Social Responsibility and Sustainability



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£100,000 annual savings expected from first eight Sustainable Campus Fund projects

Sustainable Campus Fund: "£100,000 annual cash savings  from eight projects so far" laboratory fume cupboard photo
Eight projects have been approved for funding on the first Utilities Working Group meeting and the following sign-off by Directors of Social Responability & Sustainability and Estates. They are expected to deliver over £100,000 cash savings annually and prevent emissions of almost 600 tonnes of CO­2e every year.

Nominations for special awards now open

The Sustainability Awards offer an opportunity for staff and students to make a difference and contribute towards our University becoming more socially responsible and sustainable.

University maintains Fairtrade status

fair trade
The University is pleased to announce it has retained its Fairtrade status for the 12th year in a row.

Quarter 4 highlights: measuring what matters

It was a wee bit quieter in the summer months but that does not mean that we were at rest!

University is finalist in Green Gown Awards 2016

For the third year in a row the University of Edinburgh has successfully been recognised as a finalist in two categories in the Green Gown Awards.

Three undergraduate students awarded dissertation prizes

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The Department for Social Responsibility & Sustainability is delighted to announce that three students have won prizes for their undergraduate dissertations.

Masters and PhD students: Present your research at an International Conference

We are delighted to offer one Masters or PhD student a fully-funded student placement to the Green Alliance of Universities for a Sustainable Future (GAUSF). The successful student will have the opportunity to present their academic research at this international conference.

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.