Category: Food

News and views about food at the University of Edinburgh, in Scotland and the world.

We hear from one of the students involved in creating the University’s very own Permaculture garden,  the Ecological and Environmental Science with Management student, Lucie Pestiaux.

Communications Coordinator, Alexandra Kuklinski, shares her experiences with growing food from scraps. Do you think the fresh fruit and veg you buy at the supermarket is a lifeless ingredient? Think again.

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.

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.

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.

It’s the most wonderful – and wasteful – time of the year. We asked student Laura Anderson (MSc Science Communication and Public Engagement) for her top tips on how to make Christmas 2019 your most sustainable yet.

Dave Gorman, Director of the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability, has now been vegan for 6 months. On World Vegan Day, we learn why he made the change and how he’s found the switch.

Recently we’ve seen more and more celebrities and those in the public eye start to use their platform to highlight social justice and environmental issues. Jenna Kelly is a recent International Business graduate and former VP Services at Edinburgh University Students’ Association and explores how pop culture has helped the normalisation of sustainable behaviours.

Recycling points have popped up across the University campuses over recent weeks, with staff and students now able to recycle crisp packets, biscuit wrappers and various stationery items. We hear from Corinna Bremer, School Operations Secretary for the School of Mathematics on why she took to initiative to set up a biscuit wrapper recycling scheme.

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