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Category: Social justice

Jasmine Lee-Tin and Aaron Jiminez stand in front of the Prosper Social Finance logo. Text reads: Investing for a fairer future: Q&A with Prosper Social Finance

Jasmine Lee-Tin and Aaron Jimenez explain how Prosper Social Finance aims to benefit students, society and our planet.

Women in the Climate 75: Nina Pušić

Meet Nina Pušić, an MA in Sustainable Development and LLM in Climate Change Law graduate from the University of Edinburgh. She worked hard to bring Indigenous Peoples’ voices to Glasgow’s COP26 (the 26th conference of the parties) and currently works with Oil Change International – a company that holds governments accountable to their climate goals […]

Iona Barrie "Improving internet access at Dumbiedykes"

Iona Barrie, Dumbiedykes Digital Inclusion Intern, gives an update six months into her project to improve access to the internet and compatible technology in the Dumbiedykes community.

Niamh Kinch, Vet student, speaks about her journey as a Sustainability Champion, from helping to make Ecosia the University’s default search engine, to what she learned at COP 26.

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.

Tara Patel, My experience as a student volunteer in the Early Years Project

Tara Patel has just finished her third-year Geography (MA) and is Welfare Officer of the University’s Geographical Society. Read about her volunteering experience with Widening Participation.

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.

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.

To mark International Women’s Day, International Development MSc student and Mastercard Scholar, Teni Agana, shares her learnings from her work empowering 40 women and girls in her community in Northern Ghana.

In our first long read blog, Ecological & Environmental Sciences student and Vice-President of the Sustainable Development Student Association, Emma Schoenmakers, explores why the response to the climate crisis needs to be anti-racist. Emma is passionate about climate justice advocacy, community-based conservation and volunteers with Amina Muslim Women Resource Centre in her spare time.

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