Thank you to everyone who came to visit the Swap Shop at Granton campus over the past couple of weeks. We have given away 35kg of clothing which has saved 131kg of CO2 - helping you save money and the planet! Things are winding down at ECSA while we plan a busy calendar of events starting in September. If you are looking for things to do over the summer, Edinburgh is full of sustainability opportunities to get stuck into. Check out our handpicked selection...

Try some zero-waste cooking or a wardrobe declutter

Our Go Green Hub is full of resources to help you introduce more sustainable ways of living into your everyday routine! 

Special shoutout to our zero-waste cooking series - 9 easy video recipes to help you reduce the amount of food you throw away.

If you have any adult or childrens clothes, accessories or books that you would like to donate to our Swap Shop, please email to organise a drop-off. 

Get outside and volunteer with The Green Team

The Green Team runs outdoor activities for young people in Edinburgh and the surrounding area, including conservation tasks, environmental education and outdoor fun.

The Green Team are looking for student volunteers to support them in delivering their summer activities for children aged 8-12 years old. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable experience in youth work, environmental education and nature play. If you would like to get involved please email the Green Team Volunteer Coordinator, Mandy Craig ( 

If you know any children who are looking for summer groups to get involved with, you can find the activity timetable for July and August here. 

Interested in a career in sustainability? Join the Catalyse Change Catalyst Summit 

Catalyse Change CIC is a social enterprise supporting girls and young women to develop sustainability skills and knowledge for ‘healthy, happy and green’ communities, career and planet. 

Although based in Bristol, they are running their summer Catalyst Summit for girls and young women aged 16-24 online, so it is open to anyone! Following 3 days of online, interactive workshop sessions in July, you will be matched with a mentor. This is a woman already working in sustainability who will work with you for up to 6 months after the Catalyst Summit to support your journey as a sustainability changemaker!

If you have any questions about Catalyse Change and the Summit email, our new Sustainability Officer, who took part in the Summit last year.

Explore Edinburgh with a 4 month Just Eats Cycle pass for only £10

This offer is available to all Edinburgh College students until the end of July. The first 60 minutes of each session on a bike is covered by the pass and it’s only 5p per minute if you go over the 1 hour. The pass also gives you access to unlock a Just Cycles’ electric bike (normally £1.50 to unlock) and pay just 10p per minute after the first 3 minutes of a session.

See everything the city has to offer at the Edinburgh Climate Festival 

The annual Edinburgh Climate Festival is back! Taking place on Saturday 14th August on Leith Links, the Climate Festival is a free and family friendly event organised in collaboration with lots of community organisations across the city to inspire climate action. 

If you would be interested in volunteer at the event, please email for more details. For more information and updates, make sure to follow them on Facebook or Twitter.

Find other green opportunities to get involved with...

Volunteering is a brilliant way of building up your experience in sustainability and developing key employability skills which will make you stand out in a competitive job market. Volunteer Edinburgh advertises a range of opportunities and you can filter by cause to find roles and charities that specifically relate to the environment. 

We hope you have a wonderful summer!

From The Go Green Team