Our Fair Trade, energy saving and waste reduction initiatives are supporting students in Edinburgh and Malawi to lead better lives.
Making life better for students
- Achieved Gold and Silver Standard in Green Tourism Business Scheme for all 2000 beds at Pollock Halls.
- Purchased 6 tonnes of Fairtrade rice and pulses from Malawi supporting nearly 70 children to attend school. Working with Just Trading Scotland.
- Free Shop: 7 tonnes of furniture and equipment that departing students had to leave behind, made available free to students in Freshers Week and to homeless people moving into housing. In partnership with Transition Edinburgh University, City of Edinburgh Council, Edinburgh University People & Planet and FreshStart.
Get involved, get advice, get stuff
Interested in developing a new initiative or being involved in existing projects? Contact our Green Champion: Sandra Kinnear: Accommodation Manager (Flats) / Sustainability Coordinator
Looking for free “stuff” for your new flat: crockery, cutlery, bedding, towels, clothes driers? You can get everything you need at the Free Shop in Freshers Week.
Accommodation Services sustainability management
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This article was published on May 23, 2011