Events

Sep
21
Thu
Climate fair @ Bridge link
Sep 21 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Taking place from 18 to 22 September, Climate Week 2017 is a Scottish Government campaign to raise awareness of, and inspire action on, climate change. The campaign aims to highlights the importance of reducing emissions and to encourage people to adapt to a changing climate.

To celebrate the campaign, Transition is hosting a Climate fair on the bridge link. We will be joined by several organisations who will showcase their climate-friendly projects, in the hope to inspire you to join our fight to be greener. There will be a pop-up charity shop by British Heart Foundation, a crash course in CPR, food waste advice, walking route advice and bike workshops.

Climate fair

Thursday, September 21st 2017
11 am – 2 pm
Bridgelink

Please see the following list to find out who are coming to our climate fair.


* British Heart Foundation
In the spirit of up-cycling and recycling, BHF is hosting a pop-up charity shop on the bridge link where staff and students can purchase pre-loved items, as well as donating their unwanted items. BHF is also bringing their CPR dummy to give interested staff and students a crash course in CPR. So if fancy a new outfit this Sept, don’t go to the highstreet just yet. Check out BHF’s pop-up charity shop first – you never know what gem you could find!

* Food Sharing Edinburgh
Food Sharing Edinburgh is coming to our campus loaded with tips and tricks on how to prevent food waste in our kitchen, as well as some edible goodies.

Sustainable Travel

We will also be hosting a range of travel organisations to help you find a sustainable travel/commute option that works for you.

On the Bridge Link, 11am – 2pm:

*Transition Heriot-Watt – Advice, personalised travel plans

* Sustrans active champions
* Lothian Bus
* Scottish Rail
* SWECO on behalf of Edinburgh council

Outside, opposite The Piece:

*Dr Bike – Repair and Maintenance Session (11am – 2pm)

*Bike Marking – Bikes will be marked for theft deterrence by the Security Team (11.30am – 1.30pm)

We hope to see you all there. Don’t forget to say hi to us!

 

Treat your Bike @ Bridge Link and outside The Piece
Sep 21 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Do you Cycle to campus? Or are thinking about getting a bike?

If you have or are planning on getting a bike, come along to the Treat Your Bike event!

To help keep everyone’s bike safe, we are working with the Security team and the Bike Bothy to promote bike safety and security.

There will be 2 special activities running to help you take care of your bike:

Dr Bike – Repair and Maintanence

Evan Oliphant, the Bike Both Manager, will be running a repair and maintenance session to keep your bike in good condition. He will do a full bike check and make repairs as necessary.

When: 11am – 2pm

Where: Outside opposite the Piece (grassy central area)

Bike Marking

The Security team will be offering free bike marking to help with bike theft deterrence and recovery. They will mark your bike and give you instructions on registering your bike.

The team will also be dong lock cutting demonstrations to show how easy cheap locks can be broken into (location – Bridge Link).

When: 11.30am – 1.30pm

Where: Outside opposite the Piece (grassy central area)

Cooking workshop @ Chaplaincy
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Did you know that almost 50% of all food waste comes from households?
Let’s do something to reduce this statistic!

This cooking class is ran by Food Sharing Edinburgh and it is a fun and interactive class with trained cooking tutors keen to show students how to cook healthy meals with no-waste cooking techniques. You will learn three simple and versatile recipes that will build your confidence in cooking good food AND reduce your food waste in hall.

This class will focus on two star ingredients, squash and pear. Both are currently in season and super delicious.

Workshop detail:

  • There will be two professionally trained tutors and no more than five students per class. Book your space to avoid disappointment!
  • The class runs from 6 to 8 pm in the chaplaincy kitchen. But do come a few minutes early to meet your tutors and maybe have a cuppa before you start.
  • At the end of the class, you will receive a goodie bag with no-waste recipe cards.
  • You will have the chance to taste your food together with the rest of the group and cooking tutors. And while you’re enjoying your edible creations together why not have a bit discussion about food waste?

What do you need to bring:

  • Enthusiasm for food! And we mean good food that is healthy for you.
  • Interest in learning more about food sustainability and food waste.
  • Some Tupperware for the left-over!

 

Please book your space in advance to avoid disappointment by emailing Transition r.fitria@hw.ac.uk .
If you have dietary requirements, please do inform us in advance to ensure our cooking tutors are fully aware of your requirements.

Sep
28
Thu
Local Market @ Bridge Link
Sep 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm

Buying local gives you the freshest produce, helps strengthen the local economy and cuts down the environmental impact of food transport.

Every month we hold a local market on the Bridge Link, bringing together a selection of local suppliers to give you a sample of the amazing food, drink and other products that are available in our area.

This month’s market will be held on Thursday 28th Sept, on the Bridge Link – from 11am – 2.30pm (or until suppliers sell out).

We have a great range of local suppliers attending. Those confirmed so far include:

Also attending will be the environmental charity:

Cooking workshop @ Chaplaincy
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Did you know that almost 50% of all food waste comes from households?
Let’s do something to reduce this statistic!

This cooking class is ran by Food Sharing Edinburgh and it is a fun and interactive class with trained cooking tutors keen to show students how to cook healthy meals with no-waste cooking techniques. You will learn three simple and versatile recipes that will build your confidence in cooking good food AND reduce your food waste in hall.

This class will focus on two star ingredients, kale and apple Both are currently in season and have been hailed as nutritional superstars.

Workshop detail:

  • There will be two professionally trained tutors and no more than five students per class. Book your space to avoid disappointment!
  • The class runs from 6 to 8 pm in the chaplaincy kitchen. But do come a few minutes early to meet your tutors and maybe have a cuppa before you start.
  • At the end of the class, you will receive a goodie bag with no-waste recipe cards.
  • You will have the chance to taste your food together with the rest of the group and cooking tutors. And while you’re enjoying your edible creations together why not have a bit discussion about food waste?

What do you need to bring:

  • Enthusiasm for food! And we mean good food that is healthy for you.
  • Interest in learning more about food sustainability and food waste.
  • Some Tupperware for the left-over!

 

 

Please book your space in advance to avoid disappointment by emailing Transition r.fitria@hw.ac.uk .
If you have dietary requirements, please do inform us in advance to ensure our cooking tutors are fully aware of your requirements.

Oct
5
Thu
Cooking workshop @ Chaplaincy
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Did you know that almost 50% of all food waste comes from households?
Let’s do something to reduce this statistic!

The cooking class is ran by Food Sharing Edinburgh and is a fun and interactive class with trained cooking tutors who are keen to show students how to cook healthy meals with no-waste cooking techniques. You will learn three simple and versatile recipes that will build your confidence in cooking good food AND reduce your food waste in hall.

This class will focus on two star ingredients, squash and pear. Both are currently in season and super delicious.

Workshop detail:

  • There will be two professionally trained tutors and no more than five students per class. Book your space to avoid disappointment!
  • The class runs from 6 to 8 pm in the chaplaincy kitchen. But do come a few minutes early to meet your tutors and maybe have a cuppa before you start.
  • At the end of the class, you will receive a goodie bag with no-waste recipe cards.
  • You will have the chance to taste your food together with the rest of the group and cooking tutors. And while you’re enjoying your edible creations together why not have a bit discussion about food waste?

What do you need to bring:

  • Enthusiasm for food! And we mean good food that is healthy for you.
  • Interest in learning more about food sustainability and food waste.
  • Some Tupperware for the left-over!

 

Please book your space in advance to avoid disappointment by emailing Transition r.fitria@hw.ac.uk .
If you have dietary requirements, please do inform us in advance to ensure our cooking tutors are fully aware of your requirements.

Oct
19
Thu
Sustainable cooking workshop
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Did you know that almost 50% of all food waste comes from households?
Let’s do something to reduce this statistic!

The cooking class is ran by Food Sharing Edinburgh and is a fun and interactive class with trained cooking tutors who are keen to show students how to cook healthy meals with no-waste cooking techniques. You will learn three simple and versatile recipes that will build your confidence in cooking good food AND reduce your food waste in hall.

This class will focus on a superstar ingredient, the humble beetroot. Beetroot grows well in Scotland and it can be added to your repertoire as a juice, salad, soup, stew and even cake!

Workshop detail:

  • There will be two professionally trained tutors and no more than five students per class. Book your space to avoid disappointment!
  • The class runs from 6 to 8 pm in the chaplaincy kitchen. But do come a few minutes early to meet your tutors and maybe have a cuppa before you start.
  • At the end of the class, you will receive a goodie bag with no-waste recipe cards.
  • You will have the chance to taste your food together with the rest of the group and cooking tutors. And while you’re enjoying your edible creations together why not have a bit discussion about food waste?

What do you need to bring:

  • Enthusiasm for food! And we mean good food that is healthy for you.
  • Interest in learning more about food sustainability and food waste.
  • Some Tupperware for the left-over (if there are any 🙂 )

Please book your space in advance to avoid disappointment by emailing Transition r.fitria@hw.ac.uk .
If you have dietary requirements, please do inform us in advance to ensure our cooking tutors are fully aware of your requirements.

Oct
26
Thu
Sustainable Cooking workshop @ Chaplaincy
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

What’s scarier than witches, ghosts and ghouls at Halloween? 
The 18,000 tonnes of edible pumpkin that ends up in the bin each year. That’s the same weight as 1,500 double decker buses!
Let’s do something to reduce this statistic!

This cooking class will focus on everyone’s favourite spooky staple, the humble pumpkin. Here, Food Sharing Edinburgh will show you how to turn the pumpkin flesh and seeds which are usually discarded after a pumpkin carving session into three delicious meals. Pumpkins of almost any variety have flesh high in fiber and beta carotene. Their seeds, delicious when toasted or baked, can be rich in potassium and protein.

So don’t bin them – shove them into your belly!

Workshop detail:

  • There will be two professionally trained tutors and no more than five students per class. Book your space to avoid disappointment!
  • The class runs from 6 to 8 pm in the chaplaincy kitchen. But do come a few minutes early to meet your tutors and maybe have a cuppa before you start.
  • At the end of the class, you will receive a goodie bag with no-waste recipe cards.
  • You will have the chance to taste your food together with the rest of the group and cooking tutors. And while you’re enjoying your edible creations together why not have a bit discussion about food waste?

What do you need to bring:

  • Enthusiasm for food! And we mean good food that is healthy for you.
  • Interest in learning more about food sustainability and food waste.
  • Some Tupperware for the left-over!

Please book your space in advance to avoid disappointment by emailing Transition r.fitria@hw.ac.uk .
If you have dietary requirements, please do inform us in advance to ensure our cooking tutors are fully aware of your requirements.