Category: Health and wellbeing

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

Between the latest extreme weather event, a damning report on future temperature projections or news of another species going extinct, climate change in the headlines has become standard.  Greater awareness of climate change is unarguably a positive (a lack of this is partially what got us into this mess, after all) but what toll does […]

In our next blog in a series on mental health and climate change for #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, we hear from Esther Duncan who has just finished her undergraduate degree in Sustainable Development with Social Anthropology. Esther recently took part in the course in “Eco-Spirituality” at the University’s Chaplaincy and discusses how a community of like-minded people can […]

In our first blog for #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, we hear from Neeki Armani who is currently a Science Teacher in London and soon-to-be MSc Outdoor Environmental and Sustainability Education student at the University of Edinburgh.  She discusses the realities of being responsible for educating children about climate change and the toll that takes on both her and their […]

A 2015 report by Georgetown University stated: “Climate change is a global challenge that burdens all of humanity, but not equally.” Meg McGrath, a Communications Coordinator for the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability, discusses why climate change is a feminist issue this International Women’s Day.

We hear from Catharine Horn, Business Manager at Scottish Student Sport on the benefits of active travel on our health and the planet.

Sarah, Communication Manager; Aisling, Projects Coordinator (Energy); Vanessa, Committees & Projects Officer; and Kerry, Projects Coordinator – Sustainability and Festivals, reflect on their personal sustainability resolutions.

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

You’ve seen and heard of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and perhaps Scotland’s new National Performance Framework (NPF)… but do you really know what they mean for the University or for you? We asked guest blogger Paul Bradley to explain how some zeitgeist acronyms and colourful graphics are helping to create a better world.

Simon Christie, Campus Facilities Manager at Moray House School of Education and the Centre for Open Learning, writes about his recent experience of using an electric bike to commute to work.

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.

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