Our commitment to sustainability

The environment is an important issue to everyone at the University of Edinburgh. Edinburgh Law School strive to manage all workplace activities which impact our environment and its resources.

Local energy actions

The University of Edinburgh's stance towards sustainable energy embraces reductions in energy demand through energy efficiency. Improved building design, improved intuitive environmental controls, natural lighting and better waste management contribute to reducing energy demand.

Find out more about how the University supports staff and students to create a sustainable and socially responsible environment on the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability website.

Waste and recycling

Engage in ways to lessen unnecessary waste, which causes environmental damage and costs money. The University has an Equipment Exchange programme where staff can buy or sell equipment within the University.

Get involved with Equipment Exchange

Travel choices

A sustainable transport system is one that is affordable, operates efficiently, and offers a choice. The Law School website gives information of the public transport options from the airport.

Getting to and from the Law School

The University provides interest-free loans to purchase annual tickets for public transport.

Interest free public transport loan

The University encourages staff to cycle to work where possible and has set up a scheme to help those wishing to travel to work by bicycle.

University Cycle to Work Scheme

Fairtrade and responsible procurement

We have developed a key strategy in Sustainable Procurement and are striving to use goods and services that benefit the University, society, economy and the environment. We buy fair Trade and recycled goods and we reuse and recycle within the School and across campus.

Social responsibility

Wellbeing groups across campus inspire people to take up sport and develop active, healthy and sustainable lifestyles.

Find out more about these groups on the University Health and Wellbeing website

Other information

The University offers several Social Responsibility and Sustainability training courses for staff.

Find out more about training options

Read the University of Edinburgh's Strategic Plan for sustainability.

Strategic plan 2016

Contact Information

For any queries about sustainability at the Law School please email Lisa Adams (