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 →
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 →
By Katy Greco, Deputy Editor of GLOBUS Simply put, when it comes to recycling, contamination is when the wrong stuff goes in the wrong bin. This typically involves people putting food waste and nonrecyclables in their household recycling bin. And it’s a massive problem. According to the Local Government Association (LGA), from 2019 to 2020,... Continue Reading →
Making Money Tackling Climate Change?
Unique ways we can all address Climate Change By Diogo Santos, GLOBUS Correspondent Inspired by Nicola Blasetti’s talk entitled ‘Finding your role in climate change - what ignites your passion?', delivered at the TED Countdown event organised by TEDxWarwick and GLOBUS. I would like to think that my sustainability journey started quite unusually – as... Continue Reading →
Environmental Harm: A Narrative of Addiction
by Laura Chevrot, Assistant Editor Inspired by Dr Steffi Bednarek's talk entitled 'Re-ensouling the Collective Culture', delivered at the TED Countdown event organised by TEDxWarwick and GLOBUS. What do alcohol addiction and climate change have in common? A question that sounds like a modern-day version of Lewis Carrol’s ‘why is a raven like a writing... Continue Reading →
Can Fashion Save the Planet? The Importance of Regenerative Fashion
By Ilaria Ravazzolo, GLOBUS correspondant Inspired by Safia Minney's talk entitled 'Regenerative Fashion: Pathways in the Climate Emergency', delivered at the TED Countdown event organised by TEDxWarwick and GLOBUS. What does fashion have to do with climate change? How does fashion relate to ecosystems? What do we mean by ‘regenerative fashion’? Becoming more aware of how we... Continue Reading →
Soya: Too Good To Be True?
by Amy Denton, Assistant Editor In recent years, vegetarianism and veganism have been hailed as the most healthy and sustainable diets. A survey conducted on perceptions around the two diets showed that 73% of people considered them to be ethical, 70% thought being vegan or vegetarian was good for the environment, and over 50% thought... Continue Reading →
My Problem with ‘Productivity Culture’
By Virginia Thomas-Pickles, GLOBUS Correspondent We live in a society constantly talking about productivity: the need to ‘hustle’, accomplishing tasks on your endless to-do lists. But is this really how it should be? Let me start this article by saying I am a self-confessed workaholic. I love my degree in Global Sustainable Development and enjoy the breadth and depth of topics... Continue Reading →
By Julian Jaggs, GLOBUS Correspondent We now traverse the seven seas, soar through the skies, and touch even the stars. What could possibly be next for human transport is a bit of a head-scratcher – it’s all been done, right…? Well, one new form of transportation is currently being developed, and it’s been described by... Continue Reading →
The Webs We Weave
By Sara Azeem, Editor-in-Chief of GLOBUS Lin Chen, China Mainland, 2018 Sony World Photography Awards I came across this photograph a while ago and was immediately struck by the intensity of the colours and the surreal energy it exuded. It took me a while to wrap my head around what it was – a boat... Continue Reading →
Exploiting the Student: Why higher education is more about money than ever before
By Olivia Kline, GLOBUS correspondant UNiDAYS, Student Beans - we love to hate them. They provide discounts and offers that give students… well what exactly? A 20% discount at Pretty Little Thing? A voucher for dinner at Zizzi’s? At first glance, only the positives appear, which makes us believe that materialistic living is affordable. Who... Continue Reading →
Treading the murky waters of fast fashion
By Naomi Carter, GLOBUS Correspondent Boohoo have been getting a lot of press recently, and not only because they have just signed a £55 million deal to buy Debenhams. Since lockdown 1.0, shocking conditions in their Leicester factories have been revealed - failure to pay minimum wages, inadequate fire protection, lack of social distancing, unpaid overtime, and... Continue Reading →
What “The Line” project tells us about THE smart city trends OF 2021
by Natalia Tronina, GLOBUS Correspondent The COVID-19 pandemic has hindered many ambitious plans that were devised to mitigate the risks of climate change. The concept of smart cities is one of them. But despite the obstacles posed by the pandemic, innovations aiming to bring forth the green transition scheme and improve living standards around the... Continue Reading →
PRESSURING THE BRANDS OR PERPETUATING THE SYSTEM: SHOULD WE BOYCOTT FAST FASHION?
by Naomi Carter, GLOBUS Correspondent I love to have a clear argument in a debate, but I’ll admit that this is a tricky one. Although I haven’t bought clothes from fast fashion brands for a considerable amount of time, and I now find myself overwhelmed by the bright lights, discounts and cheap-yet-tempting products at shopping,... Continue Reading →
How Podcasts Can Help Our Mental Health
By Virginia Thomas-Pickles, GLOBUS Correspondent 2020 was a difficult year, taking a huge toll on the mental health of so many people. Data published by the Office of National Statistics shows the British population felt increased anxiousness, reduced life satisfaction, and reduced happiness since the beginning of the pandemic when compared to pre-pandemic data. This is especially true... Continue Reading →
Bananas vs FUSARIUM wilt: the fight for existence
By Sara Azeem, Assistant Editor of GLOBUS "Yes, we have no bananasWe have-a no bananas today.We've string beans, and onionsCabbages, and scallions,And all sorts of fruit and sayWe have an old fashioned to-mah-toA Long Island po-tah-toBut yes, we have no bananas.We have no bananas today." “Yes, We Have No Bananas”, composed by Frank Silver and... Continue Reading →
can 2021 be the year of the zero waste christmas?
By Naomi Harris, GLOBUS Correspondent After the year we had in 2020, it may be unsurprising that many people went for Christmas - which tends to mean the complete opposite of environmentally friendly behaviour. All the wrapping, packaging, food, and money spent can hinder our ability to be sustainable during the festive season. However, there... Continue Reading →
5 Ways To Be More Sustainable This Christmas
By Ubayd Kahn, GLOBUS Correspondent Christmas is right around the corner and along with the festivities comes the period of peak consumption, from last-minute gift buying to impressive dinnertime spreads. This Christmas will be like no other. However, that does not mean we cannot still do our part to be a little more sustainable. How... Continue Reading →
Covid-19 and the digital divide
Written by Ubayd Khan, GLOBUS Correspondent The coronavirus pandemic has perpetuated a digital boom, especially in education. With the government previously encouraging people to work from home, students have had to learn from home as not to fall behind in their studies. However, with many educational institutions moving to teach online for the foreseeable future, what does this mean for people with an unstable internet... Continue Reading →
The Food Revolution is not just veganism
In our latest piece, GLOBUS Correspondent Naomi Harris explains why we need to rethink our approach to agriculture and farming in order to protect the fertility of our planet.