Staff and students came together to celebrate the University's achievements in promoting social responsibility and sustainbaility (SRS), and start planning for SRS initiatives for this coming year.
Almost 90 staff and students from a wide range of schools and support groups attended the event, with representation from both academic and support staff.
A number of students, along with representatives from the Edinburgh University Students' Association (EUSA) joined staff on Tuesday 17 July in the Playfair Library, Old College.
Attendees were invited to discuss case studies of various SRS-related initiatives from across the University, ranging from operational aspects, such as energy, to examples of embedding sustainability into the curriculum.
The Strategic Plan 2012-16 was introduced to staff and students, who were encouraged to share their thoughts on the plan and highlight potential key performance indicators for the upcoming SRS Implementation Plan.
The event provided staff and students with an understanding of the challenges that the University faces in lowering its carbon emissions, especially in a research-led institution.
Plans were also announced to establish a new department in the coming year, to take forward the University's commitment to fulfil its responsibilities to lowering carbon emissions and promote the SRS Strategy to all staff and students.
It is important to ensure that the thoughts and information collected during the day are used in the best possible way.
All comments were captured during the day and will be made available on the Edinburgh Sustainability Website. For further information please use the contact details below or use the related links.
This article was published on Jul 31, 2012