Written by Aisling Geraghty // Nov 7th 2018 Each day that passes, you can feel the English November chill creeping in. Perhaps you have turned your heater on full power …
Who are we?
FUNDING SUPPORT AND PARTNERSHIPS
There are many sides to Transition in St Andrews. We are a team of 8 employees and a large steering group of students, staff and local residents. We also work closely with St Andrews Environmental Network, the St Andrews Botanic Garden and a local bike store, Cyclepath.
Although we are a Community Interest Company (CIC) our projects run on the funding support of a few channels. These include the University of St Andrews, the Scottish Government Climate Change Fund (CCF), Smarter Choices Smarter Places and Zero Waste Scotland, Cycling Scotland.
WHAT WE WORK ON
We try to share the events, information and news surrounding all forms of sustainable transport in and around St Andrews. Whether it is walking, running, and jogging; cycling; car clubs; buses; trains; and local holidaying we have a wealth of ideas and support.
We are lucky to have a town & gown StAndRe-Use scheme which collects things from students, is sorted by students and returned to other students -all for free! From Zero Waste Scotland’s ‘Love Food, Hate Waste’ to beach cleans, we have a range of projects to clean up St Andrews and make the most of our resources.
Increasing the production, consumption and accessibility of local and affordable food in St Andrews is something we’re all about. We now have a network of 14 community gardens, which are open to the public.
Our Edible Campus project teaches skills and encourages interest in growing. The Tree is an online shop that allows local producers to sell their goods at a weekly pop-up shop.
Knowledge & Skills
Sharing skills and knowledge is at the heart of the Transition movement. We see the loss of many hands-on skills as both a barrier to localising the economy in St Andrews, and also an opportunity to build community. The ways in which we manage this is through:
- Practical skill shares, from hedge laying to quilting.
- Our annual Bioblitz, to teach about our amazing biodiversity.
- The Living Labs approach to academia which linkw research with practice.
Address: Observatory Workshop, Buchanan Gardens, St Andrews, KY16 9LZ
Fun Facts About What We Do
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