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Reduce, Reuse & Recycle this Holiday Season

November is UEA's Reduce, Reuse (Recycle) Month. For many of us, it’s also Christmas shopping month. The holidays are about spending time with family, having lots of delicious meals, and of...

The Future of Fiji in a Changing Climate

Inspired by the Art and Life in the Pacific Exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre, ENV student Emily Lewis explored the links between the exhibition and climate change. Image:...

We Lead, Presidents Follow: on climate and more

On Wednesday November 9th many of us woke up feeling shaken, heartbroken and speechless: “Elected president, Donald Trump.” As a woman, a Muslim and an environmentalist I can’t help but...

Bluebell Marsh – County Wildlife project

Sophie Rosas, Marketing Manager for the Faculty of Medicine and Health, is a member of UEA’s Sustainability Network who volunteered this summer with a Norfolk Wildlife Trust surveying initiative....

Food month: Simple and delicious vegan staples for everyone

As a vegan zero-waster, I need to make sure I do weekly food preps so that I have food in the house and that I don’t overspend. Every Sunday evening, I jot down what I plan to eat for...

Food month: The Best Vegan Eats in Norwich

April of 2016 (after watching Cowspiracy), I switched from a vegetarian diet to a vegan one. I don’t want to go on and on about how amazing I feel both physically and spiritually about the...

10 reasons why you should give liftsharing a go

Hi, I'm Emma, an environmental sciences graduate from UEA. A few months after graduating, I started working for Liftshare, the UK’s largest car sharing community. Physically based in...

The Humble Brush

Established in Sweden in 2013, Humble Brush is ‘a bulldog in the fight against the plastic toothbrushes’. With the world consuming more than 3.6 billion plastic toothbrushes every year, that's a...

Let’s talk sustainability this autumn

The new academic year is HERE and we’ve decided it’s going to be an ethical, eco and sustainable one. Will you join us? The most important step is for all of us to become aware of our...

Zero Waste Week: How to Reduce Your Trash

UEA PhD student Zahra Khosroshahi has taken up the #ZeroWasteWeek challenge... It’s ZERO WASTE WEEK (September 5th–9th)! What better time to discuss our consumption and waste production...

Embrace and curate your own capsule wardrobe

UEA PhD student Zahra Khosroshahi explores the wellbeing, environmental and style benefits of curating a wardrobe of essentials. I have been moving and transitioning towards a more...

Love The Oceans: Conservation through education, research and diving

(Guest post from Love The Oceans) Author Pippa Fitch is Public Relations Officer at Love The Oceans. The issue: The, largely unregulated, shark fin trade is rapidly expanding and...

Year in Industry first steps

Welcome to Heather, our Year in Industry student for 2016/17. She's off to a great start and we're excited to see what she comes up with this year! I’m Heather, a Climate Sciences...

5 reasons why we can be optimistic about climate change

Hello, I’m Holly. Since I left UEA, 76 days ago, I have been working for 10:10 , a positive climate change charity. Yes you’re right, ‘positive’ and ‘climate change’ together does seem...

Plastic-free July

Zahra Khosroshahi is one of our guest bloggers this month: I'm a PhD student at UEA, looking at the representation of women in Iranian cinema. When I’m not consumed by films, I like to...

Book review: 'Stuffocation'

Sharon Weekley is the coordinator of the UEA Staff Association Reading Group, and an avid reader. She reviewed Stuffocation , by James Wallman (2015) for us. Wallman takes you through...

Commuting – carbon considerations and dodging raindrops

Catrin Darsley is UEA's Environmental Officer, with the role of sharing both opportunities and behind-the-scenes green news with staff and students. I’ll open with the fact that my...

Academics up in the air: The emissions impact of a climate governance workshop

Jonas Schoenefeld is a PhD candidate in the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at UEA. A team has published a blog post where they estimated the travel greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from...

It's time for a new fashion revolution

Scarlet Prentice is an Environmental Sciences student on her year abroad studying at HKUST in Hong Kong. I think it’s incredibly important that we represent what we stand for and as...

Taking a personal sustainability challenge

Katy Appleton is an academic member of UEA’s Sustainability Champion network. A lecturer in Environmental Sciences, she is interested in the small steps we can take to reduce our own environmental...
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