My Carbon Footprint

Working in Transition University of St Andrews, our job is to try and persuade folk to get out of cars and walk and cycle more, to improve their health and well-being using recycled bikes (eg. Bike Pool), to eat locally produced food instead of consuming imported food with high carbon miles (eg. Edible Campus), and despite Landfill Tax, to try and prevent items being trashed like tools (eg. Tool Read More…

Paw print, your pet’s carbon footprint.

Pets have co-evolved with mankind for thousands of years. Domestic dogs were thought to have evolved from domesticated grey wolves in the Middle East around 15 000 years ago. Archaeological evidence shows dog bones together with human bones from 14700 years ago, but new evidence from a 35000 year old Siberian wolf bone suggests an earlier date of between 27 and 40000 years ago after the last Ice Read More…

Transition’s Freshers’ Week Plans

Orientation Week is fast approaching, and we at Transition have a fantastic range of events planned. All our events are open to students (new and returning) as well as staff and local community members. Please use the Facebook event links to share events with your friends, and come along and introduce yourself on the day. We look forward to meeting you! MONDAY 8th SEPTEMBER The Big Green Fair
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Carbon Conversations Courses

Is the Future worth a conversation? Voted as one of the top solutions to climate change, Carbon Conversations is an innovative, supportive and pro-active way of challenging climate change and examining the benefits of low carbAndrews – town and gown. on living. It’s delivered in small groups and provides a non-judgemental space where people can come together to explore a common issue andRead More…

Carbon Conversations Courses

Is the Future worth a conversation? Voted as one of the top solutions to climate change, Carbon Conversations is an innovative, supportive and pro-active way of challenging climate change and examining the benefits of low carbAndrews – town and gown. on living. It’s delivered in small groups and provides a non-judgemental space where people can come together to explore a common issue and looRead More…

New Carbon Conversation Courses – Book Now

Is the future worth a conversation? Carbon Conversations is a set of six friendly and practical meetings to help explore the transition to low carbon living. Sessions run in groups of 6-10 people, creating a supportive group experience that helps people halve their personal carbon footprint. They deal with the difficulties of change by connecting to values, emotions and identity and are based oRead More…

Contemplating carbon: a step on the Transition journey

It’s been 3months since I stumbled into the Transition Office, 65 North Street to pick up the Carbon Conversations handbook, the tome of knowledge to use to ‘go forth and save carbon’[1]. Since then I’ve reduced energy use, replaced light bulbs, swapped the car for the bus, and started growing my own food. These are tentative steps on a journey of transition sparked by Carbon ConversationsRead More…

Transition Open Forum: From the Front Lines

Transition’s open forum offered an interesting insight into the work that the transition team has been up to in the past year. Coming to the end of their current funding in March, Tuesday night was meant to showcase the changes that have happened at the university since the start of the program. That night’s agenda included a few presentations from two members of the Transition team (Jamie andRead More…

Carbon Conversations

Having recently attended a lecture by Jonathan Porritt at Loughborough University’s Green Impact Project launch, Iasked him this question: ‘what are the most important skills needed by young people and graduates to make innovative contributions to sustainability?’ Despite his known attention to scientific accuracy and political detail (combined with the occasional rant on Jeremy ClarkRead More…