University of Edinburgh Sustainability awards

06 April 2015

The Sustainability Awards offers an opportunity for staff and students to make a difference and contribute towards our University becoming more socially responsible and sustainable.

With the award ceremony for 2015 fast approaching, ECCI will soon be audited itself for the first time.

The Awards are run by the University's Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability and EUSA.

SUSTAINABILITY AT ECCI: Resources for Residents, staff and students

Sustainability Policy: SUSTAINABILITY POLICY copy.pdf

Green Events Guide: GREEN EVENT GUIDE copy.pdf

Health & Wellbeing Guide: Health and wellbeing_Residents wiki.docx

Here at the Edinburgh Centre we are committed to decrease our environmental footprint from everyday business operations, therefore we want to engage our staff, clients and contractors in this effort. 

Our Sustainability Policy, Green Events Guide and Health & Wellbeing Guides are available to all staff, clients and contractors. Simply pick one up at reception, log on to the Wiki or download the documents using the links above.

Get involved

Implementation of sustainability actions is already lead by colleagues working at the ECCI. Through our commitment to the effective communication we are keen to receive feedback and reflections from other co-workers, residents and students. Key currently involved members are:

  • Annabel Cooper
  • Shiobhan Dunn
  • Darcy Pimblett
  • Jim Hart
  • Stuart Christie
  • Patrycja Graczyk

Their work is supported by Andy Kerr – director of the Centre for Carbon Innovation. If you wish to provide them with feedback or ideas please, seek advice, join the Green Team or discuss different sustainability options please direct your queries to:


University of Edinburgh Sustainability awards - the basics

Any department, laboratory, student society or student residence across the University can sign up for the Sustainability Awards! As staff or student, you can form a team and register your interest in the Awards via the link below. We'll be in touch soon to let you know more about the Awards process.

Your team works together taking action and recording achievements in the simple online toolkit. All achievements, pre-existing and new, count towards the award.

The toolkits encourage actions in different themes relating to social responsibility and sustainability. Participants will receive support from the Department of Social Responsibility and Sustainability throughout the process.
Trained staff and student volunteer auditors will visit your team in March/April 2015 to review your completed toolkits and provide you with feedback.

The University Website Programme team would wholeheartedly recommend taking part in the Sustainability Awards. The tasks are fun and easy to complete and the process helped pull the team closer together.

Bruce Darby
Project Manager, University Website Programme