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Food Waste Action Week

This Food Waste Action Week (1 - 7 March) we want to help you reduce your food waste - saving you money and protecting the planet. 

All you need to do is sign up below and let us know how many bags of food waste you have in a week. Then, try our food waste reduction tips and let us know if your weekly food waste reduces! 

Contact Information
Food Waste Diary

Sustainability at Home

Recent announcements from the Scottish Government are seeing us all continuing to spend more time at home. For many of us this has been really challenging but, it can be a great opportunity too! Spending more time at home is a great opportunity to shake up your habits and see if you can take on some more sustainable practices from home. Habits that can not only help save the planet but can save you money too! 

With that in mind, we've created a Sustainability at Home guide! This guide is here to help you with tips on: 

Be Bright Be Seen Be Safe

Contact us for free items to help you walk and cycle safely

The way we travel has really changed during the pandemic, as we’ve seen more people choosing to walk or cycle around the city. We’d love to see you keep this up (or even start giving it a go) during these darker Winter months, so we've got lots of free bike lights and high-vis items to give out to you so you can stay safe while travelling actively. If you'd like to get a pack of these free items, simply email us on go.green@ecsa.scot expressing your interest!

Jobs: (CLOSED) Sustainability Assistants

We are looking for two 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: 8 (hours will fit around your timetable - preferably split over multiple working days)

Pay: Approx £10 per hour

Contract length: Term time (13 weeks)

Our free online Swap Shop is now open!

Do you want to find some pre-loved clothes, books or small household items that are completely free for you to take? Look no further than our new online Swap Shop! 

Visit our swap shop!

What is a Swap Shop, you might be thinking. It's a place where you can exchange (or just take) items that other people have donated. Their purpose is to reduce waste by extending a product's life-cycle, which also has the knock on benefit of saving you some money! 

Coronavirus 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.

Celebrating Earth Day - how you can stay connected with nature during the lockdown

Happy Earth Day!

Today is Earth Day, an annual celebration of environment that happens every year on the 22nd of April. It is also the 50th Anniversary of the first ever Earth Day, which started back in 1970. This year the theme is climate action - you can find out more about Earth Day 2020 on the official website here. They have lots of suggestions of small actions you can take - from measuring your local air quality to doing a mini litter pick.