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!

Societies

Groups

Polly Glynn

Polly is our Activities Coordinator. If you want to set up a sustainability based society, then get in touch on P.Glynn@hw.ac.uk

campaigns & events!

Eco Society Meatless Monday Cook-along
9th November 5:30pm - 7pm
Zoom
We will be showing you how to make Tofu Chicken Curry
Heriot-Watt University Student Union Enhancement Lecture: Plastics and Environmental Sustainability
10th November 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Teams
Plastics are a major ecological issue yet have been transformative for the global economy. Heriot-Watt's own Professor Henry will walk us through how we can transition to a circular economy to solve this sustainability issue in the future.
Eco Society Student Union Instagram Take Over
11th November 9am - 9pm
Instagram
We will putting posts, quizzes, videos, polls and top tips on the Union's instagram page and story
Heriot-Watt University Student Union Enhancement Lecture: Fast Fashion - Ethics and the Environment
12th November 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Online
Dr Sue Thomas, a former Heriot-Watt lecturer, will walk us through how we can balance the ethics and the environmental concerns of clothes production and fashion as an industry.
Eco Society Talk - Fast Fashion: Ethics and the Environment
12th November 5:30pm - 7pm
Teams
Talk on fast fashion by Sue Thomas The following day we will host a discussion about this talk with Geography Society
Geography Society Sustainability Week Discussion
13th November 6pm - 7pm
Discuss key sustainability issues and how we can solve them

 

Our Policies

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

Colin Aitken

Colin is your Vice President Community. If you want a new policy on sustainability, then get in touch on Union.VPCommunity@hw.ac.uk

Other Key Contacts

Izi Robe

Izi Robe set up the Heriot-Watt Sustainability Network and is always looking at ways to engage students in being sustainable!

I.Robe@hw.ac.uk

Izzy Aitken

Izzy is an Open MP. "I care about sustainability as our world is in a climate emergency. While it's not possible for us all to be perfect, if we all do something, then we can make a difference. If you'd like to contact me (ia38@hw.ac.uk), I can offer tips and advice on how to attain a more sustainable diet through opting for more plant-based options- even if it's just one meal a week!"

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