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.

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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.

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

http://www.ed.ac.uk/estates/waste-recycling/reuse-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

http://www.law.ed.ac.uk/other_areas_of_interest/about/visit_us/travel_information

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

Interest free public transportloan

http://www.ed.ac.uk/transport/public-transport/interest-free-public-transport-loan

University Cycle to Work Scheme

http://www.ed.ac.uk/sport-exercise/healthy-university/about-physical-activity/staff-activity/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.

Communicating sustainability

Develop your understanding with training courses.

Social Responsibility and Sustainability training

http://www.ed.ac.uk/about/sustainability/about/programmes/be-sustainable-training

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

Strategic plan 2012-16

http://www.ed.ac.uk/governance-strategic-planning/strategic-planning

Social responsibility

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

http://www.ed.ac.uk/staff/health-wellbeing

Mindfulness and Wellbeing

http://www.ed.ac.uk/chaplaincy/wellbeing-and-mindfulness/mindfulness-and-wellbeing-regular-events

Being more active during your working hours

http://www.ed.ac.uk/sport-exercise/healthy-university/about-physical-activity/staff-activity/how-to-be-more-active-at-work

Jogging for all - lunchtimes

http://www.jogscotland.safety.ed.ac.uk/centralGroupHome.htm

Jogging group for Students

http://haries.eusu.ed.ac.uk/training/jogging-group/

Discover more about mental wellbeing at the University of Edinburgh.

Mental wellbeing

http://www.ed.ac.uk/staff/health-wellbeing/lifestyle/mental-wellbeing

For any queries about sustainability at the Law School please email Lisa Adams (lisa.adams@ed.ac.uk).