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Voices for the Future

Voices For The Future is a platform for pre-university students under the age of 18 to have their say about environmental issues, travel, community and nature. We always welcome budding young writers so if you would like to get involved please register your interest by emailing press@frontier.ac.uk for details on how to apply.

It is vital to question who and what is behind this emergency. There are the expected names - fossil fuels, factory farms and fast fashion. It may come as a surprise that the music industry is also partially to blame.

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Globalisation has been both a blessing and a curse for the environmental conservation movement which has grown in recent years, as the potential impacts of climate change continue to plague the headlines. One way in which I would describe globalisation would be...

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One of the most ubiquitous industries of today, footwear has transformed from a simple necessity to a fashion statement, with there now being close to 2,500 stores worldwide operated by Nike and Adidas, with the former selling 25 pairs of shoes a second in 2016.

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With todays apps like Instagram and Pinterest it is hard to not want to keep up with the fashion inspired by famous designers and celebrities. This has now created fast fashion which is drastically affecting our environment through the chemicals used and the massive amounts of waste which builds up. Due to trends...

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If you've been near the internet of late, you'll have seen plenty about our neighbour Mars. Recently, Trafalgar Square was transformed into a Martian landscape, encouraging discussions about visiting the Red Planet; discussions that are becoming a reality...

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