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“We’ll be alright”: How Upton Upon Severn has changed since the 2007 Floods

Upton Upon Severn has been dubbed “the most flooded town in Britain” and was one of the worst effected towns in the 2007 floods. Floods are a regular occurrence in this countryside town, with historic major floods recorded throughout the years. With climate change quickly worsening, how safe is this town from heavier rainfall and […]

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The latest addition to Gloucestershire’s independent coffee scene

There’s nothing quite as comforting as an autumnal walk through crunching orange leaves and frost bitten air, followed by a trip for a hot coffee (or tea if that’s your preference)  Gloucestershire has a lot to offer, and with the rise in the popularity of plant-based options, local businesses have shone with their ability to […]

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How this fridge is helping Cheltenham turn green

A new community fridge in Charlton Kings hopes to bring communities together and fill bellies not bins.  Planet Cheltenham, an independent environmental charity, is collaborating with Vision 21, the Co-operative, and Cheltenham Borough Council. Raechel Kelly an organiser of Planet Cheltenham says that they want to provide people with  warm filling meals.  “Rather than food […]

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How to make your Christmas wrapping paper more sustainable

Wrapping gifts, which originated in ancient China, has become a global tradition. In fact, gifting a present without wrapping it can be considered rude. With COP-26 it’s our responsibility to begin questioning whether these long-standing traditions are harming our planet.  When gifting season rolls up the vast majority of wrapping paper can’t be recycled since […]

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A more sustainable future: are universities promoting sustainable travel?

Are our Universities sustainable? More importantly, are our universities promoting sustainable travel? With transport becoming the most polluting sector in the United Kingdom it’s important we look to our universities to see if they are doing everything in their power to encourage sustainable travel with their students. Looking locally, the University of Gloucestershire seems to […]