Originally published in The Student newspaper. Fast fashion seems like a self-explanatory term: low-cost clothes that follow all the trends – and won’t last, typically, for longer than a year or two. It’s associated with the view that clothes are made to throw away – made for a season, and not for life. This combination … Continue reading Sustainable fashion series: when did fashion become so fast?
Originally published on The Student newspaper. With the advent of Blue Planet II, cotton bud bans, and single use plastics, the environment is a hot topic at the moment. With the beginning of the academic year seeing many students moving homes and changing many things in their lives, now is a perfect time to re-evaluate … Continue reading Five ways to be more sustainable this academic year
On the 14th October 2017, Edinburgh Coffee Festival returned for the third year, this time expanding to the Edinburgh Corn Exchange, as opposed to last year’s Summerhall. The festival was founded by current organiser Martin Dare in 2015, and has since gone from strength to strength. Originally starting with 25 suppliers in its first year … Continue reading REVIEW: The Student visits Edinburgh’s Coffee festival
Archeologists and anthropologists define past human eras by the material they use most; a useful way of categorising - for humans, the way we use and make tools separate us from other animals and greatly shape our lives. The bronze age, the iron age, the stone age: each era getting slowly more sophisticated and safer. … Continue reading Zero Waste: is it impossible?
One of the many disadvantages of entering Honour's years at University is that - due to me having a deadline every week and a half - I have very little time to travel. Which is a bit of an issue when you are trying to run a travel blog! In an attempt to keep writing … Continue reading A change of direction
Love the planet? Also love seeing the planet, but don’t know how to do both? Here are some tips for keeping your carbon footprint low while you travel, reducing waste and keeping the planet happy! 1. Litter Okay, so this seems like an obvious one. And if you are going to developed countries, it really … Continue reading SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL