Out with the old, in with the new

This post is written by our Research Facilitator. Katherine has a PhD from the University of St Andrews in the Department of Geography and Sustainable Development. You can find more about her research on her website and Katherine tweets as@Ellsworth_Krebs. Email her at ke68@st-andrews.ac.uk.   Those who have stopped by 7 Woodburn Place in the last week or so have been commenting on howRead More…

A Week in Transition: reflections from our new Research Facilitator

Katherine is the newest addition to the Transition team. She has recently finished a PhD in the Department of Geography and Sustainable Development at the University of St Andrews on domestic energy demand and expectations of home comfort. You can find more about her research on her website and Katherine tweets as @Ellsworth_Krebs. Email her at ke68@st-andrews.ac.uk. In just a week I have been Read More…

640kg harvested this season! Autumn Garden Update

If you are up for picking or digging for your food there is no need to visit the fruit & veg aisle; it is all in the great outdoors right here in St Andrews.  We have grown and harvested over 640kg of organic, locally grown, no food miles fruit and veg this season! A big thank you to all the volunteers throughout the year who have helped dig, sow, plant, transplant, weed, water!       Read More…

Bioblitz 2014-2015 report and Save the Date for 2016!

BioBlitz Report Transition has been involved in both of the St Andrews BioBlitzes – they are great opportunities to connect with the local environment, learn about the great biodiversity of St Andrews Bay and spend time with many environmentally conscious people and organisations. The BioBlitz team have just completed a two year report which highlights the motivation for running the event and detRead More…

In Town : Rob Hopkins, co-Founder of Transition Network

  The concerns that many people have around oil dependence and economic insecurity are likely to increase in Scotland in the coming years. And many of these concerns unify Transition Network initiatives around the world, including Scotland. The Scottish referendum continues to have an impact; and has maintained momentum for radical change beyond a yes or no vote. This is clearly a timeRead More…

What is ‘here in St Andrews’?

Dear Future Steering Group, As you continue to shape and be shaped by the Transition movement here in St Andrews, I’d like to leave with you some thoughts on what ‘here in St Andrews’ actually means. These thoughts have their origins in a summer research project I undertook with Dr Rehema White but are tempered by four years of continuous exploration of this town with all of my senses awaRead 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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Next Steps to Transition

We are seeking your ideas and opinions on what Transition UStA should do next year to help make St Andrews a greener and more resilient town. Take part in our quick survey now and help guide St Andrews in its Transition. By way of a thank you to all participants you are invited to enter a prize draw for £25 for a local food shop.     Read More…

The Edible Campus in April

Spring has sprung, the fruit trees are in blossom and the gardens are full of life!  There has been a lot of activity in the 9 growing spaces transition supports. The Community Garden (our most established garden), is continuing to develop the forest garden, with lots of rhubarb and soft fruit bushes planted last month.  We have been harvesting sprouting broccoli, lettuce, mint and Jerusalem Read More…

Transition’s Steering Group

Transition’s activities are managed by a small team of staff, but coordinated by a Steering Group of University staff, students and members of the local community, who generally meet monthly. We are holding our Celebration and AGM at 5.30pm on the 8th April at the Glass Class in the Botanic Gardens to celebrate all the amazing things we have achieved over the past year. Come along to find outRead More…

A Vision for a Living Heart of St Andrews

On the 22nd of January, Joshua Msika, the Transition Steering Group Co-ordinator, attended a committee meeting of the Friends of the Botanic Gardens as a co-opted representative for Transition: University of St Andrews. He was impressed by the dedication and spirit of the members of the committee put a piece together for the next newsletter of the Friends introducing Transition: University of St ARead More…

Talking about ‘The Next Generation’ at the EAUC Scotland Conference

On Thursday 20th February St Andrews sent a delegation to the EAUC (Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges) Scotland Conference in Glasgow. The team included: Dr Rehema White (lecturer in SD and Transition Steering Group Member) Joshua Msika (Transition Steering Group Co-ordinator) Morgan Buckner (Transtition Steering Group Member and Transition Green Week Intern) Lucy ARead More…