My Own Carbon Footprint

I’ve recently finished my first module towards my degree and one of the assigned tasks was to work out our own carbon footprint. I won’t lie, I was really excited about doing this because I was curious about the level of my carbon footprint compared to the national average. The calculator was user friendly, it…

What I’ve Learned So Far – Block 6 – Cities and Towns

I’ve completed my first year studying toward BSc (Hons) Environmental Science, this is what I’ve learned… In this block, our final one, we were introduced to Green Infrastructure; what it is and how it is beneficial. We need to be honest with ourselves and admit that summers are only going to get hotter, towns and…

What I’ve Learned So Far – Block 5 – China Rising

I’ve completed my first year studying toward BSc (Hons) Environmental Science, this is what I’ve learned… This block wasn’t one that I was looking forward to. I had pre-conceived ideas about China – they’re one of the world’s biggest polluters, they don’t care about the environment etc, however, I was surprised about what I learned….

What I’ve Learned So Far – Block 4 – Amazon Life

I’ve completed my first year studying toward BSc (Hons) Environmental Science, this is what I’ve learned… This was another block I was really excited about. I remember learning about Brazil in Geography in school and I recall focusing on the rainforest. The block focused on the size of the Amazon and the countries that share…

What I’ve Learned So Far – Block 3 – The Nile basin

I’ve completed my first year studying toward BSc (Hons) Environmental Science, this is what I’ve learned… This block was about the Nile and was also the first block where majority of the reading material was online. I had just gotten used to textbooks and then we went online. I’m not going to lie, that was…

What I’ve Learned So Far – Block 2 – The Arctic

I’ve completed my first year studying toward BSc (Hons) Environmental Science, this is what I’ve learned… In one of the first questions I was asked at the start of the textbook was write down what images came to mind when I thought about the word ‘Arctic’. For me it was; polar bear, igloo, and a…

What I’ve Learned So Far – Block 1 – Our Planet

I’ve completed my first year studying toward BSc (Hons) Environmental Science, this is what I’ve learned… The first book was about home (Earth); how we are all connected and the history of Earth. We looked at the loss of biodiversity through climate change and how native species are affected with the introduction of ‘alien’ species…

Tackle that ‘to do’ list

Let’s use the downtime productively and catch up on the things we keep meaning to do and start ticking tasks off our ‘things to do’ list.

Business Coaches Are Worth Their Weight In Gold

When I started my own business, it was both exciting and terrifying. I had always been an employee and not having to worry about paying myself, working out taxes, keeping accurate records was something I had happy not having to do. Before I launched my business, I had my plan, my target market. At least,…

Solitude of being self-employed

Working from home has many perks: running errands during the week rather than fighting through the crowds at the weekend, being able to work in your PJs (actually, I’ve only done this once but I do like the option), taking breaks when you want to and not having to worry about commuting. But there is…