Category: Sustainability

Reading Time: 2 minutes From a young age, energy has been a topic I’ve found fascinating. Growing up as a Kittitian national moving between the Caribbean and the U.S. made me acutely aware of how important issues surrounding energy and climate change response are for Caribbean communities.  These experiences spurred my interest in STEM subjects throughout grade school, and […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes How to get involved in your local community The wonderful thing about Edinburgh is it is a city full of opportunity. Especially in these testing times, it is important to extend an arm to your neighbours, and even beyond this do what you can to get involved. If there is anything COVID-19 has taught us […]

Alexa sitting with her second hand jacket

Reading Time: 5 minutes   For me, sustainable living was never the default. Where I grew up, travel by car is the norm, there are few opportunities for zero-waste shopping, and recycling and composting are not widely available. In my family, we lived a fairly typical and privileged suburban lifestyle. I was very used to driving to the grocery […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes Today, 22nd of April 2020, is the day we celebrate Earth Day 2020. Do not get confused between Earth Day and Earth Hour though. We celebrate Earth Day by demonstrating our support for environmental protection and participate in Earth Hour by switching our lights off in support of nature and our planet. Anyway, do you […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes   It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Christmas and New Year are just right around the corner!   2019 Sustainability in Review Though sustainable development and the environment faced significant challenges in 2019, there were positive trends, especially on the local level! Through increased social action and education, there was a greater emphasis […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes Zero waste is a recent concept that aims to dramatically reduce waste and plastic pollution. It emphasizes recycling, reusing, and decreasing consumption of single-use products, especially plastic. Achieving a zero-waste lifestyle can be difficult, as so many of the essential daily products we purchase are packaged in plastic and are often single-use items. It is […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes There’s a new conference on the block: the Clean Energy Access Socials. These sessions, started by MSc student Morgan da Silva, are a great opportunity for everyone, whether a lecturer, university staff, PhD student, undergraduate, or postgraduate, to come together as ‘like-minded individuals’. The goal of these socials is to stimulate discussions on complex topics […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes You’ve been to the supermarket and picked up a packet of strawberries, a jar of pasta sauce and some yogurts. Later you carefully make sure to wash the packaging out and put it in your recycling box. But after the effort of sorting the waste and dutifully putting it into the assigned recycling bins….. What […]

Reading Time: 7 minutes It’s been 4 months since I joined students from business, fashion, sculpture, history, medicine and more on a 10-day interdisciplinary sustainable fashion trek to India. Yet I still think about what I saw, experienced and learnt frequently. We literally got to journey through the cotton industry from farm to factory to fashion house! A complete […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes In my experience, studying for a degree in Geosciences confronts you with issues of climate change almost daily, and many of my classmates share my concern for sustainability. Personally, I’ve always held the opinion that while individual actions might not be the solution to climate change and systemic change is far more crucial than putting […]


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