Category: Staff

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.

SDG network, Kim Vender, Zakary Campbell-Lochrie, Benard Oguna, Rebecca Grant, Emma Yule

Rebecca Grant, Kim Vender, Zakary Campbell-Lochrie, Benard Oguna and Emma Yule are part of a network that connects people working on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They share reflections on their three-day SDG challenge event that took place at the end of last year and gives multiple ways to get involved with the network.

Bottle It Banner - Easter Bush water bottle sustainability project OCT 2016 - Brian McTeir

Brian McTeir shares progress from Easter Bush’s transition from bottled water to water fountains, and the strategy to reduce the number of cups used at the fountains.

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.

The team on one of their wellbeing walks

The Centre for Regenerative Medicine’s Wellbeing Walks scheme in 2019 aims to promote both physical and mental wellbeing.

Gold sustainability award 2019 CRM

The Centre for Regenerative Medicine (CRM) have achieved their 2019 gold award by promoting healthy eating and raising awareness about the link between food and mood.

Gold sustainability award 2019 Printing services

With plastic being a hot topic in the news, the Printing Services team attempted to find an eco-friendly alternative to plastic binders covers for their 2019 Gold Award.

Gold sustainability award 2019 WTCRF

For their 2019 gold award, the Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility team ran a step count challenge to encourage people to get active.

Gold sustainability award 2019 IAD

The Institute for Academic Development’s gold project focused on promoting sustainability, mental wellbeing and fostering a sense of community in the department through a variety of activities.

Gold sustainability award 2019 SSS

For their 2019 gold project, Scottish Student Sport encouraged their staff team to choose sustainable travel alternatives where possible, and created a series of sociable activities boosting both health and wellbeing… including ‘plogging’!

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