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Global Mental Health in the Climate Crisis

During Summer 2021, Shannon Branigin (MSc Global Mental Health and Society) completed a placement-based dissertation with the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability (SRS). Her research focused on global mental health, the climate crisis, and sustainable development, looking into Edinburgh’s urban green and blue spaces as opportunities for mental health systems.

Niamh Kinch, Vet student, speaks about her journey as a Sustainability Champion, from helping to make Ecosia the University’s default search engine, to what she learned at COP 26.

Zakary Campbell-Lochrie interview: The architecture of wildfires

As part of their MSc in Science Communication and Public Engagement and in light of Glasgow hosting COP 26, MSc Science Communication students, Beth Bryan, Megan Glatzel, Katie Smith, and Li Zhang, sought to produce case studies highlighting the work of early-career academics researching extreme weather and future climate risks.

Emma Yule interview: A world too hot to handle?

As part of their MSc in Science Communication and Public Engagement and in light of Glasgow hosting COP 26, MSc Science Communication students, Beth Bryan, Megan Glatzel, Katie Smith, and Li Zhang, sought to produce case studies highlighting the work of early-career academics researching extreme weather and future climate risks.

Professor David Reay interview: Towards a Sustainable Scotland

As part of their MSc in Science Communication and Public Engagement and in light of Glasgow hosting COP 26, MSc Science Communication students, Beth Bryan, Megan Glatzel, Katie Smith, and Li Zhang, sought to produce a case study highlighting ongoing projects at the University relating to green recovery from Covid-19.

Dr Sarah Birrell Ivory interview: Towards a Sustainable Scotland

As part of our MSc in Science Communication and Public Engagement and in light of Glasgow hosting COP 26, MSc Science Communication students, Beth Bryan, Megan Glatzel, Katie Smith, and Li Zhang, sought to produce a case study highlighting ongoing projects at the University relating to green recovery from Covid-19.

COP 26: Looking for success in all the wrong places?

Professor Elizabeth Bomberg, Politics and International Relations, and member of the University of Edinburgh observer delegation, reports back from Glasgow.

"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.

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