Recently we’ve seen more and more celebrities and those in the public eye start to use their platform to highlight social justice and environmental issues.
Jenna Kelly is a recent International Business graduate and former VP Services at Edinburgh University Students’ Association and explores how pop culture has helped the normalisation of sustainable behaviours.
Continue reading How pop culture became environmentally-conscious
Recycling points have popped up across the University campuses over recent weeks, with staff and students now able to recycle crisp packets, biscuit wrappers and various stationery items. We hear from Corinna Bremer, School Operations Secretary for the School of Mathematics on why she took to initiative to set up a biscuit wrapper recycling scheme.
Continue reading Recycling points established across the University
Sarah, Communication Manager; Aisling, Projects Coordinator (Energy); Vanessa, Committees & Projects Officer; and Kerry, Projects Coordinator – Sustainability and Festivals, reflect on their personal sustainability resolutions.
Continue reading Our January sustainability resolutions
Laura is an Environmental Protection and Management MSc student at the University of Edinburgh with a passion for living sustainably. She strives to live a lifestyle that creates as little waste as possible, known as the zero waste lifestyle. In this blog, she discusses the ways students and staff can reduce their plastic waste and the array of shops dedicated to zero waste in Edinburgh.
Continue reading Living plastic free in Edinburgh
Meg McGrath, Communications Coordinator, provides ideas for New Year’s Resolutions that make a difference. Continue reading 28 ways to make 2019 your most sustainable year yet
Megan McGrath, Communications Coordinator, provides advice on how to reduce your environmental impact this Christmas.
Continue reading How to have a sustainable Christmas
Slurp is a social enterprise project lead by a group of students from the University of Edinburgh, and seeks to tackle the problem of homelessness at its source, by working with young people at risk of homelessness.
Continue reading Slurp: changing lives one soup at a time
Caro Overy, Engagement Manager, reflects on her month of trying out a vegan lifestyle in January.
I’ve worked in Sustainability for most of my professional life, and so have quite frequently ended up in groups, meetings, or discussions where the climate impact of industrial farming is mentioned. I fully understand the climate and health benefits of a diet with fewer animal products and more plant based food.
Continue reading Caro Overy: Veganuary
Projects Coordinator Alexis Heeren attended Nourish Scotland’s 4th annual conference entitled “Towards a Citizen’s Agricultural Policy” on the 22nd & 23rd October 2015 in Edinburgh Botanic Gardens.
Continue reading Reflections from the 4th Annual Nourish Conference
Our Changing World lecture by Prof. Brian Walker on 13th October 2015; summary by Marlena Segar, 1st year student in Social and Economic History with Environmental Studies
Continue reading Our Changing World: The obesity pandemic – winners and losers in adapting to affluence
Have you noticed how the words ‘Fairtrade’, ‘local’ and ‘sustainably sourced’ are more and more common on food and drink labels? As a central part of our everyday life, economy and ecosystems, food can be a major lever for positive social and environmental impact, and the University of Edinburgh has considerable weight in the Scottish food chain.
By Oriane Brunet
Continue reading Student Internship: Oriane Brunet
By Fiona Richmond, Project Manager at Scotland Food & Drink
Industry leadership body Scotland Food & Drink welcomed the opportunity to be part of this year’s University of Edinburgh Freshers’ Food Festival and the chance to both speak to, and hopefully inspire, students from far and wide about the importance of good food and Scotland’s abundant larder.
Continue reading Celebrating Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink
Eugenia Jain, Research Associate in Low Carbon R&Dialogue, discusses the Foodwise Project – a blog to promote dialogue about issues surrounding sustainable and healthy food.
Continue reading The Foodwise Project: chomping, challenging and changing
Javier Ureña Palencia, MSc International Business and Emerging Markets and Lauren Opstad, MSc Environment and Development, give an overview of their placements in Malawi looking at fair trade supply chains.
Continue reading MSc student placements: Fair trade research in Malawi