Author: Meg McGrath

Want to reforest the planet from your own home? We hear from Tamsin Wake, a French and German student, part of the student group campaigning for the University to adopt Ecosia as its default search engine.

Edinburgh Alumna Pauline Op de Beeck was recognised as one of Forbes’ 30 under 30 in Retail and Ecommerce for her work in driving the fashion industry to be more sustainable. We chatted to her about her top tips on how you can influence the industry, her favourite material innovation and what she thinks the future of fashion […]

We’ve suddenly found ourselves with a lot more time on our hands. Without a commute or looming exam deadlines, people are restarting hobbies, gaining new skills and taking the time to learn more about a topic they’ve wanted to understand better.

Working or studying at home? Now is a great time to show both yourself and the planet some love. Read our top tips for boosting your wellbeing while reducing your environmental impacts.

Meg McGrath, our Communications Coordinator, explores the necessity of  collective action to tackle crises like the climate crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic.

The fashion industry is the world’s second-biggest source of pollution. We hear from the Business Development Analyst for Circular Economy at Edinburgh Innovations, Lucy Stanfield, on why her 2019 New Year’s Resolution was to buy no new clothes.

The Hearty Squirrel is a student ran, not-for-profit food cooperative at the University of Edinburgh. They strive to provide local, organic and affordable food to students and staff, as well as educating on food sustainability.

In our next Voices of the Planet entry, we hear from Nikki Kay, the Head of Marketing, Recruitment and Communications at the School of Geosciences on the recent wildfires in Australia.

Sonya Peres is the Responsible Institutes Research Intern for EAUC Scotland who has been focusing on their Travel Better package to support universities and colleges to reduce the amount of air travel. During this time, Sonya was prompted to reconsider her own flying habits and has set herself some goals for 2020.

Slurp is a student-run social enterprise which aims to engage with individuals affected by homelessness and raise awareness of its root causes. We hear from Kirsty Iona Fraser on how the group is helping tackle homelessness in Edinburgh.

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