Sustainability in action A photography exhibition - more information

The 'Sustainability in Action' Photography Exhibition celebrates 30 years of the MSc in Sustainability and Environmental Studies. The launch of the exhibition took place on Monday 9th May 2022 with nearly 100 people in attendance, as part of an Engage with Strathclyde event.

The photos are available online and some of the printed photos are displayed in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Strathclyde, on the 5th floor, James Weir Building, 75 Montrose Street.

This innovative inter-disciplinary degree, with contributions from all Faculties, was created by Jean Forbes.

In 1991 there were no other environmental degrees in the country with such a breadth of engagement. It was a tribute to Jean’s personal perseverance and infectious enthusiasm that such a programme was possible here - Dr Janey Andrews

The degree was initially called MEnvS Environmental Studies and then MSc Environmental Studies, and there are now more than 600 alumni that span the globe, from Mongolia to Australia, from Scotland to the USA, contributing to environmental agencies, businesses, consultancies, and government departments.

The photographic exhibition was curated by Dr Elsa João, who has been involved with this masters for 20 years and is the current Director of the MSc in Sustainability and Environmental Studies.

Creating the concept of the Sustainability in Action exhibition and making it happen has been one of the biggest things I have ever done, and I am so proud of what we have achieved - Dr Elsa João, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

The photographs cover forestry, food waste, renewable energy, peat restoration, soil contamination, green infrastructure, biodiversity enhancement, microplastics, and net-zero.

This exhibition is a joint initiative between the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the University’s Centre for Sustainable Development. "The University has a strong commitment towards sustainability and has been pioneering in sustainability education, as this exhibition demonstrates" (Dr Tracy Morse, Director, Centre for Sustainable Development).

Centre for Sustainable Development