Tag : environment

Ozone Healing: Are We Doing Enough?

2 days ago / 0 comments

It seems miraculous to hear anything positive about the environment and global warming, but this week the UN published a report that managed to make me feel like lugging all my glass bottles to the bottle bank has been worth it. The ozone layer is healing. In the late 1990s, … Read More

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle: A Refreshing Rethink

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We’ve heard it all before, the ‘reduce, reuse, and recycle’ campaign often plays like a stuck record in our minds. We might think we’ve nailed the whole recycling thing, but in reality it’s far from under control. In the UK, every person throws away their body weight in waste almost … Read More

Leeds ‘Pay As You Feel’ Food Market: Getting Creative to Save the Planet

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Start making YOUR difference to food waste with the ‘Pay as you Feel’ Project. The Pay As You Feel Food Market and the Real Junk Food Emporium is an extremely creative and innovative way of minimising food waste! Although the organisation is global the Leeds Pay As You Feel Food … Read More

Air Pollution: The Silent Killer

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Leeds is the third worst polluted city in the UK and one of seven major cities to breach EU-regulated legal levels of air quality. If nothing is done to change this, the city will receive financial penalties by 2020. In October 2016, proposals to introduce clean air zones in Leeds, … Read More

Reptile Dysfuntion: Rising Temperature Turn Turtles Female

6 months ago / 0 comments

Rising temperatures are leading to an increase in the proportion of female Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas), recent studies show. Studies carried out on beaches of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia show that a striking 99% of a total 200,000 infant turtles on northern beaches are female. This is … Read More

Safety First: Students Fighting For Sustainable Chemistry Labs

7 months ago / 0 comments

The student led SHE (Safety Health and Environment) Committee was set up in 2016 by ex-industrial placement chemistry Masters students who recognised the vast difference in safety practices and regulations from their time in industry compared to academia. Through their industrial experience the students worked with such companies as GlaxoSmithKline, … Read More

The ‘Latte Levy’: A Small Price to Pay to Save our Planet

7 months ago / 0 comments

A charge, nicknamed the ‘latte levy’, is being trialled by Starbucks, that will see customers charged 5p for the use of a disposable takeaway cup. The charge is part of a plan to reduce the number of disposable takeaway cups that we use, currently estimated at 2.6 billion per year. … Read More

Blue Planet II Season Finale

11 months ago / 0 comments

Over the last few weeks Blue Planet 2 has been providing an amazing insight into the wildlife that inhabits our oceans, however as with most great things, they must come to an end. The season finale, titled “Our Blue Planet”, brings to light the devastating impact and future threat that … Read More

Leeds Named the 16th Most Sustainable University In The Country

12 months ago / 0 comments

The University of Leeds has ranked 16th on Peoples and Planet’s University League tables. This is an independent league table based on sustainability, which ranks universities based on their environmental and ethical performance. This league table is compiled annually.  Leeds was the second highest scoring Russell Group University. LSE came … Read More

A Fossil Free Campus?

1 year ago / 0 comments

On Monday 9th October, a group of students from People & Planet, a society at the university that protests against the use of fossil fuels, campaigned outside the university union. They campaign on a number of issues including the abolishment of fossil fuels, the use of which is leading us … Read More