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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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How nature helps me through lockdown

Many studies of past and present tell us that there is a clear correlation between nature, our mental and physical wellbeing. There is just something about connecting to the natural world around us that releases the right number…

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We Need To Talk About Tech

We might be saving money and carbon by travelling less since the pandemic, but have you ever thought about the impact of your tech? Our devices all have a carbon footprint – and that’s before we talk about…

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Carbon Jargon: 6 words you didn’t know you needed to know

Climate change is a big enough challenge without having to decipher the lingo! And no doubt by now you’ve heard many words and phrases like net-zero, carbon footprint and offsetting. So, what on earth do all these mean?…

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How to Equip your CV with Employability Skills, this Lockdown!

Despite us all being at home, this doesn’t mean our CV has to reflect that, there are lots of ways to boost your skill set, make a difference and make yourself stand out to future opportunities all from…

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Fairtrade Fortnight – 7 Fairtrade facts you might not know!

Have you ever wondered what Fairtrade products are REALLY about? With Fairtrade fortnight happening from the 22nd February – 7th March 2021, now is the perfect time to understand just what it means. More than just fair prices,…

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