Tag: sustainable

Fashion

Sustainable Refresh

Fast fashion is having a detrimental effect upon the environment. In fact, a recent government audit claimed that 1.2 billion tonnes of carbon emissions were produced by the fashion industry in 2015; more emissions than aviation and shipping combined. Recently, there’s been a surge amongst millennials in wanting to know that our clothes have been…

News

UEA selected for BAFTA screen industries project

The British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA) has selected UEA as a partner university for its new course on the environmental impacts of producing media. BAFTA has partnered with Albert, a project aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of the television and film industries, to create a course starting at ten UK universities for…

Global

Jobs at risk as Airbus ends A380 production

European plane producer Airbus has announced that it will soon cease production of one of its most iconic passenger planes. It could hold up to 800 people and was once the world’s largest passenger capacity aircraft. The decision came as Emirates, Airbus’ largest purchaser of the A380, moves towards using a selection of smaller, more…

Features

How eco-friendly are we really?

If you look around campus, being eco-friendly is everywhere: on signs in cafes, posters above bins and even plastered on printers, but just how effective is this? UEA has seemingly outstanding waste statistics, spending £260,000 every year on its recycling scheme. 90 percent of waste is recycled; and rightly so, the university has long been…

Science

Regular heatwaves: a hazard to health

7,000 more people could die per year due to increased temperatures by 2050, says a new report by the Health Protection Agency. It found that if no changes are made there could be a rise of 257% in heat-related deaths. So should we be worried? Well, the study found that London, the Midlands and the east…

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