Climate anxiety

By Laura Chevrot, GLOBUS Correspondent I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. And then I want you to act.Greta Thunberg Such were the words of 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg in her speech “Our House Is on Fire” at the 2019 Davos World Economic Forum. And indeed, activists are increasingly using their... Continue Reading →

Sustainable Student Living: Student Houses

By Naomi Harris, GLOBUS Correspondent By the end of term two, admittedly, the initial excitement university halls had worn off. In my case, sharing a tiny kitchen with 12 people became impractical, shared bathrooms were tiresome, and you realise how much you missed being able to collapse onto a sofa and watch some telly at... Continue Reading →

Covid-19: What must we learn?

By Naomi Harris, GLOBUS Correspondent  The spread of Coronavirus has changed every aspect of our daily lives. The destruction it has caused to individuals, families and friends has been devastating. In no way do I want to disregard that fundamental fact. COVID-19 has been one of humanity’s greatest trials, and no number of positives can outweigh... Continue Reading →

Sustainable Student Living: Burnout

By Lucy Jordan, GLOBUS Deputy Editor Burnout: a student's fateful friend. Whether it's those increasingly heavy eyes in the library, frequent TLC Netflix binges, or sudden overwhelming bursts of dread, usually of everything and nothing at all, we all grow accustomed to its everyday fatigue. But, what happens when we neglect to nurture these early... Continue Reading →

Meatless Meat: Oxymoron or the Future?

By Anna Hardisty, GLOBUS Correspondent The start of the 2020 new year brought with it the launch of new fake meat products across multiple big name chains. Greggs’ steak bake, KFC’s vegan chicken burger, McDonald’s veggie happy meal, Subway’s meatless meatball marinara sub; despite predictable complaints from Piers Morgan that “A meatless steak is not a... Continue Reading →

Haircare Sustainability

By Angelo Balagtas, GLOBUS Correspondent It’s been said that your hair is your crown. It’s then unsurprising that we love to take good care of our hair. We may forget in these efforts, however, that we maybe forming unsustainable habits. In fact, did you know that a 10-minute shower can use the same amount of... Continue Reading →

The Christmas Conundrum

By Silia Tsigka, GLOBUS Correspondent Christmas has always been considered a jolly break from our mundane routine and responsibilities, filled with friends, family, and plenty of food. However, given the current environmental crisis we have found ourselves in, questions about food waste, overconsumption, and even the lifecycle of Christmas trees can render Christmas with a... Continue Reading →

Smart Growth: Commuting and the Urban Sprawl

By Finn Beckett-Hester, GLOBUS Correspondent In many nations, commuting is an indispensable part of life for many. Having spent a year in the bustling city of Hong Kong, the benefits of an efficient and highly accessible public transportation system have only become more evident to me. However, transportation is the second biggest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions... Continue Reading →

Can Deep Ecotourism Facilitate Global Cultural Relations?

By Angelo Balagtas, GLOBUS Correspondent Ecotourism is now defined as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education”. (International Ecotourism Society, 2015) As is the case when defining sustainable development, much emphasis in our understanding ecotourism goes into environmental conservation. However, ecotourism... Continue Reading →

Power to Permaculture

By Kira Bradley, GLOBUS Correspondent It is predicted that we are currently consuming 50% more resources than our earth can sustain (Watt, 2015). Yet, there are still many around the world deprived of their basic necessities, such as food and clean water. With such figures predicted to only worsen with the onset of the impacts... Continue Reading →

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