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,
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Sustainable Travel Worker Job with Transition

Transition is looking for a new Sustainable Travel worker to promote and facilitate sustainable travel options in St Andrews with a special focus on University staff commuters. Its an exciting position at a time when things are changing rapidly around transport and the relocation of staff.  The post holder will be promoting smarter travel options including car sharing, cycling, public transpoRead More…

St Andrews – an ideal City for the future?

With another couple of car-free days coming up for St Andrews in August, I have been pondering what my ideal city would look like. We all, I’m sure, harbour thoughts and ideas of what an ideal city would look like; would it be cycle friendly, car-free with leafy parks, a good public transport system and wide boulevard pavements with street art and street markets and ready access to good retail Read More…

Transition to develop Cycle Trainers and Bike Mechanics

Transition University St Andrews are offering some cyclists the chance to become a fully qualified Bike Mechanic or a Bikeability/Cycle Leader free of charge. In a bid to gain new volunteers for the carbon cutting organisation’s bike hire scheme, Bike Pool, we are asking a small number of cyclists to commit to helping out at cycle events in return for a place in the fantastic top class cycle coRead 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…

Dreaming of a Greener Christmas?

Celebrate the festive season with some great foods and green “gift” ideas that don’t trash the planet. From great tasting plant based food to skillshares, swaps and wrapping all in a friendly informal sit, chat and relax atmosphere. Talk to our experts and trade tips whilst sampling a range of freshly made or off-the shelf foods. Whatever your diet, there will be something seasonal, tasty, hRead More…

Cycle Path Lighting Survey

Hi! Current work conducted by Transition University of St Andrews is exploring local stakeholder demand for better cycling infrastructure on campus and between the town and surrounding areas. Could you spare a minute of your time to answer 4 questions regarding cycling infrastructure at the below link? Should you wish to propose any further comments or queries, please feel free to use theRead More…

Edible Campus Garden Tours

We are delighted to introduce the Edible Campus Garden Tours, led by an experienced walking guide, we will take you on a short walking tour around some of the hidden gardens in St Andrews, there may even be some food to harvest.    St Gregory’s Quad, Pallet garden  Everyone is welcome in our Community gardens, all we ask is that you record your visit in the record book on site at each gaRead More…

Cycling in St Andrews: Who are we and what do we do?

We will shortly be applying for our Cycle Friendly Campus Award from Cycling Scotland and Lara, our fabulous cycling officer, compiled a video for the Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges’ (EAUC)  Transport Conference this week of what we have been doing for cycling here in St Andrews! Thank you so much to everyone, past and present, who has volunteered their time to improve tRead More…

Autumn Garden Update – There’s still delicious food to be had and lots to help with!

This post is written by Seth Nolan-McDonough, a first year studying Psychology, Social Anthropology, and Ancient History. Seth has been a keen garden volunteer, spoiling us with different species of chilies, and helps with general Transition publicity.  As the days get shorter and the cold sets in, we unfortunately no longer have the delicious tomatoes, courgettes and other summer vegetables tRead More…