Author: Guest Contributors
Iona Barrie, Dumbiedykes Digital Inclusion Intern, gives an update six months into her project to improve access to the internet and compatible technology in the Dumbiedykes community.
Alexiane Charron, third year Environmental Geoscience student, shares top tips drawn from experience as Sustainability Officer at the Edinburgh University Hillwalking Club.
Edinburgh Napier University graduate and climate change intern with East Lothian Council, Lydia Miller, undertook her research project around Edinburgh; including the University of Edinburgh. The study looked at green roofs and their potential to support our dwindling pollinator populations and how green roofs could be successful components in urban conservation.
Students Nathan Oenardi, Anna Lykkeberg and Eszter Fazekas reflect on their rewarding experiences of recording wildlife with the iNaturalist app.
Fourth year Zoology student Nathan Oenardi explains why budding zoologists should take a keen interest in the effects of the climate crisis.
Jake Broadhurst, Edinburgh Global’s Senior Partnerships Advisor explains how and why we should fly less.
Luise Schroter, a postgraduate student from the School of Law, tells us about how the Supply Chain Justice student group grew from a vague idea into a strong force for positive change in a short space of time.
Rebecca Grant, Kim Vender, Zakary Campbell-Lochrie, Benard Oguna and Emma Yule are part of a network that connects people working on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They share reflections on their three-day SDG challenge event that took place at the end of last year and gives multiple ways to get involved with the network.
Katarina Ruhland, a keen member of the University’s Edinburgh Women’s Lacrosse Club, gathers stories of how field sports are being affected by the climate crisis and presents action sports organisations can take.
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.