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SustainableUEA Welcome Crossword

This Welcome Week we created drinks coasters for all residential rooms on campus, and to give away at Societies Fair. Did you get the answers right? 1. To produce less waste ... ...

Green lessons from Copenhagen

UEA student Emily Mason reports on a summer research trip to Copenhagen... I recently travelled to Copenhagen, Denmark, to take part in the Gron Dyst (Green Challenge) conference...

Following on from Plastic Free July

As the previous Assistant Environmental Officer of UEA, one of my roles was to create the monthly Focus On posters for the sustainability team's core engagement campaign. July was Focus on...

Focus on Water Month: local issues - what YOU can do to help

Water month is here and we're going to talk about why water conservation is so important here in Norfolk – and of course, what simple steps we can take to make sure we use less water. ...

Focus on Water Month: global issues - the story of the Yangtze porpoise

August is Focus on Water Month at UEA, and Assistant Environmental Officer Emily Lewis has highlighted the importance of fresh water to our global biodiversity... An estimated...

9 Simple Tips to Keep your Momentum this Plastic-Free July

July is coming to an end... but that doesn’t mean we have to stop with the efforts we’ve made this past month – reducing and even eliminating our plastic consumption. In case you’re new to...

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...
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