Category Archives: Defining sustainability

Sep 2 2015

Meet your new sustainability engagement officer

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Hello LSE! My name is Madeleine Dwyer, and I’m very excited for the year ahead as the new Sustainability Engagement Officer in the Sustainability Team. First I’ll tell you a little about myself, before I race off into what I … 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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Aug 29 2014

Sustainability Careers: A New “Traditional” Path?

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By Meaghan Krohn, who graduated from LSE with an MSc in Environmental Policy and Regulation in 2013. One of the biggest hurdles I face in my transition from graduate school into my career is that my chosen career path – … Continue reading

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Dec 13 2013

How can young people’s behaviour towards sustainability be changed?

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Pim Mekdhanasarn, MSc Management, Organisation and Governance student, describes her experience of working on an open innovation project for Futerra, a sustainability communication agency whose mission is ‘to make sustainability so desirable it becomes normal’. Hope (or shall we say … Continue reading

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Nov 21 2013

The sustainable university: from practising to teaching and back

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Jon Emmett, LSE Sustainability Projects Officer, gave a lecture on sustainability as part of a module on project management, and reflects on the opportunities for further collaborative projects to develop new approaches to sustainability teaching in universities.     Last week … 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 6 2013

Can business be sustainable? The case of Bioregional

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Robin Ray, LSE Sustainability Assistant, argues that although there are inherent tensions between business-as-usual and environmental sustainability, businesses such as Bioregional can be important players in creating a sustainable future.  The question of whether or not business activity and healthy … Continue reading

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Sep 19 2013

LUEG, and the future of sustainable universities

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Jon Emmett, LSE’s Sustainability Projects Officer, explores how the London Universities Environment Group (LUEG) reflects broader trends in sustainability management – and asks what the future has in store.  LUEG The London Universities Environment Group (LUEG) is a network that … Continue reading

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Sep 11 2013

Everything but climate change

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Carolina Figueroa, MSc Environment and Development student, argues that while climate change has come to dominate debates around sustainability, it isn’t the only issue we should be focusing on.   Last July, the Sustainable Development Network released the results of … Continue reading

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