Events, campaigns and promotions
We want as many of our students and staff as possible to be a 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 can join the Edinburgh Napier Sustainable Society or join in through their students' association, ENSA.
We also have the Lions' Gate Garden and Sighthill Gardening Club 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.
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.
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.