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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Katie Kedward

We are being bombarded by the false creed of consumerism: It’s time to do something about advertising

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Mathilde François-Downey

How we feed animals to feed humans

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Tom Peacock

The Very Hungry Human: How consumption is destroying our wildlife biodiversity

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Emily Jowett

China’s hidden agenda: Muslim concentration camps

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Spring Edition 2018/19

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“It’s just my luck. I talk to a nice girl, seem to hit it off, and she turns out just...

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Economics is an easy discipline to criticise. Other social scientists dislike its anti-social theory, citizens are suspicious of its perceived...

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Extravagant, individual and as high as possible – construction projects around the world symbolise economic growth and prosperity. Global construction...

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We walk past them every day. We ignore their cries for help. Morally, it is time we face the facts:...

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Economics is an easy discipline to criticise. Other social scientists dislike its anti-social theory, citizens are suspicious of its perceived...

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Development of the first modern plastic took place in 1907 when Leo H. Baekeland patented the first synthetic plastic (Crespy...

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Introduction – why system dynamics System dynamics modelling has grown alongside the development of modern computing, starting with Forrester’s World...

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