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 study, residence or work.
Sign up to the network
Sign up to the network using the form linked below, and you'll receive a welcome email with more information.
I decided to join because it would give me opportunities to meet like-minded people across campus, and become inspired to get involved in other initiatives. The experience has been extremely positive so far – at the networking events, I find myself thinking “that sounds interesting – how can I get involved?” after every single conversation I have with other students and members of staff!
The role of Sustainability Champions
Act as a champion for sustainability in your area of work, course, societies and residence, and work with others to embed good practice.
Increase your own knowledge of sustainability by reading materials and attending events organised throughout the year.
Support and empower others to become more sustainable.
Be an honest and critical friend to the Department for Social Responsibility & Sustainability, giving us feedback on how the support we offer is working for you in your area of the University.
There are multiple benefits to being a Sustainability Champion:
Join an enthusiastic network of staff and students from across the University who are also interested in sustainability.
Receive newsletters, training and events to increase your knowledge of sustainability and your confidence to take action, leading to personal development (which you can put on your LinkedIn page or CV).
Take on a flexible role designed to suit different interests, knowledge levels and workloads.
A space to make your voice heard and find solutions to sustainability issues you face.
Network with other Sustainability Champions
Yammer is a social networking tool to help you to collaborate on projects, discuss social responsibility and sustainability issues and get to know other Sustainability Champions.
Please use your University of Edinburgh email address ending in @ed.ac.uk when you sign up.
We host one or two events a year for Sustainability Champions, if not more.