Job: Sustainability Intern

Each year the University’s Environment Team takes on a one year Sustainability Intern. It’s sad to see Anya leave her position this summer but that means the search for the intern is now under way! Job specification attached, applications by CV and covering letter to environment@st-andrews.ac.uk , closing date midnight 3rd April, interviews 26th April. Sustainability Intern 2019 Job SRead More…

The Big Declutter – Pass It On Week

The University has teamed up with the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to offer a simple solution to Spring clean your wardrobe for Zero Waste Scotland’s big declutter week (9th-17th March). Why not clear out some unwanted items and donate to the British Heart Foundation charity for reuse. Each hall of residence will have a donation point for residents and off-campus students to pick up collRead More…

Cycling a Path Weaved in Willow Art: Episode 1

With the official support of Sustrans this project was given the green light and our plan was kicked into action. The idea, to create willow installations of deer, people and bicycles, scattering them around the shelter belt at the start of the St Andrews to Guardbridge cycle path.
Hands-On Harvesting First things first, we set off to Angus – including Carnoustie, Brechin and Arbroath – overRead More…

Buy a D-Lock and Protect Your Bike!

Fife Community Police has reported that two bikes a week are being stolen from St Andrews at present! Community Police Officer Larna Fox Cowan is urging students to lock up their bike, as well as continue to use your lights and wear bright clothing. She joined Transition again this month outside the Students Association in a Bike Light event to draw attention to the fact that it is not onlRead More…

Climate Change and the Future: Should We Be Scared?

Climate Change definitely does not inspire the same emotions in all of us. Media, schools, friends, family; they all parts of our lives that influence the way we feel about this issue. And depending on the social circles you find yourself in, some very different ideas of the current state of affairs are painted for you. But for the most part, it would seem people do generally get the sense that ouRead More…

Transition’s Refreshers Week 2019 (27th Jan to 3rd of Feb)

From the 27th of Jan to the 3rd of Feb, refreshers week will be in full swing. And Transition is running a number of our very own events too. Stay up to date to see all the new events added in the run up to the big week! MON 28THTransition’s Bike Rental Session // Woodburn Pl // 1-3PMhttps://www.facebook.com/events/351996888968564/
St And Re-Use Secondhand Stuff Giveaway // Woodburn Pl // 2-4PMhtRead More…

Food Waste Study Needing Students!

Researchers from the University of Stirling have teamed up with Zero Waste Scotland to roll out a study looking at student experiences of food waste across Angus and Fife. If you are self-catered student in shared accomodation that they’d love to hear from you. The bonus – a prize draw! You will be submitted to win a £50 Amazon voucher for taking part. The online survey is now live, Read More…

Ecological Assistant in Fife

Job Description Contract Type: Temporary for 2 years. Interview Date: Monday 10th December 2018. This post is restricted to candidates aged 16 – 24 years of age and must be residing in Fife at date of interview. The job pack for this vacancy is attached at the bottom of the page. It provides more detailed information about the job and the type of person we are looking for. All empRead More…

Winter Diets UK – “Spice Up Your Meals Without Heating Up the Planet”

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 or started to light the fire in your living room each evening. If you are like most students, your house has become its own microclimate as you desperately try and keep the warmth inside, without escalating your utility bills. It Read More…

Avocadisaster!

Written by Aisling Geraghty October, 2018 You have been lied to. Lied to by Instagram. Lied to be health blogs. Lied to by ethical eating campaigns and pretty much every facet of modern media. The avo-bubble is a sad one to pop as I also love avocados. I thought their delicious healthy fats were one of my best discoveries, especially when switching to a plant-based diet. Due to the immense pRead More…

The Reverse Vending Machine: Working to Wave Waste in St Andrews

With the Residential and Business Services (RBS) side to the Uni looking to heavily curb their plastic impacts, a recent decision to bring a reverse vending machine to St Andrews is one of the first big steps they are taking to ‘put their money where their mouth is’. This machine aims to get people recycling their plastic by incentivising them with a pseudo-deposit return system. The difference isRead More…

Cosmetics… and Ethics

New Blog Post by A. Geraghty // October 8, 2018 It’s finally Friday night, and after a long week, you get ready to go out. You stand before the mirror and begin to apply your favourite eye shadow, perfectly complimenting your complexion and making your eyes sultry and mysterious. Does your attention ever gloss over the blood and lament of children in India? I shouldn’t think so. Maybe it’sRead More…