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Sustainable Consumerism II: Minimalism

Hello again lovely people! This blog post is the second of a series on sustainable consumerism, focusing mainly on the environmental benefits and limitations of different purchasing patterns. Today I will introduce minimalism as a concept, why people do it, and what these environmental impacts might be. This topic is very broad and covers a …

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Sustainable Consumerism I: the Sharing Economy

Hi folks! I’m taking a new direction again today and focusing on sustainable consumerism, starting with the idea of the sharing economy, what it is, how it works and why it might be considered sustainable. This article is the first of a couple (plus some short ones) on the topic – feel free to comment …

Palm Oil II: Consumer Choice

Welcome to the second part of this two-part special collaboration on palm oil (Part I here!). Both of these posts are a collaboration with fellow science blogger Beth from Green Ambition, so if you enjoy what you read here check out her site! In part one, we examined the reasons behind palm oil’s undeniable negative …

Palm Oil I: Friend or foe?

Welcome to this two-part special series on the impacts and production of palm oil. Both of these posts are a collaboration with fellow science blogger Beth from Green Ambition (https://greenambition.co.uk/) so if you enjoy what you read here check out her fantastic site! Introduction Over the last decade, palm oil has become the most widely …

What makes a sustainable diet?

Sustainability and diet Sustainability is one of those environmental “hot topics”, which is so often talked about but rarely specifically explained. According to the Brundtland definition (presented in the Brundtland Report of 1987 to the UN General Assembly), sustainable development is: “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future …