Category: Fair trade

The University has been fair trade since 2003. How can we go further?

Fairtrade Fortnight winner: coffee art by Elia Simonet

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 […]

During lockdown, I challenged myself to make my own clothes, Karen Fonstad

Karen Fonstad, fourth-year Sustainable Development student, shares her journey into garment making over lockdown.

Looking for some last-minute gift ideas? From brownies that tackle homelessness to waste-free present wrapping, we’ve got you covered! The University supports a wide range of local, ethical and sustainable organisations through the Responsible Investments it makes, and many of their offerings make great Christmas presents. Find our top picks for the festive period below, […]

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.

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.

Becca Coughlan, University of Edinburgh Economics and Politics graduate, and advocate of sustainable and ethical fashion, shares her thoughts on Black Friday.

Laura is an Environmental Protection and Management MSc student at the University of Edinburgh with a passion for living sustainably. She strives to live a lifestyle that creates as little waste as possible, known as the zero waste lifestyle. In this blog, she discusses the ways students and staff can reduce their plastic waste and […]

Karis Gill discusses how her time as a student at The University of Edinburgh led her to co-found a social enterprise.

Meg McGrath, Communications Coordinator, provides ideas for New Year’s Resolutions that make a difference. 

On 30th November, the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability, the Procurement Office, and Resource Efficient Scotland co-hosted an event for University construction and catering suppliers and potential suppliers.

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