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Community garden summer fun

I have been spending the last couple of months working on the community plots at Marl Pit Community Gardens in Hellesdon. The gardens are part of the Sustainable Living Initiative which is a...

Who Made My Clothes?

Who made my clothes? ... To be honest, a lot of the time I really didn't think about it. I felt that I was doing a good job by keeping my clothes buying to a minimum and checking out charity...

An early tea! (Cycle Trails Part II)

Neil Wilson, a member of the Estates Projects team, has been cycling to work over the last decade, and is sharing his tales from the trails... In my last blog I mentioned the joys of...

Starting the cycle to work (Cycle Trails Part I)

Neil Wilson, a member of the Estates Projects team, has been cycling to work over the last decade, and has shared what got him started... As winter dies away and the mornings become...

Fashion Revolution II: Top tips for turning your fashion ethical & eco

Who ever said you can’t be ethical and fashionable? Waving fast-fashion goodbye doesn’t mean you can’t rock your favourite styles, look awesome – and be mindful of our planet, its people...

Fashion Revolution I: Are you ready for Fashion Revolution Week?

Let’s get one thing straight: fashion is political. Whether we like it or not, the choices we make and the clothes we wear come at a cost – and I don’t mean just for us. And while the...

Keep your mind on the road

In a city where everyone seems to own a bike, it feels quite novel being a person with no confidence in cycling. More than once my friends have tried persuading me to get on a bike and...

#ueawalkinglunch

You know when you go for a quick walk at lunchtime, maybe around the lake or up the river? It’s great isn’t it? I do it too, usually with friends. There were many times that we observed...

Empowering waste water on 2017 World Water Day

“The World Water day is a day to celebrate water. It’s a day to make a difference for the members of the global population who suffer from water related issues. It’s a day to prepare for how we...

Shrovegan Tuesday

It is that time of year again when February hosts the holiday that celebrates the love… of food. Yes, Pancake Day is here, bringing with it the key ingredients of egg and milk, which makes...

Vegan in Tehran

If you ask me, one of the best ways of discovering a new culture is through its food. I’m always interested in what and where the locals eat, and if I’m lucky, I can even get my hands on...

Gratitude and beating the blues

As we slide into the third week of January it is inevitable to feel the January Blues with the nippy weather and Christmas feeling now very much departed. As the focus for January was...

An insight into Trump’s environmental issues

2017 brings with it one of the most controversial political leaders the western world has seen in the past decade. President Donald Trump is surrounded by controversy and scepticism in regards to...

'Regeneration': 2016 short story competition winner

Bombs hit Pakistan. Below the Earth, the flowers grew. But only in Norwich, where the air felt cleaner. Jumping up at the sky, I bowed to the maker of the Earth I didn’t believe in. I turned...

Happy New Year: Here’s to a Greener 2017

Let’s be honest, 2016 wasn’t exactly the best of years. And while we hope for a better and brighter new year, the truth of the matter is that we need to fight harder than ever for the world we...

Review: 'Before the Flood' (2016)

Leonardo DiCaprio has swapped the big screens of national cinemas for an appearance on the National Geographic Channel. His recent documentary, Before the Flood , takes the audience on a journey...

10 Simple Tips for a Green and Ethical Christmas Holiday

The Christmas holidays are about giving. It’s a season for us to spend time with family and friends, enjoy delicious good, exchange gifts and relax. This Christmas, I have a challenge...

Realising our duty to hope (Festival of Hope Part I)

The best way to approach the Eden Project is on foot or by bike. You get glimpses of the famous biome bubbles along the road and ‘Gateway to Eden’ trail from the higher car parks, but only...

Calls to action (Festival of Hope Part II)

I visited the Eden Project at the end of November for their second ‘Festival of Hope’, a celebration of positive stories and action for sustainability. Many of the speakers and exhibitors...

Inspiration and change champions (Festival of Hope Part III)

Sometimes everyone needs inspiration and a dose of hope. This post shares a number of quotes and directs readers to some pretty inspirational organisations and individuals featured at the Eden...
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