By Isabel Govier, Assistant Editor and Campaigns Manager of GLOBUS Over recent years the world has been met with ever-increasing waves of activism, with over a third of all human rights climate cases being filed between 2020 and 2021. At the University of Warwick there are 42 charity and campaigning societies, striving to increase sustainability via... Continue Reading →
Science and the future of food at Warwick Crop Centre: Part 1
By Sakeena Rajpal, GLOBUS Communications and Events Officer Did someone say dinner for 67 million? As a nation, food security is something that is always on our minds, even more so due to the plethora of issues such as Brexit, Covid-19, the Ukraine War and inflation- not forgetting climate change posing a significant risk to... Continue Reading →
Warwick Climate Negotiation Forum: Students for a Better Future
by Izzy Hardern, GLOBUS Correspondent, and Katy Greco, Deputy Editor Izzy Hardern – 29th October 2021 With COP26 taking place in Glasgow, the University of Warwick had its own simulation of global climate negotiations so that students passionate about preventing climate change could experience the highs and lows of negotiating the green transition. As a... 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 →
WARWICK CUP:Balancing Studies, a Start-up and Saving The World
By Ellie Church, Maddie Booth and Hollie Ryan, GLOBUS contributors 5,555 disposable coffee cups are thrown away every single minute in the UK, with Warwick University accumulating an annual total of at least 750,000 cups. These numbers are astonishingly unsustainable. It is a problem that never be solved by just replacing traditional single-use cups with plastic-lined paper and... 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 →
Sustainable Student Living: Charity Shops
By Braedie Atkins, GLOBUS Correspondent Painting a wardrobe that you bought for £30 and changing the doorknobs is an excellent way to decorate your room - and it doesn’t cost hundreds of pounds. The same goes with clothing. A new jumper, or pair of jeans for £5, gives you room to make alterations so they... Continue Reading →
Beyond Petroleum? Inside the BP Archive
By Todd Olive, GLOBUS Editor in Chief The author would like to thank the BP Archive team for hosting us. Last term, GLOBUS expressed concern regarding the involvement of BP as a sponsor of a campus panel event hosted by Warwick PPE Society and run by ‘slow news’ startup Tortoise Media, arranged to consider the... Continue Reading →
Hidden in Plain Sight: Warwick’s BP Archive
By Lucy Jordan, Deputy Editor Tucked beneath the guise of willow trees, within the Modern Research Centre, the BP Research Archive lies just off the daily paths of most Warwick students. Yet, despite the archive’s centrality, it appears to have become the university’s most mysterious - albeit unintended and arguably worst-kept - secret. The BP... Continue Reading →
The Truths We Tell: Politics and Performance at Warwick
By (L-R) Rory Meade, Guest Contributor; Ellie Church, GLOBUS Correspondent; and Gerardo Cuestas, Guest Contributor “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” William Shakespeare, As You Like It, II, vii Although it may not seem so at first glance, politics and performance – as areas of both social activity... Continue Reading →
Sustainable Student Living: Composting
By Angelo Balagtas, GLOBUS Correspondent As a Global Sustainable Development student, I am constantly attempting to realise opportunities to become more sustainable. That, and with the onslaught of articles on the consequences of unsustainable practices, I am urged to take more steps. With the opportunity of having just moved into our new house in Leamington... Continue Reading →
Licence to be Heard: A Year in Review
By Todd Olive, Editor-in-Chief Here we are, then. Seventy-three articles, and around a hundred thousand words later, the 2018-19 season is coming to a close. Sitting at my desk last September thinking about my hopes and dreams for GLOBUS this academic year, I could not have imagined what has come to pass: successes that I... Continue Reading →
Fighting Fast Fashion
Event by the Head of Fashion Society and Head of Events at BorrowCup, both at the University of Monash, Australia Article by Issie Clifford, guest contributor Fighting fast fashion is an incredibly important contemporary issue that is given very little coverage. The fashion industry accounts for 10% of all global CO2 emissions. Social media has... Continue Reading →
The Importance of Urban Planning
Integrating Urban Planning Studies into the Global Sustainable Development Paradigm By Finn Beckett-Hester, GLOBUS Correspondent As of 2007, 50% of the world’s population lived in urban areas (Hanlon, 2007). Currently, the proportion is 55%, and is expected to increase to a massive 68% by 2050 (UNDESA, 2018) as growth becomes increasingly concentrated in urban areas.... Continue Reading →
The Forgotten Assumption: Economics and the Environment
By Todd Olive, GLOBUS Editor-in-Chief Nearly twelve months ago, this correspondent set out to answer the question ‘has economics failed?’ (Olive et al, 2018) in a prior editorial for this publication. The conclusion? “Modern economics, with its – albeit slow – growing grasp and integration into interdisciplinary methodologies, is therefore by no means a failure:... Continue Reading →
Weird Weather: A Wake Up Call to Climate Change?
By Emily Dekker, GLOBUS Correspondent Sunglasses, shorts, and taking in the sun on the piazza with an ice cream. It’s the perfect summer afternoon – until you recall that this is February. Nobody can deny that the weather seen in the UK in February was a welcome change from the cold and snow faced across... Continue Reading →
Woeful Warwick Buses: A Sustainability Problem?
As a follow-up to her widely lauded exposé of 'Meatless Mondays', GLOBUS correspondent Tori Keene takes a look at the sustainability of Warwick University's notorious local bus service.
Warwick, what is up with our culture?
Why is it so easy for us to declare what it is we are against and so much harder to act, collectively, on the values we want to uphold? Turning to climate change, our Commissioning Editor, Alicia Siddons, asks whether we can galvanise momentum on campus and build a community of respect, freedom and common welfare to stay with us long after we all graduate.
Keeping Sustainability Local: Energy Innovation & Food Waste
GLOBUS Correspondent Anna Hardisty debuts with a look at community measures for sustainability: district food waste recycling, local power grid ownership, and Coventry's Energy Innovation Zone.
The Mystery of Warwick’s Meatless Month
Warwick SU supports 'Meatless Month' - or does it? Globus Correspondent Tori Keene calls upon the SU to honour the university's commitment to sustainability.