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We want to help you live in smarter ways that have a positive impact on your wellbeing, save you money, improve your local community, and benefit the wider planet.

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Smart travel – how you could benefit from switching up your campus commute

As part of our new Carbon Strategy, we are aiming to reach net-zero by 2030, and you can help us achieve this! As we are tackling all 3 Scopes of emissions in our strategy, this includes the way…

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What is COP 26 and why should students pay attention?

COP stands for Conference of the Parties. It is the world’s biggest climate conference – and the decision-making body for global climate change solutions. COP is held annually, this year it will be held in Glasgow, Scotland from…

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How to Live Smart at UoG this year

Welcome (back) to UoG where we care about you, and about the planet. I’m Will, 3rd year Geography student and Live Smart Co-ordinator and I’m here with all the student hacks to help you live a little smarter….

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Visit our new wellbeing garden at Park Campus

Over the summer, we have been working hard to bring you a new garden and growing space! Located at the bottom of Park Campus behind Broadlands lodge, you can expect to find raised beds with fresh veg and we’re…

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Learning about Sustainability through Ecolinguistics

The way we talk about the environment has a direct impact on how we approach the climate crisis – Ecolinguistics can shed light on the issues as well as the solutions! Maddie Mancey, a PhD Ecology and Linguistics…

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Get your voice heard!

How and why to write to your MP… Are you frustrated with the pace of change on issues you care about most? Be it food poverty, inequality, climate injustice, or poor cycle infrastructure (something I feel strongly about!) let…

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The true cost of the fashion industry and how to dress more sustainably

Alluring runway shows, shiny magazines and stylish clothes are all things we generally associate with the word ‘fashion’. But despite its glamorous connotations, the fashion industry is one of the most damaging in the world. Being our planet’s…

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Sustainability in the Film Industry

The film industry is a place where hours of work and large sums of money get put into a finished product that provides audiences with, on average, around two hours of entertainment. On the surface, it might not…

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Colonial curriculums – why they are c*&%! and how we are changing them

For many years schools and universities in the UK have taught curriculums with a bias towards white, western knowledge frameworks with their legacy in empire, power, and hierarchy. It is everywhere and some people will not even notice….

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Decolonising my course

For many years schools and universities in the UK have taught curriculums with a bias towards white, western knowledge frameworks with their legacy in empire, power, and hierarchy. It is everywhere and some people will not even notice….

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