Articles Written by Bethan Henderson

Biomimicry: how nature can inspire a sustainable world

Sustainable Leaders | Global, October 28th, 2021

From the complex colonies of ants to the very bones inside our bodies, so much can be learned from natural systems and applied to human life. Biomimicry can be an effective tool for innovation and creating a more sustainable future.

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: yet another lung disease made worse by air pollution

People | Human Health, September 27th, 2021

Air pollution can lead to a plethora of respiratory illnesses. Recent research shows that it contributes to the progression of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)—a chronic and irreversible lung disease.

The ‘sustainable’ Tokyo 2020 Olympic games seem to lack one thing: sustainability

Sustainable Leaders | Global, August 2nd, 2021

If you’ve tuned into the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games you may have seen that the event is being branded as the ‘greenest Olympics yet’. With the media praising the Committee’s green-orientated actions, including recycled cardboard beds for athletes and the hydrogen fueled Olympic cauldron—how come these games have also been deemed the third least sustainable Olympics since 1992?

The buzz for green cities: urban spaces for people and pollinators

Sustainable Leaders | Global, July 11th, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has shown many city-dwellers tucked away indoors the enormous mental health benefits of spending time in nature. And as urbanisation takes over the world—with 5.2 billion people estimated to live on 1.9 million km2 of urban land by 2030—it is increasingly important to design city spaces to accommodate for the health of their inhabitants, both human and animal.