Category Archives: Biodiversity

May 4 2016

The secret lives of the LSE bees

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Lucy Woods joins LSE Beekeeping society on one of their weekly visits to the LSE Bees and reports back on what she learnt.  In London’s rare afternoon sun, urban beekeeper Claire Ratinon leads a small group of curious visitors, covered … Continue reading

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Oct 5 2015

Grow Dat: phoenix from the floods

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Grow Dat is a community farm in New Orleans, founded in 2011 on the site of a former golf course that had been destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.  Jeanne Firth, one of the farm’s founding members, has just started a PhD … Continue reading

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Feb 24 2015

LSE Green Week 2015

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Vyvyan Evans, LSE Sustainability Assistant, looks back at an action-packed Green Week, featuring Green Party leader Natalie Bennett, cycling lessons, beehive signing and more… We did it again!  Another wonderful Green Week at LSE. The annual event, which this year … Continue reading

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Feb 18 2015

4 things I learnt during Green Week

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  By Mary Leong, MSc Media and Communications student at LSE. 1. Bees! Someone (commonly mis-attributed to Einstein) famously said that humans wouldn’t survive for much longer if bees died out. Thankfully, LSE Bees is doing its part with four small colonies of European honeybees … Continue reading

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Jan 28 2015

U.S. Bees

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John Fry is an LSE alumnus (MSc International Relations, Politics of the World Economy, 1994), and now keeps bees in Washington DC.  Here he shares his experiences of beekeeping in the US, including laws that banned beekeeping, and a nifty … Continue reading

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Nov 24 2014

From Crisis to Creation: building a sustainable financial system

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Nick Robins, Co-director of the UNEP Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System, makes the case for a set of policy measures that he argues would make the global finance system more efficient, more environmentally and socially sustainable, … Continue reading

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Sep 26 2014

Urban greening in the City of London

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Michelle Warbis, LSE Environment and Development student, proposes an amendment to the  City of London’s  ‘Community Infrastructure Levy’ that could promote the growth of urban green space in the Capital – despite a policy landscape that has previously hampered greening … Continue reading

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May 12 2014

LSE Green Week 2014

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Vyvyan Evans, LSE Sustainability Assistant, looks back over the thrills and spills of our Green Week 2014 (28th April – 2nd May).  From bikes to bees to bins, it had a little bit of something for everybody. 18 mended bikes, … Continue reading

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Nov 14 2013

Costa Rica: a sustainable success story

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Michelle Warbis, LSE Environment and Development alumnus, argues the success story of Costa Rica owes much to its approach to sustainability, which embraces environmental, economic, social and political factors synergistically. Costa Rica’s beginnings Columbus was forced to drop anchor off … Continue reading

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Nov 1 2013

The paradox of the Ganges

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Mikaela Rambali, MSc Environment and Development student at LSE, explores the paradox of the River Ganges:  how can its purity be held in such religious veneration, whilst suffering significant degradation due to industrialisation? Early one morning in South India, I … Continue reading

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