Social Environmental Values

Nationalism and Patriotism in the Fight to Save Our Planet

Nationalism and Patriotism in the Fight to Save Our Planet

Nationalism and patriotism are two significantly divisive concepts. They call to mind histories of revolution, terrors of populist politics (ahem, Trump) and constant arguments pitting racism against pride in one’s country. But what role do nationalism and patriotism play in global efforts to save our planet? Do they have a place in helping us solve …

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The Good News to Take from 2020

A Year in Review: The Good News to Take From 2020

Well, what a year its been. Even as hope begins to dawn with the speedy development and approval of COVID~19 vaccinations, 2020 continues to throw up obstacles in the form of newer and nastier strains of the virus leading to further restrictions and disappointingly distanced festivities. But we’re so nearly there. Tomorrow we begin the …

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Are Natural Textiles Really Sustainable?

Are Natural Textiles Really Sustainable? Compromises you Need to Know About

Table of Contents As concerns over plastic have taken the hot seat in environmentalist debate, awareness of the disastrous effects of synthetic textiles has grown. Natural textiles are often celebrated as a planet-friendly alternative to polyester, nylon and other fossil fuel-based materials. However, there is a minefield of compromises and trade-offs to be considered. So, are natural …

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The Truth About Recycling and Social Inequality

The Truth About Recycling and Social Inequality

Those of you who are knowledgeable in areas of sustainability, waste management or circular economy may be familiar with ideas of ‘waste hierarchy’ and the limitations of mainstream recycling. But have you ever questioned how recycling came to be the top dog in environmental waste management? Have you ever considered its social context and implications …

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Environmentalism VS Sustainability

Environmentalism VS Sustainability: When One does not Equal the Other

Environmentalism often goes unquestioned in its promise of a sustainable future, so the title of ‘Environmentalism VS Sustainability’ may seem confused.
However, considering environmentalism in isolation from social and economic issues has perpetuated a variety of inequalities, highlighting the examples of when environmentalism is not so sustainable after all…