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Tag: Inspiring Alumni

The Invisible Threat

Air pollution is an often invisible threat. We know it is damaging human health, but what about its impact on insects? Dr Robbie Girling – University of Reading graduate and now academic – tells CONNECTED how air...

The Plastic Waste Challenge

“The responsibility to combat climate change is on all of us. After all, it is up to us what kind of world we leave for our children.” These sentiments from Reading graduate, Risto Heikkala, are no doubt shared by many...

Local Climate Action

Reading graduate, Ellie Ellwood, shares how you can get inspired by the low-carbon community success stories happening around the UK, and invites you to tell your own climate action story. Ellie studied environmental...

A Beacon For Change

CONNECTED talks to Graciela Melitsko Thornton – a sustainability and climate change professional in the cultural sector – who has been campaigning for environmental action for the past three decades. Graciela first...

A Net Zero World

“We have a moral imperative to live more sustainably, otherwise we risk future generations.” Powerful words from Fiona Riggall, Reading graduate and Senior Sustainability Manager at Arm. Arm is a semiconductor...

Powering The Future

“Even if climate change didn’t exist, urgent action would still be needed to protect the world’s ecosystems. With human numbers rising, we are threatening and destroying the environment on an unprecedented scale and we...

Leading The Charge

Reading graduate, Dr Marek Kubik, has become a key figure in the global drive for renewable energy. In his role as Managing Director at Fluence – a global leader in energy storage products and services – his mission is...

Preserving The Past For The Future

“If you don’t preserve the past, understand it and study it, then you may as well believe anything you like.”  This week, CONNECTED speaks to self-confessed history fiend and successful museum curator, Dame Diane Lees...

The Indisputable Truth

Reading graduate and meteorologist, Karl Shepherdson, offers a blunt yet hopeful view on the changing climate – and stresses that climate education is the first step on the journey to combat climate change. When Karl...

Education Outside The Classroom

“No one will protect what they don’t care about; and no one will care about what they have never experienced.” A stark but powerful insight from Sir David Attenborough that explains why it is vital that we...