Tag: Ecology

Arts

Art in the anthropocene

Plastic floods our oceans, concrete accumulates beneath our feet, and carbon weighs down on us from above. This is the new world of materials that we live in. Welcome to the Anthropocene. Popularised by Paul Crutzen and Eugene Stoermer in the early 2000s, the Anthropocene represents a new layer in the geological strata and denotes…

News

Goldsmith St. wins RIBA award

Norwich city’s ground-breaking, eco-efficient council homes on Goldsmith Street were awarded the Stirling Prize by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).  Made up of 93 ultra-low-energy homes arranged in seven terrace blocks, this highly sustainable Norwich council estate has won Britain’s most prestigious architecture award, The RIBA Stirling Prize, on 8th October 2019. Contending…

Uncategorized

The case for re-wilding

Rewilding allows habitats to be shaped by natural processes, without human intervention. In Britain, the uplands are ideally where we should concentrate our efforts: here the population in lowareas such as the Scottish Highlands are among the least populated areas in Europe-and the management practices are often unsustainable and heavily subsidised. Deforestation is one of…

Science

“Students – the RSPB needs YOU” says alumnus

The largest conservation charity in the country, The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, (RSPB) was founded in 1989 and is aimed towards engaging Ecology, Biology and Science students, who are interested in conserving the environment and attending wildlife talks and events. A local RSPB group in Norwich meets once a month at Hellesdon…

Environment, Science

A quintessentially ecological day

This April, many throughout Norfolk will be travelling to attend the North Norfolk Coast Earth Day, writes Helen Martin. It is a free event which takes place at Deepdale farm, well-known for providing a hostel where backpackers can enjoy a quintessentially ecological stay.

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