Reuse Hoose - free event
Staff and students are invited to the Reuse Hoose, a free event to help people reuse and repair their possessions rather than throw them away.
The University works with many partners to ensure that as little waste as possible goes to landfill and that materials from paper to office equipment are recycled or reused.
Reuse Hoose, organised by staff from Social Responsibility and Sustainability, and Waste and Recycling, is a chance to learn more about reusing and recycling and about some of the partners the University works with.
Tuesday 15 March 10am-2pm
Potterrow Dome, Bristo Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AL
Reuse Hoose is a chance to learn how to:
- Fix belongings (for example a bike, phone or computer)
- Get hold of freebies (for example food, furniture or clothes)
- Save money - and the planet
- Shrub: the first student-led cooperative in the UK
- Remade in Edinburgh: a social enterprise that teaches repair skills and campaigns for goods to be built to last
- The Grassmarket Community Project: a sustainable social enterprise providing sanctuary and teaching people new skills
- The Bright Green Initiative: furniture reuse initiatives
- The Bike Station: for advice and on-the-spot fixes
- Hearty Squirrel: student and volunteer run food cooperative that provides healthy, local, ethical, organic and Fairtrade Food.
- Changeworks: advice on reducing carbon, energy and waste.
- Better World Books: keeping books out of landfill by selling them in online marketplaces.
The event will also highlight the work of the University’s voluntary Waste and Recycling Coordinators who work across the University to encourage resource efficiency and waste minimisation.
For more information contact Alan Peddie: Alan.Peddie@ed.ac.uk
Social Responsibility and Sustainability