Events, campaigns and promotions
The Environmental Sustainability team at Edinburgh Napier 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.
Below is a brief overview of events we've put on over the past year.
Sustainable Travel Fair
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.
We encouraged staff and students to switch off for Earth Hour and organised an Instagram Stories takeover with student social media ambassadors, who showed the ways they were participating.
Sustrans Travel Challenge
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.
Student Accommodation led ride
To welcome new students to Edinburgh and settle in to Student Accommodation, we organised a led ride using the JustEat cycle hire scheme to take students on a tour around the city.
Be Bright, Be Seen
We hosted roadshows on all three campuses next week for safety tips and free goodies for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers. This was to remind people of the darker mornings and nights and to spread the message to be safe and seen when travelling to university.
Climate Week Scotland
We took part in the Scottish Government led event to promote sustainability across the University. During this week 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 Scotlanf Director. We also worked with the student sustainable society to organise a clothing swap shop and bike-powered documentary screening at student accommodation.
Bikes for Refugees donations
We have partnered with Bikes for Refugees to donate abandoned bikes on campus. This allows the organisation to give the bike to people new to Scotland who have need of a way to get around.
Dr Bike sessions
Throughout the year we have organised sessions with The Bike Station’s Dr Bike team to provide free bike health checks and repairs across all three campuses and student accommodation sites.