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.

Spring Edition 2017/18

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Overfishing is one of the greatest threats our oceans face. By catching more than the seas can sustain, humanity trespasses...

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If trends continue, by 2050 there will be more plastic in the World’s oceans than fish [1]. This is an...

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“The explanation for hunger is more complex than “too many people” combined with “low farm productivity”” (Peoples and Bailey [1])...

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I’ll never forget my snorkelling trip to idyllic Indonesia. Imagine white sandy beaches and a stunning maze of vibrant coral....

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Initially, I was critical of business engaging in sustainability. I saw CSR as a gateway to reducing the role of...

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Pasi Heikurinen’s questions over technological innovation providing sustainability solutions (2016) made me think. Previous messages from study/experience hold technology as...

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Following the completion of a degree in Environmental Sustainability, I believed that the fundamental role of businesses was to drive...

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Prior to analysing the relationship between business and sustainability, I accepted that, because corporations are so ingrained in societal organisation,...

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