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Students vs Climate change: What could the new policing bill mean for student climate activism?

Introduced in March 2021, the UK government’s Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill proposes widespread new crime and justice legislation. Amongst other proposals, the bill proposes changes to rights of assembly and freedom of expression, which threatens the right to protest.  Direct action has long been key to environmental movements, disturbing business as usual to […]

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Fighting the climate crisis with climate optimism

Levels of eco anxiety are at an all-time high, intensified by is what seen by many as a failed climate summit. Could optimism be an essential resource in confronting the climate crisis?  COP26 is viewed as a failure by many. From accusations of greenwashing after the presence of fossil fuel industries inside The Green Zone, […]

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Students vs. Climate Change: why the holiday season doesn’t have to be wasteful.

It’s no secret that the upcoming holidays are an exciting time for all students. Be it that you love gift giving, food, or simply the time off lectures, no matter the holiday you celebrate, there are many reasons to love this season, but waste is not one of them.  On average the UK produces up […]

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Students vs. Climate Change: Is it possible to live sustainably on a student budget?

The answer is yes. Not ‘maybe.’ Yes. We all know that budgeting seems to be a part of everyday life as a student. Between wondering if that large coffee will take you over your daily spending or if you can afford to get takeaway on the night you can’t be bothered to cook, it’s all […]

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Veganism, Vegetarianism: For or Against Climate Change?

With the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference coming up in Glasgow, now more than ever, planet Earth is on our minds. The damages done to our planet is very visible. Heatwaves are getting worse summer after summer, sea levels are rising drastically, and there have been numerous floods all over the world. While Greta […]

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Students VS climate change: Should you go vegan?

It has been reported that there are currently between 750,000 and one million ‘dietary vegans’ in the UK. This is a rough estimate, but it gives us an idea of how widespread veganism is. In a recent survey, it was found that concern for the environment was the second-most popular reason given for turning vegan, […]

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26th Annual Conference of the Parties to be hosted in Glasgow

The 26th annual Conference of the Parties (COP), will be held in the SEC Centre, Glasgow in November 2020. This is a UN-led meeting which discusses actions taken to address climate change, with the newly appointed Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma, announced as the President on the 13th February. […]

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Lecturers demonstrate as MSPs pass climate bill

University lecturers were among climate change protestors outside the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday as MSPs passed the Climate Change Bill. Protestors read aloud the 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s report on the impact of global warming above 1.5 degrees. The Bill, which sets the target for Scotland’s emissions to be net-zero by 2045, was […]