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Environment and Sustainability Research Grants recipients announced

Congratulations to this year’s recipients of our Environment and Sustainability Research Grants, Dr Agatha Herman, Dr Thomas Smith and Dr Max Martin.

Dr John Shears awarded Polar Medal

Congratulations to Dr John Shears FRGS, who has been awarded the Polar Medal by Her Majesty the Queen for outstanding achievement and service in the field of polar research.

Society closing times over Christmas

We are closed completely between Monday 24 December 2018 and Tuesday 1 January 2019, inclusive.

Swap meat and chocolate puddings to make drastic reductions in school meals’ carbon and water footprints

New research presented at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference reveals that in primary schools in England, beef and lamb dishes make up 5% of the total food served in terms of weight, but account for 37% of the total carbon footprint. Chocolate desserts make up 3% of the total food in terms of weight, but are responsible for 19% of the total water footprint.