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7 reasons Leicester should plant more trees

As I’m working on my dissertation, I’ve been discovering more and more reasons why Leicester should plant more trees, and they are all reasons which apply to all cities. So without futher ado, here are the reasons why! Carbon sequestration and storage As you will remember from school, as trees grow, they take carbon dioxide from […]

We all gathered in Victoria Park from 11:30 to leave at 12. There was a wonderful atmosphere - socialising, painting our faces, seeing the wonderful banners people had made. Here were a couple of ours - and my UoL heart complete!

The Leicester Climate March

This weekend has been critical in terms of getting world leaders to take notice that people want real action on climate change. The COP21 climate talks are starting tomorrow in Paris, and negotiations will be under way, to set emission reduction targets etc. Its been especially important for marches in cities across the world due […]

Using Edges – The Green Festival of Making and Mending

Using Edges – The Green Festival of Making and Mending

This week has been a week of awakening for me, all because of my geography lectures. As part of the Contemporary Environmental Challenges module, on Monday we had a guest lecture and seminar from Transition Leicester, an organisation with a goal to help the local people of Leicester to transition to a more resilient economy and society, […]

Freedom – or not

Freedom: I moved back to Uni this week and have enjoyed a great sense of freedom and control that I have found comes with living alone. At home there are multiple distractions and temptations that sway me from my intended routine – like TiVo,  Hula Hoops, our piano and the ladybirds that decided to hibernate […]

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