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This Green Resources Hub has been created to help you find useful information and guidance on various topics quickly and easily in one place, supporting you to lead a more sustainable and environmentally conscious lifestyle.

This is not an exhaustive list and recommendations are welcome by emailing studentengagement@uhi.ac.uk.  Please remember that we are not responsible for the content of external websites. 

Do you know your carbon footprint? Find out using the WWF Environmental Footprint Calculator with useful tips to help you reduce your environmental impact.  

Food and diet content

Food and diet

Food and diet

Love Food Hate Waste - practical steps to help you reduce food waste, as well as lots of recipe ideas. 

Eating Greener - a Take Action guide by Net Zero Scotland.

Too Good To Go - an App that lets you buy unsold surplus food from shops and restaurants at reduced prices so it doesn't go to waste.

OLIO - an App connecting neighbours with each other and with local businesses so surplus food can be shared, not thrown away, all for free. 

Moo Food - an environmentally conscious community food charity based in Muir of Ord bringing people together to grow food, knowledge and confidence. Volunteer, access the community fridge or growing boxes, and share meals. 

WWOOF (Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms) - become a WWOOFer and connect with local sustainable farmers and growers for a cultural and educational experience, focused on organic farming and sustainable living.

5 steps to reducing food waste at home - a How to Guide by Zero Waste Scotland.

Climate Change food calculator - find out the carbon footprint of what you eat using the calculator in this BBC News article. 

Sustainable Food Cookbook - a student cookbook and reference guide to cooking and eating sustainably.

Sustainable Fashion content

Sustainable Fashion

Sustainable Fashion

There are various online shops with supporting Apps to buy and re-sell second-hand clothes. Try out Thrift+Depop or Vinted.

Love Your Clothes campaign to help change the way we buy, use and dispose of our clothing. Lots of tips, videos and guides to support you in helping to reduce the impact of clothes on the environment.  

Article on 'Greenwashing' by How to Waste Less.

10 tips to help you move away from fast fashion - article by Ethical Consumer.

Join the Fashion Detox Challenge - can you go 10 weeks without buying any clothes?!

Circular Economy content

Circular Economy

Circular Economy

What is the Circular Economy - article by Zero Waste Scotland.

Circular Economy:  What is it and how can we get there? A video by Thomson Reuters Foundation. 

Borrowing is the new buying - How to Waste Less article.  

Recycling locator - find out what you can recycle at home or in your local area.

Reuse near me - find a re-use organisation near you.

Recycle for Scotland - useful information about the recycling process, including features such as the 'recycling sorter' and a 'what to do with...' library. 

Reduce, Re-use, Recycle - a Take Action guide by Net Zero Scotland.

Technology content

Technology

Technology

How to Waste Less article looking at consumption and waste of electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). 

Ecosia- a search engine that uses 80% of it's profits to plant trees where they are needed most. Set your default homepage to Ecosia or download the mobile App. 

Tips for Greener Computing - article by The New Ecologist.

Recycle your toner and inkjet cartridges at The Recycling Factory.

Environmental footprint of everything we do online - article by How to Waste Less.

Active Travel content

Active Travel

Active Travel

Active Travel tips and advice from the Energy Savings Trust

Active Travel - a Take Action guide by Net Zero Scotland. 

Pubic Transport - a Take Action guide by Net Zero Scotland.

Rural Connections - a Cycling UK programme to support people to cycle, walk and wheel in rural and remote communities.  

Active Travel advice on the HISA website

The following infographics have been created by the HISA Cycling Intern, Bonnie Zhu:

Energy content

Energy

Energy

Home Energy - a Take Action guide by Net Zero Scotland

Energy advice from the NUS Student Switch-off campaign.

Top 10 Energy saving tips for students - article by The Greenage

Advice and guidance from the Energy Saving Trust.

Home Energy Scotland - free impartial advice on energy saving.

Biodiversity / natural environment content

Biodiversity / natural environment

Biodiversity / natural environment

Trees for Life - rewilding the Scottish Highlands.

Woodland Trust - woodland conservation charity. 

Plantlife - campaigns to protect the natural heritage of Scotland. 

Keep Scotland Beautiful - the charity for Scotland's environment.

Record the wildlife you see on the National Cycle Network via Sustrans iRecord.

Do a #2minutecleanup on your local National Cycle Network route - email Sustrans for a re-usable bag. 

Ethical Banking content

Ethical Banking

Ethical Banking

Banking with Who guide - produced by SOS-UK.

Ethical Banking article by MoneyExpert. 

Ethical Money and Finance product guides by Ethical Consumer. 

Campaigning and action groups content

Campaigning and action groups

Campaigning and action groups

Greenpeace - movement of people who are passionate about defending the natural world from destruction.

Action Not Excuses - global youth-led environmental campaign supporting thousands of young people to create green jobs, fight for zero waste and pollution, and reverse deforestation.

2050 Climate Group - a youth run and volunteer-led organisation empowering young people to take action against the climate crisis.

Friends of the Earth Scotland - environmental campaigning organisation with local groups across Scotland. 

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland - a diverse coalition of over 60 civil society organisations in Scotland campaigning together on climate change.

SOS (Students Organising for Sustainability) UK - a student-led education charity focusing on sustainability.

Count Us In - a community of people, organisations and platforms taking practical action on climate change. Anyone can take part simply by chosing one of the 16 steps to reduce your carbon pollution and persuade others to do the same. 

Useful media sources content

Useful media sources

Useful media sources

Ethical Consumer - provides tools and resources to help you to shop more ethically and sustainably.

Resurgence and Ecologist - magazine published by The Resurgence Trust educational charity. Provides perspectives on a range of topics covering ecology, social justice, philosophy, spirituality, sustainable development and the arts. 

News outlets such as the BBCReuters and The Guardian.

Green Opportunities content

Green Opportunities

Green Opportunities

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