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.
Continue reading Can pretty graphics help 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.
Continue reading Demand drives change: conducting a social responsibility audit at
the University of Edinburgh
Dave Gorman, Director of Social Responsibility & Sustainability, reflects on progress made since the University announced its climate strategy – Zero by 2040 – in November 2016.
Continue reading The road to net zero carbon
MSc Environment and Development graduate Anita Owiti discusses her 8 week internship mapping community engagement at the University.
Continue reading Community Engagement internship: Anita Owiti
Biotechnology student Grace Ferris explains what Climate Week is and shares her personal perspective on living sustainably.
Continue reading Student perspective: Grace Ferris on Climate Week
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.
Continue reading Matt Lawson visits Oxford and Cambridge to learn and share best practice
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.
Continue reading EAUC Conference 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.
Continue reading Working between and across disciplines for sustainability learning
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.
Continue reading EAUC Scotland Conference 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.
Continue reading Can you help us define “Social Responsibility” and “Sustainability”?
Director of Social Responsibility and Sustainability, Dave Gorman reflects on his trip to the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) conference in Boston this month.
Continue reading What does world-class social responsibility look like?
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.
Continue reading Making sense of social responsibility: How do we put theory into action?
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.
Continue reading What happened at the Strategy Development Workshop