By Daniel Connolly 13th May 2021 The business of clothes making is wholly unsustainable. Accounting for around 10% of the global greenhouse gases emitted to the Earth and responsible for discharging 1.2 billion tons of CO2 to the atmosphere. It also relies heavily on water, chemicals and fossil fuels across the supply chain. The clothing… Continue reading Why Patagonia is one of the most Responsible Companies in the World
By Aditya Soyanke As someone who is surrounded by climate activism and climate emergency news, very few things leave me speechless, and those things are usually bad for the environment. However, the documentary about the 2019 rebellion led by the Extinction Rebellion – a group (rather large now) fighting against climate injustice, also known as… Continue reading Rebellion : A review of the Extinction Rebellion Documentary on Netflix
Scotland is famous for its rich cultural and historical sites. Tourists from all over the world are inspired to visit Scotland, bringing necessary business to some of Scotland’s most rural areas. However, thanks to the worldwide abuse of fossil fuels global warming is accelerating the risk of these sites being lost forever. Continue reading Scottish History and Culture is at Risk of Being Lost Forever Under Climate Change
Fast fashion is having a devastating effect on the earth. Each year an estimated 92 million tons of waste ends up in landfills or being burned. The UK alone contributes roughly £142 million worth of this clothing and textile waste each year. Denim jeans are a staple in most wardrobes and many new styles or… Continue reading ReJean: The Brand At The Forefront Of Sustainable Fashion In Glasgow
The documentary, Living Proof, traces the roots of the Scottish climate crisis to the pages of history. Continue reading What Does History Say About Climate Change in Scotland?
Cannes film festival, as one of the authentic cinematic, events has often shown its concerns about climate change, and now the poster of the 75th clearly mentions climate change. Continue reading 75th Cannes Film Festival to come with a Special Look at Climate Change
Extreme carbon inequality is pushing the world to the climate brink, as the world’s poorest 3.5 billion people who contribute little to carbon emissions are the most affected by climate impacts such as floods, droughts, and storms. In recent decades carbon emissions have rocketed, with global annual carbon emissions growing by around 60% from 1990… Continue reading Carbon Inequality: How Climate Change is Disproportionality Affecting Indigenous Communities
By Olivia Adam Today’s unforgiving whirlwind of weekly microtrends makes staying true to your personal style difficult. Building your own classic capsule wardrobe is a sustainable and ethical way to battle the winds of fast fashion. What is a ‘capsule wardrobe’? It is a minimal and succinct selection of clothes and accessories carefully handpicked to… Continue reading How to Build your Capsule Wardrobe
Fife beach bounces back in less than 6 months of being named the UK’s dirtiest beach in a report by Save On Energy last June. Kinghorn Harbour beach on the east coast of Fife has struggled for years with water pollution from surrounding harbours, nearby sewage treatment plants and general transit pollution on the Firth… Continue reading Kinghorn Harbour Beach: From Most Polluted to Award Winning in Less than 6 Months.
By Niall Houston 17 April 2022 How art can make a difference not just culturally, but environmentally. Walking into the Mitchell Library one day, a curious piece of artwork caught my attention and pulled me over to it like an ebbing tide pulls driftwood. What sparked my interest about it was the vast variety in… Continue reading ‘Climate Change – The Plastic Age’: Sustainable Art Done Correctly.
During Ukraine war, an eco-friendly advice has been viraled with aiming to impact on Russia’s oil incomes. It was: Fight Putin, ride a bike. Continue reading Support Ukraine Through an Eco-friendly Action: Killing Two Birds with One Stone
Are NFTs a threat to the environment like many people say? After looking over the evidence to support this argument, there are many concerning aspects of the creation of NFTs that could lead to a massive impact on the environment. Continue reading Why are NFTs a threat to the environment?
Zero waste shopping is an up and coming way of living a more sustainable lifestyle. These shops are becoming more popular as they not only help to reduce plastic waste but also food waste, contributing to a more sustainable planet. Food waste is a huge issue in the world. In the UK it is estimated… Continue reading The Zero Waste Shop Taking Over Glasgow
Eco-friendly delivery services are the next big thing. To get to know the people behind the trend, we spoke to Stewart McGown, co-founder of EcoEats and Andy Yeung, co-founder of Veganwheels. Continue reading In Conversation: Glasgow’s Sustainable Food Delivery Services
By Cameron Macpherson Glasgow’s south side is in somewhat of a renaissance period. It’s a traditional neighbourhood that has kept a lot of its core elements, even against the changing identity of the city. Very much a separate entity from the bustling and frantic city centre; and arguably even more disparate from the prim and… Continue reading Grow Your Own Way – The Glasgow Charity Promoting Sustainability Through Gardening
Five climate crisis documentaries to help change your outlook on our planet. Continue reading World Destruction in High Definition: A Guide to Climate Change Documentaries
In November 2021, Venezuelan musician and performance artist Arca released her eclectic music video for her two songs, “Prada” and “Rakata”. Its use of climate crisis imagery is bold yet nuanced. Sparks fly in a dark, empty room. A statue of an unidentifiable (but very hench) animal is in the centre. A naked CGI version… Continue reading Arca’s “Prada/Takata”: Overcoming the Apocalypse of Patriarchy
Fashion Revolution is hosting their annual Fashion Revolution Week in April, campaigning against fast fashion for a more sustainable and ethical future for the industry. This year’s campaign will run the week of Monday the 18th to Sunday 24th of April, as a nod to the 2013 Rana Plaza factory collapse anniversary. The disaster saw… Continue reading MONEY. FASHION. POWER.
Have you ever considered the imminent danger of animals’ gradual extinction? Have you ever imagined the wildlife without unique animals such as elephants or pandas? Are you aware that the number of endangered species is on the rise? Do you know what the roots of the problem are? Climate change is one of the most… Continue reading Animals’ Extinction Is Closer than It Appears
I investigated one of Glasgow’s newest climate-aware cafes and got to the heart of what makes them an excellent example for all local businesses. In today’s busy society, there’s one drink that fuels the entire student population, dragging them from lecture hall to revision session. Coffee. And what urban city would be complete without a… Continue reading Blah Blah Blah – A Climate Conscious Model for Glasgow’s Cafes
With London Fashion Week just passed, we present sustainable fashion brands in Glasgow that play a pivotal role in helping the slow fashion movement gain momentum. It’s no secret, the fashion industry is guilty of leaving a huge carbon footprint, accounting for approximately ten percent of global carbon emissions. Earth.org revealed that 92 million tons… Continue reading Sustainable Clothing from Glasgow: It’s Time to Hop on the Slow Fashion Train!