We support a number of events and initiatives each year, including Climate Week Scotland and our own Sustainable Travel Fair. Due to Covid-19 most of our usual activities have been postponed or moved online, but we look forward to leading more on campus activity from the start of our 2022/23 academic year.
Check back soon for more information on upcoming initiatives and events.
We work on a number of events and promotions throughout the year, from cycling and active travel to energy saving switch-offs.
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.
Climate Week Scotland - September 2020
Due to Covid-19, we moved our usual Climate Week Scotland activities online and used social media to share some of our recent sustainability achievements and encourage students to get involved.
Sustainable Travel Fair - March 2020
We hosted a Sustainable Travel Fair across all three campuses, inviting partner organisations including Lothian Buses, Sustrans Scotland, JustEat Bikes, Home Energy Scotland and The Bike Station. Students and staff were invited to come along and discover alternative, more sustainable ways to travel to campus, with fun activities such as a smoothie bike and freebies. More than 300 people attended the events over the three days they were held.
Sustrans Travel Challenge - March 2020
We encouraged staff and students to take part in the Scottish Workplace Journey Challenge, organised by Sustrans, which saw commuters swap their normal method of travel for more sustainable transport. Students and staff made 488 sustainable journeys and recorded 4,927 miles during the month of March.
Climate Week Scotland - October 2019
As part of our 'Time for Change' campaign, we launched a 25p disposable cup charge and put on a range of activities, including a Climate Crisis talk and panel with Richard Dixon, Friends of the Earth Scotland Director. We also worked with students from the Edinburgh Napier Sustainable Society to organise a clothing swap shop and bike-powered documentary screening at Student Accommodation.
The campaign won the Scottish Government Climate Week Award 2019 and was a finalist in the Student Engagement category of the Green Gown Awards 2020. View our finalists video on the Green Gown Awards website.