Tag: Nature

News

UEA to begin investing in renewable energy

The university has announced that it will begin to buy in green electricity from local, certified renewable sources. This is part of a larger effort to reduce the campus’ carbon footprint by 10,200 tonnes of CO2 per annum by 2020. UEA has committed to a budget of £6.5million to meet this target and with 2020…

Film

God’s Own Country: love, nature and acceptance

God’s Own Country opens with a bleak landscape; a reluctant dawn illuminating a grey and isolated world, the wind whistling without pause, and the sound of protagonist Johnny (Josh O’Connor) retching after one too many the night before. It’s an inexpressibly sad and hollow scene. Johnny’s world, limited on the family sheep farm that he…

Travel

Must-visit countries for 2019

Following the spirit of the New Year these are the three countries that you should definitely visit and explore. They are lesser known, but still amazing sites of nature… Botswana Botswana is a landlocked country in Southern Africa that must not be missed. The country has plenty to offer adventurous travellers wishing to explore the…

Science

Which vegan milk is best for the planet?

The carbon footprint of the dairy industry has become a topic of global interest. Greenhouse gas emissions, land use, and enormous water consumption due to dairy production has had devastating impacts on the planet. Research has shown that meat and other animal products produce the most food-related greenhouse gas emissions. Livestock has been found to…

Features

Is veganism the way to save our planet?

The increase in popularity of Veganuary has led to the question, what steps do we need to take to help save the environment? Megan L-Moran, a student who has recently become vegetarian, commented that ‘It is quite astonishing how the meat industry contributes so much to greenhouse gas emissions and how much land it uses….

Creative Writing

Haiku’s on A Winter Morning

Children with eyes wide, Exhale their warm breath slowly To watch the air dance. – Misty clouds of air Evaporate around me, And trouble my mind. – The frostbitten grass, waits timelessly, in the cold, hopeful for the sun. Like Concrete on Facebook to stay up to date

Creative Writing

Fall

Will had perched on the edge of their bed. He brushed Danielle’s cheek with his thumb, and told her he was going for a walk, receiving a half-awake mumble in reply. Ten years together and he still looked at her sleeping form in wonder; still had the old urge to play with her hair while…

Creative Writing

Loving Your Body

Kia is watching herself in the mirror and She doesn’t look like herself; She thinks she did once; She wishes she did now; She never will again. Kia is watching herself in the mirror and Where there was once the sharp jutting of rocks There is now ripe grassland, May green, lingering with soft sweet-scented…

Creative Writing

An Alphabetical Floral Companions Guide

Aloe Vera: Short-stemmed succulent with thick and fleshy leaves Serrated edges of small white teeth That smile as he soothes your burns and bruises. Chamomile: Tiny daisy flowers bloom on long stalks Reaching to the sky with its yellow core surrounded by white rays A sacred herb born of the sun. Echinacea: Hermaphroditic Purple in…

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