JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST FASHION WASTE!
The fashion industry is a major concern for the environment. We buy too many clothes and throw them away too quickly. First of all, this is a shame and second very bad for the environment. Time to change this and reduce your ecological footprint!
Beat the Microbead
Microplastic is everywhere and many carry concerns about it. These tiny pieces of plastic can be damaging to one’s health as well as the environment. How would you be able to minimize your use and intake of microplastics and prevent them from spreading? There’s still a lot of uncertainty in regard to the damaging effects of microplastics. One of the places where their negative effects can clearly be seen is in nature. Microplastics are especially damaging to aquatic organisms.
No Mow May
You should not touch your grass in the month May. At least, that is what is happening in the UK and Belgium. Especially during this month, when the grass grows the most, it is important to let it keep growing in order to help the flowers and insects.
Fishing for Floating Waste
Last Sunday, the 25th of April, the time had finally come. To contribute to a more sustainable and sporty lifestyle, Mark and Didi, our USC sustainability coordinators, battled against the plastic waste in the canals of Leiden.
Every Sunday, Plastic Spotters Liselotte Rambonnet and Auke-Florian Hiemstra guide a team of volunteers to help clean up the canals by getting rid of floating waste. The Plastic Spotters do not only provide the volunteers with canoes and necessary tools, they also give an interesting talk on the recent history of floating waste fishing, making it a fun daytime activity with a charitable purpose!
Stimulate biodiversity with MoestuinMaatjes (Vegetable Garden Buddies)
This week is all about encouraging people to aid biodiversity. An easy way to contribute to this is with the MoestuinMaatjes (Vegetable Garden Buddies) from Albert Heijn. With the MoestuinMaatjes you not only improve your own harvest, you also give something back to nature. On your balcony or in your garden, you contribute to a better biodiversity and more nature in your neighborhood. Fun, tasty and good for nature!