We are relaunching our dedicated Liftshare scheme - https://edinburghcollege.liftshare.com - set up to connect you with other students who are travelling your way to College. It’s quick, easy and FREE to sign up.
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.
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.
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.
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)
It's Plastic Free July - the perfect time to start (or continue to) reduce the plastic in your lives. We want to help make those changes easier for you, so will be focussing on a key theme each week. Here are out top tips on ways to reduce your plastic around the house...]
Self-care can be plastic free, try these easy switches:
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
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.
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week! The Mental Health Foundation run this awareness campaign every year, and this year the focus is nature. They chose this theme as evidence shows that being in nature has powerful beneftis for our mental wellbeing. Reflecting on this, we wanted to draw attention to some different ways that you can get out into nature, to support your mental health.