Active Travel: Active Travel Champions – Find out if you are one already, and why they’re so important!

By Nikki Moorhouse Every year Transition takes part in and hosts various active travel initiatives in and around St Andrews.  Almost every active travel project that we deliver is supported, to some extent, by Active Travel Champions. These are individuals whom help us deliver our projects.  They get involved in our work and form part of the solution, by reaching out and positively eRead More…

On the Third Day of Christmas…

On the third day of Christmas my true love cooked for me 3 dishes from seasonal recipes! An amazing way to live sustainably and connect with where you live is to eat locally and seasonally. Here are 3 lovely picks for you to try this winter. Number 3 is made by our very own Tansy Torkington! 1) Spiced Root Vegetable Tagine 2) Potato and Leek Soup 3) Zero Waste ChristmRead More…

Mental Health Walks with Transition

Are you struggling with mental health, feeling isolated, or simply would like to go out into nature and connect with someone new? As an attempt to improve the community’s well-being during the pandemic we, as Transition volunteers, would like to take Freshers (or anyone who might be feeling down) on walks around St Andrews. The walks would be around one hour long and the routes would vary baRead More…

Finding a Bike in St Andrews

St Andrews is a great place to cycle but whats the best way to get some wheels? Here are our top places to find a bike depending on your budget and how long you need a bike for. TimeOptionWhereDayRentalSpokesCycle PathE-Bike (University Staff Only)2Wheel CareMonthsRental – 1 to 12 monthsBike PoolYearsPurchase – Second HandFife Bike WorksCyclepathFife CyclesYearsPurchase = NewCyclepathSpokeRead More…

Can We Find a Balance Between the Fashion Industry and Social Justice?

Lucy Jackson: September 8th, 2020 https://fashionsocialjustice.wordpress.com/ Whilst the fashion industry mustreduce their environmental impact,achieving social justice is just as animportant as climate justice forfashion designers. Wouldn’t you liketo know where your clothes come from exactly? How much they really cost to make, versus how much their value is worth? Did you realise that tRead More…

Impact of Plastics on The Marine Environment During COVID 19

12,09, 2020, Lucy Jackson Sea Turtle finding face mask in the ocean https://www.greenbiz.com/article/how-face-masks-gloves-and-other-coronavirus-waste-are-polluting-ocean Marine plastic has been a global problem for a long time, yet never before has it reached this drastic state, until now. At present, single use masks, gloves and other PPE equipment are being used in vast quantitiesRead More…

New Post: Campus Cycling Officer

Are you passionate about changing peoples travel habits and supporting healthy, low carbon living? Transition UStA is once again teaming up with Cycling Scotland and Bright Green Business to offer a post of Campus Cycling Officer. The post is flexible and suited to recent graduates as a full time position or current students with flexible hours for the right candidate. Applications Close: 23 SRead 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…

How to Use all those Potatoes

By Isabelle Low Lots of
potatoes being lifted this month in our Edible Campus gardens. To keep
them  fresh for as long as possible,
clean off as much soil as you can, and let them dry off completely.  Then store somewhere dry and dark and cold. Potatoes
come in 3 groups: first earlies (small and tasty and ready by June or July);
second earlies (a bit bigger and ready over the Read More…