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Free and low cost ways to save money (and the planet!)

The rise of living costs is hitting us all hard, so we've come up with a list of ways to still make more sustainable choices while at College, or out and about, that are free and low cost - meaning you can save money while saving the planet!

Travel tips to save money on fuel costs

  • If you drive to College, sign up to our Liftshare site (with your student email address) to share the journey and cost of your drive to College with pals.
  • Try to change shorter journeys to walking, cycling or public t

Be a Go Green Volunteer!

Volunteering is a great way to help your local community, as well as giving you loads of useful skills in the process. It’s a confidence builder, you gain new knowledge and it has been proven volunteering has physical health benefits including stress relief! 

New Year Travel Pledge (Closed)

Edinburgh College Students' Association are here to help you with your New Year resolutions for 2022!

Do you want to save money or get active after Christmas? You can do both by travelling using more sustainable methods (walking, cycling, or public transport) for the regular journeys you make - whether that's to College, work, or somewhere else you go regularly. Not only will these travel methods help with your physical and mental health whilst saving you money, they're also much better for the environment. 

Go Green Hubs: Semester 1 Waste Savings and Holiday Closure Dates

Our Go Green Hubs have been open on campuses for 6 weeks and we have already saved over one metric tonne of food and textiles from going to waste and helped create a circular economy across our campuses. 

Since November, our community fridges have saved 750kg of food from going to waste! All 4 of our community fridges are stocked once a week with a range of food from retailers that is on, or near, its 'best by' or 'use by' date and would otherwise have gone to waste.

Be Bright Be Seen Be Safe

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

Are you wanting to walk or cycle, but are worried about how dark it's getting in the mornings and at night? We've got you covered with free bike lights and high-vis items so you can stay safe while travelling actively. If you'd like to get a pack of these free items, simply pop into one of our offices (opening hours on the front page of our website), or email us on go.green@ecsa.scot expressing your interest!

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