How To Be Vegan On a College Student Budget

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The limitations of a dorm kitchen and living off student loans each semester can make vegan cooking difficult.

Homecooked meals and surrounded by grocery stories… luxuries like these are no more as a student! Though it’s healthy to treat yo’ self on the occasion with a pint of vegan Ben and Jerry’s or fancy nut cheeses, dairy and meat alternatives can get expensive.

We’ve written a guide to help you stay in budget while following a vegan diet during your studies with ideas that won’t break your student bank.

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Interview with Katie Wallis on Gromit Unleashed 2 Statue

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Once again, Natracare have the honour of sponsoring one of the statues for The Grand Appeal’s Gromit Unleashed 2 trail – Gnome Sweet Gnome!

Led by Aardman and the Grand Appeal, Gromit Unleashed 2 is a public charity art trail, with over 60 giant sculptures, designed by local artists and designers, dotted around Bristol for everyone to find.

Located in the prime spot – College Green – we chatted to artist, Katie Wallis, on her inspiration and challenges when it came to the design and execution of Gnome Sweet Gnome – a human sized Wallace. Read on to find out more!

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8 Breastfeeding Positions For You And Your Baby

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Despite being one of those most natural things in the world, breastfeeding doesn’t always come naturally. It takes a lot of practice to get right, especially as a new mother.

You might find it easier to get your baby to latch while lying down or sitting upright. It can take patience, practice and the right position to get a good latch, but once your baby has, it can be a wonderful experience for both of you!

In honour of World Breastfeeding Week, we want to share 8 different breastfeeding positions with pictures to help you find the right one for you and your baby.

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11 Top Tips for an Eco-friendlier Festival Experience

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Festivals are a summer staple for making memories full of music, friends and fun.

But festival fun comes at a costly price for the planet. Bigger festivals like Glastonbury generate nearly 2000 tonnes of waste in a week, which is around 15kg of waste per festival-goer. And that’s on top of the carbon emissions produced across the weekend through diesel fuelled stages and lights, and travel to and from the site.

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Turning Green’s top actions to be a plastic pollution activist

The Top 4 Actions of a Plastic Pollution Activist:

Turning Green is a global student-led movement devoted to cultivating a healthy, just and thriving planet through education and advocacy around environmentally sustainable and socially responsible choices. We inform, inspire, and mobilize a global network of students to become visionary catalysts for sustainable change in their lives, school campuses, and local communities. One of the most important issues we focus on is plastic pollution. Trash is already finding its way to the most isolated and untouched corners of our world. Just recently 38 million pieces of plastic were found on one of the world’s most remote islands, Henderson Island, which is part of the South Pacific Pitcairn group. Plastic pollution is not only affecting wildlife, but the quality of life for people around the world. And this is why we have to act now! Here are some tips on how to do it:

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Turning the tide on plastic period waste

This #PlasticFreeJuly we’re asking people to think about the impact of period waste on the planet. Everyday the UK flushes:

  • 700,000 panty liners

  • 2.5 million tampons

  • 1.4 million sanitary towels

Tampons, pads and panty liners are loaded with hidden plastic which makes its way into rivers and oceans. This has a devastating impact on marine life and coastlines. It’s time to put a stop to it!

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*Closed* Competition: Win ‘How To Give Up Plastic’ Book and Natracare Goodies

How To Give Up Plastic

We are giving you the chance to win one of five copies of the new book ‘How to Give Up Plastic’ by Will McCallum, who is the Head of Oceans at Greenpeace. We will even add in some plastic free period products to get you started!!

‘How to Give Up Plastic’ provides valuable insights into the latest research and gives straight forward tips about how YOU can make a difference by making small changes in your day to day life. It is a call for people from every corner of the world to join together in the fight against plastic pollution.

Here’s how you can enter:

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