The New Year may be upon us, but that doesn’t mean we’re ready to say goodbye to the cold winter weather. Our Projects Coordinator, Aisling O’Reilly, talks us through 5 easy ways to ensure your home stays warm this winter.
Our Office Manager and Carbon Management MSc student, Vanessa McCorquodale, discusses the idea of “NIMBYism” and the effects it has on sustainable development.
The United Nations’ annual Climate Change Conference – this year called COP 25 – takes place in Madrid from 2nd – 13th December 2019. During it, governments will hear about the impacts of climate change, propose crucial next steps to reduce their carbon emissions, and discuss how the entire human population can transition to a low carbon society in a fair and just way.
Find out how staff, students, alumni and affiliates of the University of Edinburgh are contributing to the conference… and in doing so, making the world a better place.
It’s the most wonderful – and wasteful – time of the year. We asked student Laura Anderson (MSc Science Communication and Public Engagement) for her top tips on how to make Christmas 2019 your most sustainable yet.
Projects Coordinator for Energy, Aisling O’Reilly, discusses the necessity of transitioning to renewables and the societal changes required to become zero carbon.
School children striking over inaction on climate change originated in Sweden, with 15 year old Greta Thunberg protesting outside her Government’s buildings. Today, similar demonstrations are being held in 60 towns and cities across the UK as students express their concerns over the worsening impacts of climate change.
We hear from University of Edinburgh academics that recently signed an open letter of support for the British climate change school strikes about their motivations for signing.
Dave Gorman, Director of Social Responsibility and Sustainability, reflects on the University’s progress in 2018 and what lies ahead in 2019 and beyond.
We recently said farewell to Caro Overy, Engagement Manager for the Department for Social Responsibility & Sustainability. We asked her to share some thoughts on what she’s learnt over the last seven years.
The clocks are back; the temperature is consistently in single digits, and there are loads of great new series online to try and distract you from these facts.
Energy Programme Assistant Mairi Kemp discusses her internship looking at the role of Energy Coordinators at the University.
In March 2017, student Anthony Corless got in touch with us to say he was giving up mains electricity for lent. We asked him to write a blog, which he submitted on paper in person at our office. Intrigued? Read on.
Alexandra Starks reflects on her experience as an auditor for the Sustainability Awards at FloWave and the Institute for Academic Development.
Andrew Arnott, Lab Sustainability Coordinator, tells us about some of the innovative energy and resource saving projects happening in the University’s Chemistry laboratories, using the Sustainable Campus Fund.
Andrew Arnott, Lab Sustainability Coordinator, shares his reflections on the recent S-Lab conference at Nottingham University.
Programme Manager Matthew Lawson reflects on a very special lecture from John Robinson, Former Associate Provost of Sustainability at the University of British Columbia, which took place at the University of Edinburgh on the 4th March 2016.
Eight academics at the University make their contribution to the climate change debate.
Communications Facilitator Sarah Ford-Hutchinson reflects on attending her first sustainability conference in tertiary education – EAUC Scotland’s “A Shared Responsibility” conference – hosted by the University of Edinburgh in November 2015.
Our Changing World lecture by Andy Kerr on 27th October 2015; summary by Marlena Segar, 1st year student in Social and Economic History with Environmental Studies
Andrew Arnott reports on the Annual S-lab conference that took place in Leeds in September 2015.
Master of Architecture alumnus Alex Kuklinski explains how she is using her graphic design skills to update our “Switch” energy campaign.
Laboratory Programme Facilitator Andrew Arnott reflects on the recent Energy Reduction Workshop that aimed to share best practice about energy reduction in laboratories.
During my time as a student working in research labs in the US and the Netherlands, I was constantly impressed with the amount of materials and energy that went into our experiments and facilities, and wondered if anything could be done to curb that usage. Continue reading Sharing best practice: Learning from labs on my trip to the U.S