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written by Alice O'Rourke on October 10, 2011
This weeks Global Challenges event looks at what the future holds for renewable energy in Scotland, and in what ways you can get involved.
How can Scotland harness the benefits of renewable energy sources?
From 7-9pm, Wed 12th October, Playfair Library, Old College, South Bridge EH8 9YL
Wave and tidal energy, a promising source of green jobs and potential
contributor to energy autonomy for Scotland, requires a skills revolution.
Join us in exploring this topic with the new Edinburgh Centre on Climate
Changer and local renewable energy companies including Pelamis and Artemis
Also find out more from Campaign Against the Arms Trade, Engineers Without Borders, the Institute of Energy Systems, the Careers service and more…
The event is free but requires registration at:
For more info contact: email@example.com
written by Sion Lanini on April 19, 2011
We’re pleased to share with you that over the last two academic years, we have…. (drum roll):
-Trained over 90 volunteers over 4 semesters!
-Worked with 104 homes – saving 126 tonnes CO2!
-Held 128 personal consultations at 39 Energy Saving Advice Clinics around campus – saving 67 tonnes CO2!
-Worked with Resident Assistants to save over 100 tonnes in University self-catered accommodation!
-Held over a dozen workshops!
Hurray! Congratulations to everyone for the hard work and keen participation that’s happened over the last 18 months. What the above list doesn’t reflect is the hundreds of hours that we have collectively spent bringing the project to life and making it happen!
Let’s celebrate! Why not join us for our trip to Woodlands?
written by Olga Bloemen on March 4, 2011
More than a week ago, I got back from a conference weekend in the lovely little town of Winchester, mouth fully named: “For People and Planet: Not Profit and Self-Destruction. Can Universities make the move towards, or even lead ‘transition’?. The speakers, panel debates and small group discussions evolved around the following question: what role can, and should, UK universities play in times of climate change, approaching peak oil and, more generally, a broken social and economic system?
written by Rosie Sullivan on February 15, 2011
Introduction to Permaculture with Lusi Alderslowe
Monday 21st February | Dan Rutherford Lecture Theatre 1, King’s Buildings| 1-5pm
‘What is permaculture??’
The word ‘permaculture’ comes from ‘permanent agriculture’ with ‘permanent culture.’ It combines an ethical framework, with an understandings of how nature works, with a design approach. This combination is then used to support the creation of sustainable, agriculturally productive, non-polluting and healthy settlements.
written by Justina on February 4, 2011
This February we will be giving away some nice, fresh, organic, healthy and extremely tasty vegetables… Yummy!
Learn more about fair travel and enjoy fresh vegetables for free!
Interested? Sign our Fair Travel pledge here and there’s a chance you’ll enjoy your free vegetables as soon as the following week! And this will continue until the end of February.. Vegetable madness!!!
Don’t be upset if you don’t win a veg bag this time… Many more exciting prizes are on the way! Moreover, everyone who signs-up gets this:
That’s your personal Guide to more sustainable travelling! Get inspired by destinations and ideas and learn more about low-impact travelling.
written by Olga Bloemen on February 2, 2011
Climate activist Dan Glass is famous/notorious for super-glueing himself to Gordon Brown more than two years ago, when collecting an award for his Plane Stupid work. He wanted to make the premier “stick to his environmental promises” (see: BBC). Despite a month of intense practise on his housemate, Dan and Gordon were only glued together for about 30 seconds… Luckily his message stuck around for longer.
Climate Activist Dan Glass was in Edinburgh last October to give a workshop as part of Cineco Film Festival’s rough cut screening of Just Do It (see photo) , a crowd-funded documentary on UK climate activism. Read on for the belated transcript of the interview I had with Dan.
written by Rosie Sullivan on January 18, 2011
Grab your place on a series of group discussions designed to make a difference…
written by Abby Nicol on September 9, 2010
That’s right we’re smack bang in the midst of Organic Fortnight what a perfect time to find out more about organic food.
‘But where do I start?’ I hear you cry…
There are many ways to get involved- from visiting an organic farm, looking out for organic clothes on your high street, switching an everyday product to an organic product or cooking up an organic feast on a budget for your friends.
written by Rosie Sullivan on August 2, 2010
This semester pairs of trained volunteer facilitators will be leading a series of facilitated discussions… about what climate change means for us as individuals and how we can move towards lower carbon lifestyles. There are 11 groups running across the University… join one today!
written by Joseph Farthing on June 16, 2010
6 new paid internships available. Approx 12 hours/ week at £8.17/hr.
Transition Edinburgh University seeks to recruit current students or recent graduates as paid interns to work with us for varying lengths of time until March 2011 on our exciting project of carbon cutting and resilience building for the University community.