Get involved

We actively encourage our students, staff and members of our wider community to be part of the wider conversation about sustainability at Edinburgh Napier. We all have a part to play in reducing the environmental impact of our University community and encourage you to get involved in events and our student and staff networks and societies.

There are plenty of ways you can get involved in helping Edinburgh Napier achieve its sustainability commitments. We have a dedicated staff sustainability network and students are encouraged to contact Edinburgh Napier Students' Society (ENSA) regarding the Edinburgh Napier Sustainable Society. 

We also have the Lions' Gate Garden for anybody who wants to volunteer in making our campuses greener places to work and study, and if sustainable travel is your passion, then don't forget to check out our Active Travel Champions initiative.

If you have any questions about the work we're doing or would like more information, please get in touch and we'll do our best to help.

Every Action Counts Campaign

This Climate Week we are launching our Every Action Counts campaign.
Together we can make a meaningful contribution to a greener future. Find out how you can take small steps to make a big difference.

Edinburgh Napier at COP26

During COP26, our university community came together to discuss opportunities and take action through a series of activities and events aimed at opening up the conversation around climate change.

Upcoming events

We support a number of events and initiatives each year, including Climate Week Scotland Scotland’s Climate Week in September and our own Sustainability Week in March.

In September we’ll launch our energy campaign for 2023/24.  The campaign will focus on our collective opportunity to further reduce electricity and gas consumption throughout the University. 


Past events

We work on a number of events and promotions throughout the year, from cycling and active travel to waste and wider environmental sustainability initiatives.

You can keep up to date with what’s coming up by following us on Twitter or Facebook, or if you’ve got ideas and would like to get involved yourself, please contact us.

Scotland’s Climate Week - September 2022

The Week started with an open day at the Lion’s Gate Garden at our Merchiston Campus.  We ran promotions throughout the week highlighting examples of projects led by the University community, linking our work to the wider work of the Scottish Government and partners throughout Scotland.  We also launched our short environmental sustainability film embedded within the front page of our website.

Sustainability Week - March 2023

We ran a range of events throughout the University during March 2023.  We invited partners from Edinburgh Napier Students Association (ENSA), Home Energy Scotland, Lothian Buses, SHRUB and Sustrans to provide information and advice to students and staff.  With financial support from the City of Edinburgh Council we also offered free adult cycle training and bicycle maintenance training.

During the week, members of the Environmental Sustainability Strategy Group (ESSG) provided an online overview of our Environmental Sustainability Strategy (ESS) and wider environmental sustainability work.  As ever, attendees were encouraged to get involved on the day and following by getting in touch with ideas, observations and opportunities.