Here at Heriot-Watt University Student Union, we know it's important that we all do what we can and make an effort to be more sustainable in the face of the Climate Crisis. The Union believes we must take a positive approach and encourage students and the University to help and support environmental practices such as reducing waste, recycling and good ethical practices. 


How to Get Involved

These groups cover various strands of sustainability that welcome all students to join in!


Christopher o'toole

Christopher is our Activities Coordinator. If you want to set up a sustainability based society, then get in touch on c.o'

Student-Led Groups

  • Sustainability Working Group
    This is a space to bring forward campaign and activism ideas that students are passionate about running. We discuss topics like making the switch to a more eco-friendly search engine, Ecosia, campaigning for 100% divestment in fossil fuel companies, pushing for plant-based alternatives on campus and many more. Get involved to create a positive change on campus!
  • Student Life Group 
    This parliament group is where anyone can bring forward ideas events and activities they would like to see run by the Union. If you feel like there should be more fundraising events or more volunteering opportunities on campus - this is the group for you. The SLG is a place to connect with other students who want to make an impact on what happens on Campus



Heriot-Watt Fossil Free Campaign

Click here to find out more about this campaign

15 Actions to Sustainable Eating

Click here to find out more about this campaign

Our Policies

These are the policies that shape the Union and are a result of a clear mandate from the student population.


Key Contacts

Scott anderson

Hiya! My name is Scott, your Vice-President, and I take the lead on all things sustainable on campus. I chair the student-led Sustainability Working Group and also sit on the university’s Global Environmental Sustainability Group meeting to represent YOUR student voice. So, if you think there should be more campaigns or activism on campus, the Sustainability Working Group is the group for you! If you would also want a new policy on sustainability, then make sure to get in touch with me on It is long overdue that we take more tangible actions towards tackling climate change and this year, students and I are wanting to make that change. So, make sure to get involved and help us make a difference together!  


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