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"Sustainability Champion Spotlight: Leading by example through events", Eilidh Patterson, Events, PR & Communications Administrator at the Business School

Sustainability Champion, Eilidh Patterson, Events, PR & Communications Administrator at the Business School, reflects on how events have changed since 2020, and how these changes offer opportunities for sustainability. She also shares her sustainability tips for hosting and attending events.

Alice Peace: Why you should plan a sustainable summer holiday in Scotland

International travel has ground to a halt, and people are becoming increasingly concerned about the effects of their holidays on climate change. Botany student, Alice Peace, shares her top tips for planning a sustainable summer holiday in Scotland.

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.

Projects Coordinator, Aisling O’Reilly, discusses how we can rebuild society after the Covid-19 pandemic.

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.

Climate change, biodiversity loss and social inequality are frighteningly complex and interconnected problems. So how do you engage people with them in a meaningful way? Focus on your audience and keep it simple, writes Communication Manager Sarah Ford-Hutchinson.

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.

Want hands-on experience in a professional sustainability setting? Marlena Vollmer, a Marketing Masters student, talks us through her experience of auditing in the 2020 Sustainability Awards. 

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.

Anya Hart Dyke graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2002 with an MA in Social Anthropology with Development and worked in the University’s Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability from 2012 – 2015.  Conscious of the waste created and items accrued at Christmas, Anya explains why she’s encouraging people to give the gift of […]

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