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Sustainable fashion: The disempowered designer

Sustainable fashion: The disempowered designer Copyrighted image Credit: © Slavenko Vukasovic | Dreamstime.com
Updated 01 Nov 2013
Are designers the ideal people to take ownership over the sustainability of the clothing they design?

Opening the wardrobe: The blogs

Opening the wardrobe: The blogs Copyrighted image Credit: © Olegd | Dreamstime.com
Updated 01 Nov 2013
Read the expert blogs that support the online sustainable clothing event as part of the ESRC’s Festival of Social Science.

Take part in the wardrobe audit

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Take part in the wardrobe audit Copyrighted image Credit: Farang | Dreamstime.com
Updated 31 Oct 2013
Understand more about clothing ownership and how this behaviour can be changed by taking part in our interactive wardrobe audit.

How we can treat clothing more sustainably

How we can treat clothing more sustainably Copyrighted image Credit: © Brooke Becker | Dreamstime.com
Updated 28 Oct 2013
Why some of the most effective ways to behave more sustainably may not be quite what you’d expect.

Does longevity have a role in clothing?

Does longevity have a role in clothing? Creative commons image Credit: Stephen Burch under CC-BY-NC-SA licence
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Oct 2013
Making clothes overseas needn't be a bad thing - providing the items aren't throwaway.

Reconnecting with the essence of herbs

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Reconnecting with the essence of herbs
Updated 17 Oct 2013
By Adriana Bijman
Naturopath Eveline Rodenburg about reconnecting and working with plants and herbs.

Power My Postcode: Compare energy sources in your own backyard

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Power My Postcode: Compare energy sources in your own backyard Creative commons image Credit: The Open University / mapping: Google
Introductory Level Duration 15 mins Updated 31 Aug 2013
Learn about energy production in the UK by entering your postcode into our tool to find out how much of your local area a fuel source can power...

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Transport and sustainability

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Transport and sustainability Copyrighted image Credit: S.Potter
Intermediate Level Duration 12 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
This unit explores the issues around sustainable transport and how the role of technology and society can interact to lower the overall impact of...

Sustainable Scotland

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Sustainable Scotland Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory Level Duration 5 hours Updated 03 Jun 2013
This broad-based unit will introduce you to a number of different aspects of sustainability that impact on Scotland and the wider world. It wil...

An introduction to sustainable energy

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Introductory Level Duration 3 hours Updated 26 Jul 2011
The search for sustainable energy will dominate the twenty-first century. This unit provides an introductory overview of the present energy systems...