If I said there was a source of pollution that, if it were its own country, would be the third largest greenhouse gas emitter in the world- could you guess what it is? Here’s a clue- It’s the wilted lettuce at the back of your fridge
I have been waiting for Zady for a long long time. When I was 16 I watched the documentary The Corporation, which explains how corporations became legal persons for the first time. I left feeling amazed that such entities were allowed to exist - they had the legal rights of a person, but as inherently profit-seeking organisations without a moral compass, would always follow wealth at the expense of value.
IKEA has announced this week that all seafood on sale in IKEA restaurants and food markets will come from certified sources, making this furniture brand the largest supplier of sustainable fish in the world.
Trying to make decisions about what to buy in the supermarket can be difficult enough, not to mention when ‘organic’ gets thrown in the mix. Is it really worth spending that extra 50p? Keep reading for a brief guide to organic farming and how to buy organic on a budget. We’ve found that it can be possible on a student budget if you stick with a few simple rules
I recently discovered that every egg (from farmers with more than 50 hens) in the EU is printed with a code that allows you to pinpoint which farm it came from, as well as if it comes from organic, free range, barn or caged hens.
The end of a calendar year is a convenient marker in the ground – a reminder of everything behind us and an invitation to consider the future. In these moments of reflection, I consider what it means to continue striving to live ethically and sustainably in a world that often seems broken.
“Chemical exposure is among the leading causes of chronic disease in America”. When I read that, I panicked a little, and decided to do a bit of investigating into the chemicals I put on my face, hair and skin every day.
When you think about it, almost everything in modern supermarkets is packaged these days…to the point where you can get individual ears of corn vacuum packed in little plastic bags. Is this really necessary?
Jon Miller and Lucy Parker remind us in 'Everybody's Business' that "when you think about it, there isn't a single big problem in the world today that big business can't help find solutions to, whether that's global water security, fighting poverty, energy efficiency, the future of health care, or women's empowerment. These are all issues that businesses are tackling today
It’s winter in Germany. Christmas lights are up, the wind is howling, the mittens are out and my immune system’s down. This means any chance to warm up with a bowl full of delicious greens is more than welcome.
One of my closest friends Ilyena is currently living in a small village in Uganda and working at the Engeye clinic, where she is starting a project to improve community sanitation by teaching soap-making using traditional methods. Meanwhile in St Andrews I have started making soap again and am selling it to raise money for her project.
This summer we were lucky enough to travel to Istanbul, Australia and Poland and we’d like to share with you some things that inspired us on our travels and tell you about our plans for the year to come.
In August, when I was reading about the ethics of the cocoa industry and how chocolate is produced, I wondered whether it would be possible to make chocolate myself using only cocoa powder, sugar and oil
Having a German father, potatoes have always been a staple growing up. My dad is never shy about vocally praising the humble potato: “They’re so delicious and versatile!” he’ll exclaim. His enthusiasm for potatoes has definitely rubbed off on me. These sweet carby nuggets are one of the few vegetables in season during the winter, last for ages in the cupboard, are low in fat and high in Vitamin B6, C and Potassium, are incredibly versatile, dirt cheap, and easy to source locally.
In an effort to combat the dreaded lurgy, Kasia and I tried our best to kick the cold by making this power-packed warm soup full of vitamins to soothe our throats and fix us from the inside out, using only ingredients we had in the pantry already.
Yesterday we were lucky enough to be invited on a tour of the site for the new energy centre in Guardbridge, located a few miles from St Andrews. The University bought the former paper mill in 2010 with plans to build a biomass plant with the capacity to heat the entire North Haugh section of campus. This is part of the University’s energy strategy to become carbon neutral by 2016, and while they are still only testing on the site, it will be operational by the end of 2015.
Here are a couple of ways to make some free and festive decorations using recycled tins, jars, thread and all kinds of greenery. We managed to get most of the cuttings from our shared garden, but found the rest on a little stroll around town. Keep reading for our favourite recycled and up cycled Christmas decorations
It's that point in December where you may have to start thinking about presents to give to your loved ones...this is one of the easiest and cheapest knitting projects I've ever done and it's perfect for the beginner knitter or as a quick project if you're already a knitting master
Gift-giving at Christmas time has different connotations in many different places and cultures, but giving in general means thinking about others and placing their needs before your own. So, in the spirit of giving, here are some things you can give to those in need.
As that time of the year rolls around sooner than usual where you can see your own breath and immediately regret not wearing a scarf when you step outside, Kasia and I have begun reusing some of our old tricks for keeping warm whilst at home all day procrastinating studying.