Discovering Sustainability: A Student Journal

Showcasing the contribution of students in the Sustainability Research Institute as active producers of education, research and outreach.

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Welcome to Discovering Sustainability, a student led journal in the Sustainability Research Institute at the University of Leeds. The purpose of this journal is to publicise the work of students as producers of education, research and outreach. Contributions focus on some of the most serious environmental and social challenges of the present day. We believe that the University should be an active participant in the creation of a society that ensures prosperity for all, taking into full consideration that the planet on which we live has limits and that resources are not infinite.

Creating space for new ideas and making time for open dialogue is at the core of the Sustainability ethos. Furthermore, this journal aims to show that students are not simply passive recipients of an ‘education’ and that students and tutors alike are co-producers of knowledge. This open approach to discussion means that our contributors come from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds and approach Sustainability in a truly interdisciplinary and collaborative way.

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Ruth Trainor

Let the money do the talking: how economics has led to Indigenous language loss

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Fern Spencer

Food for thought: a student sustainability architect’s perspective

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by Poppy Standbridge
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Negar Naghshinehpour

Fresh Water – the truth for Aboriginals communities in Canada

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Alice Booth

“So they knew” – How Unfair Distribution has fuelled the Climate Crisis

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Winter Edition 2019/20

Against the Clock

For the fifth young person queuing in front of me, an assembly line boxing opinions and ideologies int confined choices, I see the young ones; a pale faced girl, left fist tensed, ...

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Climate Strike
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We don’t need no wealth taxation. We don’t need no land controls. Re-distribution? Not on our watch. Hey, Corbyn, leave...

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Water covers over two-thirds of our planet, yet, less than 3% is freshwater suitable for consumption [1]. Certain countries are...

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We’ve all heard about the plastic problem in our oceans. We’ve seen pictures: great floating garbage islands, and remote beaches...

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The Amazon and Australia are burning. England and Venice are flooded. Indonesia is having to relocate its capital to Borneo...

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Hello – I’m Ale, my current sustainability project is to develop the second phase of Colour Hyde Park Project! We...

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As a Student Sustainability Architect working on the Leeds Sustainable Curriculum and Conference projects, the days and weeks leading up...

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We all need food. We do not need food in the same way that we need transport or clothes or...

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Habitat loss and fragmentation are key drivers of biodiversity loss [1], with urbanisation having a greater impact on species than any...

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