Behind the Scenes of The St Andrews Green Film Festival 2020

Over the years the St Andrews Green Film Festival has taken many shapes and forms. In 2020 in it’s own mixbag of venues, crowds and topics, the Festival captured attention, provoked deep thinking and sparked vital discussion. Here we have a recap from Jorika Smolikova, one of the co-directors of this year. Read into behind the scenes where she uncovers the committee’s approach to the week’s eventRead More…

At The Forefront of Thrift Fashion

The Fashion Scene of St Andrews and Interview with Emma Walsh, Sustainable Style St Andrews In February, St Andrews, the little town by the sea, turns in to a fashion hotspot on a global scale. Whether you are a student or briefly visiting, you can indulge in any of four fashion shows – Charity Fashion Show (FS), Dont Walk, Catwalk and VS 2020 Urban – as well as a number of smaller eventsRead More…

Annual temperature increase since 1884 in Scotland

Green new year resolutions from the Transition team

Climate change-driven fires burning up Australia, biblical floods in Indonesia, and the hottest decade on record worldwide…2020 is not even one month old and the news headlines are already sounding alarm bells about the climate crisis unfolding around us. Words from the 2018 IPCC report, still ringing in our ears, feel even more urgent just now: we only have until 2030, 10 years away, to fuRead More…

Pittarthie Christmas Fayre!

On Saturday 14 December, from 11am to 2pm, was the date in the diary for the annual Pittarthie Christmas Fayre. Tansy Torkington reflects on the day. Without further ado, a massive thanks and a big shout out to Patrick, Caroline and Angus for hosting this annual event. If it was not for your hospitality and craziness, the event would not have been such a success. Oh and let us not forget Read More…

Interhall Environment Competition Over November 2019

The Winner of the first semester is… Congratulations to Deans Court for winning first place over November! They stole the show with the highest reduction in their energy consumption; the lowest food waste per person, which they share with St Salvatores; and their continued action in supporting and monitoring wildlife in their halls. In 2nd place is Andrew Melville for their efforts aRead More…

We Have the Best Volunteers!

It goes without saying that the community gardens have the best volunteers! One would think that December is a quiet month in the garden, not with our amazing team. While there is not much photosynthesising, there has been great growth in team building, friendship and good old relaxing (but productive) fun! The Uni Hall and Whitethorn teams have paired up to support each other in the gardensRead More…

Climate Fife, Is it radical enough?

On Monday 2 December 2019, The Big Climate Conversation, hosted by Transition, was attended by people from across St Andrews as a consultation for our Council’s new Climate Fife plan. This workshop on the Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan was organised to raise awareness and give people a chance to submit their thoughts. In response to Fife Council’s climate emergency declaration,Read More…

Loving Leaf Mulch

This time every year we witness the leaves from the trees change colour and fall to the ground, their job of making energy for the trees to grow is over but their work does not end there. The leaves are full of nutrients and carbon which we are eager to put back into the soil. The task of raking, collecting, leaf blowing, stock piling and shipping begins. For the gardeners and veg growers,Read More…

Climate conversations are heating up for the Autumn

This October, Transition University of St Andrews are joining forces with St Andrews Photography Festival and St Andrews University’s Green Week for a special edition of our Climate Conversations workshops allowing locals to come together to discuss their climate concerns, positive visions of low carbon future and personal climate action. It was a scary Summer in climate news: record July Read More…