Sustainable Student Living

As a student, maintaining a sustainable lifestyle is a challenge – even for the most committed among us. With looming deadlines and waining funds, it can be easy for the planet to become placed on the back-burner.

So, here at GLOBUS, we wanted to provide you with as many tips and tricks as we can to help you live a sustainably. Compiled by students themselves, our tried-and-tested advice is proof that a sustainable lifestyle does not have to be one of compromise. Rather, it can be both fun and affordable, whilst enriching to the body, soul and planet.

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 […]

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 […]

Calculating Your Carbon Footprint

In the wake of all the newspaper headlines warning us about the impacts of climate change – predicting that the point of no return is upon us – it seems like the world we live in is extremely bleak and scary. Nevertheless, if you’re determined to turn the tide a bit, why don’t you try […]

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 […]

Sustainable Student Living: Composting

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 (complete with a back garden-ish space), […]

Voluntourism: Help or Hindrance?

A Case Study from Nepal Ghandi once said that “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others;” and it is often suggested that, by helping others, we help ourselves. In the current capitalist, money driven and quasi-isolationist global environment, volunteering is often looked upon positively – however Western […]


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