Environmentalism

How Denmark Is Raising The World's Greenest Generation

Angus Walker | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Tech
Angus Walker

By 2025 the Danish capital Copenhagen will be the world's first carbon neutral city, that's the plan anyway. Carbon emissions fell by around 20% in 2015 from the 2005 level. So far so good, but bear in mind this is a city which already has a head start on other major urban centres in Europe.

How To Build A Tiny Home And Live A More Simple Life

Georgina Wilson-Powell | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Wilson-Powell

Creating her own environment and giving up living in the rat race has given her a new lease of energy and a completely different take on life. It sounds almost too good to be true. "I feel more free, and every morning I wake up and I am surrounded by nature, seasons, skies, plants, sounds, animals. It's beautiful and it feels like how it was always meant to be."

What I Learnt From Veganuary

Daisy Lindlar | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Daisy Lindlar

One thing I learnt this month is that being vegan doesn't mean being perfect. Just because you gave into temptation and ordered a hungover Dominos, or had a bit of your friend's chocolate birthday cake, doesn't mean you aren't a vegan. And in terms of caring for the planet and the animals that live on it, being vegan most of the time - even just some of the time - is far better than not doing it at all.

Make 2017 More Sustainable!

Tania Arrayales | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tania Arrayales

I know these can seem daunting but remember to choose 1 or 2 in areas where you know you can stick with it like morning coffee, volunteering or just walking. Another tip get your family & friends involved the more the merrier and you can hold each other accountable.

Veganism: My Journey Towards Ethical Eating

Lee Williscroft-Ferris | Posted 02.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lee Williscroft-Ferris

Becoming vegan is the single most effective step one can take to contribute to the fight against runaway climate change. As someone who considers themselves an environmentalist, becoming vegan is no longer a personal lifestyle choice, it's an ecological necessity.

The Environmental Impact Of Clothing

Sam Williams | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Style
Sam Williams

Christmas is approaching fast, the high streets are alive with shoppers, and presents are mounting up ready to be wrapped. Among the most popular of gifts are clothes; after all, we love to look good. But, do we really need them?

A Consumerist's Christmas

Sam Williams | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Williams

It's that time of year again. The mountain at the back of the house is powdered with snow, and silence fills the village. My grandparents are in the k...

Millennials - The Generation Of Waste

Sam Williams | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Williams

Growing up, I remember faulty appliances being fixed by either my grandad or at a local repair shop - where a man with a never-ending array of tools would get the job done. We bought when we needed, not when we wanted. We wasted nothing. And I'm not talking about the middle of the 20th Century; I grew up in the late 90's.

Why Your Next Car Should Be A Hybrid Crossover

The Huffington Post | Jen Barton | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Tech

For most of us, our car is our lifeline. It gets us where we need to go (work, holidays, taking the kids to football club), lets us relax and listen t...

Is the Church Ready to Meddle in Politics?

Tim Curtis | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK
Tim Curtis

The politics of this text however is that begins to set the context within which, in the final words of the document, Orthodox Christians can begin to reaffirm in this world today, not the worlds of ancient history, "the sacrificial love of the Crucified Lord, the only way to a world of peace, justice, freedom, and love among peoples and between nations".

Listen to Young Leaders' Arguments on Environmental Issues - Most Know Better Than You

Kate Robertson | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK
Kate Robertson

Political action must include the demands and wishes of the young, for it is their world and their future we are fighting to save. I have seen the power of youth, and I am steadfast in my belief that they can lead the way to a more sustainable future.

Can the World Get Any Smaller for Today's Digital Nomads?

Tamara Sword | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Tech
Tamara Sword

A new generation of workers - digital nomads - are harnessing the power of mobile and instagramming their way to a new kind of productivity; free from employers, property, belongings and stress. And in their kiteboarding wake, our collective attitudes to work and life are shifting.

A Magic Solution to Fracking and Climate Change?

Gabriella Apicella | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK
Gabriella Apicella

Leonardo Di Caprio's impassioned Oscars acceptance speech urging collective responsibility for Climate Change demonstrated how popular culture can rai...

The Wild Is In Your Heart

Daniel Crockett | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Crockett

At the moment, 'wild' is on trend. The marketing and advertising industries have turned their eye to the romantic escape fantasies we all covet. 'Find your wild,' the advert insists, click to buy.

Can Smart Optimism Cure Climate Change?

Bidisha | Posted 11.02.2017 | UK
Bidisha

Smart optimism puts innovation, joy and creativity back into the way we look at the future and sees the challenges of today as opportunities, not obstacles.

So Have Yourself an Eco-Friendly Christmas Now...

Sarah Kelleway | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Kelleway

It's great to give and receive cards at Christmas, but all the card and paper that gets generated is not great for the environment. Luckily, there are a few ways to keep your seasonal greetings green!

Eating Less Meat Will Save the Planet... So Why Won't People Do It?

Maria Chiorando | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Chiorando

Going vegan is the single most effective way to reduce your footprint. We would save on this ruinous cycle, as well as feed billions more people, rather than feeding the grain to livestock.

Can Fashion Save the World? Meet the Famous Designers Campaigning for Change...

Rebecca Pearson | Posted 18.09.2016 | UK Style
Rebecca Pearson

Fashion has a reputation for being a greedy and wasteful business, and rightly so: my industry is the second biggest polluter after oil, and I've seen firsthand in Dhaka the shocking conditions sweatshop workers toil in. However, this week was really inspiring...

Raising Awareness vs. Doing the Thing for the Thing Itself (Cycling the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route)

Libby Blanchard | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Sport
Libby Blanchard

For fun. For strength. To center myself within this world. To feel alive, to feel rain on my face and to sleep under the light of distant stars. To marvel at sunrises and fields of wildflowers. For the experience itself.

Garbage Collectors: The Forgotten Heroes

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Two days before I left Egypt, I finally had the chance to visit his house in one of Cairo's overcrowded slums. He had two daughters, Farah and Marwa. Both go to a school in Zamalek and had memorised the entire Quran.

Bennett Makes Extraordinary Claim Over Possible Cabinet Position

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Politics

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett made the extraordinary claim on Wednesday that she would turn down the role of Environment Secretary if it were off...

Are LED's About to Take Over the World?

Anna Gillespie | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Tech
Anna Gillespie

The European Commission has also recently announced that it may ban halogen bulbs as early as next year as part of their drive on energy efficiency which means LED's and CFL's (compact fluorescent lamps) are set to become even more widespread.

To Beat Climate Change We Have to Believe We Can Win

Adam Stones | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK
Adam Stones

The leaders of the three largest parties have now jointly stated that climate change is one of the most serious threats facing the world. They agree that it threatens not just the environment but also security, prosperity and poverty eradication.

Because Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Is Worth It.

Danielle Wood | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Danielle Wood

In a world where L'Oreal's - Because you're worth it philosophy is constantly rubbed in your face, it's humbling to discover a brand that has responsible sourcing, an environmental conscious and giving back ethos at its core.

A Hajj Greener Than Glastonbury

Shehroze Khan | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK
Shehroze Khan

It is about time that the Saudi government takes a stronger stand towards externalizing the inner spirituality of the Hajj by making it a journey of environmental care, contemplation and benefit.