Ditch the Bleach: Tips for Eco-Cleaning

By Amy Denton, Editor-in-Chief of GLOBUS I have recently delved into the world of eco-cleaning, and I find it fascinating! Whilst chemicals in household cleaners should be safe if used correctly, research suggests that long-term exposure to cleaning chemicals can cause respiratory issues like asthma or in severe cases could even decrease lung functionality. So,... Continue Reading →

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Exploring Controversies Around ESG Investing

By Diogo Ribeiro Dos Santos, GLOBUS Correspondents ESG investing is the present’s equivalent to ‘sustainable’ investing—it allows you to grow your money whilst supporting companies that are making a change for the better – or so goes the current rhetoric. In my previous article, I go into detail on how you can make a difference... Continue Reading →

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What stops us from being sustainable: Part 2

by Dayan Pindoria, GSD Competition Prizewinner ‘Sustainable development' (SD) is widely believed to be an approach towards socio-economic progression that aims to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. At the heart of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development are seventeen Sustainable Development... Continue Reading →

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A Mortal Paradox: A Poem by Maia Gorman

By GSD Competition Prizewinner Maia Gorman I have often thought about how our society’s reaction to climate change is to prevent disasters from happening rather than engaging in positive action to create a better future. Our passive mentality can be one of the obstacles society faces in terms of environmental innovation. I think we should... Continue Reading →

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Patient Earth

By Ella Thompson, Prizewinner of the 2022 GSD Competition Patient Earth tackles human’s inherent tendency of appearing to make change in our lifestyles, without actually doing so. This is a serious barrier in achieving true sustainable development, which can be addressed by a real change in attitudes. In a medical-like matter ‘Patient Earth’ diagnoses the... Continue Reading →

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Anchored: A Short Story

By GLOBUS Correspondent, Šimon Michalčík Do you imagine the future of humankind to be interplanetary—or even galactic? Does the Plan B scenario of Mars colonisation soothe your climate anxiety? Then ponder the problem of orbital debris and think again—for we are standing below yet another emerging global crisis of the commons.  Orbital debris (or space... Continue Reading →

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What stops us from being sustainable?: Part 1

By Georgia Randall, GSD Competition Prizewinner Sustainable development is the improvement of systems that is conducted without the depletion of natural resources, and maintains a natural environmental equilibrium.  We live in a materialistic, money-obsessed, avaricious society where if you don’t own the latest technology or have the most expensive brands, socially, you're ‘missing out’. Moreover,... Continue Reading →

The Methane Timebomb

By Eszter Vlasits, Deputy Editor-in-Chief An overlooked greenhouse gas If somebody were to ask you right now to mention one of the greenhouse gases, my bet is that most of you would go for carbon-dioxide. CO2 has become the ‘face’ of harmful gas emissions, it is the one that is brought up the most and... Continue Reading →

The Future of Education in a Post-Pandemic World

By Jay Chambers, GLOBUS Correspondent The UN’s 4th Sustainable Development Goal covers the aim of ensuring an ‘inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’. Yet in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic wiped out 20 years of educational gains, 9% of children grades 1 through 8 fell below the UN’s ‘minimum reading... Continue Reading →

Hunger and War: How the Russian War on Ukraine Threatens Global Food Security

By Caitlin Hoyland, GLOBUS correspondant Food insecurity is incurred upon regions afflicted by conflict. This is obvious. Conflict ravages food crops, destroys infrastructure and transport links, and destabilises food markets. In turn, regions enduring food insecurity are vulnerable to outbreaks of conflict. Hunger and conflict are oppressive forces which reinforce one another in a vicious... Continue Reading →

Earth Day 2022

"Earth Day is widely recognized as the largest secular observance in the world, marked by more than a billion people every year as a day of action to change human behavior and create global, national and local policy changes. The Earth Day 2022 Theme is Invest In Our Planet. What Will You Do?" from EarthDay.org... Continue Reading →

Tiger King: Cruel or Conservation?

by Amy Denton, Assistant Editor It’s 2020, the world is in lockdown from the Coronavirus pandemic. We all turn on Netflix as we have nothing else to do, and what do we see? “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness”. This smash-hit documentary follows the story of Joe Exotic, a small-zoo owner and tiger-collector in America... Continue Reading →

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