In September 2019, the University appointed Sandy Tudhope – a Professor of Climate Studies – as its Lead on Climate Responsibility and Sustainability. We caught up with Sandy to ask him what this new role involves and to tell us more about the University’s response to the climate crisis.
In the second of two new blogs on climate conscious travel, SRS Projects Coordinator Siôn Pickering shares some top tips for becoming a “climate conscious traveller”.
In the first of two new blogs on climate conscious travel, SRS Projects Coordinator Siôn Pickering asks why travel is an environmental problem, uncovers the scale of business travel at the University of Edinburgh, and discusses how the University is reducing its business travel emissions to lessen its impact on the environment.
The University of Edinburgh has just launched its Adaptation Framework based on a whole institution approach as part of commitments in our Climate Change Strategy, Zero by 2040. Liz Vander Meer, Climate Policy Manager, talks through the Framework.
Projects Coordinator for Energy, Aisling O’Reilly, discusses the necessity of transitioning to renewables and the societal changes required to become zero carbon.
Meg McGrath, Communications Coordinator, reflects on attending her first Sustainability Awards Celebration at the University of Edinburgh. The celebration took place on the afternoon of Thursday 28 March 2019, at St. Cecilia’s Hall.
Dave Gorman, Director of Social Responsibility and Sustainability, reflects on the University’s progress in 2018 and what lies ahead in 2019 and beyond.
Sustainable Development graduate Lizzie Rhoades discusses her summer internship mapping sustainability progress across the University.
With the University announcing new training available for staff who want to learn more about sustainability, Communications Coordinator Sarah Ford-Hutchinson explains why she made sustainability part of her skillset and meets people who’ve done the same.
You’ve seen and heard of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and perhaps Scotland’s new National Performance Framework (NPF)… but do you really know what they mean for the University or for you?
We asked guest blogger Paul Bradley to explain how some zeitgeist acronyms and colourful graphics are helping to create a better world.
Martin Samson, a 3rd year Economics and Psychology student, reflects on his recent participation in the Responsible Futures Auditing Programme which gave students the opportunity to audit the University’s social responsibility and sustainability practices.
MSc Environment and Development graduate Anita Owiti discusses her 8 week internship mapping community engagement at the University.
Biotechnology student Grace Ferris explains what Climate Week is and shares her personal perspective on living sustainably.
Programme Manager Matthew Lawson reflects on a recent visit to the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge to find out more about their approaches to campus sustainability.
Programme Manager Matthew Lawson reflects on attending the EAUC’s 20th Annual Conference – hosted by the University of the West of England in May 2016.
Research and Policy Manager Liz Cooper reflects on recent seminars and events at the University that focused on interdisciplinary research and teaching in sustainability.
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.
The University is reviewing its Social Responsibility and Sustainability Strategy. Feedback has shown that people would like the strategy to set out more explicit definitions of the terms, and make it clearer how they relate to the University.
Director of Social Responsibility and Sustainability, Dave Gorman reflects on his trip to the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) conference in Boston this month.
Recently appointed Head of Social Responsibility and Sustainability Programmes, Michelle Brown, reflects on the challenges of what it means to be a truly socially responsible and sustainable University and shares her thoughts on this years EAUC Conference.
On the morning of 22nd April 2014, the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability, together with EUSA and NUS Green Impact, convened a workshop before the annual Sustainability Awards ceremony to review the successful outcomes associated with the Awards and to look at opportunities for improvement.