Challenge- Environmental Impact of Your Clothing – Update

31. August 2017 Uncategorized 0
Just over two months completed now of my six month challenge! I set out to not purchase any NEW clothing for six months in an attempt to reduce my own personal environmental impact, and to discover and support clothing recycling programmes in the meanwhile. While I’ve been fortunate enough to not need to purchase new ...

Brussels and Luxembourg City

I was lucky enough to have an international visitor the last week. My mother was able to make the trip from Columbia, Missouri to Belgium to see me and check out a new place. I’ve also had the fabulous company of Aoife McDonagh for the past few weeks here in Leuven, which has kept me ...

Why Water Footprints?

Why Water Footprints?
My first week at AB-Inbev was spent doing a broad review of the literature surrounding Water Footprint Analysis (WFA). My supervisor wished for me to have a basic understanding of the process, it’s components, and relevance to the beverage industry before I was given objectives and deliverables for my research. As I said in my previous post, ...

So it begins…

26. May 2017 Uncategorized 1
So it begins…
Up until the last week I was unsure of what angle I would be focusing on throughout my culminating research project. I knew and understood that I was to find some way of connecting my passion for beer and brewing with my interest in agricultural improvement, but I was unsure how. At first I thought ...

Leuven’ Life

22. May 2017 Uncategorized 0
Leuven’ Life
Last Thursday, the 18th of May I finally made the jump from Galway to Leuven, Belgium- home of the AB-Inbev General Headquarters where I will be completing my internship over the coming months. Leuven is a medium sized city of around 100,000 inhabitants and is the home to the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, the oldest and ...

Work Placement and Internship

23. March 2017 Uncategorized 3
Work Placement and Internship
After months of completing coursework in the MScCCAFS program, I am excited to announce that I have finally been given a work assignment in which to complete my internship and adjoining MSc research thesis. Program Directors Charlie Spillane and Dr. Peter McKeown have been working tirelessly to ensure that each student finds funded research opportunities that ...