Month: November 2019

Becca Coughlan, University of Edinburgh Economics and Politics graduate, and advocate of sustainable and ethical fashion, shares her thoughts on Black Friday.

It’s the most wonderful – and wasteful – time of the year. We asked student Laura Anderson (MSc Science Communication and Public Engagement) for her top tips on how to make Christmas 2019 your most sustainable yet.

Anya Hart Dyke graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2002 with an MA in Social Anthropology with Development and worked in the University’s Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability from 2012 – 2015.  Conscious of the waste created and items accrued at Christmas, Anya explains why she’s encouraging people to give the gift of […]

Max Franz Sikora joined the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability on a placement from the Technical University of Munich for 2 months. In this blog, he reflects on what he learnt.

For the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women we hear from student Debbie Shamir, about the Girl Up Edinburgh society, which works to promote gender equality.

Sustain.ED is the The Students’ Association’s annual festival about sustainability. We hear from Vice President Community, Rosheen Wallace, about this year’s event.

Second-year Veterinary student, Niamh Kinch, tells us about why she’s helping conserve the local hedgehog population through the Hedgehog Friendly Campus initiative. 

Dave Gorman, Director of the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability, has now been vegan for 6 months. On World Vegan Day, we learn why he made the change and how he’s found the switch.

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.

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