Author: Guest Contributors
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 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.
Shirley Simpson at the Hospital for Small Animals, and Steve McLean at QMRI talk about how they saved money and space by finding a new use for old equipment.
Waste Management Officer Tim Calder explains the benefits to the School of Chemistry of implementing a glove recycling initiative.
International travel has ground to a halt, and people are becoming increasingly concerned about the effects of their holidays on climate change. Botany student, Alice Peace, shares her top tips for planning a sustainable summer holiday in Scotland.
Lizzy Garner-Foy, Instructional Designer (Educational Design and Engagement) at Information Services, explains how short online courses are contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals.
For Fairtrade Fortnight 2021 we ran a blog post competition asking students and staff to create something either fair trade themed or made using fair trade materials for the chance to win a One World Shop voucher. The winner was Elia Simonet, a second year student at the School of Social and Political Sciences, studying […]
Karen Fonstad, fourth-year Sustainable Development student, shares her journey into garment making over lockdown.
In our first long read blog, Ecological & Environmental Sciences student and Vice-President of the Sustainable Development Student Association, Emma Schoenmakers, explores why the response to the climate crisis needs to be anti-racist. Emma is passionate about climate justice advocacy, community-based conservation and volunteers with Amina Muslim Women Resource Centre in her spare time.
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.