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Our blog, The Seed, is for discussing, debating, understanding and promoting social responsibility and sustainability issues of local and global significance to the University community.

Eve smiles against a green background. Text reads "The power of neurodiversity in tackling climate change"

It’s Neurodiversity Celebration Week! As we come together to celebrate the unique strengths and perspectives of neurodivergent individuals, Eve explores the profound impact neurodiversity can have on climate action. 

Community Ranger's role in carbon sequestration: Julie Wilson

An introduction from Julie Wilson on her new role as Community Ranger on the University’s programme to sequester carbon through forest and peatland restoration in Scotland.

Image of Edinburgh Waverley train station platform

In February Dr James Lamb travelled to Brig in the Valais canton of southern Switzerland, where he shared his teaching and research with colleagues from different European universities. He made the journey from Edinburgh into the Alps by train.

"The joy of an Edinburgh cycle commute" Bike leans against stone wall alongside road lined with trees.

Andrew Arnott, Climate and Sustainability Analyst at the University of Edinburgh, reflects on the simple pleasures a bike to work and back can bring.

Edinburgh College of Art store team, Changemakers one year on

In 2022, the Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) Store won a Changemaker Award for supporting students and staff to access reusable, recyclable and sustainable materials to use in their projects, courses and workshops. Erin Colquhoun, Assistant Technician at the Materials Hub, gives an update one year on.

Liz Vander Meer and Kim Vender holding sustainable development goal cards

Elizabeth Vander Meer, Research & Policy Manager (Climate Resilience and Biodiversity), and Kim Vender, Biodiversity and Climate Resilience Projects Officer, from the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability tell us about the outcomes of Biodiversity COP15 and how they affect the University.

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.

Students experience ecosystem restoration on the Scottish coast

Kim Vender Biodiversity and Climate Resilience Projects Officer, reports back from a successful MSc student field trip to learn about local nature seagrass restoration on Scotland’s coast.

Hand holding globe, Covid-19 was horrible - yet we learned that flying less is ok

Jake Broadhurst, Edinburgh Global’s Senior Partnerships Advisor explains how and why we should fly less.

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