Social Responsibility and Sustainability



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

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Waste & Recycling Coordinators share good practice at annual meet-up

On Wednesday 14th June 2017, staff from the University’s Waste & Recycling Coordinator network and interested students met to celebrate progress, share good practice and discuss targets for the year ahead.

Quarter 3 highlights

SRS Q3 Highlights infographic 2017
Head of Social Responsibility and Sustainability Programmes, Michelle Brown, reflects on the third quarter of academic year 2016/17, sharing a mixture of milestones reached and the exciting potential of projects that are currently in their early stages.

Scottish Government’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee visit the University

On Tuesday 9th May 2017, members of Scottish Government’s Environment, Climate Change & Land Reform Committee visited the University of Edinburgh to hear about the institution’s climate strategy, and visit the FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility.

SRS survey 2017: your views matter

The University invites all staff and students to complete the 2017 Social Responsibility & Sustainability survey.

Update on the Sustainable Campus Fund – saving carbon and money at The University of Edinburgh

Sustainable campus fund graphic - sustainable technologies  coming out of a box labelled 'Sustainable Campus Fund'
A quick update on how the Sustainable Campus Fund is being allocated as of the end of April 2017.

European students visit University to share social responsibility practices

Students from Lithuania and Portugal visited the University to understand how social responsibility issues are prioritised and implemented.

Efforts of staff and students celebrated at Sustainability Awards Ceremony

Sustainability Awards 2017 students photobooth
Office and lab staff teams, student residences and groups, individuals and special projects were all recognised at the seventh University of Edinburgh Sustainability Awards

SRS Staff and Student Workshop 2017: building a vision for 2040

The annual SRS staff and student workshop took place on Wednesday 8th March and saw over 60 staff and students from across the University share their thoughts for what the institution should look like by 2040.