Visions for Change
The Visions for Change event series examines topical environmental and social issues making the headlines, and considers the changes being made by individuals, organisations and whole countries to create a more socially responsible and sustainable global society.
The University of Edinburgh delivers impact for society, through world-class academic research, collaboration across disciplines and through supporting local organisations and social enterprises.
The Visions for Change series explores the ways the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability are working with colleagues across the University and our partner organisations across the world to find solutions to both local and global challenges. From panel discussions to documentaries, expect in-depth debate from experts and industry leaders on the necessary action to address the world’s most pressing social and environmental issues.
Events may be photographed and/or recorded for promotional or recruitment materials for the University and University approved third parties.
Join us in exploring the intersection between social justice and climate change.Visions for Change: is climate change a social justice issue?
Tuesday, 5 November 2019
How do we ensure our food system provides easy access to nutritious and sustainable food for all while protecting our natural resources, animals and people?Read about Visions for Change: Sustainable food for the future
Visions for Change: Travelling for business? How workplace decisions impact on our individual carbon emissions
Wednesday, 16 October 2019
Carbon emissions from travel, especially from air travel, are becoming more widely deliberated across our society. As companies and organisations grow internationally, travel is seen as an integral tool for success.Read about Visions for Change: Travelling for business? How workplace decisions impact on our individual carbon emissions
Tuesday, 26 February 2019
The Visions for Change event series examines topical environmental and social issues making the headlines, and considers the changes being made by individuals, organizations and whole countries to create a more socially responsible and sustainable global society.Read about Visions for Change: Spotlight on palm oil
Tuesday, 5 February 2019
The Visions for Change event series examines topical environmental and social issues making the headlines, and considers the changes being made by individuals, organizations and whole countries to create a more socially responsible and sustainable global society.Read about Visions for Change: Holding back the plastics tide
Monday, 26 March 2018
Disposable plastics are only used once before they are recycled or thrown away. These single use plastics include things like soft drinks bottles, straws, coffee stirrers, water bottles and a high proportion of food packaging.Read about Rethinking the future of plastics
Tuesday, 27 February 2018
This event is being rescheduled for March, this page will be updated when a new date is confirmed.Read about Tackling modern slavery through transparency (postponed)
Thursday, 1 February 2018
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.Read about Scotland's Housing Crisis: how can we fix it?
Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Social enterprises and other third sector organisations are increasingly seen as a means of tackling social and environmental issues through innovative ways that government and private sector firms cannot. But what can a social enterprise do to empower individuals to make a difference?Read about Getting your hands dirty: how social enterprise can make a difference
Tuesday, 28 February 2017
Supply chains can be so complex; how can we be sure that the products we buy and the services we use are not linked to harsh working conditions, modern slavery or armed conflict?Read about Human rights abuses in supply chains: what can we do?
Tuesday, 31 January 2017
This event will explore the role of universities in tackling climate change, following the ratification of the Paris Climate Agreement.Read about Tackling climate change: the role of universities after Paris
Saturday, 9 April 2016
Robert Llewellyn – actor, comedian, writer and the man behind hit Fringe show Electric Cars are Rubbish. Aren't They? – makes a special stop at ECCI to recharge batteries and share stories of his electric automotive and two-wheeled adventures.Read about Electric Automotive Adventures with Robert Llewellyn
Friday, 8 April 2016
Join us for a pedal-powered screening of Bikes Vs Cars!Read about Bike-Powered Screening of Bikes v Cars PLUS Panel Discussion
Saturday, 18 April 2015
For the first time ever ECCI is partnering with the Edinburgh's annual Science Festival: the world's first celebration of science and technology and still one of Europe's largest.Read about What does a low carbon future look like?
Tuesday, 17 February 2015
Don’t know what your old possessions are made of? Hate filling your bin on moving out day? Then why not join us for this hands-on workshop, and find out how to repurpose all that personal ‘junk’ waiting to be thrown out!Read about Salon: No Time to Waste