go green

Come along to our Climate Cafe

ECSA is proud to announch the first of hopefully many Climate Cafes happening across campuses!

Our first event will be on Tuesday 5th October at Milton Road campus from 12-1pm. If the weather provides it will be held in the lovely community garden (accessed by going past the overspill car park area and into the gate with the sheds and poly-tunnel within), or if it's raining it will be in room M1-25

President's blog: Join us at the Climate Strike!

On Friday the 24th of September, we'll be taking part in the Climate Strike and associated protest outside the Scottish Parliament to highlight the importance of Climate Change. We will be joined by students and student officers from across Edinburgh, and we really hope you'll join us too!

Simply meet us outside Tron Kirk on the Royal Mile at 10:30am to walk down together for the start of the strike.

Travel advice for Edinburgh College students

This webpage provides guidance for students on how to travel safely to Edinburgh College campuses. It sets out government guidelines on using public transport, and provides advice and information on walking, cycling, and driving. More detailed advice can be found on the Scottish Government website here. If you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19 you should not travel, and follow government advice on self-isolation.

CLOSED: Jobs - Sustainability Assistants

We are looking for four students to help us run environmental sustainability events and campaigns, as part of our Go Green project. This is an exciting paid opportunity to help educate and engage students on climate change, low carbon travel issues, and waste reduction.

Hours per week: 7 (hours will fit around your timetable - preferably split over multiple working days)

Pay: Approx £10 per hour

Contract length: Term time (27 weeks)

Six Sustainable Things To Do This Summer

Six Sustainable Things to do this Summer

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

Apply to access a free bike!

We're delighted to be able to offer our students the opportunity to apply to get a bike from us for free! This is to allow students who want to cycle more, but don't have the resources to be able to buy their own bike, an opportunity to get one. Not only will we give you a bike, but we'll also get an important safety kit to you too - such as a helmet, bike lock, lights, and high-visibility items. 

International Compost Awareness Week

This International Compost Awareness Week (2 - 8 May) we want to share some tips on composting and reducing your food waste - things that can save you money AND protect the planet!

Contact Information
Food Waste Diary