“Antibiotic resistance threatens mankind with the prospect of a return to the pre-antibiotic era.” (House of Lords report 1998)

The issues of the unsustainable use of antibiotics has rumbled along in the background for many years with academic report after academic report highlighting that overuse and misuse is causing ‘super-bug’ bacteria to develop which is treatment resistant. However the calls of alarm have just got clearer and louder with the WHO producing its first ever report on resistance to antibiotics earlier this year stating that the crisis is bigger and more dangerous that AIDS.  The topic just won theRead more

Artist: Rosanna Thorn-Lees

Rosanna Thorn-Lees from Gloucestershire graduated from Plymouth University in 2014 with a First Class BA Hons degree in Fine Art. She was awarded the Sustainability Fine Art Prize 2014 by the Institute for Sustainability Solutions Research (now the Sustainable Earth Institute) for her piece ‘Whitsand Bay Portrait’. We wanted to catch up with her and see how she is doing now. As an artist Rosanna wasn’t interested in chemically mass produced paints; the colours seemed garish and not sustainable. SheRead more