Category: Health and wellbeing

How can we stay healthy and help others to improve their own health?

Alexiane Charron, an undergraduate student at the School of Geosciences, shares top tips drawn from experience as Sustainability Officer at the Edinburgh University Hillwalking Club.

Kim Vender: How to tackle anxiety with the help of nature

For Mental Health Awareness Week (9 to 15 May 2022), Kim Vender, Biodiversity and Climate Resilience Projects Officer, explains how engaging with nature can help.

The stadium is on fire: The impact of climate change on field sports, University's Edinburgh Women’s Lacrosse Club

Katarina Ruhland, a keen member of the University’s Edinburgh Women’s Lacrosse Club, gathers stories of how field sports are being affected by the climate crisis and presents action sports organisations can take.

Green Tam at our Department

Aisling O’Reilly explains how we run our Green Team, a group of staff who meet regularly to find and test new ways we can be more sustainable as a department.

COP 26: Looking for success in all the wrong places?

Professor Elizabeth Bomberg, Politics and International Relations, and member of the University of Edinburgh observer delegation, reports back from Glasgow.

Daniela Positive Imaginings

In May 2021, Rowanbank Environmental Arts & Education commissioned Daniela Izquierdo, MSc Ecological Economics alumna, to conduct ethnographic research with children aged 9 to 11 from areas of multiple deprivation in Scotland.

Julian Mashingaidze: Serve your community by eating Planetary

Julian Mashingaidze, undergraduate student and President of the University’s student society on food security, tells us about a new sustainable meal plan aimed at students.

How to cope with eco-anxiety: Tiny flowers and leaves on table by Diana Akhmetianova - CC-0

Communications Manager Sarah Ford-Hutchinson explores the concept of eco-anxiety, and what you can do to soothe – and be soothed by – nature.

Wendy McDonald, our Office Manager & Personal Assistant to the Director talks about her experiences of walking during a pandemic during local lockdown.

Covid-19 has not only been a healthcare crisis, but has also exacerbated existing tensions in our food systems. Meg McGrath, a Communications Coordinator at the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability, discusses the impacts of Covid-19 on our food system and her experience of supporting local efforts to redistribute food to ensure no one goes hungry. 

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