"Sustainability Champion Spotlight: Leading by example through events", Eilidh Patterson, Events, PR & Communications Administrator at the Business School

Sustainability Champion, Eilidh Patterson, Events, PR & Communications Administrator at the Business School, reflects on how events have changed since 2020, and how these changes offer opportunities for sustainability. She also shares her sustainability tips for hosting and attending events.

Hedgehog rescue at the Edinburgh BioQuarter

Dr Elaine Emmerson, Group Leader, Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Edinburgh BioQuarter, tells us how a hedgehog survey turned into a hedgehog rescue. Survey for the Hedgehog Friendly Campus Project On a sunny Monday afternoon in early August, around 12 volunteers from The Centre for Regenerative Medicine (CRM) and Building Nine on the Edinburgh BioQuarter met […]

Ana Díaz Vidal "190g of electronic waste prevented"

Fourth-year Sustainable Development student, Ana Díaz Vidal, shares her journey of trying to find a more ethical and sustainable replacement smartphone.

Lab technician profile:Gordon Paterson, Chemical Engineering Teaching Lab, Lab Awards, Bronze — at St Cecilia's Hall: Concert Room & Music Museum, left: Rupert, right: Enzo

Research Laboratory Technician at the School of Engineering, Gordon Paterson, tells us about his role, why he cares about sustainability, and how he is making a positive difference in his place of work.

Daniela Positive Imaginings

In May 2021, Rowanbank Environmental Arts & Education commissioned Daniela Izquierdo, MSc Ecological Economics alumna, to conduct ethnographic research with children aged 9 to 11 from areas of multiple deprivation in Scotland.

Andy Arnott, Projects Coordinator (Labs), summarises how biohazard waste was reduced by 40% in a pioneering study by a lab in the University of Edinburgh Roslin Institute.

Julian Mashingaidze: Serve your community by eating Planetary

Julian Mashingaidze, undergraduate student and President of the University’s student society on food security, tells us about a new sustainable meal plan aimed at students.

Tara Patel, My experience as a student volunteer in the Early Years Project

Tara Patel has just finished her third-year Geography (MA) and is Welfare Officer of the University’s Geographical Society. Read about her volunteering experience with Widening Participation.

Andrew Arnott speaking at technician event

Technicians are key players and key contacts for addressing social responsibility and sustainability issues in labs. This article was first published on 13 June 2019.

How to cope with eco-anxiety: Tiny flowers and leaves on table by Diana Akhmetianova - CC-0

Communications Manager Sarah Ford-Hutchinson explores the concept of eco-anxiety, and what you can do to soothe – and be soothed by – nature.

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