastic that has ever been created since the 19th century is still SOMEWHERE on our planet. So if it never goes away, where does it go?” is the idea behind the documentary of Plastic Paradise (Wake Up World, 2019, p.1) On the 13th of April in an allotment, the “Marathon” packaging…

4+ cool ideas that help you to be more sustainable

As a student at university, my main priorities are studying hard, feeling good and taking care of my health as much as I can. Some other students’ priorities as I believe are also having a part-time job to help get extra cash. So where does sustainability fit in our priorities? Personally, generating waste (especially plastic…

Agagag! Popeye tricked the world, what’s on your tin?

(Featured Image: Steven Collins | Unsplashphoto ) Spinach! Popeye has been talking about it (and downing it) for 100 years since 1919, but what was the issue? And why is it more important now than ever before? Spinach began its life in Persia, and made its way to China in the early 7th century as a…

Thanos: He was wrong about Overpopulation (No spoilers)

(Featured Image: Ben Wallace) “With all six Stones, I could simply snap my fingers.  They would all cease to exist. I call that… mercy.” “And then what?” “I finally rest. And watch the sun rise on a grateful universe. The hardest choices require the strongest wills.” – Thanos: Infinity War Even if you have only seen…

Water wastage within clothing manufacturing

(Featured Image by Ewa Kolasinska, Switzerland) Fashion. Constantly changing and always in high demand, but so is water. As many people might agree, there are many issues regarding water and how accessible it is. Many of us take it for granted, often wasting a lot of it. But do we truly know how much water…

Trees help us, let’s help them

(Featured Image by Ewa Kolasinska, France) “UK currently has approximately 12 million square miles of wooded area, accounting for 12.9% of the country’s land surface; this is about a third of the average of European countries (38%).” [1] When you look around you, how many trees do you see? We often find ourselves travelling to…

The real price of your clothes

Fast fashion 2 Hello again! Fast fashion creates significant ethical and ecological issues which is why I decided to come back to the topic with another blog. Due to the impact of your decisions to support fast fashion, I think it is critical raising awareness about the truth behind it. But why do we buy…

Your ‘plastic’ clothes end up on your plate – here is how

Fast fashion 1 Does shopping make you happy? Do you enjoy a regular chase for good offers at Primark, H&M, Next, Zara, etc.? OMG they always have something new and cooler than yesterday! Well… you will probably want to stop buying these irresistible brands or at least you might be more mindful of what you are…

Think Smart: by doing right

by Lottie Gregory The United Nations have set 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) addressing the global challenges we face. In order for them to be achieved, it requires collaboration from everyone; the government, world-leaders, international organizations and society. Although, how can the average person make a genuine different to the 17 goals and 169 specific…