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Sustainable Style

It’s finally beginning to look like spring, which means many of us are keen to ditch the jumpers and coats and leap into a new wardrobe. But how can you ensure you’re not playing into the hands of the multitude of ethical issues that seem part and parcel of the fashion industry? And how can…

Step away from the consumerism…

Consumerism is one of the most subtle and ubiquitous threats to the environment – but an increasingly important one. Consumerism is defined as ‘the preoccupation of society with the acquisition of consumer goods’. From an environmental perspective, it’s fairly obvious that this is not a good thing. Needlessly buying huge amounts of random stuff is…

How Not to Freeze

It’s the middle of winter, which means that many students are steadily turning into icicles in barely-heated houses. EnviroSoc is at hand with a few environmentally-friendly tips to help keep you reasonably unfrozen…   Take inspiration from lizards. Gravitate towards the sunniest rooms in the house – if your kitchen is sunny in the morning,…

A Quick Guide To…Fracking

Throughout 2013, one environmental issue that has rarely been out of the headlines is fracking. But what exactly is fracking, and why is it so controversial? EnviroSoc is here with our quick guide…    What is fracking? Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is a controversial method of obtaining natural resources such as shale gas from deep…