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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.

Women in the Climate 75: María uses shrimp shells to improve water quality

In 2018, María Isabel Amorín Cabrera founded her company CrustaTec, that uses shrimp shell waste for wastewater treatment. The company has won many awards already and has not stopped developing. We spoke with her about her inventions, her travels around the world and how biorefinery gives her hope for a sustainable future.

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 […]

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.

Alexiane Charron, third year Environmental Geoscience student, shares top tips drawn from experience as Sustainability Officer at the Edinburgh University Hillwalking Club.

Habitats in the sky: can green roofs help our urban pollinators? - Lydia Miller

Edinburgh Napier University graduate and climate change intern with East Lothian Council, Lydia Miller, undertook her research project around Edinburgh; including the University of Edinburgh. The study looked at green roofs and their potential to support our dwindling pollinator populations and how green roofs could be successful components in urban conservation.

Students Nathan Oenardi, Anna Lykkeberg and Eszter Fazekas

Students Nathan Oenardi, Anna Lykkeberg and Eszter Fazekas reflect on their rewarding experiences of recording wildlife with the iNaturalist app.

Fourth year Zoology student Nathan Oenardi stands on beach. Title reads 'Climate crisis from the lens of a zoologist'

Fourth year Zoology student Nathan Oenardi explains why budding zoologists should take a keen interest in the effects of the climate crisis.

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