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Biodiversity, Education, Environment, Indigenous and Local Knowledge (ILK), Nature

Understanding the role of plants for societal health and well-being in the past, present and future

Posted on 1 October 2019 by Sustainable Places

Dr Poppy Nicol On Friday 20th September a SPARKing Impact workshop was held at the Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales National Museum Cardiff. Drawing upon collaboration between Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales and the Sustainable Places Research Institute, the SPARK workshop brought together a range of curators, researchers, practitioners and industry representatives working around the topic of
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Climate Change, Transport

How universities can help academics do the right thing on carbon

Posted on 17 September 2019 by Sustainable Places

Dr Ella Furness If we’re serious about sustainability, flying is a real problem for environmental academics, but the new trend of flight shaming won’t help us: collective action will.  The term ‘flygsham’ (usually translated from the Swedish as ‘flight shame’) is up there with ‘weaponize’ and ‘influencer’ as a contender for inclusion in the 2019
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Biodiversity, Climate Change, Conservation, Environment, Nature, Sustainable Development

Regrow Borneo and leadership in the face of the climate crisis

Posted on 26 July 2019 by Sustainable Places

We’ve been asking ourselves what we can do to tackle climate change. Earlier this year, the Welsh Government and Cardiff University’s student body, through the Students’ Union, declared a climate emergency. It’s right that Cardiff University should be setting an example, as an educator of future generations, to demonstrate leadership in the face of the
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Outdoors, Sustainable Development

Running and neoliberalism

Posted on 9 July 2019 by Sustainable Places

Dr Sara MacBride- Stewart Going for a morning run in Sao Paulo while attending a Latin American research network meeting on neoliberalism and subjectivity, gave me some time to reflect on my experience of negotiating unfamiliar streets and on the question of what makes a megacity, runnable? More specifically, in asking how it was possible
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