Category: Awareness Days

Reading Time: 7 minutes (Photo: https://saveourseas.com) On June 8th, the world gathers to celebrate World Oceans Day, an initiative aiming to raise awareness on the oceans’ role in our everyday life and to promote individual and collective action to protect and use marine resources sustainably. World Oceans Day also supports a global movement to call on world leaders to […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes World Environment Day falls on the 5th of June every year. It was founded by the United Nations in 1974 and is a day that focuses on bringing attention to various issues relating to the environment. Each year has a specific theme that encourages attention towards a key issue deemed particularly important that year. Last […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s #StopFoodWasteDay 2020! Did you know that the Scottish Government has it’s very own Food Waste Reduction Action Plan? The Scottish Government wants to reduce household food waste by a third by 2025 which could reduce Scotland’s overall carbon footprint by around 1.5%. At the moment around half of the food waste in Scotland comes […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes Today, 22nd of April 2020, is the day we celebrate Earth Day 2020. Do not get confused between Earth Day and Earth Hour though. We celebrate Earth Day by demonstrating our support for environmental protection and participate in Earth Hour by switching our lights off in support of nature and our planet. Anyway, do you […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes “It had a sublime and solemn effect, so wild, so solitary — no one but ourselves and our little party there . . . I had a little whisky and water, as the people declared pure water would be too chilling.” – Queen Victoria, upon reaching the summit of Ben Macdui in 1859 “Mountains matter […]

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Reading Time: 3 minutes   My name is Sarah and I am a current student on the MSc Energy, Society and Sustainability at the University of Edinburgh. I also did my undergraduate here in Edinburgh, graduating with a degree in Geography last summer. As a 21-year-old from Stirlingshire, I am passionate about ensuring young people have a platform from […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes The 3rd of March is World Wildlife Day! Many organisation use this to raise awareness of the big biodiversity and conservation issues of our time. The big cats, elephants, pandas and penguins battling for top spot. In terms of Scotland, the RZSS have these covered with Edinburgh Zoo and the Highland Wildlife Park housing some […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes A couple of months ago I entered into a competition to write about politics. I wrote an article about the importance of civics education and how it could be brought back in Scotland. I am aware that this blog is about geology and the life of a geostudent but it would be a waste of […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes As part of the Festival of Creative Learning (FCL) I once again organised art to be exhibited in the Crew Building (King’s Buildings). This year I tried to really test people on being creative and came up with a slightly obscure theme- the unappreciated world. In our busy day-to-day lives we often don’t take the […]

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