It’s been very easy to get into the habitat of unthinkingly buying new clothes when there’s low costs and prices are low. However due to the high cost to the environment, it’s time we reimagined our relationship with fashion, starting at home. Here are some simple, quick ways to get more wear out of clothes, clean them responsibly and what to look for if buying … Continue reading Quick Tips for ‘quitting’ Fast Fashion
Oil-based fibres are used to produce synthetic fabrics such as nylon or polyester. However, manufacturing, washing and drying these manmade materials makes them shed pieces called microfibres. Microfibres are fragments of fibres smaller than 5 mm that can break down into even smaller nano-sized particles. Too small to be caught by our current wastewater management systems, they end up entering ecosystems, creating negative impacts for wildlife, … Continue reading Tips to make your washing routine more sustainable
Are you aged between 13-16 and want to develop your knowledge of biodiversity and nature? The Museum of Zoology is running a FREE two-day event in the summer holidays aimed at getting you more involved with nature and building biology-based skills! Attendees will also get the opportunity to design their own project and gain a CREST award to put on university applications. On the 18th … Continue reading Are you Tomorrow’s Ecologist?
Over the past 6 weeks we’ve heard a variety of talks from researchers working in butterfly conservation. Our Researcher’s Stories series ran every Wednesday starting from May 4th and wrapping up last week on the 8th June. The series aimed to showcase the research at the forefront of conservation, as well as giving our audience the opportunity to ask researchers their own questions. In case … Continue reading Researcher’s Stories Series Uploads
The Butterflies Through Time Project aims to link historical museum collections with contemporary conservation, bringing people closer to the natural world in the process. To celebrate the launch of the Butterflies Through Time exhibition, we have invited some of the researchers featured in the exhibition to speak more about their research. Our ‘researcher’s stories’ series will be a set of talks from six different butterfly researchers … Continue reading Butterflies Through Time: Researcher’s stories