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The Live Smart Community Challenge – 5 reasons why you should get involved!

Need some feel-good community vibes to get you through the next few months? We’ve just launched an exciting mini-volunteering challenge to help you make a local difference for the UN Global Goals in covid-safe ways! You can find out…

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The Big, the Bad and the Ugly Truth of Pumpkin Waste!

Hi everyone, I hope you all enjoyed your Halloween celebrations! Recently, I posted an Instagram series on sustainability and reducing our pumpkin waste over this season. So, what is there to learn? Halloween has always been a time…

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Introducing Live Smart and our new Live Smart co-ordinator, Will

Hey you! I don’t think we’ve met!  My name is Will Weaving and I’m a second year, studying BSc Geography. This year, I have the exciting opportunity of co-ordinating the Live Smart programme- which means a couple of things….   You’re going to be…

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Be our next Live Smart Co-ordinator

Fancy a part-time job? We’ve got an incredible CV-boosting opportunity where you can earn some money, whist making a difference for sustainability at UoG and in the wider community. The University Sustainability Team is looking for a student…

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Sustainability and the Gaming Industry

My passion for sustainability started when reading articles about the amount of pollution, lack of recycling, and plastic waste. This made me feel frustrated as we only have one planet, which is being littered and destroyed. The amount…

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#ShortCourseSaturday… It’s a round up!

Over the last few weeks, we have shared an array of short courses on our social media channels, covering topics from the UN Global Goals to understanding diversity. These courses can help to expand your knowledge around sustainability,…

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The Nature Fix – Being Wild and Feeling Great!

With the world facing many unprecedented changes since the beginning of the year, and with much of the future faced with uncertainty – it is inevitable that our human emotions will be surrounded with negativity. Well, this has…

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The Earth Has Many Colours

The natural world boasts a beauty of vibrant colours and textures. Everywhere you look there is diverse fauna and flora – each unique, and in its own way striving to co-exist with our rapidly growing population. Over the…

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Ecolinguistics : The weight of words on the world

The #ShortCourseSaturday series has been running for a few weeks now so I thought it was about time I had a go at one of these courses myself. I decided to try out ‘The Stories We Live By’…

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5 minutes to change the world

Join us live on Facebook!June 8th-18th – 12:30pm With Covid-19 forcing us to cancel the Live Smart Community Festival, we’ve been working with Gloucester Cathedral to bring you a virtual and interactive way to explore, learn and collaborate…

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