Category: Travel

Travelling more actively and less carbon intensively.

The stadium is on fire: The impact of climate change on field sports, University's Edinburgh Women’s Lacrosse Club

Katarina Ruhland, a keen member of the University’s Edinburgh Women’s Lacrosse Club, gathers stories of how field sports are being affected by the climate crisis and presents action sports organisations can take.

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​The 2016 gold Sustainability Awards team at Western General Hospital chose to do their Sustainability Awards office project on sustainable travel. They made cycling easier by organising bike clinics and running a cycle to work buddy scheme. That year, 25% of their staff used bicycles to get to work.

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.

71% of people worldwide agree that in the long term, climate change is as serious a crisis as COVID-19. After travel restrictions ease, will our travel habits change? Student, Norome Campanile, explores the growing movement of people pledging to travel sustainably.

How to make hybrid working more sustainable

Hybrid working is part of the effort to reduce the spread of Covid-19, meaning time is split between on campus and home working. Read on to find out how to build sustainability into your working day, wherever you’re working from.

Adapting our transport systems for a changing climate

Siôn Pickering, our Projects Coordinator for climate conscious travel, explores how our transport systems need to change in accordance to the more frequent extreme weather events.

Sonia Mullineux, Head of Alumni Communication, explores how Covid-19 has changed her relationship with cycling and the distinction between cycling as an activity and as a state of mind.

Covid-19 has disrupted travel plans for many of us, with almost all international air travel coming to a halt. Law student, Madeline Chambers, shares her top tips for holidaying closer to home.

Siôn Pickering, Projects Coordinator (Climate Conscious Travel), shares his reflections on how travel has been affected by Covid-19. We’re not yet in the middle of the year and already 2020 has brought about a lot of change. I’ll not bang on about it, Covid-19 has changed everything.

Sonya Peres is the Responsible Institutes Research Intern for EAUC Scotland who has been focusing on their Travel Better package to support universities and colleges to reduce the amount of air travel. During this time, Sonya was prompted to reconsider her own flying habits and has set herself some goals for 2020.

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