The Last Straw: Scapegoating the Consumer

By Katy Greco, Deputy Editor of GLOBUS We’ve all heard the statistics. 8 million tons in our oceans per year. Hundreds of thousands (and by some estimates, millions) of marine animals and seabirds  injured and killed annually. Within 30 years there will be more of it than there are fish in the sea. Plastic waste is undoubtedly... Continue Reading →

Myanmar’s First Anniversary Since The Failed Military Coup – A Passage Far From Celebration

By Sakeena Rajpal, GLOBUS Correspondent It has been just over a year since the military took over control in Myanmar on the 1st February 2021, denying their people of democracy and freedom.  Over this time, the destructive impact of the military coups’ brutal and terrorising power on the country is evident. According to the IRC (International Rescue Committee)... Continue Reading →

ESG Investing: Making a Difference

By GLOBUS Correspondent Diogo Santos We have all heard of investing before, but what is it? Investing refers to the action of allocating resources, usually money with the expectation of generating future profit. It can take many forms such as buying stocks, bonds, funds, real estate, commodities, and many more. For the purposes of this... Continue Reading →

Can A Doughnut Save The Planet?

by Ilaria Ravazzolo, GLOBUS Correspondent When you think of a doughnut you usually think of a tasty, sweet ring of dough pumped full of sugar and topped with even more sugary icing – it’s somewhat of a guilty pleasure. What does this delicious pastry have to do with saving the planet though? Well, the doughnut... Continue Reading →

Energy: A Crisis Within a Crisis

By GLOBUS Editor-in-Chief Sara Azeem Inspired by Bret Willer's and Jonathan Neale's talks entitled ‘Sustainable Cities Need Sustainable Citizens’ and 'Climate Jobs and Green New Deals' respectively, delivered at the TED Countdown event organised by TEDxWarwick and GLOBUS The “energy crisis” isn’t recent news. Anyone keeping an eye on the news (and their energy bills)... Continue Reading →

Austerity: A Modern Greek Tragedy

By Alexandros Kassapis, GLOBUS correspondant The following article is inspired by an essay written for Global Health Law LA394, convened by Dr Sharifah Sekalala. It has become obviously apparent in world news that the Greek economy has suffered a long recession; to be accurate, the longest economic recession an advanced capitalist state has suffered to date. What... Continue Reading →

A Quick Intro to Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change

by Amy Denton, Assistant Editor Inspired by Dr Fiona Nunan's talk entitled ‘Power-sharing for nature-based solutions to climate change', delivered at the TED Countdown event organised by TEDxWarwick and GLOBUS. Nature-based solutions (NBS) are actions and policies that protect, manage and restore ecosystems to address socio-environmental challenges, and are being used more and more in... 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 →

COP26 and the dubious promise of climate change relief for developing countries 

By GLOBUS Correspondent Ezster Vlasits and Perspectives Correspondent Jazir Mohammad  In this exciting collaboration, GLOBUS correspondent Ezster Vlasits and Jazir Mohammad from Perspectives combine their environmental and political lenses to explore the issues behind COP26 and the promise of relief for developing countries who are facing the worst of climate change. Are we looking at a more equal world... 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 →

Sustainability Guides: Maddie Booth

https://videopress.com/v/EHVLSLfu?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata Maddie Booth, a Politics and GSD alumni from Warwick, is the Founder and Director of Scrubbee, a sustainable skincare business focused on creating value from 'waste' by upcycling by-products from the food and drink sector. In her video interview, she talks us through the conception of Scrubbee, challenges she had to overcome and provides... 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 →

Considering Sustainability in the Fashion Industry

By Ilaria Ravazzolo, GLOBUS correspondant Why is sustainability in the fashion industry important to consider?   The fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world – its contribution to climate change is greater than that of the shipping and aviation industries combined. The environmental issues associated with textile production range from the pollution of rivers with chemicals used in... Continue Reading →

The Rubbish System Of Our Rubbish System

by Caitlin Hoyland, GLOBUS Correspondent It is comforting to know that, according to the UK government’s records, just under half of our plastic waste is recycled, almost matching Germany, the world’s recycling champion. This means that only 0.8% of the UK’s waste can be attributed to plastic waste, an especially impressive statistic when compared to... Continue Reading →

The Shades of Grey in Wildlife Conservation

                        – With Aaron Gekoski, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019 – by Sara Azeem, Editor-in-Chief Pen and camera are weapons against oblivion, they can create awareness for that which may soon be lost forever. It was towards the end of the interview that Aaron quoted these words of the legendary conservationist George Schaller, but... Continue Reading →

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