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At ENSA we want to make sure that, as students, you have access to opportunities and resources that help you to live sustainably and get involved in creating positive change.

The climate crisis is the biggest challenge of our generation, but there are many actions that we can each take to reduce our negative impact on the planet, from individual actions such as reducing the amount of meat we eat, to getting engaged in community groups, volunteering, signing petitions and talking to people.

It doesn’t have to all be doom and gloom. Being sustainable can be fun and exciting and you’ll learn a lot along the way!

Find out more about the University's new Environmental Sustainability Strategy here.

Our Sustainability Publications:


Student Guide to Sustainability
ENSA and the Sustainable Society have teamed up with the University to create a 'Sustainability at Home' booklet which covers everything from energy-saving tips and DIY household products to how to shop smart and reduce waste.


Sustainability Charter 2021
The Sustainability Charter outlines the responsibilities of ENSA and its staff in developing and promoting a sustainable environment in which students are empowered to make positive changes and in support of the University’s new environmental strategy.

Useful resources for you:

Find out more about cycling at ENU (and get free bike accessories!) Ways that you can get involved at Edinburgh Napier:

Volunteer at the Lion’s Gate, Edinburgh Napier’s urban permaculture garden.

Places to go in Edinburgh: 

Get free rescued food, swap clothes or fix your bike at the Shrub Coop.

Get involved in the local community and attend interesting events at Bridgend Farmhouse.

Zero-Waste grocery shops to buy all your shopping plastic-free:

Other eco-friendly shops: 

Borrow a tool instead of buying a new one at the Edinburgh Tool Library.

Facebook Groups to join: 

Get free items and give your things away when you don’t need them on The Meadows Share Facebook Group.

Share and get free food on the Edinburgh Food Sharing Facebook Group.

Share knowledge and ask questions about food foraging on Foraging in Edinburgh and Lothian.

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