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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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Last but not least, May challenges!

This blog compliments the final Glos Goes Green challenges set by our amazing Ethical and Environmental Experience Officer, Grace! So, what challenges are there this month and why are they important? Novice Action- Reuse your empty jars and…

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Feeding A Growing Planet

Most of you know that I focus on telling important conservation and environmental stories through my social media platforms. It is what I love doing most and it is what gets me out of bed in the morning…

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Climate Change and Colonialism

Colonialism presents itself in several different forms. An infinite lust for riches and power. A permanent pillage of the natural world. A project to dominate nature, to render it profitable and subservient to humankind. An act of violence…

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Everything you need to know about this month’ challenges

The Students’ Union Glos Goes Green programme is now well underway, so what challenges are in store for April and why are they important? Novice Action – Read a Live Smart blog and learn some sustainable tips! If…

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How well is your home?

During the last year, we’ve been largely constrained to our houses for safety. As a final year undergraduate design student, I’ve been working constantly indoors every day on the computer and this lack of access to the outdoors…

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Everything you need to know about March’s challenges

The Students’ Union has officially launched Glos Goes Green 2021 getting sports teams and societies competing to take the most sustainability actions! Each month here at Live Smart we’ll be bringing you the inside track – giving you…

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3 meat-free and mind-boosting meals!

As a student I understand first-hand we all want cheap, easy food that will fill our bellies but also provide the necessary nutrition. I’ve put together 3 meat-free recipes that are great for you, your pocket, and the…

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