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'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...

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...
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