In 2009, the University of Edinburgh became the UK's first university to form a Transition group.
Transition groups have been forming in communities across the country in response to the challenges of climate change and peak oil.
Transition groups operate at a community level to reduce carbon emissions. Transition Edinburgh University (TEU) is working with staff and students across the university to find innovative ways to cut their emissions.
TEU produced the Footprints and Handprints report during the summer of 2009, which reveals the carbon footprint of our community. From that baseline, TEU aims to reduce carbon emissions by ten percent.
TEU are organising a variety of programs such as the Student Switch Off, Carbon Conversations, Big Green Makeover, FOOD and Fair Travel to help us all reduce our emissions, while gaining skills and knowledge.
Regular events are held across campus and are open to all students and staff, so do come along and join in. The TEU website also provides simple ways to get involved.
This article was published on Feb 11, 2011