Green Week is Here….

An action packed week of all types of activities: films, debate and discussion, tree planting, craft making, competition, good food – all aimed at inspiring and celebrating sustainable living in St Andrews.

Find out more at http://standrewsgreenweek.com/whatson/ and follow us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/StAndrewsGreenWeek

Friday 7th March 2014

Second hand Bike Sale
Local charity Bikeworks will be on campus with a selection of refurbished bikes for you to buy – come and grab a bargain to get ready for summer cycling weather!
10:00am – 3:00pm (ending time depending on stock availability)
Location: St Mary’s Quad
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1399084557024205/

Community Dinner hosted by Oneworld Society
As always, it will consist of a delicious three-course locally-sourced vegan feast.
Email iw24@st-andrews.ac.uk to book your place. The cost is £3, though there’s a reduction of £1 if you bring your own cutlery and plates and of another £1 for One World members.
7:00pm
Location: St Andrews Episcopal Church Hall, Queen’s Terrace
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/512722095511099


Saturday 8th March 2014

Snowdrop workshop
Learn all about one of our favourite spring flowers at this friendly workshop at the Botanic gardens. 10:00am – 12:30
Location: Glass Class, Botanic Gardens.
More information on the botanic garden’s website, Cost £15, incl tea/coffee.
Booking required: Booking form
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/567599493333646/

Wildlife club visit to Morton Lochs, Tentsmuir
Hosted by the St Andrews Botanic Garden
10:00am – 12:00, Meet at 10:30 am at Morton Lochs car park, or ask about transport when booking
Booking required, please email Nikki Macdonald

Observatory open night
Open Night at the University Observatory. See Scotland’s largest telescope in action, talk to the resident astronomers, observe Jupiter and the moon. More information and scedule of talks at http://observatory.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: The Observatory, Buchanan Gardens
Free event, open to public, staff and students, please book ahead if you are a group of 20 or more…

Opening Ceilidh
Start off St Andrews Green Week with a bang and come along to the launch Ceilidh. Join us in venue 1 of the union for a fantastic evening of ceilidh dancing as the Kilrymont Ceilidh Band lead us through the evening.
7:00pm – 9:30pm
Location: Venue 1, Student’s Union
Admission: £2:00   Community members, Staff and Students all welcome
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/220127098188105/


Sunday 9th March 2014

Botanic Garden Volunteer information session
Come along and find out about opportunities to volunteer at the Botanics – anything from growing to data analysis
11:00am – 12:30
Location: Botanic Gardens, Glass Class

Wildsoc’s Green Week Beach Clean
Come along to the beach by the aquarium at 1:30 on Sunday to do your bit to help keep one of St Andrews’ beautiful beaches litter free! Make sure to wrap up warm just in case, as we all know how temperamental St Andrews weather can be. We will provide gloves and litter pickers as well as bin bags.
1:30pm – 2:30pm
Location: Meet at the Bruce Embankment, by St Andrews Aquarium
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/674944072552201


Monday 10th March 2014

Tree Planting
Session for Lawhead school children to help us expand our biodiversity areas as we plant a wildlife mix of over 500 young sapling trees.
11:00am to 12:30pm TBC
Location: David Russell Apartments / Fife Park.

Vegsoc Meat-free Monday potluck lunch
The potluck is free for those who bring a vegetarian/vegan dish along with them. Otherwise it is 2.00 for members and 2.50 for non-members.
12:00 – 2:00pm
Location: Mansfield
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/374179446053442

Journal of Sustainability: recruitment talk
Interested in issues related to sustainability? How about gaining writing or editing experience?
The University of St Andrews Journal of Sustainability
are looking for people interested in becoming editors and contributing articles. Find out more at this introductory discussion.
12:00 – 2:00pm
Location: Lecture room 2, St Mary’s quad
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/600486820026191

Grill an Environmentalist
Your chance to ask the experts! Greenweek and Tedx St Andrews invite you to a panellist discussion with St Andrews’ expert environmentalists, who will be talking and taking questions from the audience on the theme of Mitigation & Adaptation to Climate Change.
All welcome: Free

5:15 to 7:00pm
Location: School III, United Colleges
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1543372439222076/

Knitsoc’s Green Knitting / Crochet evening
Learn how to turn unwanted plastic bags into ‘plarn’ and then knit / crochet them into something useful…..
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Medical Science building, Seminar room 1
Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/Knitsocstandrews/photos/a.512157315531869.1073741828.512151535532447/596691167078483

Green is Good: Faith and Nature
To mark Green Week, the Interfaith Steering Group is hosting an evening exploring the way in which environmentalism is promoted across different faiths, traditions and cultures.
19:30pm
Location: Mansfield
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/574134616010168


Tuesday 11th March 2014

Volunteer working party: Craigtoun Park
Come and help get Craigtoun park ready for the spring season.
11am onwards
Location: Craigtoun country park (Transport may be available from filling station next to Whey Pat)
Booking required: please email jane@standrewsenergy.org to let us know you are coming and arrange transport if needed

Learn about Wildlife Gardening:
An introductory talk, and a chance to sow seeds and take cuttings to take home and help wildlife in your garden.
3:00pm – 4:30pm
Location: Glass Class, Botanic Gardens
Free: Booking required:  Email Nikki Macdonald

Green careers networking event
Want to make a positive difference when you leave University? Come and talk with professionals from the “Green” sector, from a variety of places and backgrounds, and gain some insight into how they got to be where they are now in their careers. Admission free: hosted by Green week in conjunction with the Careers centre and the Entrepreneurship society
5:30pm to 7:30 pm
Location: Gateway building, lower ground floor (Lecture room 3 & 4)
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1425263761046718/

Tie-Dye party with CraftSoc
Everyone is more than welcome to bring along their old t-shirts to brighten up! Recycle and reuse and all that! We are also going to try and use environmentally friendly dyes.
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: TBC once we find somewhere that we can make a mess!

QuantumSoc debate: the future of energy generation
An informative panel-style debate on humanity’s options for power generation. Light refreshments provided afterwards. Admission free.
7:30pm – 9:30pm
Location: School of Physics, Lecture Theatre A
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/535198883261791


Wednesday 12th March 2014

Tree Planting @ DRAFP
Everyone welcome! Help us expand our biodiversity areas as we plant a wildlife mix of over 500 young sapling trees.
2:00pm to 4:00pm (weather permitting)
Location: David Russell Apartments / Fife Park.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/535493916569095/

Tree Planting @ Gatty
Staff and students from the Gatty building will be creating the next section of an edible hedge at the front of the building
12pm to 1pm
Location: Gatty Building, East Sands

Raised Bed Planter Workshop
Fancy creating a raised bed pallet garden that could be used for growing food whilst providing some seating? It’s an afternoon challenge that will enhance this small but visual corner of St Andrews. Transition UStA in partnership with the St Andrews Fellowship and St Gregory’s quad residents. All welcome: Free event
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: St Gregorys Quad
Poster on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152247592687103

Tree planting @ Albany Park
One year since we first dug the vegetable plot at Albany, we are hosting an open session to plant 100’s of trees in Albany park to create edible hedges and small copses for wildlife
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Albany Park Garden
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/269120873250861

“What is this Transition thing anyway?”
Free screening of the film ‘In Transition 2:0′ , and discussion. The film shows communities printing their own money, growing food everywhere, localising their economies and setting up community power stations. It’s an idea that has gone viral, a social experiment that is about responding to uncertain times with solutions and optimism. Following the film, there will be a short introduction to Transition University of St Andrews, and the Transition activities taking place here involving students, staff, and local residents.
4:30pm – 6:30pm
Location: School 1, United College.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1449733715258186

Treemendous trees: An evening lecture series on forests
 A number of short lectures about the issues facing forests, followed by a discussion. Hosted by Greenpeace St Andrews
7:00pm
Location: Venue: School 1
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/613514518743031

PG Society presents: STAND Talk
Captivated by TEDtalks? Aching to learn more? Two postgraduate researchers will be presenting their own ideas for you to consider. The first speaker will be Florence Hazrat, with a presentation entitled “Sounds of Silence? Ballads and Refrains in Early Modern England,” which will be followed by Caroline Touborg on “A second market failure: climate change and hidden information.” Everyone welcome
7:30pm
Location: Room 31, St Salvators Quad
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/683473675045040/


Thursday 13th March 2014

Cycletricity
Watch as the sports clubs compete to see who can generate the most bicycle-powered electricity in 20 minutes to power the University’s ‘Wee Green Machine’ electric vehicle!
10:00 to 4:00pm
Location: Holy Trinity Church Square
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/135722283264850/

St Andrews Community Orchard work party
Come and help tidy up the community orchard
11am
Location: Stanks Park
Booking required: Please email jane@standrewsenergy.org to let us know you are coming

StAndRe-Use Swapshop/ Giveaway
Bored with your belongings? Come to the St Andrew Reuse Swap Shop for some guilt free consumption. Household goods and media welcome
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Salad Bowl, top floor students’ union
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/450441081725991/

Introduction to Mindfulness meditation
Come along and learn what mindfulness meditation involves and how this is helping many people improve their wellbeing and reduce stress in their lives. In the session we will practice some short exercises together and discuss the importance of our relationship to the natural world in mindfulness training. Session led by Tony Turvey, Clinical Psychologist
3:00pm – 4:30pm
Location: Lecture room 1, St Mary’s Quad
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1406987619560571/
The event is free, but Tony would appreciate a donation to the charity MIND

Transition Carbon Cafe / Green Drinks
Does local beer have good green credentials? Find out in a short talk at 6.30pm with Bob the brewer, followed by a chance for informal chat with oher sustainability-minded people. Co-hosted by MNG Soc
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: St Andrews Brewing Co, 117 South Street, Upstairs.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/475490785906844/

Albany Park Green Pub Quiz
7:30pm
Location: TBC (probably the New Inn)


Friday 14th March 2014

OneWorld Society: Guess the veg!
Using only your sense of touch, guess what each vegetable is. If you guess a certain number right, you can get a free vegbag (all local, organic and seasonal veggies) for the following week!
11am – 1pm
Location: the back corridor of the Union (before the new bar area)

Seed Sowing Session
Begin Propagating first seeds, learn how to do it in your own home
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Andrew Melville hall

St Andrews Blackout
Students, in small groups, switching off PCs and any unnecessary left electronic equipment in selected buildings across the campus. More details coming soon.
6-9pm
Meet in School 2 for briefing at 6pm
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/503529746422926/
To take part in the Blackout, please sign up here: https://docs.google.com/a/st-andrews.ac.uk/forms/d/1Row49njg8ofyjIAVDvHPcW_BpquVaAE-q8Q2f9vP-30/viewform

Music is Love
An acoustic music session to celebrate the end of a great green week!
9pm
Location: Venue 2, Students’ Association


Saturday 15th March

SaintExchange trading event / social
A chance to meet up, make new links and get some great goodies
10:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Cosmos Centre, Abbey Walk
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/288305301320585