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 →
Eco-Tourism: A Sustainable Way to Travel?
By Naomi Harris, GLOBUS Correspondent If you’re anything like me January could possibly have felt like the longest month of the year. Okay, I do have my birthday to look forward to in February, but I miss the sun, being able to go outside without three layers on and not feeling like its time to go to... Continue Reading →
The Electric Boom – 2020, the year of Tesla?
By Lois Gilhooly, GLOBUS Correspondent It’s 2020 and, I can assure you, I haven’t fulfilled my resolution of getting a Tesla… although it wasn’t exactly likely in the first place. Apparently, however, I’m not the only one. Tesla’s share prices have soared since the 1st of November and, on the 24th January, they shot to... 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 →
Can Venice’s Climate Emergency be used as a Catalyst for Action?
By Globus Correspondent, Lucia Mollea Venice is regarded by many as a must-see. It's historic buildings, dreamy canals, and famous “gondole”, hand-driven boats, have made tourists contemplate the timeless beauty of the city for centuries. Unfortunately, in recent decades, Venice and its population have been increasingly suffering from the brutal effects of climate change, particularly sea-level rising, or... Continue Reading →
Dumpster Diving – Daring, or just Dangerous?
By Gwendolyn Tan, GLOBUS Correspondent Like any other university student, I try to manage my finances responsibly. However, when I started to lead a greener lifestyle, I was taken aback by the costs involved in changing my diet - for example, the purchase of vegetarian, organic and local foods can be quite expensive...enter dumpster diving... Continue Reading →
Germany and the energy dilemma: to go or not to go nuclear?
By Aada Orava, GLOBUS Correspondent The question of whether or not to use nuclear power as part of the energy production sector is hardly a new one. Ever since the energy crisis of the 1970s, there has been an expansion in both the use of nuclear power, and a growth of anti-nuclear movements. However, with... Continue Reading →
An Introduction to Guerrilla Gardening
By GLOBUS Correspondent, Gwendolyn Tan This is the second piece within GLOBUS' new series 'Sixty-Second Sustainability'. Within this piece, GLOBUS Correspondent Gwendolyn Tan provides insight on the phenomena 'guerrilla gardening', and all the benefits this grassroots movement helps to sow. “Let’s fight the filth with forks and flowers”Richard Reynolds, Guerrilla Gardener This story did not... Continue Reading →