Take action for social responsibility and sustainability

The University has a team dedicated to improving sustainability and climate action on campus.

We offer a range of training courses, events, support, funding and advice for staff to help you improve your sustainability skillset and make a difference, no matter where you work in the University.

Explore current opportunities below.

Sustainability champions with keepcups summer meetup 2022

Join a network of staff and students making the University of Edinburgh more sustainable. We will help you develop the skills you need to lead positive change in your area of work.

Sign up to become a Sustainability Champion

Project funding

Planting cacti
Office Sustainability Award winners 2018

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

Practical advice

Find out how you're supported to be sustainable on campus, including benefits for reusables; how to use our recycling bins; save energy; help hedgehogs and wildlife; sustainable and ethical food on offer; and active travel perks.

Zero waste Good Food Fair trade Biodiversity Energy and buildings Transport Sustainable labs

About us

The Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability enables the University to understand, explain and deliver on its vision to make the world a better place by offering the most successful social responsibility and sustainability service in higher education.

Social Responsibility and Sustainability