The Blue Planet Effect is taking the world by storm. It brings all communities together to tackle our dependency on single use plastic. Thanks to the increase of awareness that various documentaries, social media posts and news articles are spreading, the global impact of plastic on the environment is becoming vital common knowledge. We now know that plastics do not break down, but instead break up into smaller fragments that exist in the environment for a scary amount of time.» >Read More »
The Prince of Wales turned 70 today. In celebration of His Royal Highness’ birthday, a documentary, Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70, aired last week on BBC One, bringing a new light to the previously slightly overlooked royal. Could Prince Charles be the hero we all need?Read More »
Get ready to be green! Green week is coming to campus from the 14th to the 16th of November, so prepare for a week of environment saving fun!Read More »
The Vice-Chancellor lays out University policy on climate change and fossil fuel investment.Read More »
Bringing a bicycle to university will save you money and time, writes Sophie BudgenRead More »
Certification and EcoCampus Platinum award highlight continuing commitment to the environmentRead More »
The International Seabed Authority (ISA) have announced that licences for deep-sea mining can be applied for from as early as 2016, but type in “deep-sea mining petition” into google and there are countries of people who object to this.
Natural resources are not going to be available forever. This is fact. They may last throughout our lifetime, but society is guzzling these from Earth faster than the Earth can provide. Seabeds, however, are rich in minerals and “one square kilometre could meet a fifth of the world’s annual consumption of rare metals and yttrium” (phys.org, 2011).» >Read More »