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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.

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.

Group photo Supply Chain Justice

Luise Schroter, a postgraduate student from the School of Law, tells us about how the Supply Chain Justice student group grew from a vague idea into a strong force for positive change in a short space of time.

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.

My summer internship at Edinburgh Zoo, photo of penguins (Nigel Swales) and student, Nathan Oenardi

Fourth-year Zoology student Nathan Oenardi spent Summer 2021 volunteering at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo. Watch this video to hear what skills he developed while delivering a “Science Summer School” for primary school children, and his future career plans.

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.

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.

Global Mental Health in the Climate Crisis

During Summer 2021, Shannon Branigin (MSc Global Mental Health and Society) completed a placement-based dissertation with the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability (SRS). Her research focused on global mental health, the climate crisis, and sustainable development, looking into Edinburgh’s urban green and blue spaces as opportunities for mental health systems.

Niamh Kinch, Vet student, speaks about her journey as a Sustainability Champion, from helping to make Ecosia the University’s default search engine, to what she learned at COP 26.

Zakary Campbell-Lochrie interview: The architecture of wildfires

As part of their MSc in Science Communication and Public Engagement and in light of Glasgow hosting COP 26, MSc Science Communication students, Beth Bryan, Megan Glatzel, Katie Smith, and Li Zhang, sought to produce case studies highlighting the work of early-career academics researching extreme weather and future climate risks.

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