Wendy McDonald, our Office Manager & Personal Assistant to the Director talks about her experiences of walking during a pandemic during local lockdown.

Levi Mitchell, a fourth-year History student and Secretary for the 93 Club, discusses social mobility and how the 93 Club represents state-educated and working class students at the University.

Covid-19 has not only been a healthcare crisis, but has also exacerbated existing tensions in our food systems. Meg McGrath, a Communications Coordinator at the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability, discusses the impacts of Covid-19 on our food system and her experience of supporting local efforts to redistribute food to ensure no one goes hungry. 

Four community and alumni volunteers, Melanie Gillies, Judith Bull, Daniela Izquierdo and Cat Andrade-Robertsen, share their experience of volunteering to map green and blue space in Edinburgh. They used an app to determine the value of areas for people and wildlife, summarised as a Green Infrastructure (GI) Factor.

After months in lockdown, more of us are bringing nature inside our homes in the form of houseplants than ever. What happens when caring for our houseplants go wrong, and how can we do it right? The Secretary of Plant Society, Rebecca Atkinson, explains.

What is carbon literacy and why does it matter?

University of Edinburgh MSc in Environmental Sustainability alumna, Naoise Luke, tells us how she found our new learning and development opportunity: Carbon Literacy Training.

How to make hybrid working more sustainable

Hybrid working is part of the effort to reduce the spread of Covid-19, meaning time is split between on campus and home working. Read on to find out how to build sustainability into your working day, wherever you’re working from.

Adapting our transport systems for a changing climate

Siôn Pickering, our Projects Coordinator for climate conscious travel, explores how our transport systems need to change in accordance to the more frequent extreme weather events.

Want to reforest the planet from your own home? We hear from Tamsin Wake, a French and German student, part of the student group campaigning for the University to adopt Ecosia as its default search engine.

The United Nations recognises the climate emergency as one of the biggest threats to humanity. How will strides towards improving human rights be affected by our warming planet? Hear from Nina Pusic, a Global Environment and Climate Change Law student, who is currently undertaking an internship with the Center for International Environmental Law.

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