On the Twelth Day of Christmas…

On the twelth day of Christmas my true love shared with me 12 tips for food growing Heard on the radio, the third most googled item to buy in the UK in 2020 – compost! Woah, the amount of people that must be getting into their own food growing. If there was one way to build a local resilience to climate change, it is most certainly growing your own food. Continuing from the festiveRead More…

On The Tenth Days of Christmas…

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love shared with me 10 reasons to plant a tree 10 reasons why you should plant a tree this festive season: 1) Trees fight climate changeThey make and release oxygen and store carbon dioxide.  2) Trees provide shelter, food and habitat for wildlife Hang a bird feeder in a branch and watch wildlife all year round.  3) Trees impRead More…

On the Nineth Day of Christmas…

On the nineth day of Christmas my true love sewed for me 9 stitches in my favourite summer T” Fashion, fashion, fashion! We (almost) all wear clothes and what choose to wear makes a big difference. If you are still looking for that new year’s resolution for 2021, how about try adopting any of these 9 top tips for making your style more sustainable. 1) Do You Really Need It? The siRead More…

On the Eighth Day of Christmas…

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love showed to me, 8 bike tricks including a wheelie! There is never a bad time to get into cycling, even in winter! Here are 8 things you could consider doing this festive period: 1) DecorateUse up your leftover decorations to add some fun to your festive rides! See above for an easy idea using tinsel and lights.  WeaRead More…

On the Seventh Day of Christmas…

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love(s) pledged to me 7 ways to appreciate the gift of time Definitely one lesson I have taken away from the pandemic in 2020 is how little free time we each have in our everyday lives. In lockdown, people were either joyed to be getting on with hobbies and spending more time at home with family and friends. Others weren’t sure what to do with thRead More…

On the Sixth Day of Christmas…

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love told me 6 ways to be a positive part of my community! The decisions we make have an impact on the world around us. By becoming an active citizen, you can support positive local initiatives and add to the growing numbers of people calling for a more socially and environmentally just world! 1) Be a voice for the environment by joining youRead More…

On the First Day of Christmas…

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me great company! This is our very first entry of Transition St Andrews’ 12 Days of Christmas – a blog series over the winter break where we share our thoughts and our passions to keep us, our communities and our planet active, happy and healthy. For the first day, why not just start with a gentle reminder to be kind to each otherRead More…

Campus Cycling Officer? Who’s Tamzin Dewar?

Transition St Andrews is pleased to announce the addition of another full-time member of staff! Tamzin Dewar will be taking the role of Campus Cycling Officer with the general remit to promote cycling as a healthy and sustainable travel option for staff and students. A keen bikepacker on a mission to share her passion find out a bit more about Tamzin and the role of CCO here. If you have any Read More…

Transition Through Troubled Times

This pandemic has been an opportunity for learning and reflection, and for Transition, a prompt to adapt the work we do. I reached out to Transition’s staff and volunteers to find out what they are doing differently and to share some thoughts and feelings. Many thanks to Nikki Moorhouse, Kaska Hempel, Tansy Torkington, Wink Emmerson, Georgiana Mazilu, Freyja Hadrill Selman and Andrea Roach. AltRead More…

COP26; a Vehicle for Change or Political Football?

Underwater by 2050? Later this year Glasgow will host the annual United Nation
Climate Challenge COP26 Meeting of World Leaders (UN Climate Change Conference,
UK 2020). The timing and venue are appropriate since Scotland was one of the
first countries in the world to acknowledge the global climate emergency and
has since introduced the most ambitious target, to be carbon neutral by 2045,
five Read More…