Recycling: Contaminated 

By Katy Greco, Deputy Editor of GLOBUS Simply put, when it comes to recycling, contamination is when the wrong stuff goes in the wrong bin. This typically involves people putting food waste and nonrecyclables in their household recycling bin. And it’s a massive problem. According to the Local Government Association (LGA), from 2019 to 2020,... 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 →

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 →

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 →

My Problem with ‘Productivity Culture’

By Virginia Thomas-Pickles, GLOBUS Correspondent We live in a society constantly talking about productivity: the need to ‘hustle’, accomplishing tasks on your endless to-do lists. But is this really how it should be?  Let me start this article by saying I am a self-confessed workaholic. I love my degree in Global Sustainable Development and enjoy the breadth and depth of topics... Continue Reading →

The Capitalist Curse

By Clint Broadway, guest writer from this year's GSD competition Our interactions with each other and the world around us have always been governed by currency. Whether it be the Mesopotamian shekel, used to pay mercenaries in the 6th century B.C, or computerized dollars, which have erected immense corporations more influential than most countries, currency has been idolized... 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 →

A Call for the Preservation of Beauty

By Benedikt Loula, GLOBUS Assistant Editor And once again, poetry has been proven to be too good for this world.- Sir John Brannox When we advocate for sustainability, more often than not, we descend into practical arguments, be it in relation to our welfare, survival or simply economics. Although I sincerely applaud environmental attitudes and... 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 →

Liberal Education for Sustainaility

Benefits and Limitations of Utilising Liberal Education (LE) to Promote Sustainability Ideology in UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) A Research Paper by Ceara Webster UNESCO (2016) Graphic 1: The Whole-School Approach to Climate Change. [Graphic] In: Gibb, N. (2016) Getting climate-ready: a guide for schools on climate action. Online: Available at https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000246740, p.3. This discussion... 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 →

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