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Visions for Change: Plastics, modern slavery and the housing crisis

Free public events series returns asking how society can create a more socially responsible world.

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Trending societal issues are the focus of an upcoming series of free public events.

The annual Visions for Change series returns and this year will explore Scotland’s housing crisis, modern slavery, and the scourge of plastics.

Organised by the University’s Department for Social Responsibility & Sustainability, the events aim to educate staff, students and the public on topical issues facing society and examine how individuals can drive social change.

Tickets for the three events can be booked at the links below.

Scotland’s Housing Crisis: how can we fix it?

Thursday 1 February 2018

18:00 – 19:30

Grassmarket Community Centre

The UK housing crisis and homelessness is not just about housing stock, affordability and access; it is fundamentally about people. This Visions for Change event will explore Scotland’s Housing Crisis and our response to it.

Register for this event

Tackling modern slavery through transparency

Tuesday 27 February 2018

18:00 – 20:00

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation

In 2015, the UK Government enacted the UK Modern Slavery Act, requiring large businesses to report on their actions to combat modern slavery in their supply chains. This event will provide an opportunity to assess whether companies are taking concrete action on modern slavery and human trafficking.

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Rethinking the future of plastics

Tuesday 20 March 2018

18:00 – 19:30

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation

Disposable plastics are only used once before they are recycled or thrown away. This event will explore society’s current reliance on single-use plastics, examining how we deal with plastics better and what other options there are for packaging our products.

Register for this event

Related links

Visions for Change website

Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability

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