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By Fiona Richmond, Project Manager at Scotland Food & Drink Industry leadership body Scotland Food & Drink welcomed the opportunity to be part of this year’s University of Edinburgh Freshers’ Food Festival and the chance to both speak to, and hopefully inspire, students from far and wide about the importance of good food and Scotland’s abundant […]

Eugenia Jain, Research Associate in Low Carbon R&Dialogue, discusses the Foodwise Project – a blog to promote dialogue about issues surrounding sustainable and healthy food.

By Eilidh Morrison As is the case for most university students, April is often one of the busier and more stressful months of the year. Essay deadlines are looming, exams are fast approaching and master’s students are frantically planning their dissertation research. I am on the Environment and Development MSc, which means I belong to […]

Laboratory Programme Facilitator Andrew Arnott reflects on the recent Energy Reduction Workshop that aimed to share best practice about energy reduction in laboratories.

The planet.

On the 16th of January 2015, the updated Planetary Boundaries framework was published in Science. But what is this Planetary Boundaries framework and why is it important? How could it help the University of Edinburgh in becoming more sustainable? Inske Groenen finds out more.

Last month Eve Livingstone, EUSA Vice President Societies and Activities, took part in the Ethics Forum event ‘Has the University eradicated sexism’. She reflects on the event and shares her thoughts about the subject.

People taking part in a consultation.

The University is reviewing its Social Responsibility and Sustainability Strategy. Feedback has shown that people would like the strategy to set out more explicit definitions of the terms, and make it clearer how they relate to the University.

In the most recent Our Changing World lecture, Dr Alice Street, Chancellor’s Fellow and writer of the recently released ‘Biomedicine in an Unstable Place: Infrastructure and Personhood in a Papua New Guinean Hospital (Experimental Futures)’, outlined the value of anthropology in thinking about and planning infrastructure for health.

Our student reporters, Chloe Neal and Rebecka Sondell, attended the Rio Group’s half-day event: ‘Sustainable Development Goals in Scotland: Reframing Sustainable Development’. Read their thoughts on the path of Scotland’s sustainable development and what actions we need to take for a brighter future.

Our student reporter, Franziska Schmidt, reflects on ‘Rewilding the World: with George Monbiot and Alan Watson Featherstone.


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