Category: Biodiversity

Increasing the variety of life on our campuses and countryside.

Dr Elizabeth Vander Meer, Climate Policy Manager for the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability, tells us about the Building Futures project.

Edinburgh Adapts is a collaboration between The Edinburgh Partnership, Adaptation Scotland, and Sniffer, and aims to help the city adapt to the challenges of a changing climate. David Macpherson reports on the initiative’s latest event which the University of Edinburgh took part in.

We have scoured this year’s Fringe programme for some of the best socially responsible and sustainable events on offer. That being said, as all well-seasoned Fringe-goers know, you never know for sure what a show is going to be like until you give it a try.

Aster graduated in 2015 with an MSc in Environmental Sustainability. Find out how her dissertation project has turned into a research position with the Institute of Geography.

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

The George Square Lecture Theatre is packed as the audience awaits the start of the event.

Our student reporter Maria shares her thoughts on ‘Rewilding the World: with George Monbiot and Alan Featherstone’. Hope. It’s a depleted resource these days. With constantly growing concerns over the fate of the economy, society and the environment, it seems that there’s little to keep our sagging chins up for. We’re doomed: I’ve even heard […]

Rewilding the World - George Monbiot on stage

Rewiliding the World put George Monbiot, environmental and political journalist, alongside Alan Featherstone, the founder and Executive Director of conservation charity Trees For Life. They provided a balance of persuasive and engaging rhetoric, and, importantly, sound empirical evidence to back it up.

Rewilding the World audience in George Square lecture theatre

Last night I had the chance to listen to George Monbiot (the well-known journalist and author of Feral and Alan Watson Featherstone of Trees for Life speak on the fascinating issue of rewilding at our event “Rewilding the World”.

Our summer Student Assistant, Tara Richards has been working with the Department to make sense of the University’s current commitment to biodiversity and green infrastructure. Here’s a look at the progress she’s made so far.

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