Category Archives: Ethical purchasing

Feb 19 2016

Free film screening: The True Cost of Fashion

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            Abi Fasoranti       On Wednesday 24th February, the IMT Green Impact Team and LSESU Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics Society will be hosting a free screening of Andrew Morgan’s documentary The … Continue reading

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Jan 25 2016

From Fast to Slow: ReLove Fashion at LSE

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                  By Sophie McGrath On Monday 8 February, the IMT department’s Green Impact Team will be hosting a special event, LSE ReLove Fashion, to raise awareness about making sustainable fashion choices. ReLove … Continue reading

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Aug 12 2015

Volunteering opened my eyes and enriched my university experience

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Laura Price’s work as Fundraiser and Student Liaison Co-ordinator for FoodCycle earned her a nomination for LSE’s 2015 Volunteer of the Year award. FoodCycle LSE was also named LSE Voluntary Organisation of the Year at the 2015 LSE Volunteers Awards in the summer term. Organised … Continue reading

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Jul 15 2015

Why does the UK waste more food than any other EU country?

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British households chuck away a staggering 7 million tonnes of mainly edible food and drink each year – but why?  And what can we do to reverse this situation?  Maria Evert, Intern at GreenMatch, finds out… Reportedly, the UK wastes … Continue reading

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Jun 25 2015

LED lighting and the Lindy Effect

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Are LEDs just an off-white flash in the pan?  Or are they the lighting solution of the future?  Rory Wilding – Commercial Director of Which LED Light, and passionate about behavioural economics – says the answer lies in a theory … 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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Mar 31 2014

Towards sustainable public procurement

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LSE won an award last week for buying Fairtrade cotton uniforms for its Estates staff and contractors.  Attending an EU ethical procurement conference to collect the trophy, Jon Emmett, LSE Sustainability Projects Officer, had the opportunity to learn from how … 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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Oct 16 2013

ReLove Fair

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Rosie Coleman, the LSE Students’ Union Education Officer, got stuck into volunteering at last week’s ReLove Fair, giving unwanted items a new lease of life whilst funding student environmental projects on campus. I’m Rosie, the LSESU Education Officer. I graduated … Continue reading

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Jun 19 2013

Ethics is in the eye of the spender

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Every day is filled with purchasing decisions: from the food we buy at lunchtime to that last-minute weekend away. Do these things really have an impact on the world? And, if so, how should we change our habits, so that … Continue reading

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