Tag : Sustainability

Small Stories, Great Acts: Climate Change and You?

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For many of us, the visible signs of climate change have become a daily reality. The environment is changing before our very eyes; the melting of polar ice caps, rising sea levels and extreme weather phenomena are just a few of the consequences of global warming. And, as things stand, … Read More

The Nobel Prize in Economics and Why You Should Care

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If you’ve had little prior exposure to economics, then the word might conjure up images of fusty, grey professors, wearing tweed and agonising over pie charts whilst using words like ‘hypothecation’. And that’s all (mostly) true. But despite its enduring reputation as the ‘dismal science’,by contrast to ‘cool’ sciences like … Read More

Plastic Free By 2023

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The University of Leeds and Leeds University Union have pledged to stop using single-use plastics on campus by 2023, it was announced on Wednesday 7th November. Students have responded positively to the news that their university is aiming to become single-use plastic free. Between now and 2023, LUU and Leeds … Read More

Review. Stacey Dooley Investigates: Fashion’s Dirty Secrets.

3 months ago / 0 comments

In the wake of last week’s global scientific conference giving us 12 years before climate change becomes irreversible, a documentary on the effects of the global fashion industry could not seem more poignant. Stacey Dooley Investigates: Fashion’s Dirty Secrets is a harrowing insight into the realities behind something that all … Read More

It’s Time to Start Eating Fish Sustainably

11 months ago / 0 comments

With the recent success of both Blue Planet II and ‘Veganuary’, now seems like a more salient time than ever to discuss how to make our fish-buying habits sustainable. For those who turned their Januarys into ‘Veganuarys’ last month, this may have been a long and painful experience for some, … Read More

Appreciate your food: looking into waste and sustainability

12 months ago / 0 comments

Bethany Pownall calls for action against food waste, a growing problem in the UK. Food waste is an underestimated issue of our generation that desperately needs to be tackled. WRAP, a waste and recycling advisory body, estimates that the UK wastes around 10 million tonnes of food each year, which … Read More

Leeds Named the 16th Most Sustainable University In The Country

1 year 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

Leeds RAG Fashion Show Review – Samsara

2 years ago / 0 comments

The annual Leeds RAG Fashion Show is one of the most highly anticipated events on the union calendar, and this year’s show, Samsara, was no exception. Samsara, directed by Scarlett Gurney and Assistant Directors Helen Clifford and Laura Clifford, represented the cycle of the earth, focusing on sustainable topics such … Read More

Leeds University scores highly for green impact

2 years ago / 0 comments

The University has been awarded a ‘first class award’, scoring 100% for environmental policy but 0% for ethical investment The University of Leeds has been named one of the key universities producing environmental research. It was amongst a number of higher education institutions dominating this research field following the Paris … Read More

Stella McCartney: The hero of sustainable fashion

2 years ago / 0 comments

On the 14th November Stella McCartney joined journalist Lucy Siegle  for the third annual Kering talk on sustainable fashion. As a designer, McCartney continues to set the pace on how to create and innovate in the fashion industry without comprising ethical beliefs. Her most recent womenswear and menswear lines (launched … Read More