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The latest news about Social Responsibility and Sustainability from across the University.

University saves over £100,000 by reusing goods

An internal reuse project at the University of Edinburgh has allowed staff to save more than £100,000 by reusing goods in under 3 years of use.

Propose your sustainable project ideas

Sustainable campus fund graphic - sustainable technologies  coming out of a box labelled 'Sustainable Campus Fund'
Do you have an idea for a sustainable project at the University? The Sustainable Campus Fund is a real opportunity for anyone in the University to propose projects that could reduce the University’s impact on the environment.

We're recruiting: Modern Slavery researcher

The Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability is recruiting a researcher for a part-time, fixed-term consultancy project, which might suit a current postgraduate student (e.g. PhD) or graduate.

Quarter 3 highlights: measuring what matters

Head of SRS Programmes Michelle Brown reflects on Quarter 3 of academic year 2015/16: a busy time for the department with progress in areas such as resource efficiency and responsible investment.

University supports newly-opened Edinburgh Remakery

The University of Edinburgh is a project partner in the Edinburgh Remakery, a reuse and repair store located on Leith Walk.

Staff sustainability survey

2016 social responsibility and sustainability staff survey
The University has invited all staff to complete the 2016 Social Responsibility and Sustainability survey.

Sustainable refurbishment at Ashworth 2

Ashworth 2 is a 1970s building which sits behind the iconic Ashworth Building at Kings Buildings. Recent refurbishment has given the building - including its labs - a much needed update with sustainability in mind.

Old computers to be given second life

The University has launched an environmentally-friendly project to reuse older computers rather than recycling them.