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Killing consumerism: Are we headed to disposal doom?

Killing consumerism: Are we headed to disposal doom?

In his keynote presentation, Professor Mark Miodownik deliberates on the perils of consumerism, how we might manage to bring it to a sustainable future, and its obsolescence
In conversation with Jo Lathwood: Art manifestos, the conflicts of making, and the next realm

In conversation with Jo Lathwood: Art manifestos, the conflicts of making, and the next realm

The Mancunion chats with installation artist Jo Lathwood, about her new exhibition Making Up, a thought-provoking piece exploring journeys, materials and the environment at Salford Quay’s The Lowry
Imagining a better future: Sustainable art with Jessica El Mal

Imagining a better future: Sustainable art with Jessica El Mal

Artist and curator, Jessica El Mal talks about sustainability, collaboration and her curatorial work with A.MAL Projects
Christmas begins here: Save the date for Manchester’s Vegan Christmas Festival

Christmas begins here: Save the date for Manchester’s Vegan Christmas Festival

The highly anticipated Vegan Christmas Festival makes its way to Manchester this November, and will be home to a variety of vendors and talks about sustainability
How to be a sustainable clothes shopper as a student

How to be a sustainable clothes shopper as a student

The Mancunion shares its tips and tricks for shopping sustainably as a student

How Mayfield Park is turning an abandoned space into a Mancunian heartland

Mayfield Park is quickly turning a once abandoned space into a core, green part of Manchester’s urban life. But how did the site’s developers turn a once disregarded lot into a natural Mancunian paradise?
A shifting design model: Lacoste appoints new Creative Design Director and the collaborations continue

A shifting design model: Lacoste appoints new Creative Design Director and the collaborations continue

Less than two weeks after Gucci announced their newest creative director, Lacoste has revealed their new creative design director for the brand! But what does this mean in the world of fashion?
12 Days of Christmas: Eight Oat Milk Controversies

12 Days of Christmas: Eight Oat Milk Controversies

Praised by the lactose intolerant and climate conscious alike, oat milk has been the favourite milk substitute for a long time. With its creamy texture, natural sweet taste, and ability to make a latte even more delicious, is it too good to be true?
Pottering around at HandleBar

Pottering around at HandleBar

Reminisce your crunchy childhood by filling your evenings with arts and crafts at Fallowfield’s latest bar: HandleBar. From Drink & Doodle, life drawing to pottery with Dave, you’ll become an artist in no time
Why is the EU looking to cut fashion shows?

Why is the EU looking to cut fashion shows?

In an attempt to improve sustainability in the fashion industry, the EU is cutting back on fashion shows. But how worthwhile is this? And who will it affect the most?
The sustainable student: Five ways to be environmentally conscious on a budget

The sustainable student: Five ways to be environmentally conscious on a budget

Being sustainable as a student doesn’t have to break the bank – here are five ways that you can be a greener student in Manchester
Creative to Con Artist: An insight into concert merchandise

Creative to Con Artist: An insight into concert merchandise

An insight into the creative history of concert merchandise and how current artists are exploiting their fans through the sale of fast fashion with a lacks of creativeness
Burnham signs a four city wide green deal

Burnham signs a four city wide green deal

Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has praised the signing of a historic multi-city green deal
Want Not Waste celebrates three years of zero waste

Want Not Waste celebrates three years of zero waste

Want Not Waste, Manchester’s first student-run, plastic-free shop and wider project, celebrates three years of positive change on campus.
‘Radicchio Not Roses’ – A Guide to Sustainable Valentine’s Alternatives

‘Radicchio Not Roses’ – A Guide to Sustainable Valentine’s Alternatives

Roses may not be the most ethical choice to gift a loved one this Valentine’s day – here’s why, and some alternatives.
Hanging out the dirty laundry on greenwashing – how to spot and avoid it

Hanging out the dirty laundry on greenwashing – how to spot and avoid it

Deputy Fashion Editor Zahra shares her top tips on how to spot and avoid greenwashing so you can live your best sustainable consumer life.
A Fertile Future: In conversation with The Kindling Trust

A Fertile Future: In conversation with The Kindling Trust

A conversation with The Kindling Trust, a Manchester based organisation that seeks to subvert our food system for the good of people and the planet.
Manchester Festival of Climate Action

Manchester Festival of Climate Action

From Mitigation, to Adaption, Finance to Collaboration – what’s on at the Manchester Festival of Climate Action?
A Look Into: Rummage in the Range

A Look Into: Rummage in the Range

Rhiannon Ingle explores Manchester’s “Rummage in the Range” car boot sale and the community effort that surrounds it
What’s the (real) deal with period underwear?

What’s the (real) deal with period underwear?

Have you ever thought about period underwear but felt too afraid to try it? Don’t worry, we did it for you