sustainability



UofG receives a 2:2 in latest sustainability ranking

5th February 2022

The People and Planet environmental rankings place the University 84th in the UK, failing in areas such as recycling and strategy. The People and Planet 2021 sustainability league table has ranked the University of Glasgow 84th out of 184 UK universities and 4th in Scotland on its environmental policy, which represented a 2:2 classification for ...


Confessions of a fast fashion shopper

18th December 2021

How realistic is it to expect students to shop only ethical fashion? A boy at school once made a backhanded comment to my face about my mustard-coloured knitted jumper one dress down day. While it was pretty harmless, I was left feeling like all I could and should wear was skinny jeans and Topshop crop ...


Two weeks of sustainability is not enough

17th November 2021

Are businesses in Glasgow genuinely taking steps towards a sustainable future, or are they merely trying to make some extra cash during COP26? COP26 has brought the world to Glasgow’s doorstep, with environmental activists, world leaders, NGOs and businesses descending on our city. With a whole host of live events, talks and promotional opportunities up ...


Glasgow business Wild & Kind pushes sustainable clothing for plastic-free July

6th July 2021

Patrick Harvie visits Glasgow’s Wild & Kind Studio to emphasise there is more to plastic reduction than recycling plastic bottles and carrier bags. Following a visit to the Wild & Kind Studio in Glasgow this week, Patrick Harvie, Glasgow MSP and Scottish Greens co-leader, discusses thinking outside the box when it comes to reducing our ...


Pre-owned capitalism: can Depop save the planet?

22nd October 2020

Basilia Weir has some questions about just how sustainable shopping from Depop really is. Being more sustainable means buying my clothes second-hand whenever possible. But, when I peruse the racks at my local charity shops, I’m often met with wooly jumpers, raincoats and orthopaedic slippers – all of which have a certain elderly air to ...