• Water bottles: Safety, Reusability, and Sustainable Recommendations

    We all know about the climate crisis. If you have not yet heard, the planet is warming, the animals are dying, and we only have twelve years to prevent a cataclysm. But there are simple changes you can make to have a huge impact on your planet. Water bottles...
  • The One Pence per Garment Charge Aiming to Reverse the Dangers of Fast Fashion

    In the age of fast fashion and throwaway trends, MPs have proposed that manufacturers should be charged 1p per item of clothing that they make. With high street brands like Primark, New Look and H&M churning out new styles at a rapid rate and cheap sales no longer reserved...
  • What To Give Up For Lent

    Now I’m not saying that it’s possible to live a wholly positive and fruitful life- human nature means that we all have our bad days. With Lent beginning on 6th March this year, that gives us all a little bit of time to cut out something toxic out of our...
  • Should we Support Zoos Following the Incident at London Zoo?

    Tragedy struck at London Zoo earlier this month, when a critically endangered tiger killed a potential mate after being flown in in the hopes of increasing the rapidly declining numbers of the species. Asim, a seven-year-old male Sumatran tiger, fatally attacked ten-year-old Melati at their first meeting just ten...
  • The Fast Fashion Footprint

    Public consciousness about sustainability is rising and thank goodness! We are becoming increasingly socially aware of the damage we are doing to the environment and we have already enacted change such as the 5p plastic bag charge or the Waste Nott campaign on the UoN campus. We are taking...
  • The El Niño Prediction: What is it and what does it mean for us this winter?

    The El Niño is a natural occurrence that happens irregularly every few years. It involves fluctuating temperatures of the Pacific Ocean, usually as a result of warmer water temperatures. The result of this is varying levels of change in weather across the globe. The effects of El Niño can...
  • Is giving up palm oil really the Answer?       

    Iceland’s recently banned advert shows the tragic tale of a baby orangutan losing its home due to deforestation at the hands of palm oil. In light of this thought-provoking advertisement, many have taken to social media promising to boycott palm oil made products and subsequently save the rainforest –...